The Dutch are known for their pancakes, and that’s definitely a lifestyle choice I can get behind. Who doesn’t love starting their morning with some delicious pancakes?
At The Pancake Bakery, you can have them sweet or savory. I always opt for sweet because I have the worst sugar tooth, but I ordered something savory to start my meal.
As a starter, I ordered the homemade traditional Dutch pea soup with smoked sausage. This soup comes served with rye bread and smoked Dutch style bacon, and it’s only available from October until April. I really enjoyed the soup because it was thick, hearty, creamy and comforting. It was raining that morning so this was a great meal to warm my tummy. I didn’t care for the smoked Dutch style bacon or rye bread, because I’m not a big bacon eater and I thought the bread had a weird texture. The soup was great, though.
I chose the banana and Nutella pancake, which was scrumptious. The pancake itself was good, and obviously the Nutella was, as well. What made this pancake really special, though, was the bananas because they were soft, gooey and slightly caramelized. I tenaciously spread the Nutella on top, evenly coating it throughout so each bite was sweet and perfect.
I wouldn’t want to start my morning with a pancake every day, but I enjoyed having an excuse to indulge in these Dutch treats while in Amsterdam. Start your morning with something sweet and sugary, or opt for something savory and hearty. At The Pancake Bakery, you have the option.
Address: Prinsengracht 191, 1015 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone number: 31 20 625 1333
Price: $$ Reasonable.
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 AM-9:30 PM
Service: Decent, the server could have been more attentive.
Atmosphere: Wooden accents and very old-school Dutch.