Stuff a Thin Slice of Heaven Into Your Face at The Pancake Bakery

There are lots of “must-do’s” in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the flower market, the canals.

And I think eating Dutch pancakes should also totally be on that list.

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

We got our fix at The Pancake Bakery.

But would you love The Pancake Bakery? I made a chart to help you decide. 

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

Yep, it’s that simple.

The Pancake Bakery is a cozy hole-in-the-wall, tucked in a 17th century warehouse. And it’s open every single day of the year! So there’s no excuse not to go.

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

Unfortunately, lots of other people know how amazing this place is. So there is typically a bit of a wait. (We were lucky – only 10 minutes before we were seated!)

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

The decor is simple. (It’s all about the pancakes here.)

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

And each table comes equipped with syrup and powdered sugar.

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

(Can we all please start using the word “schenkstroop” instead of syrup??)

And y’all! The coffee is served with a tiny stroopwafel! Which makes me super happy because stroopwafels are possibly one of the most delicious things that exist.

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

Dutch pancakes are bigger and thinner than American pancakes, but not quiiite as thin as a crêpe. We decided to split one savory pancake & one sweet pancake.

(Spoiler: they were both gigantic and they were both delicious.)

This was our savory pancake: the “Indonesian.”

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

It was filled with chicken, onions, mushrooms, and leek, then drizzled with peanut sauce. It also came with a small salad (to make us feel slightly better about our life choices.)

And THIS was our sweet pancake: the “Dutch.” (Literally drooling just thinking about it.)

The Pancake Bakery | Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam | The Travel Medley

This pancake had stroopwafel chunks cooked into it and it was topped with cinnamon ice-cream, chocolate flakes, powdered sugar, and whipped cream.

Aka, ALL THE BEST THINGS.

The Pancake Bakery place made me forget the museums, the flowers, and the canals of Amsterdam. While still reeling from the effects of my pancake coma, I was halfway convinced that we should eat every single meal here. And maybe sleep here. And maybe just live here forever and ever.

Sooooo…. if we never come back to Austin, you know where to find us.

 

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