Food & Drink

Amsterdam’s best pancakes for lunch and dinner

Published On 01/14/2014 Published On 01/14/2014
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Elysia Brenner
Pancakes! Amsterdam
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Creperie Le Berger
Lunchroom Downtown
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1. Pancakes! Berenstraat 38, Amsterdam, 1016 GH (Medieval Center)

You might wager a guess at what they serve here, but their flapjacks are a little thinner and are topped with tons of sweet or savory options.

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2. De Pannekoekkelder Sint Luciensteeg 7-9-11-15, Amsterdam, 1012 PM (Medieval Center)

Do you like pancakes that are also pizzas? Do you enjoy being able to pick from a menu with 70 options on it? If you answered "yes" to both or either of these questions, you'll enjoy De Pannekoekkelder.

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3. The Pancake Bakery Prinsengracht 191, Amsterdam, 1015 DS (The Jordaan)

This windowless pancakery tops their p-cakes with everything from bacon to raisins to Thai red curry. Seriously. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it doesn't matter. They've got you covered.

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4. Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs Grimburgwal 2, Amsterdam, 1012 (Medieval Center)

This is definitely a place where your love of pancakes supersede your hate of stairs. Once you do get past the incredibly steep stairs, you'll find a room with a myriad of teapots hanging from the ceiling and smells of pancakes topped with chicken gravy, pears, eggnog, chocolate, ginger, apples, and anything else you can think of.

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5. Japanese Pancake World Tweede Egelantiersdwarsstraat 24C, Amsterdam, 1015 SC (The Jordaan)

This hidden Jordaan foodie find puts out Osaka-style 'cakes (called okonomiyaki). More like crepes than the Dutch numbers, these dough-babies are loaded to the hilt with ingredients; the Osaka Deluxe comes w/ jumbo shrimps, scallop, pork strips, salami, cheese, shiitake mushrooms, and squid.

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6. Crêperie Le Berger Haarlemmerstraat 20, Amsterdam, 1013 ER (Medieval Center)

As you might have guessed, these guys make crepes (and they're pretty damn good). But they also cook up the thicker American version and Dutch versions and top them off with decadent options ranging from typical to quite unusual (goat's cheese, sundried tomatoes, pesto, and basil anyone?).

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7. Lunchroom Downtown Reguliersdwarsstraat 31, Amsterdam, 1017 BJ (Rembrandtplein)

Located in the Reguliersdwarsstraat's oldest building (built in 1642), this pleasant little cafe is tastefully decked out and has a quaint terrace to enjoy a full pancake menu, as well as other lunch/brunch favorites.

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8. Boerderij Meerzicht Koenenkade 56, Amsterdam, 1081 KG (South)

This indoor/outdoor pancake house is located near the city's biggest park, complete with a lake and plenty of wildlife to make your pancake meal as quaint and enjoyably outdoorsy as possible.