If you’re hankering after a pancake restaurant, there are dozens of spots around Amsterdam that serve a range of delicious options, including pancakes that are topped with classic ingredients such as maple syrup, powdered sugar or fruits, and others that have been tailored into full-blown savoury meals. Here are some of the best places in the city to enjoy freshly made pancakes.
To enter this cosy pancake restaurant, guests must pass through an elevated entrance on Grimburgwal, then ascend an incredibly narrow staircase. This precarious passageway leads onto a small dining room decorated with charming knick-knacks, including a collection of teapots that hang from the restaurant’s ceiling. The restaurant just serves pancakes and tops its delicious creations with an impressive variety of ingredients, such as cinnamon, brie or salami. As there are only four tables available inside the restaurant, it is always advisable to book a spot in advance.
After jumping onboard this floating restaurant, patrons are taken on an extensive tour through Amsterdam’s historic docklands and presented with an unlimited supply of fluffy, Dutch-style pancakes with all the trimmings. The boat docks in NDSM-Wharf in Amsterdam-Noord and embarks on cruises several times every day. There are many types of special excursions available alongside the Pancake Boat’s regular tours, including holiday-themed trips during Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas.
This iconic pancake house looks like it was lifted straight from a Victorian-era funfair and centres around an old-time carousel with galloping wooden horses. Its menu revolves around pancakes, which are topped with sweet and savoury ingredients ranging from dollops of Nutella to ham, cheese and pineapple. The restaurant also serves some of the finest poffertjes (small fluffy pancakes) in Amsterdam, which pair wonderfully with a warm cup of Chocomel (Dutch chocolate-flavoured milk).
As one of the first openly gay cafés in Amsterdam, Lunchroom Downtown is steeped in history. The café opened in 1970 and quickly grew into a meeting place for the LGBT community. Today, Lunchroom Downtown continues to welcome thousands of guests and is known as one of the best spots in Amsterdam to enjoy freshly cooked pancakes. The café has an impressive selection of pancakes, as well as an extensive breakfast menu.
Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip
meet our Local Insider
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.