Upstairs Pancakes is Amsterdam’s Tiniest Pancake Home

Should you’re touring to Amsterdam and searching for enjoyable eats, you’ll undoubtedly have a number of suggestions for pancake homes. They’re standard eating spots all through the town, and probably the most distinctive choices is Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis, or Upstairs Pancakes, a tiny, second-floor pancake home close to the Grimburgwal canal!

Upstairs Pancakes has develop into an Instagram darling due to its tiny location, kitschy teapot decor, stunning pancakes, and issue to get into! Their web site claims they’re the smallest pancake home in Europe, with 4 tables seating 18 complete (though it appeared like lower than that to us!).

They’re additionally money solely, and it’s a must to make a reservation by cellphone every week earlier than your go to. Our first day in Amsterdam was a Monday, so I needed to name the Monday prior, and by the point I referred to as they solely had a number of spots left for the day.

Upstairs Pancakes has been open since 1961, though their constructing dates again to the 1530s (!). Due to area limitations and odd tax restrictions in centuries again, most buildings in Amsterdam are tall and slender. So the steps to the restaurant are extra like climbing a ladder. When you climb up them, you’re actually standing within the restaurant, a single room that features the eating space and kitchen.

Clearly pancakes are the secret right here, so the menu options dozens of candy and savory varieties, plus a small collection of cold and hot drinks.

After a busy and chilly first day exploring the town, we warmed up with sizzling chocolate milk with whipped cream.

After which our plate-sized pancakes arrived! Dutch pancakes are large, usually served in a single portion with beneficiant toppings, and thinner like crepes.

Take a look at the bananas with chocolate sauce.

Or the apples and cinnamon pancake! That is considered one of my favourite combos. All pancakes are served with icing sugar (aka powdered sugar) and a dollop of home made cream.

Right here’s the simple pancake with chocolate sauce.

And one of many actual standouts of the meal, the Kai specialty pancake with bacon, brie, and honey. It’s delightfully savory with out being too salty.

Total, we loved the pancakes! Unusually sufficient, even with the restricted variety of seats, it took a short while to get our pancakes, and whereas the chocolate sauce one was a contact burned, the pancakes have been stunning and enjoyable to eat!

Then it was only a query of safely making it again down the steps…

Upstairs Pancakes is open Monday-Saturday, midday to six p.m., and Sunday, midday to five p.m.

Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis
Grimburgwal 2

1012 GA Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 20 626 5603

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