you have to go to pancakes amsterdam at least once!
With our office in the Nine Streets we’re only too happy to use our lunch breaks for a stroll around the block. We do some window shopping at the boutiques, score an iced latte or do groceries. During these strolls, there is one thing that always strikes us: the always crowded Pancakes Amsterdam in the Berenstraat. Early in the morning, at lunch or later in the day, it’s actually always busy at Pancakes Amsterdam. Of course we had to go there!
As soon as you enter Pancakes Amsterdam, you understand why it’s so busy here. The place is tiny and the cosy vibe is coming at you right away. Not just thanks to the lovely waitresses, but also because you sort of walk into the counter. Oh, and then there’s the lovely interior of course. LIKE!
The interior is exactly the same as the dishes that are served here. Old Dutch style refreshed that is. For the food that means that besides the traditional pancakes, you also get here very surprising combinations. I had the Veggie with eggplant, spinach, onion, peppers and pesto. Delicious! And quite healthy. All the pancakes are gluten-free available as wel and are made as far as possible of fair trade, organic and fresh products. And the choice is really GIGANTIC.
You can choose pancakes from different countries worldwide, super cool!
For the interior it means that you see the classic Delfts blue everywhere. But in the fresh way instead of the old fashioned way. We recommend a breakfast or lunch at Pancakes Amsterdam to everyone, because one thing is for sure: you’ll leave the place with a smile on your face!
And another plus: did you know that they have two locations? The address of number 1 is Berenstraat 38 and the address of location number 2 is Prins Hendrikkade, across Central Station (this one is bigger!). And don’t let the queue scare you, it moves quick!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Berenstraat 38Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)