Founders

Let us introduce you to Ingrid (left) and Nicolette (right), two adventurous ladies with one mission:

“We want to make it possible for everyone, to enjoy the best Pancakes from all over the world!”,

Everybody loves Pancakes and every country has their own characteristic Pancake. For example, Dutch Pancakes are totally different than French crepes or American Pancakes. It is a national dish that we should be proud of!

Instead of following the old-fashioned way of serving traditional pancakes, these women took a new and fresh approach to the product and put our Dutch pancake experience on a pedestal.

We use local Dutch ingredients as much as possible. We believe that 'back to basic' is the key to our wonderful product. Simply by using the best ingredients and preparing everything with love. So, just try out one of our Amsterdam locations or ask for our PANCAKES flour & recipe and throw a Pancake party for loved ones at home!

"We like to work with local artists from Amsterdam. They designed our interior and sprayprinted the logo. We like to call our style 'Modern Dutch design'. Since PANCAKES Amsterdam is such an understanding in our capital, we wanted to implement the real Amsterdam feeling throughout the entire concept.

At PANCAKES Amsterdam, all Dutch pancakes are made with the special PANCAKES flour mix, eggs, milk and of course our ‘secret ingredient’. Moreover, gluten-free and lactose-free Dutch pancakes are available at all our locations and we are very proud to announce VEGAN Dutch Pancakes as well now! Preparation may for these items may take a little longer, which gives you the opportunity to spend extra quality time with your friends and family.

2007

PANCAKES Amsterdam was founded in 2007. The location in the Berenstraat, was the first PANCAKES Amsterdam ever. Take a break from shopping in the famous Nine Streets and visit the Berenstraat 38.

We’ve combined and emphasized on the values ‘fresh’, ‘modern Dutch design’ and 'the best local products’.

Situated at the best locations in Amsterdam, PANCAKES Amsterdam is the place to be to enjoy traditional Dutch pancakes with a little twist. We provide our visitors with a unique, fun and unconventional pancake experience.

PANCAKES Amsterdam serves a broad variety of pancakes. We serve tradional Dutch pancakes, as well as American Pancakes. We always try to offer original combinations on the menu. Next to that, we introduce a monthly special at the beginning of the month, which is always a Pancake from another country!

PANCAKES special flour mix

After years of research, we found our ideal PANCAKES flour mix.

The mix is made especially for us, by Windmill "De Windotter" at Ijsselstein. This windmill has been a flour mill since 1732. After buying the mill in 1984, the municipality renovated it completely for 1.120.000 Gulden. The renovation of the mill was completed in 1988 and Maarten Dolman started as the miller.

In 1988, the mill produced around 84.000 kilos of flour. Nowadays, they produce more than 250.000 kilo per year and Maarten Dolman is still in charge! Would you like to know more about 'De Windotter', view our blog.

Our special flour mix is only for sale in our restaurants, check our merchandise here!

2015

PANCAKES Amsterdam Centraal was founded in 2015.

After searching for the perfect location for over 5 years, we finally found a spot we liked.

As the name already indicates, PANCAKES Amsterdam Centraal is across from Central Station. With a terrace bigger than our location in the Nine Streets and situated in the heart of the old city centre, this location was the perfect fit to expand the company. Even though the building required a huge renovation, we are extremely happy to add this one to our PANCAKES family.

The pancakes are familiar as ever, made in the traditional style. Of course, we use our special mix of whole-wheat, buckwheat and white wheat flour from the windmill. There’s a great selection of sweet and savoury options, unusual combinations to choose from and also the delicious American pancakes.

The modern interior has been designed by Dutch designer Chris Slutter and features a touch of old-fashioned Amsterdam charm with Delft Blue accents. These Delft Blue accents are created by street artist Hugo Kaagman, you can also find his work at Schiphol airport and musea.

Are you looking for a bite to eat before you explore the city? This location is right on the edge of the Red Light District and only a five-minute walk from Dam Square.

Pancakes are served from 8:00 until 20:00.

Looking for pancakes on the other side of town? Head to PANCAKES Amsterdam at Berenstraat 38 (in the pretty Nine Streets area of Amsterdam) or PANCAKES Amsterdam Westermarkt, Prinsengracht 277 (next to the Anne Frank House).

2016

PANCAKES Amsterdam Westermarkt was founded in 2016.

Situated between the Anne Frank House and Westertoren; this location is the perfect place to sit down and relax for a little while and enjoy our warm and welcome atmosphere.

This beautiful building was built in 1900. It has been a stonemasonry from the W.A.Brenning company, a gym for primary schools and the first cocktail bar in Amsterdam. The bar was called Rum Runners, famous for their cocktails and parrots. Therefore, you can also find parrots in this PANCAKES Amsterdam location!

We are proud to announce that this location has two new items:

1) Poffertjes: homemade and baked in the restaurant

2) Reservations: we take reservations for this location, from 6 to 160 people. We offer special group menus for groups larger than 15 people.

Start enjoying your pancakes at Pancakes Amsterdam Westermarkt!

2018

PANCAKES Amsterdam Aan ’t IJ opened May 2018!

Our newest location has the most beautiful view of Amsterdam. You will find this unique location at the back of Central Station, next to the ferry to Amsterdam North.

PANCAKES Amsterdam Aan ‘t IJ has around 85 seats. It's small and cozy on the inside, but features a big and sunny terrace. Visitor enjoy a breathtaking view over ‘t IJ, the famous Adam Tower and the EYE museum.

Come and visit our newest member at PANCAKES Amsterdam Aan 't IJ!

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