Established in 1973, The Pancake Bakery is located at Prinsengracht 191, an old warehouse originally owned by the prosperous and powerful Dutch East India Company (better known as the V.O.C.).
It is the middle building in a row of 3 similar warehouses previously owned by the V.O.C.. They are named (facing front from left to right) Faith, Hope and Love. These names were very popular during the calvinistic "Golden Age", a period when the development of trade was almost compared to a religious crusade. The original character of the "Hope" building can still be found in the nostalgic atmosphere of the restaurant.
The Pancake Bakery began as a small pancake restaurant with a basic menu. In 1980, the owner (still the present owner today) introduced several changes that made The Pancake Bakery what it is today: a world-known pancake restaurant loved by all.
Several characteristics of the restaurant are, for example, the open kitchen, the famous "international" pancakes whose ingredients are based on various dishes from all over the world, and the pots of real syrup on each table which guests can generously help themselves to!
In other words, there are few restaurants where such a diversity in customers can be found, and where children, as well, will feel quickly at home. You are welcome to enjoy a quick and affordable meal, as well as a complete dinner. Our personnel always ensure a hospitable reception.