Photos of a variety of dishes served at the Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis and a house made of pancakes in the center.

Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis

If you're in search of an authentic Dutch pancake experience, the Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis in Amsterdam is a must-visit. Situated in a classic Amsterdam house that dates back to 1539, this venue boasts a rich history. True to its name, the restaurant is perched on the second floor, accessible via a steep and narrow staircase that adds to its old-world charm. As you climb, you may catch glimpses of the interior through glass windows and a door, where the owners, Arno or Ali, await to greet you.

Established in 1961, the Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis is renowned as the smallest pancake restaurant in Europe, with just four tables and a capacity of 18 guests. The ceiling is adorned with over 100 teapots, and the walls are festooned with numerous portraits of the Dutch Royal Family and vintage paintings of Amsterdam, creating a rich, historical atmosphere. In the Royal Corner, guests can dine surrounded by regal decor. The restaurant prides itself on using quality ingredients, sourcing meat from local butcher Slagerij Serge and fresh produce from Frank Vork. To experience this cozy, historical spot, it's advised to make a reservation.

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