A pannenkoek or pannekoek is a Dutch style of pancake – one that you absolutely must partake of if you ever visit the Netherlands. Pannekoeken are traditionally much larger (up to a foot in diameter), and thinner than they are in the good old U-S of A. Not just that, but they also add just about anything on top to enhance the flavor of the pancake.
We went to the Pannnekoekschip (Pancake ship) which is situated in a canal in the Dutch town of Groningen.
It seemed like the best place to have my first Pannekoek experience – most restaurants in Holland serve some version of Pannekoeken, but you really need to go to a Pannekoek Haus (or ship in this case) to have the most traditional kind.
Unlike in America, Pannekoek are not a breakfast meal. In fact, the Pannekoekschip didn’t even open until noon.