Little Amsterdam

Little Amsterdam Cafe and Restaurant in Banbury is fully licensed and serves much more than the pancakes I showed you in my previous post. In addition to the pancakes it also serves Omelettes, sandwiches, gelato, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, muffins, waffles breakfast, main courses, deserts and daily specials.

On the Little Amsterdam website Ilja explains about the food and the reason behind the name:

Little Amsterdam is the name that the Dutch affectionately use for Haarlem, a beautiful market town about 20km from the capital. I was born in Haarlem so to call this delightful café Little Amsterdam is very appropriate.

I am looking forward to sharing with you some of the very best The Netherlands has to offer.

It’s not just about clogs and tulips, The Netherlands has so much more. From the famous cheese markets to beautiful architecture, from culture and history to the people themselves and, of course, the food. Dutch pancakes are pretty much as popular as fish and chips are here in the UK.

Many people think that pancakes are eaten only as a sweet treat but they can be enjoyed as much as any main course.

The Dutch pancake isn’t really complete unless it is served with stroop (syrup, pronounced strope) – my favourite is the cheese, bacon and stroop pancake… delicious!

I also recommend the “poffertjes”, another extremely popular Dutch dish. These are fluffy mini pancake “discs”, best served with butter and a generous dusting of icing sugar… amazing!

Little Amsterdam

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 21st 2017

10 Responses to “Little Amsterdam”

  1. I didn’t try any pancakes when I was in Amsterdam!
    How silly?!
    I had rijsttafel instead.
    I also tried Surinamese Chinese food there.
    So interesting! Ha~

    • CherryPie says:

      You should always try the traditional foods in countries that you visit ;-)

      When I was with my family in Belgium, they sought pancakes because it was almost France. I chose the Belgian option Waffles and they saw the error of their ways and followed suit ;-)

  2. The Yum List says:

    My mouth sure is watering now. I want to see what else they serve. :-)

  3. Anne says:

    Hello CherryPie. . I cannot believe i have found someone who has been there.. it is only 25 min from me.. I was going to seek it out. ., I have been to Holland quote a bit ..used to live in Germany and vist from there ????take care xx Did it have a little shop to buy anything.

  4. Ayush Basu says:

    indeed it is a good idea to try what is on offer here from the Netherlands, CP.

  5. James Higham says:

    The only way you could beat that is to go to Amsterdam.