Sunday, August 31, 2008

Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest) & Dutch Pancakes

Amsterdam forest is a huge park on the outskirts of Amsterdam that was built as a public works project back in 1934. There's a beautiful lake for boating, lots of shaded bike paths, and a pancake bakery that Brett really likes. Now that I have my bike, we decided to head to the park for lunch. It's a 20 minute cycle from our house, and the bike path meanders through the Beatrix Park to get there, so it's a pleasant trip.

Dutch pancakes
are similar to a French crepe. They're about the size of a dinner plate, and you can choose from a variety of savory or sweet fillings. Brett's favorite is the Shoarma pancake, while I went for a more traditional one with bacon, mushroom, cheese and onion. Yum. We've been to this spot a few times with locals - so we hope you'll come visit soon so we can take you there too :-)

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