“We are doing what we do best,” smiles Bastiaan Schaafsma of the Pancake Bakery. “And that is serving the best pancakes in town, prepared with their own batter and fresh ingredients, in a superb location right here near the Royal Streets in the Jordaan.” This foodie hotspot is situated in a narrow 17th century Dutch East India Company (VOC) warehouse on the Prinsengracht. A lot of the elements from that time, such as the low ceiling with heavy support beams and brick walls, are still there. “When the sun is out, we have a terrace right next to the canal, where you have an amazing view.” In 1980, Bastiaan’s parents bought the restaurant and later he became co-owner. In all its lifetime, the Pancake Bakery has not changed much. And why should it have?