At 12 Euros per person (drinks are extra), the Pannenkoekenboot isn't cheap, but you get a stellar 60 minute cruise through Rotterdam Harbor, under the Erasmus and Willems Bridges, while you help yourself to an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet. Reservations are a good idea.
There's a hold filled with colorful rubber balls for children to jump in, giving their elders time to have a leisurely meal.
1 september t/m 30 juni:
zaterdag: om 13.30, 15.00, 16.30 en 18.00 uur.
zondag: om 12.00, 13.30, 15.00, 16.30 en 18.00 uur.
woensdag en vrijdag: om 16.30 en 18.00 uur.
kinderfeest woensdag: om 13.30 tot 15.30 uur
1 juli t/m 31 augustus:
dinsdag t/m zondag*: om 13.30, 15.00, 16.30 en 18.00 uur.
* zondag ook om 12:00 uur
Favorite Dish: On De Pannenkoekenboot, you can have either pancakes...or pancakes. :) The plate-sized pancakes are in three sets of wall slots: Spek (bacon), Appel, and Natural (plain). You take one and add your choice of toppings: hard-boiled egg, ham, peach, pineapple, raisins, chocolate sprinkles, or decorative sugars. Syrups are on the table.
During the cruise on the 'Pannenkoekenboot' (Pancake Boat) you can eat as much pancakes as you want.
I never planned to go there, but went anyway cause I got some discount ;-)
I do not consider pancakes as a real food (like many locals might be doing), but a nice experience after all.
There isn't that much to see on the cruise route and the boat sails only about an hour - a little bit longer would be nice, so you could really enjoy those pancakes enough (to get worth of all the 12 euros at least) :)
Favorite Dish: There are three different pancakes and also some "side dishes", so you'll get to eat just more than a pancakes.
In addition to powder sugar, syrup and cholocolate chips, you can also have things like cheese, cold cuts and fruits.
Favorite Dish: I haven't been on the boat but I liked the idea (and the picture that took from the top of the Euromast!). It's a boat where you can cruise the port of Rotterdam while eating one of the Dutch traditional dishes - pancakes!
we made reservations - our name was not on the list and we were asked to move a side. no apologies.
when entered - they don't accept credit cards...no sign of that at the entry to the boat nor on their website - i was asked to leave a child as "ransom" till i get the cash at the end of the trip...no apologies.
during - paying 60 EUR per family + 10 EUR for drinks = waiting in a pushy line feeling like a beggar and getting crappy pancakes...thanks but no thanks.
my advice - just go to a traditional pancake restaurant and get a better experience, better food and better value. for boat trip in Rotterdam take the Sea Bus - same route more or less...
Favorite Dish: NA
An hour is short but it's fun: eat Dutch pancakes and chose your own pancake fillings while you tour the Maas river for exactly an hour.
Favorite Dish: Bacon pancake with syrup.
This is a nice experience, make a tour with he pancake boat!
The boat makes a tour through the harbour of Rotterdam, and you can eat as much pancakes as you want (One hour tour)
Favorite Dish: Pancakes with bacon