Pancake restaurant ‘De Kraai’

Pancake restaurant De Kraai

Enjoy delicious pancakes in this original wooden warehouse with a beautiful old ‘smuiger’ (tiled fireplace) and tile tableaux…

Warehouse ‘De Kraai’ (The Crow) is located at Kraaiepad 1, close to the Zaanse Schans parking lot/entrance. The restaurant takes its name from former oil mill ‘De Bonte Kraai’ (The Hooded Crow) from 18th century Wormerveer. The warehouse has a rich past as an oil mill, flour mill and granary, and has been relocated a number of times. Nowadays, it is a restaurant specializing in pancakes.

Pancake restaurant De Kraai

If you’re looking for authentic Dutch pancakes, then you simply can’t go past ‘De Kraai’ without giving its extensive menu of sweet and savory pancake treats a try! The menu also includes a variety of other delicious options, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, various coffees and teas and a mouthwatering pastry selection. This large ‘warehouse’ can accommodate up to two hundred people and can host gatherings outside of the usual opening hours for receptions and weddings.

Pancake restaurant De Kraai

Beautiful Delft blue ‘smuiger’ (tiled fireplace) with a tile tableau by architect Cornelis de Jong on the right-hand side, depicting the relocation of ‘De Kraai’


In 1976, the entire warehouse was relocated to the Zaanse Schans in spectacular fashion. The building was cut into seven sections, each one around 5 meters long, 8 meters high and 14 meters wide, and transported to the Zaanse Schans on 14 deck barges. This impressive feat of transportation can be seen on the beautiful Delft blue ‘smuiger’ (tiled fireplace) in the Pancake Restaurant dining room.

Municipal monument 19th century
Relocated in 1976
(formerly located on
Noorddijk, Wormerveer)

  • Restaurant

  • Kraaienpad 1, 1509 AX Zaandam

  • Entry: free of charge

  • March to October, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    November to February, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • +31 (0)75 615 6403