Saturday, December 21, 2013

De Kraai & D'Vijf Broers @ Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands


The windmill district of Zaanse Schans represents one of the most ideal day trips from Amsterdam, with plenty of pleasant cafes to feed its visitors.


One eatery, De Kraai, supplied us with sweet & savory snacks after a sunshine-blessed morning of romping in & out of well-preserved windmills in a picturesque village.


Working hard to make the perfect pancakes.


Farmer's pancake, brimming with bacon, cheese & onions. A nicely executed, piping-hot mix of carbs, protein & fat _ all the building blocks for a fulfilling recipe.


Pancake with apricot jam, eggnog & whipped cream. Pour some sugar & cinnamon powder on this most pleasurable pancake _ crisp & not too thick or doughy.


What goes well with pancakes? Why, wine of course.


We also stopped by D'Vijf Broers, a lodging inn bar, for a quick drink.


Idling by the river seemed like the ideal way to spend a breezy afternoon on vacation.


Port & sherry to keep our spirits high.


And some iced lemon tea for the teetotaler.


Cute, curious & seemingly cuddly goats.


But don't feed them; as the sign warns, too much bread & they are dead (gulp!!!).






De Kraai & D'Vijf Broers, Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands.

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18 comments:

  1. Breath-taking view! Love the windmills and deep blue sky, what a beautiful country

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    1. Ken: you're right ... Thinking about it, I think I tend to prefer the countryside vs the city when it comes to vacations =)

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    1. Ulric: two words ... I agree! =)

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  3. Nice vacation.. I miss Zaanse Schans >.<

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    1. Wallace: hopefully you'd be able to return someday (and I wouldn't mind returning too!) :D

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  4. How lovely, Sean! I love and goats and the windmills...and the food looks amazing! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Linda: I enjoyed this portion of the trip, Linda, and a safe and happy Yuletide to you too! =)

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  5. Bacon cheese onion pancake, that's more like it. It should be something worth trying if it's served here !

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    1. Wong: yeah, I like savory pancakes as much as sweet pancakes (sometimes even more!) :D

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  6. Pancakessssss!! Egg nog, cream & jam - super brekkie ! ;)

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    1. Rebecca: ya, and it could even work for a tea time treat or even a massive after-dinner dessert! :D

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  7. ah , i have been there but no try dao the food, regret now! T.T!

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    1. http://www.lonelyreload.com/2013/09/belgium-brussels-atomium-holland-zaanse-schans-amsterdam-red-light-district-europe-trip-day-1-experiences.html

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    2. Mr Lonely: no worries, the best thing about this place is the windmills and the scenery anyway! :D

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    3. Mr Lonely: nice post on your visit! :D

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  8. Lovely!

    The sign on too much bread...will be good to place them at the deer farm in Lake Gardens KL. The visitors are having a gala time feeding the deers bread...and its not quite their staple diet.

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    1. Missyblurkit: i have to say this ... oh deer! but seriously, ya, that sounds like it could have bad effects in the long run. gotta get the authorities to place a sign there too then...

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