The Dutch pancake falls somewhere between the American pancake and French crêpes – not too thick, not too thin. Essentially there’s no real difference in the pancake recipe, but, not being able to settle for ingredients on the side or rolled into the pancake like a crêpe, the Dutch have aspired to cram as many possible tasty foods into the pancake batter itself. Pannenkoeken are quintessentially Dutch, and the ideal indulgent dinner.
There’s a curious tendency to almost wholly disregard European music, especially that sung in an alternative language to English. Of course, for native English speakers it’s natural to be drawn to music sung in your own language. Yet, I theorised that there had to be a wealth of great bands out there on the continent, and fully aware that I would have to wade through some fairly interesting bands in the quest, I set out to find them.