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Lange Brinkweg 26, 3764 AD Soest, The Netherlands
+31 35 601 6527
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

We didn't have the warmest reception From the host when we arrived as we had not booked and it was Friday . However they found a place and we were served by a very nice young man. it's a very large place and nicely decorated and when the pancakes arrived they too were very large pancakes - we had the... More 

Thank Saskia W
Kootingal, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Traditional Dutch pancakes with any topping imaginable! Great atmosphere, quick service. Can't get a better pancake surrounded by traditional decor!

Thank WallaceAustralia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Everything is traditional in here. Starting with the architecture and design. It has ground and one floor. Even when you visit it alone, there are lots of stuff what you can see. There are lighting spots on different objects that takes your attention. Pancake, crepes actually, are a must. Actually that's why you are there. English menu and the kindness... More 

Thank Vali M
Marathon, Florida
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Scenery, food, service all is quite perfect if you want a real dutch time for lunch or diner. Prices are correct, pancakes are delicious.

Thank alec115
Tel Aviv, Israel
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

It turns out De Smickel is sorta, kinda famous in the Netherlands. I casually mentioned to an acquaintance in Amsterdam that we were renting a place in Soest and the only thing he came up with was De Smickel. And no wonder, the make great big, delicious Dutch pancakes. Savory or sweet, you'll find something there to tickle your fancy.... More 

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Southern Ontario
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a great place for our first dutch restaurant When is the last time you had dinner in a restaurant with a thatched roof? The best decision we made was the pannekoeken. This is a great meal, with all kinds of options. Be ready for the service though. Throughout the whole week we came to realize that "they" just do... More 

Thank 2041
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had dinner here yesterday and was amazed by the place. It is such a magical restaurant with a great interior. Smickel's main audience are children, but adults as well can enjoy a good pancake. We ordered 4 hearty pancakes (chicken liver, panza vegetarian, egg + bacon, I forgot the last one) and received our pancakes very quickly. They were... More 

Thank Erika V
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

When you first enter De Smickel it feels like you are transported to a different world, traditional old world rustic charm exudes. Greeted by an employee dressed as an urban farmer, I inform that my Dutch is not so fluent yet, very quickly the communication was established in English ( and they have English menus- double awesome!) We were shown... More 

Thank Alexandrovna G
Soest, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lot's of pancake choice, even savory ones. Give them a go and you will not be disappointing. make reservations in advance if want to be sure you have a spot.

Thank Barry v
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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164 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2015

De Smickel is quite a busy restaurant if you visit the place in the weekends. However the pancakes they serve (from salty to sweet) are cooked perfect and turns "a pancake" to a proper dinner. The interior design is inspired by a farm so the environment is also charming. Hgihly recommended. Try the pancake with cinnamon and appel.

Thank Flyngdtchmn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lange Brinkweg 26, 3764 AD Soest, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Soest
  • Phone Number: +31 35 601 6527

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?