It's hard to go wrong when going out for Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam. But the quaint Pancake Bakery rises above the pack of similar eateries with its medieval vibe, canalside patio near the Anne Frank House, and a mammoth menu with more than 75 choices of sweet and savory toppings. There are also omelettes, and a convincing take on the folk dish of erwtensoep (a superthick, smoked sausage-imbued pea soup—only available from Oct. to April). But don't rise too early
for your pancakes—the bakery doesn't open till noon—and be prepared to wait: reservations are only taken for groups of six or more.