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Traditional street food in Holland bun with herring, pickled cucumbers and onions in a hand close up on saturday farmers market in Arnhem
Typically Dutch foods

Best herring in Amsterdam

Herring, or like de Dutch say: haring, is one not-to-miss local delicacy. With the herring season in full effect, these well-known Dutch foods are mega fresh and extra tasty. So where in Amsterdam should you go to catch the best herring? We have listed the best addresses for you.

Vishandel MOP

At the Volendammer vishandel MOP you eat delicious, fatty and creamy fish, of course fresh from the knife and always of top quality. There is a lot to consider to create the perfect Hollandse Nieuwe, but with almost 100 years of experience you have come to the right place. While you're here: order a portion of kibbeling. It's also one of the best in Amsterdam!

Vishandel MOP | Evertsenstraat 116

Haringhandel Frens

This family business has been a local favourite for more than 30 years. Standing on the square between the Singel and the Bloemenmarkt, you can always go here for a tasty herring and a friendly chat. The owners always have some crazy facts about herring. Did you know, for example, why the herring in Amsterdam is served in pieces? Hurry to Frens for the answer!

Haringhandel Frens | Singel 486

Vishandel 't Centrum

This small but lovely fishmonger's shop has been hidden in the Jordaan in Amsterdam for more than 50 years. Yes, the shop fills up quickly, but it's definitely worth the wait. Get a herring cleaned in front of you and eat it at the bar or stroll alongside Amsterdam's grand canals and cobbled streets.

Vishandel 't Centrum | Haarlemmerdijk 4

Vishandel Albert Cuyp

First-time visitors of Amsterdam can often be seen walking past this stall with their nose closed. Too bad, as the fish of Vishandel Albert Cuyp is one of the freshest and most delicious in Amsterdam. This stall has been on the famous market for more than 65 years and for a good reason. So order your herring and walk around in the beautiful De Pijp neighbourhood.

Vishandel Albert Cuyp | Albert Cuypstraat 155

Stubbe's Haring

Almost every Amsterdammer knows this fish stall on the Singel because many locals come here to get a herring after work. The herring is served on a sheet of wax, which is different from those rectangular snack plates. The tastiest way to eat is directly in front of the cart!

Stubbe's Haring | Singel at the height of the Nieuwendijk

Vis op Zuid

Although most fishmongers have been around for years, Vis op Zuid is very good at keeping up with the old guard. This relatively young company attracts a lot of attention with its super fresh herring that almost melts on your tongue. Vis op Zuid is open until 6.30 pm on weekdays. Very handy if you still feel like some fish after work.

Vis op Zuid | Maasstraat 27