Where to eat Dutch herring in Amsterdam?

A trip to the Netherlands won’t be complete without tasting traditional Dutch herring. It’s not served in restaurants, so many travellers get confused – where to find it? In the Netherlands herring is sold as street food. And here are the best places where you can eat herring in Amsterdam city center.

Where to eat Dutch herring in Amsterdam?

  • Frens Haringhandel. The fish stall on the Singel 468/ Koningsplein (next to the Flower Market). Open: Monday and Sunday 12:00 – 18:00, Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 – 18:00. Frens Haringhandel on the map >>

Frens Haringhandel, dutch herring in Amsterdam

Herring fish. Volendammer Haringhandel. Spui 7, Amsterdam

  • Stubbe Haring. Singel Haarlingersluis, 1013 (on the Singel canal, not far from Amsterdam Centraal station, direction Haarlemmerstraat). Stubbe Haring on the map >>

Herring in Amsterdam, Stubbe Haring

Amsterdamsche Vischhandel

  • PERMANENTLY CLOSED. The Seafood Shop, fish shop at Leidsestraat 61, Amsterdam. On the map >>

The Seafood shop Amsterdam

We’ve noticed that despite official opening times, many street vendors close quite early. So we recommend you not to postpone the Dutch herring tastings till the evening.

Traditionally Dutch herring is served in pieces, with onions and pickles. You can also order herring on bread, in a sandwich (in Dutch it’s called broodje haring) if you feel like having a more solid meal.


Prices for Dutch herring range from € 3,50 to € 5 per piece. Enjoy your herring tastings in Amsterdam!

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One comment

  1. Nice article! Dutch people love herring! As said, herring is not served in so many restaurants, so good to have a list of places to go to.

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