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Rob Wigboldus Vishandel

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Dam Square
Dutch, Sandwiches
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Zoutsteeg 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 626 33 88
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Place to go

The place to go for a herring, eel and other fishy stuff. Friendly service, freshly prepared albeit in humble surroundings. Have been going every year for decades

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
William H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The place to go for a herring, eel and other fishy stuff. Friendly service, freshly prepared albeit in humble surroundings. Have been going every year for decades

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Vlaams-Brabant
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed having a quick lunch here. The quality of the fish was tremendous and we loves the atmosphere of the place. Would mostly recommend the herring sandwich.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a great place to have a quick snack while hanging around the Dam square. Clientele consists of locals and informed tourists. The guy that works behind the counter makes it up for the lack of space by creating a cheerful atmosphere. The simple herring sandwich is very good, but I would also recommend smoked eel (paling).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The staff were very friendly and had a good sense of humour. The 3 of us ordered 3 differently marinated herring with bread a 2 slices of pickle. None are worth raving about. Scandinavians do a hell of a better job with herring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We've found this place "accidentally" yet it is so easy to find coming from Damrak!! The owner is the nicest person in whole city I guess :) The place is small yet very cosy. You can choose from many types of fish, which names I don't remember, but what I do remember is the taste..... OMG.... fresh, soft, perfectly cooked/... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What others have said is true - the guy running this place is very friendly. The salted herring on a roll with onions and gherkins (the Dutch hamburger) was excellent - fresh and tasty. We also had kibbling (cod) which was reheated and not so good. Go for the salted herring and resist the others and you won't be disappointed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Rob is a sweet kind man that run this hidden jewel. The Herring sandwiches are a must for any visit to Amsterdam! We just kept coming again and again!

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may pen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went here based on recommendations here on ta and don't regret it one bit. The herring sandwich is a pleasant surprise. Was a bit skeptical at first as he herring is fresh (uncooked) but it was so good. Not fishy at all. A must try in Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

On a past visit to Hoorn, Netherlands with a Dutch friend he introduced me to the traditional Herring sandwich (not sure the Dutch name). At a glance it grossed me out but was surprisingly tasty. It consists of raw herring, pickles, & onions on a roll. I was looking for the same to grab on my most recent trip to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A tiny place with delicious herding. A friendly guy behind the counter give you a smile, good recommendations and really good food. As simple as that.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zoutsteeg 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square
  • Neighborhood: Dam Square
  • Phone Number: 020 626 33 88

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, Sandwiches

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