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Rob Wigboldus Vishandel

Zoutsteeg 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
020 626 33 88
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Ranked #11 of 2,279 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Dam Square
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Dam Square
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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very nice and fresh. Rob told us he will be closed until the first of April 2014 due to a foundation renovation ordered by the city of Amsterdam. So now everybody has that information.

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Tried the pungent herring sandwich. It was fresh and oily. Not my cup of tea but a good place to try it if you're here. Good atmosphere as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Honest humble sandwiches with the best herring we've ever tasted. Perfect with a pilsner in the cosy shop front. Rob was so cheerful it was like you were with family. A must visit for a light lunch (or you could have several sandwiches!).

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Hong Kong
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

You may think it's exaggerated, but the herring there really tasted like heaven!!!! I was not a fan of herring, but after dining there, it completely changed my view!! Herring was so fresh and delicious!! We kept reordering more and more!!!!!!!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Loved it, kibbeling was very great!! I've read all comments before coming here and all were right about Rob. He's very helpfull and knew exactly what we wanted.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

It was not really one sandwich, they were two. And it was not just any "vis", it was smoked eel. And then there were charming Rob, and delicious breads to choose from. And even if eel is not as abundant in the sea as it used to be, it WAS in my eel sandwiches for only €4.50 each! You can... More

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Glasgow
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177 reviews 177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Lovely guy serving seafood in a tiny place with just a couple of tables. Had two sandwiches,. Herring with onions and gherkins then Mackerel with Mayo. Both delicious. I meant to go back for hot smoked eel and rollmops but did not make it. Would definitely go back here.

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

we tried three types, matjes, pickled, and fried herring(haring). The owner served us himself while filleting the days fish. we have been there twice so far and hope to go again. go earlier in the day because some types run out.

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rome
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47 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I loved it!! As others said, there are only 3 little tables, but you can have you food take away. I tried the fresh herring, a sandwich with fresh salmon and another person had little fried cod pieces, warmed up and served with Salad. All was fresh, delicious and economic. The owner is kind and helpful. Don't miss it! !!!

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Albany, New York
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176 reviews 176 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Grabbing some herring was a planned stop at some point during our stay here. I didn't know how it would be or if I'd really enjoy it...but this place did it right! The fish options are very simple, yet tasty. I ordered herring w/ onions and loved it so much that I came back for smoked eel on a roll.... More

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