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Rob Wigboldus Vishandel

#111 of 2,900 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Dutch, European
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Zoutsteeg 6, 1012 LX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 626 33 88
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, Ca
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Stopped here for a herring lunch on Tripadvisor's recommendation. Near the Dam Square, middle of main shopping area. Had the fresh matjes herring, served with picked & onions. Delicious. There are several of these small Herring shops around but the location, quality & 3 tables here make a difference. You can sit & have a beer rather than stand, nice... More 

Thank birder-snorkeler
Willemstad, Curacao
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Lovely place and a center of rest in the middle of the inner city of Amsterdam. Mr. Rob is a nice and helpful person, gives you advice on how to eat your herring and on how to find your way in the city. Even if you like your herring "op z'n haags", he doesn't mind.

Thank andre s
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Raw herring was a highlight I was looking forward to on my trip to Amsterdam. In my sampling, Rob Wigboldus Vishandel was most definitely the best. I loved the herring and the setting - friendly shopkeeper, amazing and amusing pictures on the walls of whole herrings dangling suggestively in front of open mouths, and Madonna was playing on the radio!... More 

Thank Megan C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

our first time in amsterdam and first time trying herring. needless to say, we weren't disappointed! great herring with value for money!

Thank Sheila Izrin Z
Bucharest, Romania
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We ate both herring and eel with onion and pickles and both sandwiches were amazing. We tried this dutch specialty also in other places but here was the best. The guy who served us the food was very nice and jovial and the price was very decent: 16 euros for 4 sandwiches and a small beer.

Thank alexei77c
Halifax, Canada
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It's not easy to find, but that's part of the charm. This a great example of local tradition and I loved it. I enjoy good fish, local charm, friendly service - it's all there. You can't really say you've experienced Amsterdam without visiting a place like this.

Thank Jim F
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181 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Fish may not be your thing. Herring may not be your thing. But it's in the guidebook as a must try and I was glad I did. It was not too fishy, it was freshly made, it was interesting, it only cost 4 euros. Friendly service.

Thank lemonloaf
Fernie, Canada
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I know my fish, especially herring.. This place is the best for herring, smoked makarel and cod!!! Tried a couple of other places, but they were not even close! Oh, did I mention the best pricing on herring et al compared to all the other places..

Thank Fernieskiir
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

There are only three tables here. It isn't a restaurant or a cafe, it's a place that sells prepared fish and simple fish meals, and that has a few tables where you can eat. The herring here is simply excellent, very fresh and very tasty. We had herring on rolls with onions and gherkins and they were fantastic, and excellent... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

To have a full experience in Amsterdam, you have to eat the haring sandwich! At Rob Wigboldus Vishandel, you can have a delicious sandwich for only 3euros! They also have other seafood. The owner is really nice and the place is very local style!

Thank Auroredeh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dutch, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zoutsteeg 6, 1012 LX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 020 626 33 88

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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