We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Frens Haringhandel

Order Online

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Location and contact

Frens Haringhandel is one of the remaining traditional Fish shops in the centre of Amsterdam. You can try the famous Dutch Herring or a broad selection of other traditional dishes with us. Find us at Koningsplein, near the Flower market and the shopping area "Kalverstraat" and "Kalvertoren".
Brunch, Lunch
Dutch, Seafood, European, Deli, Healthy, Street Food
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (538)
Filter reviews
149 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews herring fried cod sandwich bread sashimi fresh fish fries filet lunch food flower market chopped onions perfect snack melted in my mouth fast food visit amsterdam take away hering
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 149 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has the best herring in town. There is really not much to say - just eat here and convince yourself

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Razvan G
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Really the best spot for famous Dutch fish delicacy. My favourite is kibbeling - pieces of fried cod fish. It is not too salted and super tender so it is melting in the mouth! I'd eat here every day, really)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Полина Д
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Best place to try the Dutch delicacy, herring. The pickled herring usually comes whole with the topping of pickles and onions. A tip when consuming herring is to not have the fish cut, but to rather lift it up in the air and consume it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 39anseld
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Amazing location of the spot, wide choice of different fish..but yeah,try herring with onion and pickles it is soooo delicious!!!! The area is really nice to sit on the bench look on the chanel and enjoy every bite.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bahara N
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this famous dish in Holland - "haring", when we travelled to Europe. We found this place near Bloomenmark in Amsterdam. It is a small shop in the corner street, but it was packed when we were there. The smell of fish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank princess27tx
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Delicious fish, great selection and great guys! Do not miss the chance to have a bite with such a taste sandwich!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Oooh_Justlikeheaven
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is such a lovely little spot to grab a quick bite, they are dotted around Amsterdam and Haarlem. We ate the Herring and fried cod served with tartar sauce. Its a lovely little find for food on the go! All the locals eat from...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KNJones
Reviewed September 7, 2018

One of my favourite spots in Amsterdam. Very tradicional dutch food. Best in class herring, super fresh and well prepared!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sabbake
Reviewed August 31, 2018

I've read some prior reviews saying that Frens Haringhandel is more expensive than other herring stands in and around Amsterdam. Well, we ate from three different stands and did not notice the price here being any more than the other two. What we did notice,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank beautifulsouth
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Located just near the Flower Market, this kiosk sells super-delicious rolls with herrings: so good and so typically Dutch!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PalombiG
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 391 nearby hotels
Hotel Agora
361 reviews
.03 miles away
Flower Market Hotel
233 reviews
.04 miles away
Hotel des Arts Amsterdam
214 reviews
.15 miles away
NH Collection Amsterdam Flower Market
2,849 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,742 nearby restaurants
Toastable Koningsplein
965 reviews
.03 miles away
Thai Phutakun
588 reviews
.03 miles away
The French Connection
435 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,166 nearby attractions
Dutch Costume Museum and Dutch Costume Photo Studio
140 reviews
.07 miles away
De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk
109 reviews
.06 miles away
13 reviews
.09 miles away
Torture Museum
603 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Frens Haringhandel staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing