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Dutch, Seafood, European, Deli, Healthy, Street Food
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Brunch, Lunch
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

We set out for five days determined to eat a herring every day, in a different part of the city. This is the only one we returned to - and we took vacuum packed fillets home, too. We had early season herrings, fat and oily,...delicious on their own or with onions and on a bun. We also tasted the small shrimps, smoked and just right. Excellent, and if you find a seat - also an excellent place to people watch. Take your time and enjoy.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2021

YES, in case you're wondering: this is the stall Anthony Bourdain visited in the episode 'The Layover Amsterdam'. The specialty of the house is the baby herring (in Dutch 'maatje') and it is served straight up with onions and pickles, with or without a sandwich...(I recommend eating it like the Dutch: not cut and no sandwich). If you like sushi or rollmops, you'll also be able to appreciate this Dutch treat. The current price for a straight-up baby herring with no sandwich is € 3,50, so it's a bit pricey but you do get quality for it in return.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021

Whenever I pass by Frans Haringhandel I always buy and enjoy a hearing. I’ve no idea how many I’ve eaten but it has to be several hundred. Consistent high quality.. The shrimp,other herring and cooked fish available is also of Hin qualty.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

Very nice sandwiches ! Just bread with herring and you can add onions and pickles if you want. The herring tasted wonderful but they also have other choices of fishes. Simple but perfect !

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

This seafood stall is a must for anyone curious about Dutch snack food.It is in a popular spot and in the current situation is a Godsend.The staff run a clean efficient service, and the food is fresh and delicious to eat.The Kibbelings with mayonnaise melted...in the mouth.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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HewyRappe, Eigenaar at Frens Haringhandel, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2020
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Beste klant, super bedankt voor het plaatsen van je review naar aanleiding van je bezoek aan onze vis kraam. Wij...More

Reviewed February 28, 2020

It was my first time to try raw herring. i am used to smoked herring from where i come from and never thought of it as a raw. i thought i will have hard time to finish my bites but the reality was unexpected, i...made one more :) Location is convenient in the middle of the city and next to tram station. can't wait for another raw herring experience one day.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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HewyRappe, Other at Frens Haringhandel, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

We would like to thank you for your 5 star review, this is highly appreciated. The Dutch herring is a real treat and part of our national food identity. The herring is actually not raw since the herring is marinated in salt for a couple...More

Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Delicious, well-prices, well-positioned. Efficient and just overall yum! We stopped off for a little snack, we really enjoyed the food and the owners were friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HewyRappe, Other at Frens Haringhandel, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020
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Dank je wel voor het delen van deze 5 sterren ervaring, wij vinden het leuk om te lezen dat jullie...More

Reviewed December 18, 2019

We finally stopped for herring at the stall after walking past it several times during our week in Amsterdam. We had herring in several restaurants, but needed to have the true experience of eating herring on the street. We love fish and we loved the...herring. I wish we had these stalls in the US!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

As soon as I arrive in the city of Amsterdam I race to buy the traditional haring (herring) served in a bread roll with finely chopped raw onion & gherkin!! It’s absolutely fantastic, the haring melts in your mouth. Current price is €4.50 Don’t leave...Amsterdam without eating a haring from this stall, it’s essential.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

When in Amsterdam, you have to eat a Herring at one of these stalls. Frens is very good and the fish was very fresh, think of it as sort of Dutch Sushi.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Yep. Had to try it. I did and wanted more. I was so sad that I wasn’t staying longer as I wouldn’t mind eating here daily.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

On our recent visit to Amsterdam, everyone had told us that we had to stop by Frens Haringhandel to have the freshest herring (haring) in town. It didn't disappoint! There was a line, but it moved quickly, and their fish was delicious. Great for a...mid-morning snack, or on your way to visit any of the local attractions. Even my 12 year-old daughter loved the herring here!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

I reccomend the Kibbeling; deep fried fish, cooked to order. The herring is nice but bones being left in is a shame. The Kibbeling fish in the was fresh and flakey.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

My husband and I came across this by accident after leaving a large Rembrandt exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. He needed to recover from the nearly 400 artworks, so we went for a long walk. I knew about the stand before, because I was scoping out...places for him to eat herring, which he adores. I would have given it perhaps a 5, but there is no seating. There are some benches nearby. I had the lobster fritters, which were ok. I should have ordered the fried cod, which another reviewer mentions. There are numerous options of cured and cooked fish and seafood. We stood most of the time. Husband loved the herring, better than another restaurant's that we went to the night before, which were pretty good. So we went again at the end of our trip (we were in Belgium and France and flew out of Amsterdam to return to the States). He just had the pickles and onion and not the sandwich. I loved the taste, but in limited quantities. On our second trip, the fresh herring (maatje) was available, since it was mid June.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Love this place for "Nieuwe Haring" (New Herring). Had one bad experience, but all the others great. Insist on having it with the tail still on ("met de staart, alstublieft") and eat it the way you should...

Date of visit: July 2019
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