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Frens Haringhandel

Singel t/o 468 | Koningsplein, 1017 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 987 6544
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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“herring” (78 reviews)
“fried cod” (11 reviews)
“sandwich” (14 reviews)
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Dutch, Seafood, Deli, Healthy, Street Food
Singel t/o 468 | Koningsplein, 1017 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A few years ago, you wouldn't have caught me eating raw herring. Time changes everything and I couldn't wait to have some raw herring for breakfast after a heavy evening. Served in a roll with onions and pickled cucumber, this place is more expensive than...More

Thank scott j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried broodje haring for the first time here. To be honest I was skeptical about trying raw herring at first, but it tasted amazing! The lady at the counter was super friendly and the service was quick regardless of the long queue.

Thank Erum01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely tasty local food... and it’s an Italian speaking!!! Both the haring and the fried cod are wonderfully tasty and melt in your mouth

Thank mak0mak0mak0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super fresh and tasty herring served with pickles and onions.... and you need to eat it with both for the full experience. Like nothing you have ever had. Inexpensive and huge portion for a great afternoon snack.

Thank lindseycriss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the herring served in a roll with onions and pickles - the herring was average, the bread poor and the serving small. The servers were curt - yes they were busy and moving fast, the place is busy being adjacent to the Flower...More

Thank Life-is-an-Adventure
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The first local food we tried on arrival.Perfect combination of herring,onions & pickles.Dont miss the deep fried cod which is super crunchy yet delicate . A must try local food !

Thank Jesslyn C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Best herrings in the country they are just soooo good with pickles onions and beautiful soft bun for those who prefer it that way Also smoked eel which is excellent

Thank karl m
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This is the place if you are looking for local food. We were a bit skeptic at first given almost all the food looks raw at girst glance except the fried cod. However once you take the first bit you will soon realize you made...More

Thank murat i
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Every body told you have try the hearing then we choose this place but chance. We were walking and just we did it. We had hearing with pickles and onion. It was ok, little bit oily. The combination of flavors is interesting. It is street...More

Thank Francisco G
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This Dutch delicacy came with herring, pickle and onion which is a perfect combination altogether! Similar to the sashimi which we ate at the Japanese Restaurant except that we don't eat it with wasabi. Good try and we did ask for extra pickle.

Thank MY04
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Singel t/o 468 | Koningsplein, 1017 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 987 6544
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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".
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