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Frens Haringhandel

Singel t/o 468 | Koningsplein, 1017 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 987 6544
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“herring” (79 reviews)
“fried cod” (11 reviews)
“sandwich” (14 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Dutch, Seafood, Deli, Healthy, Street Food
Singel t/o 468 | Koningsplein, 1017 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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

Thank sabbake
Reviewed 1 September 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

Thank beautifulsouth
Reviewed 4 August 2018

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 29 July 2018 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 22 July 2018 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 21 July 2018 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 18 July 2018

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

1  Thank Life-is-an-Adventure
Reviewed 12 July 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 10 July 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
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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)
  • Neighbourhood: 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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