Haring & Zo (Herring & More), Amsterdam

Haring & Zo (Herring & More), Amsterdam

Raw herring is a must-have delicacy when you are in Amsterdam, and this haringhuis ("herring house", i.e. takeaway fish shop) in the city center offers most likely the finest you'll be able to get. Meticulously prepared, the fish has a great, buttery, rich taste, and really pairs well with the onions and pickles.

If you think this is anything like the jarred pickled herring sold in grocery stores, you are absolutely wrong. Prior to being served, this fish is saltwater-cured in vats, then frozen for at least 2 days before it is cleaned and prepared at stalls; therefore, it is extremely fresh and not too "fishy" at all, and the texture is actually quite firm.

This place also serves salmon, eel, as well as "Hollandse garnalen" – tiny little shrimp that is unique to the Dutch and cannot be compared to any other shrimp.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 9:30am–6:30pm

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Sight Name: Haring & Zo (Herring & More)
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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