First barrel of herring auctioned off for €78,000

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First barrel of herring auctioned off for €78,000

Post by notsofasteddie » Wed 13th Jun 2018 03:49 pm

First barrel of herring auctioned off for €78,000


By Janene Pieters
June 13, 2018 -


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The auction of the first barrel of Hollandse Nieuwe begins. June 17, 2015
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The first barrel of new herring was sold for 78 thousand euros at the Scheveningen fish auction on Tuesday. True to tradition, the proceeds will be donated to a good cause, ANP reports.

This year's recipient is Hulphond Nederland, a foundation that trains aid dogs for people with mental or physical problems like epilepsy or PTSD. Hulphond Nederland director Rudolph Strickwold is delighted by the donation. "We'll use this financial contribution for the therapy and coaching program for children", he said, according to the news wire.


The auction of the first barrel of Hollandse Nieuwe is the official kick-off of the herring season. From Wednesday, herring is for sale everywhere in the Netherlands.



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Post by notsofasteddie » Fri 15th Jun 2018 01:04 am

Red herring? Amsterdam and Volendam like fishier flavours, says expert


By Senay Boztas
June 14, 2018 -

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It is no fishwives’ tale that the folk of Amsterdam and Volendam like a well-soused herring, according to one expert.

Gerbrand Voerman, chairman of the Scheveningen ‘flag day’ annual festival to welcome the new catch of herring, told the Parool that the Dutch regions definitely have different tastes in fish.

Amsterdammers and Volendammers like their fish with a mature flavour, while in The Hague and Rotterdam, they want to eat their herring as fresh as possible – he reportedly said. In the far north of the country, less salt and lots of freshness are the flavours of the month.

The savoury treat is prepared by being flash-frozen and salted, a process that can be speedier or slower – resulting in a stronger flavour and softer texture.

First barrel

The first barrel of this season’s herring was auctioned for €78,000 earlier this week, reported the NOS broadcaster, in aid of the Hulphond Nederland guide dog charity.

The flag festival, which takes place in Scheveningen on Friday, includes a parade of 70 ships, fish-tasting area for children and afternoon of acts. The audience at ‘Holland’s biggest herring party’ is encouraged to dress in historical attire.

Voerman told the Parool on Thursday that he didn’t care how ripe his fish was, as long as he could eat it. ‘A good new Holland herring, ripened or not, is nice and shiny, smells of the sea and tastes heavenly,’ he said.


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Re: First barrel of herring auctioned off for €78,000

Post by dun08032863 » Sun 17th Jun 2018 06:43 pm

Where is a good place to try authentic dutch cuisine like this?

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Post by Popeye » Fri 22nd Jun 2018 12:00 am

There are stalls all over the city.

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Post by Pierre von Mondragon » Sun 24th Jun 2018 12:31 pm

So what were the stalls selling two weeks ago, last years herring???

Never touching the stuff, all the more for the locals.

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Re: First barrel of herring auctioned off for €78,000

Post by Fat_old_dwarf » Sun 24th Jun 2018 07:12 pm

I like most fish and seafood. I like raw fish in the form of sushi. When I was invited to try Dutch raw herring, it was by someone who was probably hoping I wouldn't be able to get it down. I did, but I can't say anything in favour of it beyond that. If it comes my way again, I may give it another go, because it might be an acquired taste. But I can't say I'm particularly eager to try, given all the other more palatable ways of eating fish, even in Holland.

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