Herring Tasting

Vlaggetjesdag translates as Flag Day. The fishing boats are festooned with little red-white-and-blue flags. This is the day the first new herring or Hollandse Nieuwe caught in the North Sea and brought to Scheveningen. Hollandse Nieuwe is the best quality herring and can only be caught from the end May to the end of June. The meat is velvety soft, pale pink and considered a delicacy. This year Vlaggetjesdag is celebrated on 13 June with lots of music, chanty choirs, women in national costumes, traditional...
June 11th, 2009 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 1
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Vlaggetjesdag: the First Herring of the Season

... nieuwe haring was auctioned at €55.000. This year the proceeds will go to psychological healthcare. Every year another charity benefits. The first herring of the season is known as Hollandse nieuwe, groene haring or maatjesharing. From today, fishmongers are allowed to advertise this fish using one of these three names which indicates that the herring is still young. This salty delicacy can be savoured at any herring cart. Fork out €1.80, coat the herring with chopped onions, hold the fish...
June 4th, 2008 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 0
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