Matjes Herring

Matjes Herring

Latin name

Clupea harengus


“Matjes”, butterfly, fillet, whole round

Culinary use

Ideal for ready-to-eat, raw eaten in hand with onion (ambulant market), sashimi, salad, topping on bread, breading, fried.

Product sold in supermarkets for consumption at home and is eaten in restaurants and sushi chains.


The celebrated Dutch Matjes herring, also known as ‘Hollandse Nieuwe, is caught between May and July when its fat content is at its highest (18-26%) making it a rich source of omega-3.

An authentic and traditional Dutch seafood item, it is no surprise that the Dutch are masters in the art of filleting the herring.

Produced in-house and by hand, Amacore delivers the finest quality bone-free herring day in, day out, all year round.