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Fresh Dutch herrings at Café the Plaza's traditional ‘Haring Happen' event

Fresh Dutch herrings at Café the Plaza's traditional ‘Haring Happen' event

The Dutch tradition of ‘Haring Happen’ continues at Café the Plaza when the first herrings of the season have been flown in. On Friday, June 18 as of 3pm, local lovers of rare herring will flock to The Plaza to sample the delicacy. Predictions about this year's catch are very favorable: the 2021 herring is fat and tasty: it just slides down your throat!

Things will get underway at Café the Plaza with a new herring reception starting at 3 pm. Outside on the terrace there will be a fish cart selling the herrings. There will also be a live DJ playing from 3pm till 7pm, followed by live music on the main stage outside. Just keep in mind, we will not take reservations for that day.

The Dutch new herring season officially gets underway on June 18 and will continue until September. The best herrings contain at least 16% fat (unsaturated Omega-3 fats); they are filled with lots of protein and vitamins, like A1, B1, 2, 6 and 12 as well as C, D and E. So now you know how good herrings are for your health, lowering your cholesterol while you enjoy every bite.

We hope you will be able to make it on the 18th at 3pm for a healthy, tasty bite of the new herring of 2021!