Hollandse Nieuwe is a much-loved delicacy for the Dutch but tourists are usually willing to give it a try. Of course it is always at its best and freshest along the Dutch coast.
The season for the Dutch favorite dish is May/June
It is most often served as a snack, most frequently plain, or with cut onions. Whole herring is often eaten by lifting the herring by its tail and eat it upwards holding it over your mouth.