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.
The proceeds raised by the traditional auction of the first vat of Hollandse Nieuwe herring, will go to Hulphond Nederland's therapy and coaching program for children this year, Scheveninger reports.
The first barrel of Dutch herring was sold at auction in Scheveningen, Zuid-Holland on Wednesday, fetching 53,000 euros. The annual auction raised money this year for the National Foundation for the Elderly.