Amsterdam's fishing guides, tackle shops and licenses

Fishing guides and tackle shops in Amsterdam

Amsterdam offers first class fishing, actually it's safe to say that Amsterdam is the 'Zander' capital of the world. You can fish from the shore - street fishing is incredibly popular here - but hiring a fishing guide increases your chances significantly. Here's an overview of the finest fishing guides - all certified by the Amsterdam Fishing Association. They will take you fishing and help you catch the fish of a lifetime! By chartering a licensed guide, you're sure to go out fishing with a professional and reliable person. Below you'll find more information on tackle shops and where to buy your fishing license.

Juul Steyn - Full time fishing guide in Amsterdam

Juul Steyn - full time fishing guide in Amsterdam

Juul Steyn - full time fishing guide in Amsterdam   Going out fishing with Juul Steyn is not only great fun, but also educative and exciting. You will be targeting zander and perch, but on request you can also go fishing for pike in Amsterdam. As a member of UFX - a cooperation if professional fishing guides - he promises to give you the Ultimate Fishing Xperience. The life of Juul evolves around predator fishing. He is a sport fishing journalist, author of the best selling book 'Denken als een vis' (To think like a fish) and full time fishing guide. Being out fishing in Amsterdam with guests multiple times a week, he knows exactly where the fish is at any give time.

Depending on the time of the year and the behavior of the fish, he will provide the best fishing techniques. In the spring, summertime and autumn, you will be casting hard- and softbaits for zander. Also finesse techniques like the Ned rig can be very productive. In the colder winter period a more passive approach, like vertical jigging and drop-shotting, will be more effective. You don't have to think about anything, because all material is aboard. And that's the best of the best: St. Croix rods, Shimano reels and a wide arrange of high-end baits.

You can find more information about fishing in Amsterdam on and feel free to call Juul at +31(0)641584433.

Daan Verbruggen - The Master of Zander

Daan Verbruggen Fishing Guide Amsterdam

Logo Fishing Guide Daan VerbruggenDaan Verbruggen is without a doubt one of the best anglers for Zander in the Netherlands. He has won several championships and is even Dutch National Champion Zander Fishing. Daan loves to share his knowledge of both this illusive fish and the Amsterdam fishing waters. Being basically the first official guide in 'The zander capital of the world', he has gained an incredible amount of experience when it comes to fishing and guiding in Amsterdam. Rates start from 125 euro. At this time his website is only in Dutch, but Daan speaks English very well. Daan is certified by the Amsterdam Fishing Association. Just send him an email: info (a) or give him a call: +31 (0)646404432. 

Mike's Fishing Adventures Amsterdam

Mikes Fishing Adventures Amsterdam

Mike Dijkstra, certified by the Amsterdam Fishing Association, is one of Amsterdam's greatest fishing guides: an easy going yet professional angler. Mike is a versatile fisherman with lots of international experience. Born and raised in Amsterdam, he knows where to find the best zander spots, as well as pike and perch pegs. Vertical jigging and drop shot angling are effective and fun ways to catch zander and perch, but Mike also likes to target huge pike on huge flies. So whatever kind of fishing you're into, Mike is a heck of a guide, who loves to take you out for an unforgettable fishing trip. Rates start from 175 euro for a 4 hour fishing trip. Check out all details at

Hengelsport 2000 - Amsterdam Fishing Tackle Shop

Amsterdam Tackle shop Hengelsport 2000

Amsterdam Tackle shop Hengelsport 2000 logoWhen in Amsterdam, every angler should pay a visit to the awesome tackle shop Hengelsport 2000. The store is specialized in carp and predator fishing and offers an incredible amount of knowledge when it comes to fishing in and around Amsterdam. The shop is owned and managed by Bob, famous for his predator fishing video's on Youtube. When visiting the store, you will be amazed by the incredible amount of artificial baits, amongst which, loads of superb Savage Gear articles. If you're into pike, zander or carp fishing, this is without a doubt the place to go! Hengelsport2000 is located at a stone's throw distance from Amsterdam: Kruidenhof 10, 1112 PS Diemen. Visit the website of Hengelsport2000.

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