A family business where, for four generations, an honest and delicious fish product has been produced with craftsmanship. For 100 years, since 1922, we have been smoking eel, salmon, mackerel and herring according to traditional methods.
Vishandel Klooster BV is part of the Nijvis group. Nijvis BV was founded in 1989 and consists of fish trader/smokehouse Klooster, 3 eel farms and a glass eel collecting station.
Vishandel Klooster is IFS certified and a company that deals with the purchase, smoking, filleting and packing of fish products. Most fish species are hand-filleted after smoking to ensure consistent quality.
Eel, salmon, trout, herring, mackerel and halibut are hot smoked on beech wood. This gives the products a specific and distinctive taste.
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In addition to Vishandel Klooster, the Nijvis Group also has three eel farms and a glass eel collecting station.
The famous Enkhuizer who is portrayed on all our products is Gerrit Klooster, born in 1877. In 1898, he started as a fisherman on the former Zuiderzee, after which he started his own smokehouse behind his home in the centre of Enkhuizen in 1922.
His sons Cornelis and Gerrit then joined the company and that is how fish trader Klooster came into being. Now, 4 generations later, the family business celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2022. Over the years, the company with hot smoked products has grown into one of the largest smokehouses in the Netherlands.