Sapovirus (SaV) and astrovirus (AstV) increasingly are recognized as cause of acute viral gastroenteritis (AGE). We evaluated the real-time RT-PCR assays RIDA®GENE SaV and viral stool panel II (RGN RT-PCR) for detection of SaV, AstV, adenovirus (AdV) F40/41 and rotavirus (RoV) in clinical stool samples (n = 69). Results were compared with reference singleplex RT-PCRs. The sensitivity for SaV, AstV and RoV are 100%, the specificity ranges from 98.1% to 100%. In 10 out of 11 AdV (all types) samples, the RGN RT-PCR for AdV F40/41 displayed negative results. Retrospectively, 196 stool specimens from adult patients previously tested negative for norovirus (NoV) were analyzed. In about 10% of NoV-negative stool samples, AdV (n = 9), RoV (n = 6), AstV (n = 3) or SaV (n = 3) were found. The RGN RT-PCR assays are useful for detection of enteric viruses other than NoV. This study emphasizes the need for further testing of NoV-negative stool samples in patients with AGE.