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Markthal Rotterdam – Iconic food Valhalla

Rotterdam’s architectural icons ensure we rule the list of cool cities to visit. There is always a building project going on that keeps changing the city, like the TimmerhuisCentral Station and the building of new skyscrapers in Wijnhaven, Wilhelminapier and Katendrecht.

The Markthal is a must see/visit for architecture lovers and foodies. You’ll find it opposite the cubic houses, the central Library (worth checking out inside), next to Station Blaak and near the Laurens church.

Markthal is the first indoor freshfood market / food-valhalla in the Netherlands, right next to the largest outdoor markets in Rotterdam on Tuesdays and Saturdays, makes it a complete shopping spree.

The Markthal opened the 1st of October 2014 by Queen Maxima and the first year over 8 million people visited Markthal.

The shape of the Markthal, designed by one of my favourite architects – MVRDV, is spectacular. The curved roof covering the hall is made up of apartments/penthouses and the building has a large underground parking lot. Archaeological discoveries were found during construction which are displayed as a permanent expo around the escalators.

The inside of the curved ceiling is covered with an amazing colourful art piece ‘Horn of Plenty’ by artist-duo Arno&Iris

Try visiting during less busy hours, see what’s on offer at the stalls, tick off your grocery list and take a snack/break at one of the rooftop terraces or dine at one of the restaurants. WahNamHong is my Fave-Shop.

Until 9-4-2017: The View ferris wheel for spectacular views.

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Ds. Jan Scharpstraat 298, Rotterdam

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00, Fri 10:00 - 21:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)