Markthal Rotterdam

Image by Anne-Marie Ros

Markthal – Iconic food Valhalla

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

Markthal is the first indoor fresh food market/food-Valhalla in the Netherlands.
It’s right next to the largest outdoor markets in Rotterdam on Tuesdays and Saturdays, making it a complete shopping spree.

Since the Markthal opened in 2014 over 7 million people visit this icon every year.

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. The best-kept secret is the timeline museum with archaeological discoveries – found during construction, displayed as a permanent expo under the escalators in the garage.

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 and 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. Heerlijk&Eerlijk is the stall for foodies. I drink my iced choco at the Chocolate Company. WahNamHong is where I do my curry-shopping. Lots of new concepts to discover on the market-floor.

Check RotterdamTours | Archiguides for guided tours. Or just PM me for a private tour in Markthal and surroundings for food & urban cool.

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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)