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Markthal Shopping Rotterdam

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A covered market hall is found in more world cities, but because of the combination with housing, Rotterdam has a world first. The flats are draped over the fresh market in a horseshoe shape. In the hall you'll find the market with around 100 fresh units, around 15 food shops and various restaurants, including a supermarket and a four-storey car park. If you walk between the market stalls and look up, you will see the work of art 'Horn of plenty' by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam. Because of this largest work of art in the Netherlands, the Market Hall is also called the Dutch version of the Sistine Chapel.

The Market Hall also houses De Tijdtrap (The Time Staircase): a free archaeological exhibition with archaeological finds of the medieval city of Rotterdam that were excavated during construction.

Visitors can register for an Open Tour in the weekend via De Rotterdam Tours: a 1-hour tour through the Market Hall and the Cube Houses. An experienced guide will tell you all about the design and construction and let you take a look behind the scenes.

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Rhys Davis
December 26, 2022
Wow wow and just wow. We came here in October when on a cruise and what a building. Amazing roof and architecture. And just full to the brim with food stalls. It literally has anything you could possibly want to eat in one place. And with a stunning art work ceiling to look at while you do it.nnTo give you an idea my group had fries, waffles, miso, Greek, and Moroccan. It's that good here. Absolutely worth the visit and the hustle and bustle. One floor down is also a handy supermarket also. Down the edges of the hall are sit down restaurants. Some of the food stalls have tables too. So worth the visit.
Lee White
September 21, 2023
Great fun and something for everyone. Architecture is impressive. The vibrancy is contagious. Clearly a loved place. All the food stands bustle for your attention but in a friendly and warm way. Whatever you decide to taste I'm sure it's fab. Colourful, playful, happy. Go and enjoy.
Namratha Aroor
July 16, 2023
Markthal is a unique and beautifully designed market place. Located in the centre of Rotterdam. There is a wide option to eat but its mostly crowded so expect long queues. Well connected by public transport. Its also well connected to the min tourist location of Rotterdam. A nice mix of old and new architecture
Izabela Baczkowska
Izabela Baczkowska
May 25, 2023
Excellent place! A "must have" to visit while you in Rotterdam! The ceiling is a fabulous grafic, the walls are apartments with window view out- and inside the hall! Great food selection of variend countries. If you are looking for a tasty meal, that's the place you have to go!
Thankmar Wagner
Thankmar Wagner
March 6, 2023
The building is just extraordinary and amazing. It’s particularly interest that the shell of the structure is inhabited, and apartment windows are facing the outside and the inside of the concrete shell.nNice market hall atmosphere inside, the large scale glass facades make it a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year.

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