Trips ‘n Travels: Holland: Rotterdam – Markthal


In last week’s travelpost you could read about our visit to the Peter Lindbergh exhibition in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. In this second post about our daytrip to Rotterdam, I will tell you a bit more about the Markthal…

The Markthal in Rotterdam is the first covered foodmarket in Holland. It was officially opened on October 1st 2014 by Queen Maxima. The building is designed by the architects of MVRDV. It’s built in grey stones and has the shape of a horseshoe. There are two large glass facades, offering plenty of daylight in the building. The inner roof and walls of the building are covered in coloured panels, an artwork of Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam. It shows enlarged vegetables, fruit, fish, flowers,…




In this foodmarket, you can really enjoy doing your shopping. You park your car in the underground car park and you go up to start your shopping spree. In the foodmarket are plenty of food stalls where you can buy fresh fish, bread, cheese, doughnuts, fruit and vegetables,… The fun part of this foodmarket is that you find the world under one roof. There are specialties from spain, Italy, Holland, Suriname,…



There are also plenty of opportunities to sit down and eat something at one of the food stalls or in one of the restaurants. Do you want to eat some oysters and sip some champagne during your shopping? No problem! Visit Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant? Buon appetito! Or do you want to learn how to cook yourself? There is even a cooking school in the Markthal!

The markthal also offers 228 unique appartments. How fun it must be to live in such a lively and wonderful space…

The building is a surprising mix of architecture, food, shopping, dining out and working and definitely worth a visit whilst in Rotterdam!

Love, Kathleen

Here you can read about a visit to a Parision market!














2 thoughts on “Trips ‘n Travels: Holland: Rotterdam – Markthal

    1. You really should! And take enough time to stroll around ànd have an apéro or lunch/diner in one of the many food stalls/restaurants. So much fun! Great atmosphere 🙂


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