Markthal
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Markthal (English: Market Hall) is a residential and office building with a market hall, located in Rotterdam. The building was opened on October 1, 2014, by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Besides the large market hall, the complex houses 228 apartments, 4600 m2 retail space, 1600 m2 horeca and an underground 4-storey parking garage with a capacity of 1200+ cars. The Markthal was designed by architectural firm MVRDV. The grey nature stone building has an archwise structure like a horseshoe. The building has a glass facade on both sides, these are made up of smaller glass windows. The smaller windows are mostly squared and around 1485 millimeters wide. All of these are hung around a structure of steel cables, 34 metres high and 42 metres wide, which makes it the largest glass-window cable structure in Europe. Each facade has 26 vertical and 22 horizontal cables. The inside of the building is an 11.000 m2 artwork by Arno & Iris Coenen, named Hoorn des Overvloeds (Horn of Plenty).
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Address
Neighbourhood: Stadsdriehoek
How to get there
  • Blaak • 2 min walk
  • Beurs • 6 min walk
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,543 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most unimaginable market
    Markthal is the most unimaginable market ever. While it is common to find food market next to residential premises, having a lively market right below apartment blocks still sounds unreal. Once entering the building, the 3D animation at the ceiling can impress every visitor. There are full of distinctive eateries and stalls selling everything from cheese to Japanese ramen. It is in line with Rotterdam's image of modernity and creativity.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Tin_Manila
    Manila, Philippines381 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic structure that's worth a visit for touristy and practical stuff
    Visited this place several times since our hotel was located near this. Love that it's just beside the Rotterdam Blaak station. We ate here, shopped at AH, took pictures inside and out. The square infront of it could really get crowded and messy during market days. The Markthal has a lot of food options but best to look for one with seating area. Or you can take away food and just eat outside in the square or park beside it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • batamil
    Kiryat Gat, Israel97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to visit
    Nice place to hang out, especially on a rainy day. I recommend going in and eating something, otherwise it's hard to walk around hungry and enjoy yourself. We ate from the Duckburger stand which is highly recommended. There is also a beef/chicken and vegetarian burger, which the vegetarian testified was excellent. From there it was easy to get around and occasionally stop for small tastings at interesting stalls.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • conscienciouseater
    Asia, Peru1,295 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eat at the stalls
    Interesting mall. For eating, the stalls in the middle provide interesting options; unfortunately, there’s virtually no seating. The restaurants on the side (eg. Sàigòn Càphê, Takumi, Japanese Curry House, etc) serve at the tables) and provide friendly service; unfortunately the quality is mediocre and prices are high for what they offer.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • alyaqooot
    Kuwait City, Kuwait32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    سوق markthal جيد
    يعد سوق المواد الغذائية Markthal في روتردام سوقًا مثيرًا للاهتمام يستحق الزيارة إذا كنت في روتردام. هي مجموعة من المطاعم وتجار المواد الغذائية بجميع أنواعها. The markthal food market in Rotterdam is an interesting market worth visiting if you are in Rotterdam. It is a group of restaurants and food retailers of all kinds
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Lindyla
    London, United Kingdom110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    The first thing that grabs you is how beautiful the building is. It is full of different stalls mostly selling food, cakes, coffee, and spices. It is definitely worth a visit if you have a sweet tooth try Madam Coco's lots of different flavoured coconut macaroons
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Brian P
    Split, Croatia9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Markthal, market hall, but make sure to go on Tuesday for the real Market outside too!
    Gorgeous in the sense of the architecture and the decor. Somewhat like you see in many of these foodhalls in the sense on what is on offer. We had a happy stroll around, its busy and buzzy. The real interesting bit is the melting pot of cultures outside on a Tuesday when the market is on. That was so worth spending an hour seeing the people haggle and laughing.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 September 2023
  • karenpammy2016
    San Francisco, California1,165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an interesting ceiling!
    After or before you visit the Cube House Museum, it is just a rather short walk over to Markthal. It is a very unique building that is like an upside down u-shape with brightly colored murals overhead of different types of colorful fruits and vegetables as well as food items that surround you while walking around this building to visit the different types of food merchants and restaurants. Quite an assortment of various eateries to choose from and many have an outdoor seating also. Definitely worth a stop over when you are visiting Rotterdam.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Around the World in 80 Stays
    London, United Kingdom28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An abundence of great food outlets
    This is such a cool looking building from the outside, which is stuffed to the gills with food outlets on the inside. We decided on the ‘Saigon Caphe’ restaurant, mainly because you could eat in and there was plenty of space. There seemed to be few attentive waiters and so we opted to place our orders online instead. I went for the lunch special for €14.90 consisting of a (No.10) Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Rice (the best dish by far!) for my main dish and (No.22) Chicken Spring Rolls as a side. My wife had the (No.105) Grilled Chicken Salad Roll as a starter and the (No.124) Vietnamese Chicken Salad as her main dish. The total bill with drinks came to €38.60, which seemed reasonable. Although the food wasn’t particularly exciting it wasn’t too bad either in an otherwise bland uninspiring but relatively quiet environment compared to the hustle and bustle of the food court itself. For a full visual review of our trip to ‘Rotterdam’, please click on the 'Around the World in 80 Stays' icon and follow the YouTube link to see a glossy film of the whole experience plus many other films. And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for lots of interesting films, constant updates, and even more hot travel tips!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Hendrik_NL
    Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The number one attraction in Rotterdam
    I can only advise to come to Rotterdam to visit the Markthal, because seeing for yourself you can appreciate the architectural masterpiece inside and outside. Close to metro station and train station Blaak, but also having a gigantic three level car park in the basement, of course parking is for a hourly fee. Inside are an untold number of food stalls, shops and restaurants. The Markthal was opened in 2014, but is already the number one attraction in Rotterdam
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 December 2023
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Sinem ö
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It's crowded inside and the prices are not affordable. I don't know if it's worth it, you can take a nice tour of the building.. geçerken bi tur atabilirsiniz çok da görülmesi gereken bir bina yer değil :)
Written 12 April 2024
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AT
Palma de Mallorca, Spain89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Very nice experience checking out the food options available inside the market hall. I got myself a stroopwafel, as I already had eaten before. Super cool architecture in and around area.
Written 11 April 2024
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Travel816197
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
So many different and interesting food stands. We had corn dogs which were ok but wish we tried something more exotic. Worth a try.
Written 6 April 2024
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Deepak Mehra
Birmingham, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It was a nice place to come with ur family. We went on cruice and visited this place on recommendation and should say that our kids also enjoyed .
Written 4 April 2024
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Jamie H
Lancashire, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very interesting building architecturally and plenty of differant food options to choose from. You can spend a few hours here just grazing and having a couple of drinks.
Written 29 March 2024
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Alexander P
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Beautiful building, plenty of options, but the worst and most inefficient toilets I’ve ever had to pay for. Too few of them and €1 to enter is expensive.
Written 28 March 2024
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Bodfryn
Bristol, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Visited this site and found that the public toilets were shut for some reason. There was no customer service desk to report the issue. Had to use one of the food venues instead, which charged.
Apart from the toilet issue the place is worth a visit.
Written 26 March 2024
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Michele at Ports and Paths
Friendswood, TX26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Wowza! This marketplace is amazing! The wide variety of food and drinks offered in one place may be a bit overwhelming. I walked the first level front to back and side to side before I decided what I would try first; yes, there are escalators that take you to other levels, although the lowest levels are parking garages. I opted for an earl grey tea at one vendor, a creme Brule canoli at another, and a waffle topped with strawberries and cream at a third! There were savory places to eat lunch and dinner and coffee and tea places as well. To eat these high calorie options regularly - well, I'd ride a bike daily, too!
Written 20 March 2024
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StephG
Rotherham, UK459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What a fantastic place to find something to eat, we had the intention of trying all different foods but we tried a portion of fries and they were massive after eating half we were full and had to throw the rest away.
Written 12 March 2024
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Wanjiku J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Right at the centre of Rotterdam Blaak and different food from different cultures to enjoy. All near the shopping areas
Written 5 March 2024
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