Markthal

Markthal, Rotterdam: Hours, Address, Markthal Reviews: 4.5/5

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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7,698 reviews
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LewNST
Amsterdam, The Netherlands286 contributions
Fantastic!
Sep 2021
The Markthal is good fun! The building itself is very cool with some quirky decor and there's lot's of tasty food and treats along the way. We've been a few times now and it never disappoints. Definitely worth a visit when in Rotterdam!
Written 29 November 2021
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Yossi R
Tel Aviv, Israel396 contributions
A very unique and interesting architectural building.
Nov 2021 • Couples
An attractive large residential and commercial building. Unique and beautiful inside and out. There is a nice food market inside. It is recommended to plan your lunch accordingly. Rotterdam is a surprising city with many architectural buildings that are worth visiting. Defiantly worth a day trip from Amsterdam.
Written 23 November 2021
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Elias Alpha
London, UK664 contributions
Great market with a variety of food items
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is a great market with many stalls, various types of delicacies and food to eat.

It also has great cheese stalls. Buy your cheeses to bring home from there!

Definitely worth a visit.
Written 4 November 2021
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,733 contributions
Food hall
Jul 2021 • Solo
The food hall has many different options and cuisines all under one roof from various parts of world, the hard part is deciding what to choose
Written 21 September 2021
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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,535 contributions
Great food market hall
Sep 2021
A large market hall with all kinds of food with lots of restaurants around, and even an asian supermarket.
Did not check out the lower floor, but more shops there.

On saturdays a huge market is outside.
Written 19 September 2021
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CHM13
San Francisco, CA241 contributions
OK place to visit, didn't blow anyone away
Aug 2021
The architecture is kind of cool, but hardly unique.
There are many stalls that sell variety of food. However, a number of them don't accept credit card. And because of covid, they don't take cash either. So even if we wanted something we cannot pay for it, which is kind of dumb.

Wound up eating some fish and chips. Greasy as hell.
So overall, wasn't impressed.
Written 5 August 2021
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Raquel R
Gualdo Cattaneo, Italy184 contributions
Amazing spetacle of modern architecture
Jul 2021
Beautiful modern building, full of color and creative design that attracts thousands every day into its food court plenty of kiosks of diverse nature.
Written 23 July 2021
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MariaF
Lochem, The Netherlands98 contributions
Covid visit
Apr 2021 • Couples
Due to a visit in Covid times, it was kind of sad that you could only take out food. While a lot of stalls were open, there were still so much more that was still closed. Definitely looking forward to visiting again once the world returns to normal
Written 21 April 2021
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RamblingSpots
London, UK20 contributions
Worldwide food variety
Apr 2020
Amazing building with lots of cafes and restaurants for a different meal. Here you can find a huge variety of typical dishes from all around the world for a nice and quick meal or to take home and cook yourself.

We suggest to visit the markthal even if you don't mean to eat there, as it's a nice and diverse place that differs from the city roads.

Also, it's an amazing place to cool down during the few hot summer days.
Written 10 March 2021
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MrRoastPotatoe
Lynton, UK19 contributions
Eye opener
Nov 2020 • Solo
Wow fantastic building and real eye opener
This was an element of surprise seeing the hidden Skeleton
Many thanks to local lad Danny Torres for shoeing us things that are not in the guide book
Written 16 January 2021
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Markthal is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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