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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Neighbourhood: Stadsdriehoek
How to get there
  • Blaak • 2 min walk
  • Beurs • 6 min walk
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  • batamil
    Kiryat Gat, Israel118 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, Peru1,875 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, Kuwait333 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 Kingdom130 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, Croatia8 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, California1,190 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 Kingdom115 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 Netherlands7,848 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
  • Kashia D
    United States141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lunch at Markthal
    As a chef I enjoy going to the market, this is one of my favorite because of the architecture, and the variety of international shops inside to get all the spices and taste the different cuisines from around the world. It’s very unique and there is lots to see and do around the market. Next time you’re in Rotterdam check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 January 2024
  • Michele at Ports and Paths
    Friendswood, Texas69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Now I know why the Dutch ride bikes!
    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!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 20 March 2024
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Zoë B
Ashington, UK206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Markthal is a spectacular building to behold filled with overpriced artisan food outlets (many of which don't take card ) and the sides lined with big chain restaurants. Its more of a food court than a market hall, unlike the outside, huge open air market of local traders selling their wheres and home cooked delights.

Take your photos and then give it a swerve, spend your money outside / elsewhere.

Cash machines inside & pay to use toilets.
Written 16 February 2020
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Around the World in 80 Stays
London, UK115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
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!
Written 6 November 2023
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AyeReady1872
Carluke, UK1,614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Unusual building from the outside, but quite a treat inside. Being from the UK, we found it almost like an 'indoor' version of the German Markets we see near Xmas in the likes of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Plenty choices for eating and a number of stalls selling a variety of goods.
We had lunch in here two days out of the three days we were in Rotterdam. Would certainly go back here again, the next time we visit.
Written 6 January 2020
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travelbag3011
Birmingham, UK275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Absolutely beautiful place, full of the best food from all over the world, gorgeous cheeses and little artisan shops. The rooftop bars are fabulous for people watching and the choice of food is amazing. Even the arched shaped architecture is awesome. Look up to the ceiling when you go in and you’ll be amazed some more with the beautifully painted ceiling. Definitely worth a visit when in Rotterdam.
Written 12 February 2020
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Alex Potes
Buenaventura, Colombia317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
If you stop here in this amazing city , you should go here. You can find all in all meaning about food , Even you will find fruits for all over the world.
I’ve been living in Europe for 3 years and half so far. I hadn’t eaten and found any place like that , I could find fruits from my country and some more that I hadn’t seen in all my life .
Apart from that the architecture and the way has been built this market is stunning, if you pay attention you will see flat on the top on it looking down right to the market. ✍🏾
Written 16 April 2020
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Marcin 7-17
Gdynia, Poland6,907 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
One of the most important attractions of Rotterdam. A wonderfully created marketplace under the roof with a great amount of colors, flavors and aromas. Plenty of original food and great restaurants. The color palette blows with charm. Large underground parking on site.
Written 6 January 2020
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LizabethPro
Ukraine204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Very beautiful place to visit. Inside there are many good cafes to eat in and shops where you can buy a lot of delicious food and souvenirs. All sellers are very friendly; Interior is very beautiful.
The location is very good - there's a subway and a tram nearby.
Written 31 May 2020
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EuroMark
79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
If you go to Rotterdam or happen to be in Rotterdam, you should check out this place. Lots of stands where you can buy all kinds of "market" like things. Plenty of snacks, fingerfood even non food. Prices are not cheap, but I don't complain when it rains dogs and cats outside.
Written 13 January 2020
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Present Explorers
Cape Town Central, South Africa380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The architecture is beautiful and stylish and an interesting concept of a building housing people with a market below. We visited in the evenings when we wanted something light to eat. There are several options ranging from falafels, fish, burgers, pizzas, etc. Jamie Oliver's restaurant is attached on the outside and there is so, so much to choose from. We enjoyed delicious falafels there as well as freshly made poffertjies and ice-cream. There are several stalls with fresh nuts, dried fruit, sweets, etc. There is an Albert Heijn supermarket in the basement which opens till very late even after the markthal is closed. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 21 February 2020
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Christy
London, UK277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is such an interesting place, hosting an enormous multi-culturally diverse array of restaurants & vendors, some with roof top seating and all well priced. It's right next to the cube houses tp boot, what could be better?! Can highly recommend a visit here.
Written 7 April 2023
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