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Markthal tour and rooftop visit in Rotterdam's oldest skyscrapper

Free cancellation
Duration: up to
Language: English, Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Go behind the scenes in Rotterdam Foodwalhalla

Enjoy a Meet & Taste at one of the stands on the market floor

Visit the Timestairs and admire the colors of the art ceiling

Experience breathtaking views of the city from the rooftop of Het Witte Huis

What to expect

With this guided tour you can actually say you’ve been in Markthal! Explore the Rotterdam Foodwalhalla stands, marvel at the colorful ceiling and experience panoramic views of the city from the rooftop of Het Witte Huis.

Join an enthusiastic guide at Rotterdam Foodwalhalla where you will meet a vendor at one of the stands on the market floor and taste their creation. Be amazed by the fun facts that you will hear and get a special look behind the scenes.

Visit the Timestairs to discover the archaeological treasures found here. Learn about the elevated walkway featuring the best view of the art ceiling and admire the colors in the 'Horn of Plenty'. Then, see the underground Expedition, only accessible to market professionals and their vans.

Finally travel to the rooftop of Het Witte Huis (The White House), here you have a fantastic 360º view over the city.

At the end of the tour you can see the famous Cube Houses, your guide will give you a voucher for a discount for entrance to one of the Cube Houses.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required, please confirm the local requirements before your visit

What’s included

Professional tour guide

Voucher for a discount or a free drink at one of the stands in Markthal

Voucher for a discount for entrance to one of the Cube Houses

Postcard of Rotterdam architectural photographer Ossip van Duivenbode


Grotemarkt 98, 3011 GM Rotterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Meet your guide outside the entrance of Markthal (Grotemarkt 98). Please arrive at the meeting location 10 minutes prior to the tours starting time.


  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the tours starting time


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Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • This tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants. In the unlikely event that the minimum number is not met you will receive a notification 24 hours prior to your tours start time and be offered a full refund
  • Maximum of 10 guests per tour group
  • Guests must be at least 8 years old to join the tour
  • Please bring a face mask, these are mandatory in Markthal
  • Tour is led by a multilingual guide speaking in English and Dutch

The White House terrace:

  • The elevator to 'The White House' viewing roof reaches the 10th floor, then you will need to climb up 2 flights of stairs (40 steps in total)
    • The viewing roof is not accessible for wheelchairs or mobility scooters
    • Seating is available on the viewing roof