Things to do in Markthal
Rotterdam's Market Hall is the first covered market in the Netherlands, combining a tasty shopping experience inside a unique building. This iconic fresh market has 100 fresh produce sellers, 15 food shops and 8 restaurants. Packed with food stalls selling packed with fresh fish and meats, vegetables and cheeses to bread and sweets you can really find it all in one place.
Located under the Markthal's 40-meters tall arched structure, the ceiling to the floor is decorated with the biggest piece of art in the Netherlands. Created by artist Arno Coenen, 'the Horn of Plenty' displays digitally enlarged images of food, flowers and insects styled after the still-life paintings from the 17th century.
When visiting the Markthal be sure to also look for the numerous medieval objects, near the escalators and in the car park, that were excavated during construction.
The market stalls are open from Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 10.00am to 8.00pm. On Friday from 10.00am to 9.00pm and Sunday from 12.00pm to 6.00pm. Visiting by car? You can park in the garage located directly beneath the building.
Our recommendations in Markthal
Architectural walk of Rotterdam with a Local
Enjoy this experience with a private local, discover everyday life of a local and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from.
Self guided tour with interactive city game of Rotterdam
Within 2 hours the city trail will guide you along the best spots in Rotterdam, while playing fun riddles and assignments on your smartphone.
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Private Rotterdam walking tour
See Rotterdam during this private walking tour. Let your guide tell you about the city's past and present as you explore top sights and city highlights.
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“Leuke trip met goede gids!”
“Zo fietsend kun je veel zien van de stad. Leuke combi.”
“Belle visite avec un guide agréable et qui donne l'essentiel des informations sans être trop long.”
“Die Radltour zeigt die schönsten Highlights von Rotterdam. Unser Guide Nicole war klasse und hat viele Geschichten und Hintergrundinformationen geliefert. Das Team war insgesamt mega freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Tempo war gemäßigt und daher für jung und alt prima. Sehr empfehlenswert!!!”