Markthal Rotterdam

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Markthal Rotterdam has just open its doors in October 2014. The concept is a covered space where you can find everything under one roof. If you decide to come by car, Markthal offers a parking garage in the basement. This multi storey building has food stalls, restaurants, coffee places where you can chill out for a coffee, buy fresh fish, vegetables, Asian supermarket as well as Albert Hein, wine and liquor store, cheeses, pastries, donuts, noodle shop, Indonesian food, Tapas place, juices etc. Some of the food stalls , you can sit down for a drink or meal at their respective area and most shops here offer take-away food.

If you are in need to use the toilet, the toilet is located one story down near Albert Hein, €0.70 to use the toilet where you can redeem the voucher for €0.50 at certain participating shops.

It is also easy to come to Markthal by train as the train station is nearby.

I was there on a weekday around 2pm. It was crowded but not too bad. Lots of people checking the place and carrying cameras. I tried one coffee place which has a roof top sitting area. Coffee was nice and sitting on the roof top of the coffee place with a nice view. I have yet to try the cafes/restaurants and most likely I will be back again to try the food. Markthal is a nice place to visit at least you have to check it out one time. The thing is, I cannot compare apples and pears. I like the idea of a food hall like the Mercado San Miguel in Madrid with a buzzing vibe (latin) and the Markthal does not have that vibe. Best to combine the visit with a list of grocery that you need to do in Wah Nam Hong toko which is inside the Markhal. There is a nice olive oil shop, Schmidt Zeevis, a butcher “Nice to Meat “and sausage shop.

Monday – Thursday & Saturday 10am – 8pm

Friday 10am- 9pm

Sunday 12pm- 6pm

Address: Ds. Jan Scharpstraat 298



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