Market Hall is the first covered food market of the Netherlands, drawing inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia. The roof of Market Hall is an arch accommodating 228 apartments. The combination of an apartment building covering a fresh food market with food shops, restaurants, a supermarket and an underground parking is a new typology and a world premiere for Rotterdam. The large mural which covers the interior of the arch, ‘The Horn of Plenty’ by artists Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam, has a surface of 11.000m2 making it the largest artwork of the Netherlands. The artwork evokes the illusion of laying on your back in a meadow, looking up, right through Markthal towards the sky. The sun in the centre figures as Horn of Plenty from which the fresh produce falls down to earth. The design vision of MVRDV describes Market Hall as urbanism, the function mix is an integrated design, a 24 hour building which is a public and lasting addition to the city of Rotterdam.
Markthal is open seven days a week, Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 till 20:00, and Sundays from 12:00 till 18:00, with extended opening times for the restaurants. The underground parking Markthal is open 24/7.
How to get there?
Market Hall is located between the Binnenrotte square, Hoogstraat and Blaak, next to Blaak station (subway and train) and with direct connections to Rotterdam Central Station.