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With the Rotterdam Balloon Company we visit the most beautiful places in Rotterdam and we are happy to share that experience with others. Find out what to see and do at Markthal Rotterdam and what our balloons are used for.

With the Rotterdam Balloon Company we visit the most beautiful places in Rotterdam and we are happy to share that experience with others. Find out what to see and do at Markthal Rotterdam and what our balloons are used for.

Table of Contents

  1. What to See and Do
  2. nearby Hotels
  3. nearby Restaurants
  4. Reviews
  5. Photos
  6. Accessibility
  7. Ask a Local

Rotterdam Tourism Tips. What to see and do at Markthal Rotterdam.

Markthal Rotterdam is a evenementenlocatie in Rotterdam. Some must-see sights and Hotspots such as Markthal, Centrale Bibliotheek, Laurenskerk, Kubuswoningen, Wijnhaven, are located only 0.2 km away.

 

Hotels near Markthal Rotterdam

Are you planning a visit to Markthal Rotterdam and are you looking for a hotel nearby? You can spend the night near Markthal Rotterdam in one of the following hotels. The following hotels are within walking distance of Markthal Rotterdam. NB! The distances are measured as the crow flies and may differ slightly from the actual walking distance.

 

Restaurants near Markthal Rotterdam

Enjoy a nice dinner or lunch near Markthal Rotterdam and are you looking for a restaurant nearby? At a short distance from Markthal you can enjoy a delicious meal in one of the following restaurants. The following restaurants are located within walking distance of Markthal Rotterdam. NB! The distances are measured as the crow flies and may differ slightly from the actual walking distance.

Restaurant Distance to Markthal  
Madam Chen 0.15 km website
Vandal 0.35 km website
Cafe in the City 0.37 km website
Oyster Club 0.40 km website
Staal 0.42 km website

Pictures Markthal Rotterdam

Below are some pictures of balloon decorations that the Rotterdam Balloon Company has provided for Markthal. Would you like to order a similar balloon decoration? Send us a WhatsApp message to +31 (0)10-3073668. We deliver 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Rotterdam and are available to our customers via Whatsapp from early morning to evening.

 

Ballon Printed Markthal Rotterdam
Ballon Printed Markthal Rotterdam
Foilballoon Number 40 Birthday Markthal Rotterdam
Foilballoon Number 40 Birthday Markthal Rotterdam
Balloon Topiary Markthal Rotterdam Rotterdamse Ballonnen
Balloon Topiary Markthal Rotterdam Rotterdamse Ballonnen
Balloon Column Wide Round Markthal Rotterdam
Balloon Column Wide Round Markthal Rotterdam
Cloudbuster Round Geel Markthal Rotterdam
Cloudbuster Round Geel Markthal Rotterdam
Cloudbuster Round Geel Markthal Rotterdam
Cloudbuster Round Geel Markthal Rotterdam

Markthal - The Full Guide About This Sustainable Place

Rotterdam is full of amazing places and attractions, and it wouldn't be wrong to say that Markthal is one of the most discussion-worthy places. The Markthal is basically an office and residential building that has a market hall underneath. This building was first opened to the public in 2014 by Queen Maxima. This places houses around 228 apartments, a retail space, horeca, and a four-storey parking area that can hold 1200 cars. In simpler words, the words might seem small to describe this gigantic place, but we have some more exciting details to share about it this one!

The Brief

t wouldn't be wrong to say that this place is a sustainable combination of parking, living, food, and leisure - all the important life functions can be completed through this place and are beautifully integrated to enhance the synergetic possibilities. In addition, its design has a new take on the regular market squares and buildings.

Markthal is located in Laurenskwartier and has been formed by the development of apartments arranged into a huge glass arch - this design was carefully selected to ensure there are no compromises on the privacy of residents. For this reason, the covered square makes the market hall in the daytime while an array of restaurants open on the lower floors after market hall's closure time. In simpler words, it has been designed as a hybrid building where people can live, park their cars, shop, drink, and enjoy.

The Markthal Rotterdam is optimally accessible by public transport because the nearby Blaak station is not only a train station, but also the stop for tram, metro and bus. And don't forget that the location of the hall fits very well here, the building is located on the Binnenrotte and here is the largest open-air market in Rotterdam on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Since there are around 100 shop units in the market area, you will find some diverse products around here, ranging from fish to gaming facilities, fresh cheese to cappuccino, and local cuisines to exotic items that you've always wanted to try. The first and ground floor has twenty cafes, restaurants, and retail units on the sides of the hall, and there is also a huge supermarket on the first underground floor. Also, if you like to eat healthily, The World of Taste is a perfect center for getting educated about healthy eating.

The Architecture

This place was designed by MVRDV, which is a well-known architectural firm, and they have chosen grey stone for the exterior and has a shape like a horseshow. The building is designed with a top-notch glass faade on both sides, and of course, there are glass windows as well. The windows are hung around the steel cable structure. Honestly, the faade is the most mesmerizing part of this building, and Octatube was behind its design and installation.

The building has a floor area of around 95,000 sq./ft., and there are twelve hundred below-the-ground parking areas. However, the central market hall remains the unique part of this building. The market hall offers space for ninety-six food stalls and shops, which are used by the market vendors and businesses to make sure their mark in the local economy.

Market Hall Rotterdam attracts millions of visitors

The Markthal Rotterdam opened on October 1, 2014 and attracts millions of visitors. You can buy countless exotic treats to prepare at home. Many tourists come to the huge indoor food market. While enjoying tapas or sushi, they marvel at the psychedelic images on the ceiling of the Markthal. The attraction is expected to attract between 4 and 7 million people annually. And with that, Rotterdam has a very nice tourist attraction.

The Market Hall is an overwhelming experience

It must be said, a visit to the Markthal Rotterdam is an overwhelming experience. Underneath the building is a 1,200-space car park and if you go up the escalators and end up in the middle of the hall, you won't know where to look: on the ceiling with images of huge colorful pieces of fruit, or at the 100 stalls and restaurants with food from around the world. The caterers often serve the most delicious dishes on the roof of their stall, but there are also many restaurants in the alcoves at the side of the room. You can also buy everything from sushi, stroopwafels, mushrooms and bread to juices, smoothies, meat and fish. A mecca for gourmets.

Jamie Oliver in the Market Hall

Jamie Oliver also did not miss the success of the latest tourist attraction, he will open a branch of Jamie's Italian in the Rotterdam Markthal in the autumn of 2015. 1 of the world's coolest new tourist attractions 2015 by Travel & Leisure. And few can say that.

The Art

While the exterior is adorned with a faade, the interior is designed with 11.000m2 artwork - the ultimate art coined by Iris Roskam and Amo Coenen. The artwork is designed with a combination of huge fruits, fish, seeds, veggies, flowers, and insects. This artwork was selected out of nine that the administration was offered with. It has been made through digital and 3D techniques.

Additional Details

Many people don't know these small facts about Markthal, but the four-storey parking area is the biggest parking center in Rotterdam, and it was one of the first buildings that could be seen through AR. That's because a UAR-based app can be used to see the 3D models of this building to determine how it was going to look. On top of everything, did you know that this building has a nickname and it's Koopboog?

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that Markthal is a perfect combination of functional design and attractive architecture that literally wows you. On top of everything, you don't need to worry about parking the car as there is sufficient space. So, visit during the day if you want to shop, or you can visit at night for a fine dining experience.

 

Accessibility

Address   Dominee Jan Scharpstraat 298, 3011 GZ Rotterdam [Map]
Website   https://www.markthal.nl
Parking garage   Markthal (0.09 km.)
Subway station    Blaak (0.12 km.)
Tram stop    Station Blaak Rotterdam (0.12 km.)
Railway station   Treinstation Rotterdam Blaak (0.12 km.)
Jetty Water Taxi   Centrum (0.47 km.)

Free Parking is available at P+R Kralingse Zoom (3.12 km.). You must then continue your journey to by public transport using your OV chip card.

 

Ask a Local

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