food hallen, eating out, amsterdamInspired by such places as Torvehallerne in Copenhagen and the Borough Market in London, Foodhallen is The Netherlands’ first indoor food market, situated in Amsterdam’s West. It is part of De Hallen, a large complex  of buildings that are a newly renovated old tram depot dating back to the 19th century. The entire space is still very new with a modern industrial feel (Foodhallen only opened to the public in 2014) and also houses a movie theatre, a craft space, a library with cafe, and different stores offering wares produced by local Dutch craftsmen.

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Foodhallen is set up like a large food court, with permanent stalls lining the hall’s perimeter and ample seating space throughout. Each food stall offers its own specialty of cuisine and there is  wide selection of international food options to choose from, including Spanish cured meats, French raclettes, traditional Dutch bitterballen, Vietnamese street food, Korean fried chicken, Turkish meze, and a gin bar — to name a few! There really is something for everyone.

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The atmosphere is very casual and easygoing, and as such is a comfortable place to come with young kids in tow. If you want to enjoy some live music and a more bustling atmosphere during your visit, Jazz nights are on every Tuesday night from 6:30pm.  As an added bonus, Foodhallen is entirely indoors so you can visit rain, hail or shine (which is a big plus in rainy Amsterdam!).

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(On weekends De Hallen also hosts the Local Goods Market, which are a treat to peruse for unique local crafts and wares.)


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March 16, 2016

It’s an awesome review, thank’s for it! 🙂
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April 6, 2016

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February 6, 2017

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