Rotterdam’s most visited building attracts yearly more than 8 million visitors. In the form of a bow the complex accommodates a market hall, apartments, a parking garage and the Horn of Plenty, the biggest work of art in the world. The Markthal was designed by architects MVRDVA in 2014.

Food and great architecture

More than 100 stalls sell everything from Dutch cheese and ‘stroopwafel’ to all kind of international food. Besides the stalls you can expect several restaurants shops. Also great to just walk around and gape at the great architecture of the horseshoe-shaped building and the artwork above.

Artwork on the ceiling

It’s hard to miss: the impressive artwork on the ceiling. The ‘Horn of Plenty’ by Arno Coenen is covering 11.000 m2 of bright colors and shapes, with reason called the Sistine Capel of Rotterdam.

Location Markthal Rotterdam

The Markthal stands on the Binnenrotte at Station Blaak facing the cube houses and the Central Library. On the extensive Binnenrotte, a former, river and the place where Rotterdam was born, the big outdoor market is held on Saturday and Thursday, with more than 465 stalls one of the biggest markets in the Netherlands

Opening hours Markthal Rotterdam

The Markthal Rotterdam is opened seven days in the week, but check out the times per day below.

– Monday till Thursday from 10.00 hour till 20.00 hour
– Friday from 10.00 hour till 21.00 hour
– Sundays from 12.00 hour till 18.00 hour

– they follow their own opening hours


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