Foodhallen, Amsterdam

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WTF? Where’s the food? Well, at the Foodhallen of course.

Inspired by indoor markets like the ‘Torvehallerne’ in Copenhagen, ‘Mercado de San Miguel’ in Madrid and ‘Borough Market’ in London, the Foodhallen opened its doors in 2014 as the Dutch equivalent of these havens of flavour. A new trend took off in Amsterdam, leading to the opening of indoor markets across the country. But The Foodhallen wasn’t a fleeting trend; it became a prime pit stop for local food lovers and those foodies on a city trip.

The Foodhallen is the home of 21 food stands and 4 bars. City dwellers wander through the former tram depot, devouring a fresh hand roll, taco or Bao bun. Tourists discover Dutch culinary heritage with some ‘bitterballen’ and a glass of beer. While bloody delicious burgers sizzle on the grill, a bartender mixes a creative G&T with mango and red pepper, and the smell of traditional Indian street food drifts through the space. Whatever you may choose, all dishes come with a buzzing vibe on the side.

Food concepts at The Foodhallen:

- Baowowow

- Bulls&Dogs

- De Ballenbar

- Fento

- L’Entrecôte Mobile

- Jabugo Bar Iberico

- Maza

- Meneer Temaki

- Le Big Fish

- SHIRKHAN

- THE BUTCHER

- The Rough Kitchen

- Vîet View

- Petit Gâteau

- Padron

- Pita

- Taqueria Lima

- DimsumThing

- Renato’s

- Hungry Dane

- Yoghurt Barn

Food stands are guaranteed open for service until 20.00 during the week and 21.00 in the weekend, but are free to extend service when the crowd just doesn’t want to leave. Who could blame them?

The building of the Foodhallen features a large parking lot and bike storage. The food market is also easily accessible by public transport (tram stops Bilderdijkstraat, Kinkerstraat or Ten Katemarkt) as well as by bike.
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  • We visited on a Sunday evening, some areas of Amsterdam seemed to be quiet, but the Foodhallen Market was bustling. We picked pizzas which are lovely, really thin bases and cooked in a pizzz oven. The...  more »
  • This food hall is probably one of the best I've visited. Great selection of food choices and all excellent quality. Plenty of places to sit incl a first floor 'lookout'. We cycled here from our city c...  more »
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  • This is a fantastic place. More than 20 different restaurants with different ethnic food like tacos, dim sum, sushi, fresh ousters on half shell, tempura, delicious desserts, beer and on and on. There are tables in the middle and you can eat sampler platters from most restaurants. Vibrant atmosphere, high ceilings. Best time to go is early afternoon to beat the rush. So fun!
  • This place is great! We were staying nearby and had been out sight seeing all day, found this by chance and it was perfect. Very clean and airy, pleasant to sit and eat. The food from all of the stalls was excellent quality, and plenty of variety so several people can to together and eat what they personally fancy.
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