This week I’ll continue the series on the Dutch city Rotterdam with one of the newest attraction: The Market Hall (or in Dutch “Markthal”). This enormous building, opened in 2014 by Queen Maxima, is home to many little food shops, varying from doughnuts to tapas, and from Chinese food to Surinamese food (Surinamese sandwiches are the best). A delicious place to visit, and voted by The Guardian as one of Europe’s top ten food markets!
Rotterdam is home to more than 170 different nationalities! Only 50 percent of the approximately 620.000 people is Dutch. Of the other 50 percent the Surinamese, Turks, Moroccans and Antilleans (people from the Netherlands Antilles) take up 25 percent of the population, leaving only 25 percent for the other 165 nationalities.
And all the different nationalities, bring many different delicious recipes, a great joy for lovers of different kitchens!
And if you love it so much, you can live there too! The “Markthal” contains 230 apartments. Great food within reach, and a great view on the market, what else do you need?
This large building is designed by MVRDV, a group of talented Dutch architects. It is not just futuristic from the outside, the lights create a great modern atmosphere in the inside too!
And what do you food lovers think? A great place to visit, and a great addition to the modern architecture of Rotterdam?
Oh, and by the way: For the food lovers, you should visit Kiki’s website, for great recipes and photos!