The food market called “Markthal”, or translated for the non Dutch speakers, Market Hall is a great addition to Rotterdam, the ever growing city. This week I’ll share ten photos of this 40 meters high building with 4600 square meters shopping area, 1600 square meters of pubs and restaurants, and a garage providing parking spots for over a thousand cars. Today’s post, is the second and last one for this week. Up ahead (next week) is some more architecture of Rotterdam.
The impressive artistic painting on the ceiling is an immense 11.000 thousand square meters piece of art by Arno Coenen called “Horn of plenty”.
This food market has been covered by many media on the Internet, radio, and television. The evening I took these photos, a Dutch series was recorded at the Market Hall. A TV programme dedicated to the “normal person”, called “Man bites dog”. A part of this programme is you can talk to the “chat box”, or in Dutch “Babbelbox”. Inside this box is a camera, recording the story you are telling, which might be aired a day later on national television.
And now I am covering this lovely place!
Like said, if you like arts, and if you like food, this is a great place to visit. But building this piece of wonderful architecture brought more! While digging the ground to build a foundation, they did some great archaeological discoveries! Exhibited in the basement of the “Markthal” are vases, jewellery, statues, and other artefacts older than a thousand years, they found during construction.
And while building the “Markthal” is done, Rotterdam will never stop building and renovating the city.
Thank you for watching and reading!