The brand new Foodhallen in Rotterdam opened its doors the other day. So, I decided to go check it out. The verdict? Foodhallen Rotterdam is a great place to find high-quality food and drinks in a relaxed setting.
Food for everybody!
At the Foodhallen in Rotterdam, there are various vendors serving a wide variety of cuisines. Whether you're into Spanish tapas, Chinese dim sum, Vietnamese street food, authentic Italian pizza, barbecue snacks, cupcakes, locally sourced beef burgers or seafood, you'll find something you like at this food hall.
Mix & Match more than Surf & Turf
You can easily order different meals at different places and combine them at the table. How about Vietnamese spring rolls, lamb ribs, wine and dessert. It's doable!
While my burger was being prepared, I ordered wine at another bar.
I could have even gotten cupcakes and spring rolls while I was waiting. But why overdo it? ;-)
Foodhallen versus Markthal?
The age-old question? Foodhallen and Markthal are totally different. Foodhallen is similar to the Markthal in that it is a big hall in which you'll find various high-quality food vendors. The main difference, however, is that the focus is actually more on eating said food rather than looking at it.
At the Foodhallen, it looks and feels like the food courts you'd find in an American shopping mall. It's a place for eating and drinking. There are no designs on the ceiling or folks taking pictures, but there are plenty of places to sit and relax.
Every food stall has seating at the bar and in the centre of the hall, there are tables for everybody. There's also an additional dining area which was completely empty at about 16:00 in the afternoon.
Location: Foodhallen Rotterdam
The food hall is located at Wilhelminakade 58, in the Kop van Zuid area. The building's facade reads Pakhuismeesteren. The hall, like many on Kop van Zuid, used to be a 'pakhuis,' that's Dutch for 'warehouse.'
Foodhallen Rotterdam shares the building with the Room Mate Bruno hotel. In fact, there's a corridor connecting the hotel and the Foodhallen. Foodhallen Rotterdam is open daily from 11:00 in the morning to midnight.
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