Freshly Chopped opens stall in Markthal

freshly chopped

Freshly Chopped came about from a simple need; a food outlet in Ireland where people could find healthy food fast to fuel their day. The first Chopped store opened in Dublin in May 2012 and now the concept rapidly expands. Rotterdam gets its own Freshly Chopped from September 19 in Markthal.   Visitors to the Markthal […]

Pastry d’Oro serves Caribbean pastries at the Markthal

Pastry d'Oro

Chef Valentino Jacob brings a new unique pastry concept to the Markthal. He serves savoury Caribbean pastries as well as sweet ones filled with cream and toppings of different delicacies at Pastry d’Oro (Unit 76). He got his inspiration from growing up in the Caribbean food culture. When Valentino was young, his parents were already very […]

Punjabi Food opens second restaurant in the Markthal


Punjabi Food is already located at Stadhuisplein. It has opened a second restaurant in the Markthal. At both locations they cater to the exotic, spicy and delectable authentic Indian Cuisine.  Both restaurants serve Indian Cuisine, mainly originating from Punjab. There are many dishes and styles of cooking in Punjab. There is vegetarian thali, Punjabi thali, […]

LALA serves Latin soul food at Markthal

LALA Markthal

LALA Latin soul food has opened its colorful doors in the Markthall. It offers a culinary journey through Latin America with authentic dishes full of passion and love. The O’ LALA fiesta sharing ensures a Latin American party, where people can share small street food and tapas snacks with each other. The menu also offers […]

Takumi Ramen celebrates 15th anniversary with Woei

takumi rotterdam

In 2007 Takumi Ramen was founded in Dusseldorf. Since then the Japan Soul Food restaurant quickly branched out and has opened two restaurants in Rotterdam. At the West-Kruiskade and the Markthal. They also operate Sapporo at the Aert van Nesstraat. To celebrate Takumi’s 15th anniversary and to show gratitude to loyal Takumi fans, several celebratory […]

The Markthal is home to the 50th De Beren restaurant

De Beren restaurant in Markthal

Iconic Feyenoord-payer and trainer John de Wolf opened the newest De Beren at the Markthal. It’s the fourth restaurant in Rotterdam. De Beren originated at the Nooordsingel and already operates restaurants at Schouwburgplein, Cor Kieboomplein and Poolsterplein. The restaurant is the 50th in the Netherlands. Founder Ad Schaap says about this historic moment: “Rotterdam is […]

House of Cocktails is now open at the Markthal

House of Cocktails in Markthal

House of Cocktails has been operating a mobile cocktail bar since 2015. It now also has a stand in the Markthal. The company is known for exuberant cocktails. The mobile bar can be hired for parties, events, festivals, weddings, baby showers, birthdays and children’s parties. Because House of Cocktails also serves alcohol-free cocktails for the kids! […]

Exploring the archive of architecture office MVRDV

Part of the archive of architecture office MVRDV in HNI

International architectural firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, has really put its mark on the city. They are responsible for iconic buildings and designs such as the Markthal, Harbour Experience Centre, The Modernist, and Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. In 2015, Het Nieuwe Instituut, the national heritage institution for architecture, design and digital culture, began acquiring the […]

TGI Fridays opens a typical American Bar & Grill in the Markthal

TGI Fridays

In 1965, TGI Fridays opened its first location in New York City. Today it comprises more than 800 restaurants in 60 countries offering authentic American food and drinks. The first Dutch Bar & Grill opened in Rotterdam in the ’90s. Unfortunately, it didn’t last. But recently a TGIF was opened in Utrecht and it’s such […]

Broodje Suri

Meet Rotterdam’s most popular snack, the broodje Suri. Words: Ellen Scholtens If you like exotic yet familiar flavours, then a broodje Suri is the ideal snack for you. It is Surinamese bread, which is a bit like a pistolet bread roll, with Surinamese fillings. Or as Surinamers call it: toespijs. Given the former Dutch colony’s […]