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Foodhallen in Amsterdam

entrance of the foodhall in Amsterdam

The Place

In 2014 a derelict tram shed was transformed into Foodhallen Amsterdam, a vibrant city food hall packed with pop up restaurants.

This place is always busy and you can’t make a reservation so be prepared for a 10 to 15 minute wait. Then hop onto one of the long communal tables and choose from an exceptional selection of world cuisine.

The Neighbourhood

Foodhallen Amsterdam is located west of the famous Nine Streets district so it’s a little bit out of the way. Saying that, if you’re travelling from the centre on a bicycle, you can be there in ten minutes. Or jump on the metro and take the few stops to Bilderdijkstraat, if you want to get there even quicker.

A Good Shout for…

World cuisines in a laidback food hall setting.

The Best Bits

  • The variety of cuisines. Foodhallen Amsterdam represents pretty much every country in the world. I came across Vietnamese, Brazilian, Spanish and Dutch pop ups to name but a few. And enjoyed sampling small plates from a few different venues.
  • It’s a local favourite, which I love. There’s a fruit and veg street market right next door so locals are often popping in for a bite to eat. Plus, Foodhallen Amsterdam’s wine bars seem to attract an after-work crowd too.
  • They have loads of events going on. There’s the likes of wine tasting and live music in the evenings. And when I visited one afternoon, there was a pop up vintage market going on. Foodhallen Amsterdam is a cool and exciting place to be.
a very busy food hall in Amsterdam
ceiling of the food hall in Amsterdam. Lots of hanging lights and neons
delicious looking small open sandwiches at the Food hall in Amsterdam
Asian pop up food menu at the Food hall in Amsterdam
ham, cheese and olives on a Spanish food stand at the Food Hallen in Amsterdam
Vegetarian food stall menu at the Food Hall in Amsterdam

Foodhallen was one of my favourite finds in Amsterdam. To see more, head to the I Was Here page. Here you’ll discover a roundup of the best restaurants, cafés and culture spots in town, all tried and tested by yours truly. 

And if you fancy deep-diving into a new destination, head over to the Mr Globetrotter blog. It’s packed with hotel reviews and insider travel tips for luxe adventures the whole world over.

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