Amsterdam Hotspot – The Foodhallen
What is the Foodhallen?
What used to be an abandoned tram depot was transformed into a place that we all know and love – the Foodhallen. The Foodhallen is a very cool indoor food market featuring 20 high-quality food and drinks kitchens. When you visit you are guaranteed amazing food, cool music and positive vibes surrounded by like-minded people.
Why should you go?
No matter how fussy an eater you might be, the Foodhallen is the only place you need to go for food. It truly has it all. Choose from Sushi, Burgers, Hotdogs, Vietnamese rolls, Pizzas, Cupcakes – the list goes on and on. If you’re like me and need a drink to wash all this amazing food down, then you’ll be glad to know there is also a fully equipped beer truck and a gin and tonic bar!
My personal favourite? Maza. A delicious Mediterranean kitchen where you can treat yourself to the sharing platter for a feast full of hummus, falafel, bread and olives.
I would definitely recommend going in a small group and each choose a dish from a different kitchen, as that way you get to try all the different food the Foodhallen has to offer.
That’s not all! Next door is also the Filmhallen which is one of Amsterdam’s coolest and quirkiest cinemas.
When is the best time to go?
This place is pretty much always busy. So if you prefer to beat the rush then I would definitely recommend going on a weekday. On the other hand, if you prefer dining and drinking in a more lively atmosphere then go there during the weekends! Just keep in mind that it can be very difficult to get a seat during the weekends, so you could end up standing up with your food which is never really great.
Where is the Foodhallen?
The Foodhallen is situated on the best street in Amsterdam, the Kinkerstraat. You can find the Kinkerstraat in Amsterdam Oud-West (Old-West) and it is one of Amsterdam’s up-and-coming streets.
Thanks for reading! Will you be heading to the Foodhallen in Amsterdam?