Food markets in Europe have a long history and have played an important role in every village, town and city. But Amsterdam and Rotterdam are figuring out a way to modernize the market and introduce new ways to enjoy it.
Rotterdam has built the Markthal Rotterdam. Close to a new pedestrian shopping district, transit and the downtown core, the enclosed structure of curved glass combines a typical fresh market with restaurants, a grocery store and condominiums. It’s a place where the locals do their daily and weekly shopping. And it’s a great place to visit.