If your question is not listed, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The most common questions can be found in the FAQ.
Are dogs allowed in the Markthal?
Yes, but they must be kept on a leash, and are the responsibility of the person controlling them.
When is the Markthal open?
For an up-to-date list of opening hours, please click here. This page also shows opening times on public holidays.
Normal opening hours are Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00, Friday from 10:00 to 21:00, and Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00. These opening times may vary on public holidays and during events.
The restaurants in the side walls of the Markthal may have different opening hours. These times are shown in the overview of shops and stalls in the Markthal.
What is the address of the Markthal?
Ds. Jan Scharpstraat 298, 3011 GZ ROTTERDAM
Do the lifts provide access to wheelchair users?
Yes, the lifts which serve levels -4 to 1 are accessible by wheelchair, so the market floor is easily accessible from the car park. These lifts also provide access to the various floors of the ‘Tijdtrap’ exhibition.
Is there an accessible toilet?
Yes, there is an accessible toilet for on level -1. For more information, please see the commercial site of Vendor Washrooms.
Is there a bicycle parking?
Yes, between station Blaak and the Markthal you will find a sunken square for parking bicycles.
Where can you eat and drink in the Markthal?
All the businesses present in the Markhal are listed here.
These are the restaurants around the edges of the Markthal. They are listed separately because they have additional street entrances allowing them to stay open longer than the Markthal itself.
The restaurants in the market floor area can be found under “stalls”.
Click here to see an overview of all businesses.
Are there any rooms available for meetings etc.?
No, we do not rent out meeting rooms.
However, several restaurant do organise meetings and events. For more information, please contact the restaurants directly via https://www.markthal.nl/en/map and click Bars & Restaurants.
Where can I park?
Car park underneath the Markthal
The car park underneath the Markthal is operated by the firm Interparking. For all information about this car park, such as prices, entrance height, number of charging points etc., please refer to Interparking’s website: parking underneath the Markthal
Parking around the Markthal
Parking spaces in the vicinity of the Markthal are operated by the City of Rotterdam, and therefore subject to its conditions.
See the City of Rotterdam’s website for more information: parking in Rotterdam
Is there an entrance fee to the Markthal?
No, just like a normal street market or shopping centre, entrance is free for everyone.
I have a disability pass, do I have to pay for parking?
In Rotterdam, the following applies:
When using disabled parking spaces on the street, parking is free provided your valid disabled parking permit is clearly visible behind the windscreen.
If you park in normal parking spaces, you cannot use a disabled parking permit.
This means you have to pay, even if any disabled parking spaces are occupied. This also applies to wheelchair access vehicles.
Interparking only provides standard paid parking places for everyone. However, we are trying to create sufficient parking spaces which will make it easy for disabled parking permit holders to park (spacious areas close to entrances and exits).
For more information about parking in Rotterdam (in Dutch only):
Can I buy gift vouchers?
At the moment, there are no gift vouchers which can be used in all, or in any case in most, Markthal businesses.
We are currently holding talks with various businesses to see if we can change this in the future.
Businesses may well have gift vouchers which can be used exclusively at the business concerned.
Is there a lost property department?
If you lose something in the Markthal, please send an email to email@example.com.
Any found items are handed in to the Market Supervisor’s office (above unit 124). If the owner does not claim them within 14 days, these items are sent to the town hall where they are registered and posted on the following website: http://www.rotterdam.nl/gevondenofverlorenvoorwerpen
Is it allowed to make amateur or professional video recordings in the Markthal?
Video recordings, for a TV show for example, are allowed in the Markthal. You do require authorisation in advance and a press badge. Please submit your request at least 1 week in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your application is approved, you will receive all the necessary information.
Are wheelchairs available?
Yes, wheelchairs are available. If required, please report to the office of the Market Supervisor/ control room above unit 124. An ID is required as deposit.
Is there anywhere to sit down in the Markthal?
Yes, of course!
There are benches at the -1 level next to Albert Heijn and Gall & Gall.
In addition the World of Drinks offers you their outside terrace to eat your products bought in the Markthal.
Where can I find lockers?
Unfortunately there are no lockers in the Markthal.
How do I get to the Markthal by public transport?
The Markhal is right next to Blaak railway station. It can also be reached by tram, metro and bus. Please see the Visit and Accessibility page to plan your visit to the Markthal.