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De Hallen

Last updated: 10 February, 2024

This sprawling food, shopping and cultural destination is tucked inside a turn-of-the-century red-brick complex.

The biggest draw is Foodhallen, an indoor food hall with around 23 international street food stalls. Communal tables are made for mingling, or grab a stool at one of the four bars, including one dedicated exclusively to G&Ts. There’s also terrace seating in warmer weather.

Other attractions include the nine-screen De FilmHallen, which showcases arthouse films, plus a variety of concept stores and rotating art exhibitions.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Multiple tram lines run from the city centre to De Hallen, located in theOudWest neighbourhood; the journey is about 15 minutes. Otherwise, it’s a pleasant half-hour walk from Dam Square. 

When to do it

De Hallen is open daily. If you’re coming specifically for Foodhallenlunchtime is less busy and it’s easier to score a seat. But evenings are far livelier, with frequent free live music and DJs.