In this article, we’ll visit three new food concepts: the Amsterdam Food Halls, the Rotterdam Market Hall and the Marqt supermarket chain. What do these concepts embrace? And more importantly: what is the opinion of customers and entrepreneurs?
The Food Halls in Amsterdam
At the end of October 2014, Amsterdam got its own Food Hall, inspired by popular food markets such as Borough Market in London and Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, which annually attract around 4 million visitors. The attractively-renovated old tramway depot in Amsterdam Oud-West is the ideal spot for local residents and tourists to enjoy the big city life with a variety of snacks and drinks.
The Amsterdam Food Halls offer 16,000 m2 of space for all kinds of activities. The Food Halls themselves house 20 to 25 restaurants & catering businesses. The stall holders are new restaurant & catering businesses, but there are also branches of already existing companies. In addition, there is a cinema, a hotel, two restaurants, a library and a variety of shops.