It’s been one month to the day that I returned from my trip to Amsterdam and Paris and sadly it feels like a lifetime ago. I love the halo feeling after a holiday abroad when the memories linger for a few weeks making the whole thing stretch out. I love the joy of buying my first bottle of wine in a restaurant when I get back and revel in how inexpensive it is compared to Europe, and I rejoice that I can eat in world-class restaurants and drink amazing wine for a third of the price. As much as I adore the place, this is definitely a highlight of living in South Africa. I have been trying to edit my images bit by bit and each time I do, all the memories came flooding back. I’m excited to be able to share  (at long last) my first set of pics from Amsterdam and of a foodie place I really enjoyed while I was there. The Foodhallen is a must visit place in Amsterdam.

Everyone I spoke to about where to eat prior to my trip recommended Foodhallen. Located fairly centrally in a renovated train depot called De Hallen, it was the perfect place for me to sample a variety of things on my own. I loved it so much I went twice. The first time was with two friends and we shared about 5 dishes. On my second trip, I went back to the delicious tacos from Taqueria and the Bahn Mi from the Vietnamese food stand. 

Foodhallen is a permanent food market open day and night and you can from all over the world at over 20 stands. The Oysters were fresh, the gin & tonics huge and the soft shell crab bao dream worthy. The dim sum was very good and there was always a queue, but the pork tacos from Taqueria kinda stole the show for me. I only sampled a fraction of what was on offer and everything looked amazing. Drinks are efficiently sold via 3 bars including a large central bar, a gin & tonic and wine bar and a beer bar. You won’t need to wait around for your drinks. The place was buzzing when I was there but with ample seating, it was easy to find a place to perch. 

Also..….

  • They have a DJ on a Friday & Saturday night
  • Live music on a Tuesday
  • Its a great people watching spot.
  • If you go in the day, browse the trendy shops around the market
  • There is also a Foodhallen in Rotterdam

Here are a few pictures to show you what it was like:

Foodhallen

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

Visit the Foodhallen in Amsterdam

 

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks Sam, I’ve added it to my ‘must do list!’ It looks delicious!

  2. Sam

    HI Robyn, its a must. Let me know if you go before I post all my other Amsterdam rec’s. I have a list x

  3. Kimberley Melander

    Please give details on those wonderful looking toppings on the tacos!!

  4. Sam

    Hi Kimberley, those were the pork tacos.

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