I feel it looks like I am in Amsterdam so many days of each month, but that isn’t really true. I wish haha. There are these days where my friends and I like to be spontaneous (this word always reminds me of the movie Mamma Mia, anyone else?) and most of the time we go to Amsterdam. Some weeks ago Eline and I went there a couple of times and one of those, we ended up walking nearby De Hallen. This had always been on my ‘to visit’ list, so we decided to take a look… ??
De Hallen | Hannie Dankbaarpassage, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a city with many different places to discover, just like De Hallen. It is located in a historic building, which was a tramremise before. It reminds me a lot of Chelsea Market in New York because of the concept. There’s food but there’s also room for artists and other concepts to display their art, products or other things to the public. That’s why sometime there are pop-up stores or events in De Hallen.
For example, at De Hallen you can find…
… Food. I always thought there only was such thing as De Foodhallen, but that’s just inside De Hallen it self. Here you can get food from different places, which I really like. This makes it easy when you don’t know what you want to have for lunch, or you and your friends all want to have something different. You can get food from Yoghurt Barn, but also Taqueria Lima, which serves tacos. Where would you want to go? ?
… Cinema. Besides De Foodhallen, there is also De Filmhallen. With nine different parts to it, it’s one of the biggest cinema’s in Amsterdam. ? I definitely want to go there someday to watch a movie because the building gives it just something extra.
… The Maker Store. After walking through De Hallen for a little, we finally ended up entering The Maker Store. Somehow I always love to look through these type of stores and discover products from smaller and local artists. The Maker Store gives these artists a platform to sell their products. Like their own website says, it’s a store for, from and about the makers. For example, they had products there from Fleur Caroline, which is one of my favorite jewelry brands.
Above The Maker Store, is The Maker Cafe. Eline and I didn’t sit down there but next time I would love to spend the day here and work on my blog. The scenery is of course very inspiring, so that makes it a perfect workspace.
This was my first experience while visiting De Hallen in Amsterdam. If you’ve ever been to Chelsea Market in New York, can you see the similarities? On the other side of the road is another part of De Hallen with a couple of conceptstores. When Eline and I were there, the stores weren’t open yet. Next time I will definitely be visiting these as well. Have you ever been to De Hallen? Where would you like to go?