Tram depot refurbished to a centre for media, culture, fashion, crafts, food & drinks
A relatively new multipurpose cultural and culinary centre in a still undiscovered area of Amsterdam.
Located in the newly hip Oud-West area of the city, De Hallen houses a cinema, library, independent stores, several galleries and a boutique hotel, as well as the impressive Foodhallen - a food and drink heaven where visitors can munch their way through a selection of upmarket street food from different vendors located around a central bar.
The former tram depot at the Bellamyplein underwent a thorough renovation, but the old details have remained intact. The railways are still on the ground.
The monumental building, built between 1902 and 1928, is sleek and trendy with an industrial touch.
The complex of De Hallen, the old tram depot, is a unique complex of 10 concatenated halls.
The lifeline of De Hallen is the Passage, a covered shopping arcade which connects Bilderdijkkade to Ten Kate Market.
The best place in town to taste small dishes from different stall restaurants, like fresh spring rolls of rice paper filled with vegetables and shrimp, chicken or tofu (from Viet View ), the Babaganoush burger (from The Butcher ), or Parisian delicacies (from Petit Gâteau ). There's also a large choice of vegetarian dishes available.
Since its opening Foodhallen has been a very popular place for both locals as tourists.
Remise47 , located within Hotel De Hallen, is a stylish heritage restaurant with a large outside terrace in summer that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
All day restaurant (brunch, dinner) Kanarie Club is a bar-restaurant with flexible workspaces, meeting facilities and a pool bar in the industrial setting of the former tram depot (including railways on the floor). It has a large outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your drink or meal in the sun.
There's also a cinema with 9 rooms. Room 7 is the beautiful art-deco design interior decorations of the original Cinema Parisien (dating back to 1909) which is included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
The program of De Filmhallen is varied, from better Hollywood films as award-winning art house and documentary films from Europe and the rest of the world.
If you visit De Hallen's Passage on weekends, there is a good chance you will come across one of the art, design and fashion markets, which are regularly held on weekends.
De Hallen is located in the middle of the 19th-century Oud-West quarter.
It can be hard to find, as it is locked-in between Kinkerstraat, a busy shopping street, and Ten Katemarkt, a bustling daily market in Amsterdam West, nearby the centre.
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