From former tram depot to trendy centre.
Yes, it is true: this building has been built for the first electric trams and used in between 1902 and 1928. From 2014 De Hallen has become one of Amsterdam’s most popular cultural hotspots. It is located in Oud-West, at Hannie Dankbaar Passage 47.
Every Sunday the main hall becomes very crowded as it hosts an indoor Local Goods Market. The market is made of stands representing startup brands from Amsterdam and abroad. Here you can find original craft, home- and handmade foods as well as non-food products. Starting from peanut butter to wine, clothing, furniture, toys and different accessories. New brands are represented weekly, but as frequent visitor, you will also be able to spot some trusted faces.
During working days you are welcome to visit creative stores, independent art galleries and even a hairdressing salon. Moreover, there several studio’s, a public library, state of art cinema, Jean School, child centre, next generation hospitality club, bicycle repair store and last but not least a hairdressers academy.
Filmhallen has nine state of the art screening rooms. You are welcome to enjoy a wide variety of national and international award-winning movies. From Hollywood blockbusters to independent submissions, animated pictures and child cartoons.
De Hallen Public Library (OBA De Hallen)
The library is spacious and has a modern look. It features a reading café, (digital) workstations as well as an extensive collection of books for young and old. You can also get connected trough digital media, and desktops with internet access. Events such as new book releases are scheduled regularly.
Café Belcampo is located at the library’s entrance. It is a reading café with large space where you can enjoy reading or studying with a cup of coffee, tea and snacks. Belcampo often organizes literary and cultural activities, lectures and book presentations.
Food Hallen – Indoor food hall
Indoor food hall is the place where three exceptional hospitality concepts go together under one roof: Food hall, the brasserie Stop 3 and restaurant Meat West.
In the Food Hall everything is circled around 20 food stands which are offering original culinary snacks and drinks. Visitors can taste everything from wood-fired pizzas to Vietnamese summer rolls and Greek meze, to artisanal burgers from some of Amsterdam’s best-loved kitchens under one roof.
The Hallen is a monumental building and thus Amsterdam’s protected heritage site. Photographs of it’s exterior doors show the building’s rich history in Amsterdam’s mobility as it hosted first electric trams starting as of the 19th century.
Hotel De Hallen is a stunning hotel crafted in urban vintage style with an industrial touch. The hotel contains 55 rooms, a lobby, meeting rooms, a bar, terrace and restaurant Remise47.