Located in a beautifully refurbished former tram depot west of Amsterdam’s old canal ring, Foodhallen is at the very center of the city’s culinary scene. We never thought we would experience an artisanal bitterballen, the national bar-food staple of deep-fried flour and meat mixture, but De Ballenbar brought tears to our eyes for how this simple food stuff could be transformed.
What to eat? There are over twenty food stalls and three bars to choose from, covering a wide variety of international and domestic cuisine. De Ballenbar is obviously a must, and we also enjoyed Basque, Baowowow, and Fento that serves up healthy fare with a Mexican flavor and South Asian twist.
Pipsqueak tip It’s a little far to walk with a child, so you can take a tram, or do as a local, rent a bike with a child seat and cycle to the market.