Food shopping just got a little more exciting! After five years of construction, the [Markthal Rotterdam](http://markthalrotterdam.nl/en/) finally held its opening ceremony last week. The massive horse shoe-shaped structure designed by architectures at [MVRDV](http://www.mvrdv.nl/en/) and developed by [Provast](http://provast.nl/en/) combines both housing and market space. One side is a housing building with 228 apartments and the other is an indoor market hall with 100 fresh produce units, 15 food shops, 8 restaurants, and a cooking school. And if that’s not enough, it’s situated right next to the largest outdoor market of the Netherlands at the Binnenrotte.