The Food Center terrain in Amsterdam is somewhat hidden between Jan van Galenstraat and Haarlemmerweg. For decades, shops and restaurants have bought their vegetables, fruit and other food supplies from here. Today, the site is a jumbled ensemble of high fences, shed roofs and a closed gate; it is undergoing a large-scale transformation.
The Food Center terrain, a long quay bounded by two canals, will be renewed and more efficiently organized by developing the series of harbour basins that were filled in and reclaimed during the seventies. As part of this reorganization, the footprint of the Food Center will be halved and a large part of it moved to the northern end of the quay. This change will free up space on the southern end of the quay along Jan van Galenstraat, making room for a lively new green residential neighbourhood: the Marktkwartier.
The Marktkwartier will be a neighbourhood for all Amsterdammers; families, singles, students and seniors will be accommodated in a varied residential programme of around 1700 units. The monumental Market Hall, located between the Marktkwartier and the renewed Food Center terrain, will form the heart of the new residential district.
More information at Marktkwartier West.