De Hallen

De Hallen Amsterdam

De HallenDe Hallen is a centre for culture, food and shopping, located on the Kinkerstraat in Amsterdam West. The area now known as De Hallen was created out of a former public transport depot.

The complex of industrial buildings and open spaces was rebuilt into a spacious cultural compound, combining a cinema (filmhallen), a public library with café, a large hall of food stands and small restaurants (foodhallen), and a variety of fashion and design shops (Hannie Dankbaarpassage).

Tram depot

De Hallen was the result of a municipal project aimed at renovating and reorienting the monumental old and abandoned Tollenstraat tram depot.

The original building was erected in the early twentieth century and originally functioned as a repair shop and maintenance depot for the first electric trams riding through Amsterdam. The building was utilised by the Amsterdam municipal transport company until 1996.

After years of disuse and a some arguing between administrators and local residents about it's future purposes, the complex were was reopened in its new form in 2014.

Shopping area
Restaurant area


Hannie Dankbaarpassage 47
De Hallen, Amsterdam