Market Quarter West Opens Information Center

Market Quarter West has opened a new information center at Jan van Galenstraat 4. Here, residents and interested individuals can obtain answers and information regarding the redevelopment of the Food Center Amsterdam site into Market Quarter West. The opening of the information center marks another milestone in the realization of the new urban district.

Thomas Hermans, member of the Executive Board of West District, performed the opening ceremony. Symbolically, he accepted the wall artwork "The Dancing Couple," created in 1956 by Cephas Stauthamer. This wall artwork, originally located in the wall of the former Marcanti building, will find its place in the wall of one of the new residential buildings on the site.
Background Information

Marktkwartier West will be an area where living, working, and leisure activities coexist. In the period 2023-2032, 1,700 homes will be built on the site of the current Food Center, with ample greenery and amenities. Approximately 25% of the homes are designated for social housing. The area will also feature a new, attractive, and green public space with a Market Meadow for the Central Market Hall. The Central Market Hall will be redeveloped by BOEi into a publicly accessible hotspot. A large portion of the current businesses will be relocated to the renewed Food Center, in the northern part of the site.

Two of the four detailed plans, for the northwest and southwest sides of the planning area, are in the process. Once these are approved, construction can commence, expected to begin in early 2024. Preparation for the work has already begun to ensure a timely start to construction.

Furthermore, the Marktkwartier West website has been updated. Visit for more information.