De Hallen

Top choice cultural centre in Vondelpark & the South

These red-brick 1902-built tram sheds were formerly used as a squat before being turned into this breathtaking sky-lit space. De Hallen was stunningly converted in 2014 to create a cultural complex incorporating a food hall, a family-friendly brasserie, a library, design shops, such as the Denim City Store, a bike seller/repairer, a cinema and a hotel. Regular events held inside include themed weekend markets (such as organic produce or Dutch design); check the website to find out what's happening.

A lively daily (except Sunday) street market, Ten Katemarkt, takes place outside.