De Hallen

The complex of De Hallen (The Halls) in the Kinker­buurt neigh­bour­hood is a cultural center inside a former tram depot from early 1900. With many creative businesses, cafés and restaurants, a hotel, public library, cinemas and a bustling indoor food hall, it’s certainly worth a visit. The entire industrial heritage site is a national monument.

Entrance of De Hallen cultural center on Tollensstraat, Amsterdam

An entrance of De Hallen cultural center on Tollens­straat, former tram depot from 1905 (September 2021).

Located between Kinker­straat, Bilder­dijk­kade, Bellamy­plein and Ten Kate­straat, this former Tram Depot Tollens­straat, built in 1902-1905, was in use for maintenance and depot of Amsterdam trams until 1996. Until 2005 it also housed the Amsterdam Public Transport Museum.

Model of the former Amsterdam tram depot Tollensstraat, Amsterdam

Model of the former Amsterdam tram depot Tollens­straat, inside cultural center De Hallen on the Hannie Dank­baar­passage (September 2021).

After being unused and empty for almost fifteen years, it was completely renovated and transformed into a bustling cultural center from 2013 to 2015. The Hallen hotel opened in 2014. The Film­hallen – with nine screens — opened in 2014. One of the cinema’s rooms contains the beautiful art deco interior from the former Cinema Parisien from 1924 on Nieuwen­dijk, which was situated there until 1987.

Drawing of the Tollensstraat neighbourhood, Amsterdam, 1907 by Herman Misset

Drawing from 1907 of the neighbourhood around the former tram depot by Herman Misset.

De Hallen Photo Gallery (September 2021)

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