In Rotterdam there are 14 weekly street markets. The three largest are the Market Rotterdam Centre on Tuesdays, the market on the Binnenrotte in the city centre on Saturdays, and the weekly market on Wednesday and Saturday near the Afrikaanderplein in Rotterdam-Zuid.
At the Binnenrotte a covered market hall with 110 stalls, called the Markthal, was opened. The Markthal has become well known in and around Rotterdam. On the first two floors restaurants, bars and shops can be found.
The nightlife has many bars, concentrated around the Stadhuisplein, Oude Haven, Witte de Withstraat, Katendrecht and the Schouwburgplein. Besides this, there are several clubs and discotheques such as the Villa Thalia, Club Vie, Outland and Maassilo with Factory10. Rotterdam has been named the ‘events city’ of the Netherlands many times.