Panurbana 100 de Markt kantine

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Panurbana 100

de Markt kantine

collage: 8 photos
format: 180 x 90 cm

Amsterdam 2022

The 'Markt kantine' was an association space for the market vendors built near the central market halls. 

Since 1934, the 'centrale markt' has been a wholesale market where shopkeepers and market merchants buy their stuff. 

The 'Markt kantine' was converted in 1956 into a theater known as 'de Marcantie' (a corruption of the market canteen). 

On the facade the relief of 'the dancing couple' made by the sculptor Cephas Stauthamer (1899-1983). 

De Marcantie was a nightlife venue, but ballet and opera performances were also held. 

In the nineties there were roller disco and house parties. 

After a period of vacancy, the 'Markt kantine' has been a house and techno hotspot since 2014. 

But also a place where you can watch Ajax champions League matches on a big screen. 

The 'Markt kantine' has to close on 1 July and the theater will be demolished

to make way for a new-build project 'het Marktkwartier’.