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Royal Theatre Toone

Impasse Schuddeveld 6 | off Petite rue des Bouchers, Brussels, Belgium
32 2 511 71 37
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Ranked #16 of 219 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: Marionatte Theatre in the family for apparently eight generations, bit of a tourist trap but the beers are good and there are spooky marionettes all... more »
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Almada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We're trying to find one pub to relax and drink some belgian beer. We found the Toone by accident but the decoration was authentic, the staff very nice and they have good beer.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It used to be a marionette theatre , great outside terrace and very friendly staff. If you are in Brussels near the Grand Place and you are searching for a great calm and authentic pub, far from all the tourists ,then it is the place to go to.

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Mons, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a really nice cafe and at the same time is a marionette theater. First of all, it is never crowded which is probably because of its location down an alley just acros the street from the Grand Place. This is a good thing because its a nice quiet place to hide away when the tourism season is in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We saw The Three Musketeers at the Toone theatre and loved it. Tickets were 12 Euros but well worth it. The performance was funny and a great way to spend an evening in Brussels. Very much recommended.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Every time I come to Brussels I always have to visit Toone's, the decor inside is quite unique with the puppets, but I must admit that I prefer the outdoor seating area as it's so pleasant in the summer with all the greenery. It's almost hidden away in the middle of a busy city centre. Just make sure you get... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The nicest thing about this place, besides the atmosphere, is that they serve beers often not found in bars in Brussels anymore - alway in the correct glass, of course! I go for the Affligem, highly recommended (although not in summer - too heavy).

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I didn't like it very much, a bit dull and old fashion. In my view a waste of time. But if you in for folklore, you should go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Really interesting place, and pretty good value also. The puppets and the decor inside makes it a unique place to visit, and it never seems to be overly busy or full of tourists like delirium etc... The outdoor seating area is pleasant especially in the summer, and they have a couple of really chilled out cats which give off a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This might have been the best thing we did in brussels. Before the show we had a kwak beer feom the bar downstairs before heading up to watch the show. It was amazing and even though it was in french it was easy to follow. It was a little hot since theres no air conditioning in europe and this show... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

In June 2013 our Tour Group went to The Royal Toone Theatre and indeed it is a Hidden Treasure in Brussels. Toone 7 gave the history in which he mentioned that this started as entertainment for the run of the mill people after work for 30 minutes weekday evenings. The acts had some element of social comment at that time.... More

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