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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 #20 of 217 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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Mons, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Valdivia, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Even when all the show is in French (actually you can understand the story just watching), it just beautiful to be there enjoying the hole thing. The place is great, the show is awesome, people are nice, beers are delicious, etc, etc... a must do!

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Syracuse, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I kept waiting for the show to start. There was a band that was warming up for like two hours. Maybe three. I sort of lost track of time. The reason is because it was actually nice to just sit down and chat with friends for a while. They had a pretty decent beer selection from what I could tell.... More

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