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Royal Theatre Toone

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Address: Rue du Marche aux Herbes 66, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 511 71 37
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Traditional Brussels' puppet theater - Typical cafe

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We only visited due to the reviews on trip Adviser and what a wonderful place this is. An unusual and quirky place with puppets and posters of the shows around the walls. The bars... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Daphne629
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We only visited due to the reviews on trip Adviser and what a wonderful place this is. An unusual and quirky place with puppets and posters of the shows around the walls. The bars are fairly small but the beer is very different with us tasting orange and cherry beer. Very different and a must to visit. Would love to... More 

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cambridge UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

A delightful show and well worth the support from the public to ensure that Marionettes do not disappear..very enjoyable

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Gold Coast, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It's really a puppet theatre but you enter through the very popular bar area. Wooden tables and benches can make this a very social place! It is not far from Grand Place and down an ally off Petite Rue des Bouchers. Didn't see the puppets which I am told are very traditional but a good range of beer and snack... More 

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Thank Bennlew
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place with loads of history. But of course you come for the beer and there's a lot of different types all with there own type of glass. It's also very hard to find but once you do your enjoy it.

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

For a first timer it is incredibly difficult to find. From the Grand Place, a series of narrow streets would bring you to Toone. Ambience is not that great but the atmosphere overall is good. Place is good enough for a small party or for spending some time with your near and dear ones. Its a bit away from the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Thought it high time I review Toone and several other Brussels 'must have a beer here' places after 5 visits! As other reviewers mention, it is a bit if a trick finding, but not hard once you know :). If you enter through the garden, you go right into the theatre area, tabled when not in use-through a low threshold... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

It's one of my favorites bars in Brussels. First because it's a estaminet and secondly because it's a traditionnal Brussels' puppet theatre. To my knowledge, it's the last one and oldest one in Brussels. There are few shows but it doesn't matter because it's in french local dialect. If you come to Brussels, you will be very close because it's... More 

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Exloo, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

You need to spot this place, because it is hidden away. If you can find it you will have an Alice in Wonderland experience. Great for a beer or for a performance.

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Lecce, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Toone, which this year celebrates its 50th birthday, is closely connected to Brussels' history: originally located in the Marolles quarter, today it is at a stone's throw from the Grand Place. You can really breathe the old fashioned atmosphere while sipping many local beers like Tripel Karmeliet or Duvel. The waiters are very kind and the owner let us organise... More 

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Gent, België
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Near the Grand Place, hidden away in a small alleyway. The bar has a good selection of Belgian beers. This venue is in fact a Marionette Theater. Visits on demand

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