Traditional Brussels’ puppet theater – Typical café
Tucked away in a small alley, Théâtre Royal de Toone is one of our favorite bars in the city center. Despite its hidden location, many visitors still flock into this pub for various reasons. Some are looking for a cozy and authentic setting close to Grand Place, others appreciate the decent selection of Belgian beers. But the most unique feature about Toone is its famous puppet theater and matching decoration.
At a stone’s throw from the Grand Place, Toone is one of the oldest cafes in Brussels. The yellow plaster is crumbling off the walls, which are adorned with puppets, paintings, posters and newspaper clippings. You can tell this place is boasting with history. The bar itself is made up of three rooms, one of which was used as the theater room. Although nowadays the puppet theater has moved to the first floor, you can still see the extending gallery where the audience sat in in earlier times. In front of the gallery, two musketeers are forever fighting in the niche that used to be the scene.