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Private Tour: Battle of Waterloo from Brussels
"Your private tour starts with pickup from your Brussels hotel by luxury private minivan. After a 40-minute drive south arrive in the city of Waterloo. It was here where in the year 1815 one of the most significant battles in European history took place — the Battle of Waterloo.Listen as your guide explains the history of the battle during which the French army fell to the Duke of Wellington’s British and Prussian forces leaving 12000 dead and 35
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Brussels Half-Day City Tour
"Your tour begins with a short walk to discover the heart of medieval Brussels in the famous Grand Place with its world-famous Market Square. Here you will hear about the history of the remarkable City Hall and quaint Guild Houses.Next you will tour the city by luxury coach to see the beautiful St. Michael's Cathedral the Congress Column the Heyseldistrict with the world-famous Atomium the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower. Passing the Royal Residence
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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London
"Take the inclusive sightseeing tour and enjoy the medieval architecture that makes Brussels such a visited European city. Don't miss the Grand Place the city's central hub lined with guild houses and flowers adorning the ground like a carpet. You will also see the Atomium and maybe have lunch at one of the gourmand restaurants.Travel through the European Union district featuring Parliament bu the popular bronze statue of a young boy peeing into a fountain.You have the option to hop-on and off as many times as you like at any of the 13 strategically placed stops for your own sightseeing. With bus departures every 30 minutes and the ent this is the perfect way to orientate yourself with Belgium's capital.""""At just under two and half hours why not take the opportunity whilst in London to take a day trip by Eurostar over to the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Brussels! A Hop on Hop off card is included
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Théâtre/cafe de Toone: Toone not only a theatre but also a pub

In the Rue du boucher there is a very small side road (direction Grand Place) named the Schuddeveldgang. If you walk that through you will see a very small alley at your left.
Walk it right till the end and you will come to one of the two entrances of Theatre Toone.
This place consists out of several rooms and one is the theatre room where you can enjoy a traditional local puppet show.
If there are no plays performed then the whole establishment is open as pub.
The puppets are hanging all over the ceiling watching what you are drinking `-)

Dress Code Anything goes.
Panoramic picture: please click on it if you want to enjoy the full view.

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Nov 01, 2004

Théâtre de Toone: Have a drink among the puppets !

After a long walk through the streets of Brussels, have a rest in this original bar, where the puppets of the Toone theatre decorate the walls and ceiling. The tiled-floor contribute to give this place a particular atmosphere. It is also the perfect spot to try the Kwack beer, that you'll get in this special alchemist glass... quite funny :-)
Then have a look at the puppet theatre in the attic and watch one of the puppet shows in the real dialect of Brussels.

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Sep 09, 2004

Theatre de Toone: Puppet show

I would advise against the many restaurants of Petite rue des Bouchers (near Grand-Place) (tourist trap : bad quality, expensive). But please have a drink in this typical Belgian pub : Theatre de Toone. It's composed of two small rooms filled with wooden tables and benches and offers about 20 different Belgian beers (one of my favorites is Kwak). Above your head : a few puppets once used for the show.
The puppet theater is in the attic and the show is in "bruxellois" (Brussels's dialect).

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Jan 16, 2004

Théâtre Toone & Estaminet

This is a small puppet theatre located along a side alley at Petite rues des bouchers.
More "Brusselese" does not exist as everything is presented in true local dialect!
So don't worry if you cannot understand what it is said as the pieces usually presented are already well known by the public - just enjoy!

Afterwards pop in the estaminet for a belgian beer and herb-quark sandwich.

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May 30, 2003
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Located just east of the Grand' Place is Toone. A seventh generation puppet theatre, with performances given in Bruxellois, the regional dialect. It does not matter if you speak the language or not, you will enjoy the show. I visited on a Saturday afternoon to grab a drink in the bar, which has about 20 different Belgian brews to sample. Within 2 hours I had sampled 5 sinful beers. You must try Cantillon Gueuze, simply one of the best. Hanging above your head in the bar are some of the puppets used in the shows, and there all for sale.

Dress Code No dress code

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Aug 25, 2002

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