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At the corner of Rue du Marché au Charbon/Kolenmarkt and Plattesteen stands the iconic Brussels bar-restaurant Plattesteen that takes its name not only from the nearby street, but also from an alleyway that once afforded access to a 12th-century mansion built of flat stone near the residence of the Counts of Leuven (the Castrum). The bar-restaurant is situated on the ground floor of an Art Deco apartment building designed in 1932 by architect René Noteris, who gave his construction rounded corner bays and bow windows. The establishment is still decorated with its original joinery (panelling, benches and bar) and its terrazzo floor, whose irregular geometrical designs form an attractive, colourful patchwork in a style typical of the period when the building was erected. When the patrons of this trademark Brussels bar-restaurant are not inside enjoying its warm, friendly atmosphere, they can be found soaking up the ambiance in its outdoor seating area, which is one of the most appealing in this vibrant city neighbourhood.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 18:00
Rue du Marché au Charbon/Kolenmarkt 41, Brussels
3 4 Bourse - Beurs
33 46 48 86 95 Bourse - Beurs