Tell your children that you’re off to get a coffee at a former fire station and they’re bound to get excited. Sadly, there are no more fire engines to be seen in the Firefighters’ Canteen but there’s a nice play corner with toys and games.
De Brandweerkantine (Firefighters’ Canteen) is a kidproof hot spot in Maastricht. The canteen is spacious – it’s where they used to keep fire engines, after all – with vintage fittings and furniture, and a menu offering good, honest food. Children can choose things like French Toast with cinnamon, a bowl of banana or peanut butter sandwich. There’s also a play corner that’s big enough for them to run around in. While the kids are playing, grab a book from the exchange library.
Nice to know!
Fire engines drove in and out of here until the 1990s. Then the building was used by squatters and later as studios.
|Address:||Capucijnerstraat 21, Maastricht|
|Open:||Mondays from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to late|