The best non alcoholic experience.
“Coffee is a pick-me-up, a boost. It has a certain strength, complexity and pureness, at least if it’s a decent cup of coffee. That requires quality, attention and the right finishing touch. We obtain our beans from the growers in South America and Africa, and at the end of the process our baristas compete to prepare the most splendid and tastiest cup of coffee.
That means that we are involved in everything that takes place in between and we have a team of specialists ranging from master coffee roaster to barista. In our own roasting house, we roast the green beans to produce a full-bodied, tasty and aromatic semi-finished product. In our shop, our own coffee, tea and related products can be sampled and purchased and in our Coffeelovers branches, we show what effect the right finishing touch has on a cup of coffee.
Twenty years ago, there was a totally different attitude towards coffee. Now there’s a real coffee culture. Coffee is now considered a more culinary product. A barista (the coffee ‘chef’) and the right ingredients and materials are vital. A good coffee product requires a great deal of attention, and that’s what we focus on. We have no international ambitions. As a traditional Maastricht roasting house, we have a link to the town and the region. And that remains our base.”
Opening hours shop:
- Maison Blanche Dael has no terrace
- Paid parking is nearby
- Ancient Blanche Dael since 1878 are the local coffee roasters and tea packers. They specialise in delicate coffee from all over the world. Freshly roasted under your nose in the heart of Maastricht. Come in and taste it in our coffee “atelier”!
6211 GN Maastricht
Delight, indulge, and get away from it all. These are key elements in our lunch and dinner, immediately followed by a sense of warmth, welcoming, and a good glass of wine.
Guests enter our casual atmosphere and are treated to unexpected culinary creations. Chef Ralph Hermans has given our classical French menu a contemporary twist. Rantrée dishes can be described as contrasting, slightly challenging, and unusual but with elements and ingredients that are easily recognizable.
We devise a new menu every month to maintain an element of surprise and to keep our regular customers intrigued. This element of surprise is also reflected in our wine selection. Crowned Sommelier of the Year and an ambassador of Limburg wines, hostess Jennifer Silvius ensures that each dish is accompanied by an exceptional glass of wine. We love to encourage our guests to try something new. And most of them are delighted by our extensive wine selection. Here, you will find wines from famous regions, as well as organic and biodynamic wines, regional wines, and ‘new world’ wines.
Sit back and enjoy. We’ll take care of the rest.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12.00hrs-14.00hrs
Sundays from 12.00hrs-18.00hrs
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 18.00hrs-21.00hrs
- Rantrée has an outside terrace (not heated) with 20 seats
- Paid parking nearby
- Situated in the city centre
6211 EN Maastricht
My grandpa’s travel stories
“Inspired by the travel stories of my grandpa who sailed the oceans, my father ended up in Europe. That was before the war in 1939. Travelling via Hong Kong, Singapore and Marseille, he arrived in Rotterdam with the aim of working as a dishwasher in Amsterdam.
He subsequently started a restaurant with a friend in Haarlem. Being enterprising and keen to learn, he finally settled in Maastricht in 1951 and opened La Chine.
He deliberately chose a French name to do justice to the international location of Maastricht. After completing my senior secondary commercial education, I went to help my parents in the restaurant. Thirty years later I am still working in the family business. I enjoy my work and I am proud when guests say that this restaurant must never close. Or when Chinese on holiday in Europe consider our restaurant the best. Nevertheless, I am always striving to improve, and that applies not only to our Chinese specialities, but also to the service and our hospitality.
My final aim is to be of worth to Maastricht and its inhabitants, and for a long time to come.”
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12.00hrs-17.00hrs
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 17.00hrs-22.00hrs
- La Chine has a heated outside terrace
- There is paid parking nearby
- La Chine has take-away service
- Daily continuously open from noon to 10 p.m.
6211 CK Maastricht
Maastricht Convention Bureau
6229 GT Maastricht – the Netherlands
t: +31 43 763 47 30
BTW: NL 812866526B01
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