This quaint little corner building on the junction of Langestraat and IJzerstraat is, in fact, a former annex of the Bellevue property. Although, according to old maps, the origin is likely older than the Bellevue mansion on the left. A lady known as “Shon Katea” lived here and sold traditional Caribbean sweets like “kokada” made from coconut and brown sugar.
Fast forward to the late 1990s, after the full restoration of the Bellevue complex, Tom Mazzizzo, a local trailblazer, transformed this space into “Klein Kwartier,” a cozy neighborhood café. It soon became the talk of the town, breathing fresh life into the entire area after years of neglect.
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Detached two-storey structure. Two parallel hipped roofs with cement hips and ridges. Profiled cornice over all façades. Front addition without monumental value.
Architectural historical and esthetical value because of a.o. the prominent situation on the corner of Langestraat and IJzerstraat. Specific value as part of a protected monumental townscape.
Not listed in Register of Monuments