The Brasserie Grand-Café Amadeus (www.brasserieamadeus.nl ) is on the side of the small square in front of the former Dominikaner Church (now the Dominikaner Bookstore. See the article on this https://viviennemackie.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/maastrichts-religious-make-overs/ ). It’s in an old building (1644) attached to the church that was part of the former refectory/monastery. It bills itself as “The Brasserie Between the Two Squares” (Vrijthof and Markt), which is true, plus it’s on another famous small square.
It’s open all day every day according to the website, and has tables both outside and inside. If the weather is good, it’s very nice to sit outside and savor the sunshine, while watching the parade of people passing by. The tables and umbrellas outside are bright and cheerful and it always seems to do well.
I had lunch there one day when Rod was at the conference, and sat outside. The service was great and all the wait staff seem to switch effortlessly between languages (Dutch, French, English, German are the ones I heard frequently, and one server even attempted Italian). We were there in June and there were already visitors from many different countries.
I had a vegetable omelette, which was large and served on top of three slices of white “cottonwool” bread (not my favorite) and a small salad. The omelette and salad tasted pretty good. Then a coffee with a small biscuit (cookie). The menu has all kinds of special sandwiches, soups and salads, burgers etc, and the plates that I saw on other tables all looked great.
We didn’t manage to eat there in the evening but think it would be a good place for a casual supper.
I couldn’t find any information on the origin of the name, but suppose it’s linked to Mozart. They don’t appear to have visited Maastricht on the “Mozart Family Grand Tour” (1763-1766) Any ideas?