Our shop is getting a make-over but we're open for lending out tools from the library! 
Re-opening of the shop, including a new look and new circular articles: to be expected at the end of April! 

Also, together with Qrios, starting from April 19th, we organise a training on how to repair small household appliances. Want to know more? click.


Reopening MAAKbar

MAAKbar reopened at a brand new location. You can find us at Dieststestraat 142, Leuven. We are open from Tuesday ‘till Saturday between 11am and 5pm. We stay open during the next lockdown. 

✅ No need to make an appointment when you want to visit our shop
✅ If there's a person in the shop (or two people belonging to the same bubble) we ask you to stay outside. You can come in when there are no other visitors in the shop
✅ In case you prefer to stay outside, we offer an extra service! Starting March 27 you can choose one or more articles from our shop window. Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number of the chosen article(s) . We will put it aside and you can pick it up on an arranged moment.



Our services in this new hub?
> Lending of tools
You reserve whatever tools you need and you can pick them up at the hub. Since the start of our library-tool we've collected over 250 tools to share with you.

For more information about the tool-library and reservations, click the ‘tool library’-tab in the menu you see at the top of the page.


> Fabric-bank

We now offer second-hand-fabrics.

Fabrics, wool, buttons, yarn, … still in perfect shape but not used, are offered a second home.

Drop by and choose your favourite piece of fabric to sew a little something new. Pay 40€ and have 5-time access to the whole fabric-bank.


> Circular products

In cooperation with social organisations in and around Leuven and with creative 'makers' we offer a lot of circular products for you to buy.
A backpack made out of discarded jeans, reusable greeting cards, earrings, lamps, ... you can buy them for yourself or as an original present!


> Guided tours about circular economy in the city

Come join us at one of our guided tours. 

March 20th and April 10th at 2pm we start at Diestsestraat 142. 
An enthusiastic guide will tell you all about circular economy in the city of Leuven. 
We pass by a few repair-shops, 'de Kringwinkel' and entrepeneurs that choose to repair instead of throwing away. 

To join, send an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We ask for a contribution of 8€.



> Repair cafés 

We organise Repair Cafés every month, on the third Saturday of that month.

Reparations take place on reservation and are done by our volunteers.
Send an e-mail or drop by at MAAKbar during opening hours (Tu-Sat 11am – 5pm), before the actual repair-café and make a reservation.
After the repair café, we contact you and you can come pick up whatever we fixed for you.