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  • Place to be. Everything perfect and cozy. Recommended

    Champman Avatar Champman
    November 26, 2023

    Super fun and very tasty wine with a delicious meat and cheese board.

    Pascale Bongrain Avatar Pascale Bongrain
    November 20, 2023
  • Stumbled across this place accidentally and thank god we did. It's so beautiful, so unique and so cozy with delicious wine - we loved it!

    Elena Avatar Elena
    November 20, 2023

    Really cozy place with great vibe and good bakery. Coffee could be better so I'll just come for wine next time.

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    Petra Ross Avatar Petra Ross
    November 13, 2023
  • Burgundian with a capital B! Host Ernst has taste. Delicious wines, cheeses, breads and charcuterie (the mortadella 🤤). Enjoy a beautiful building with a lot of history.

    Kiki Ferrari Avatar Kiki Ferrari
    November 13, 2023

    I can only recommend you to enjoy a nice drink and small bite in this incredible place! The tenants make the experience even more delightful.

    Vincent Van Brabant Avatar Vincent Van Brabant
    November 6, 2023
  • Cliente regular pour a petit café pâtisserie de Aldo nous avons ce weekend pris un fout ( même deux 😉 au second étage avec des amis . Vin trè more

    Lavirotte Claire Avatar Lavirotte Claire
    October 27, 2023

    An example of hospitality with top-class wine and snacks!

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    Hans the Giant Avatar Hans the Giant
    October 27, 2023
  • Very special and unique building, worth discovering.

    Kristine Wymeersch Avatar Kristine Wymeersch
    September 27, 2023

    Amazingly unforgettable!! Love this place

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    Marta Lidia Keijser Camey Avatar Marta Lidia Keijser Camey
    September 27, 2023
  • Super nice wine bar! The staff was super friendly and really made an effort to make us feel as comfortable as possible. We had something to celebrate and they got us more

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    Annelies Becker Avatar Annelies Becker
    September 27, 2023

    Very pleasant place for breakfast, lunch or drinks. With a wide choice of wine. The property is fascinating. You don't immediately see that from the more

    Timothy Wetsteijn Avatar Timothy Wetsteijn
    September 27, 2023
  • Very beautiful place. Good service, coffee with maclone.

    Bert Kuan Avatar Bert Kuan
    August 27, 2023

    Unique, friendly place with a variety of traditional beers and foods.

    Kocz Ka Avatar Kocz Ka
    August 27, 2023
  • Everything was perfect! The atmosphere could be from a movie, reminiscent of a Zafón scene. The service did not let escape the passion and affection deposited in the activity. Wines, more

    Miguel Cerveira do Amaral Avatar Miguel Cerveira do Amaral
    August 27, 2023

    Wine and jazz in a more than 170 years old building with a cast iron interior from ground to top floor.

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    Paco Pachinko Avatar Paco Pachinko
    August 27, 2023
  • Super decor, very friendly service by people who can speak with passion about their product.

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    Allan The Ghost Avatar Alan De Geest
    July 31, 2023

    Lieu incroyable pour prendre un café l'après-midi ou un apéro le soir ! A ne pas manquer!

    Achilles Arnaud Avatar Achille Arnaud
    July 27, 2023
  • Last weekend my partner and I were guests in 'Het Archief' for the first time. The entry into the building with a rich historical past - which was also more

    Corine Nelemans Avatar Corinne Nelemans
    July 27, 2023

    Unique location, delicious wines and finger food. Highly recommended.

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    Walter Fullman Avatar Walter Fullman
    July 20, 2023


Wine bar Antwerp center voted best wine bar in 2023

THE ARCHIVE in Antwerp Center is the place for:

Good wines from ADBIBENDUM. We serve Belgian beers with an emphasis on local small artisanal breweries-organic coffee/tea drinks. On the ground floor is a branch of Bakker ALDO with fine Vienoisserie and artisan BAKKER ALDO

Due to popular demand, THE ARCHIVE is open more often:


CAFE WINE SHOP        FRI-SAT-SUN 12:00-20:00

Our wine bar in Antwerp center has been voted best wine bar in 2023 (Voted Best Winebar Antwerp center)


Everyone knows the iconic Boerentoren, fifty meters from here, a design by the trio Van Averbeke, Vanhoenacker, Smolders. (193

Everyone knows the iconic Boekentoren, more than fifty kilometers from here, in Ghent, a design by Henry van de Velde. (1930)

No one knows the metal book tower in which you will soon find yourself. One of the first, if not the first metal book tower in continental Europe. A design by genius engineer Théodore Lebens. (1850)

Time to make some change in this obscurity.

Welcome to


Welcome to this revolutionary (!) building that was designed in 1851 and is a jewel of architecture, technology and functionality.

Our business is called THE ARCHIVE because this name, er, is rather obvious.

More than one hundred and seventy years ago, this building was built to house the books and archives of the Province. The facade of this building is sober and unobtrusive. The interior of this building is sober and very striking. This place hides a groundbreaking and groundbreaking vision.

You will soon find yourself in an interior that consists entirely of cast iron from head to toe.

In a little while you will find yourself in a hidden gem that, except for an exceptional period of five years, was closed to the outside world for more than a century and a half.

We look forward to welcoming you in one of the most impressive metal buildings in Europe.

read here more about the history of this unique building.


Our wine bar in Antwerp center voted best wine bar in 2023
Our wine bar in the center of Antwerp has been voted the best wine bar
The Archive Antwerp wine bar

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Opening hours:


12:00 – 20:00




2000 Antwerp
+32 468 221251