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  • bear ,而且酒吧非常漂亮。nice 来安特瑞普,很值得来体验一下

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    jiajie liu Avatar jiajie liu
    June 15, 2024

    Beautiful place. Delicious entrees.

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    Elisa De la Serna Avatar Elisa De la Serna
    June 4, 2024
  • Nice ambiance, fantastic wines and also good service, in other words: the recipe for an excellent afternoon.

    Marleen Schuiten Avatar Marleen Schuiten
    May 28, 2024

    A fantastic place for a late breakfast

    Andreas Ackron Avatar Andreas Ackron
    May 21, 2024
  • Amazing place, love the athmospher Vegetarian options: There are lots of Vegetarian options for breakfast Kid-friendliness: It's totally kids friendly Wheelchair accessibility: The place is wheelchair accessible

    Linus Avatar Linus
    May 21, 2024

    Amazing place, such ambience and history. The owner was a true gentleman, grace and humor embodied him. A very interesting and charming man running a very interesting and charming more

    Deborah Hadley Avatar Deborah Hadley
    May 21, 2024
  • Tolle Location im historical Archiv, nettes Personal und leckere Auswahl.

    Daniel Vinzen's Avatar Daniel Vinzens
    May 18, 2024

    top address.

    Rose-Marie Moens Avatar Rose-Marie Moens
    May 18, 2024
  • Every time I come there my mouth almost falls open when it comes to the building. There were 3 of us and my 2 sisters thought the tasting was fantastic. Since I don't drink more

    Marcella Hugaerts Avatar Marcella Hugaerts
    May 18, 2024

    fff visiting a friend (it's about time...) Caroline and Ernst are doing great. Delicious wine and delicious dishes. So an absolute must and also in a beautifully restored old more

    Claudine Claes Avatar Claudine Claes
    May 18, 2024
  • Since recently one of my favorites!!! I love it 🍷♥️

    Herman Avatar Herman
    May 18, 2024

    Super cool wine bar! Really enjoyed it and definitely recommended! The staff is very professional and very nice. You immediately feel at ease. And they're going to a second more

    debby dietvorst Avatar debby dietvorst
    May 18, 2024
  • Hidden gem

    Guillaume Vandenbroucke Avatar Guillaume Vandenbroucke
    May 18, 2024

    So much fun, tasting 4 wines while enjoying a platter of delicious cheese and meat.

    Tess Kalsbeek Avatar Tess Kalsbeek
    May 18, 2024
  • A true gem. Best wine bar in Antwerp, no question. Set in a historic building with quirkiness and charm. Service is always professional with a smile and a joke. more

    Mark Walker Avatar Mark Walker
    April 24, 2024

    Unbelievable beers and even better service, thanks for your help picking the best beers

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    KER Avatar KER
    April 17, 2024
  • Great service, vibe, atmosphere; wine!

    Andrius Kairiukstis Avatar Andrius Kairiukstis
    April 17, 2024

    A unique place, delicious wine, perfect service with expertise and a joke. Recommended!!

    Quirina Scheffer Avatar Quirina Scheffer
    April 10, 2024
  • We were received very warmly and chose the wine flight. We tasted 4 different wines blind and were able to test our knowledge. With a matching cheese and charcuterie more

    Deli Box Avatar Deli Box
    April 3, 2024

    Lovely place in the midst of Antwerp, A former archive of Antwerp converted into cozy a cozy wine bar/ restaurant. Highly recommended.

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    Robert Pettersen Avatar Robert Pettersen
    April 3, 2024


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