Via Via Joker Reiscafés are meeting places for world travellers. They are the crossroads between east and west, north and south.

In Via Via you can enjoy a meal from the international cuisine, a refreshing drink and a cosy chat. Share nostalgic memories of journeys past or dream about new horizons…Anything is possible here!

Via Via Antwerp has been a reputable establishment in the city for almost 20 years. In August 2012 our paths crossed and we, the Lauwers family, started out on a new adventure, supported by the entire Via team.


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Free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

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Talk Nights Antwerp

Wat we doen

Have a drink, meet new people and improve your language skills!

How does it work?

Step 1: write down the languages you speak on the stickers you will find at the entrance

Step 2: get a drink and find a conversation partner

Step 3: practice the language of your choice!

See you there!

And remember: « A foreign accent is a sign of bravery » – Amy Chua

Talk Nights Antwerp – mini documentary (dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYB9rUHOiqA



A mix of Belgian fare and exotic dishes from all corners of the globe!

A small regular menu of our classic dishes (chili con carne, spaghetti bolognaise, pasta pesto and seasonal salad) is supplemented with monthly menu recommendations (meat, chicken and vegetarian).

Plus, an all-day lunch menu of soup & various sandwiches. Tapas as starter or snack during the whole day!

Prices for tapas are about €5, sandwiches range from €4 to €9 and main meals vary from €11 to €18.

Comment s’y rendre


Did you know that Antwerp has an actual network for city bikes? There is also a bicycle station at the start of Wolstraat! For more information, have a look at the Velo website.

If you are on the cycling network and you are between junctions 56 and 57 or 57 and 58, just take a small detour and you will find yourself in Wolstraat. We will be happy to help you on your way!

Public Transport

Of course, we would like nothing better than to see everyone use public transport to limit our ecological footprint and for you to be able to have a pint without any worries and to avoid any parking problems and the frustration that goes with it. Take the train to central station, then catch a number 10 or 11 tram towards Melkmarkt and ten minutes later you’ll be on our doorstep!

By Car

From the Ring, take exit 14. You are now on the Britse Lei which then becomes Frankrijklei. Turn left into Bourlastraat (after having driven on “the Leien” for about 1.5 km). Tram 17 also turns here. You will head straight for a statue, which you need to pass on the right-hand side. Follow this street, past the botanic gardens and the Bourlaschouwburg. Turn right at the lights.

At the Meir (wide shopping boulevard) there is another set of lights. Drive past the Meir and choose the right lane. Turn right at these lights. This is the Katelijnevest. Wolstraat is at the second set of lights on the left: you’ll see Via Via on your left from the lights. PLEASE NOTE: Wolstraat is a one-way street and you are not allowed to enter from this side SO go straight at the lights onto Minderbroedersrui. There is usually some parking available here, but if there isn’t, drive on until you get to the quay (a five-minute stroll to where we are located!).

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