Let me start off with a small lesson in Dutch and genealogy. “Nonkel” means uncle, a family member with whom we are all acquainted. He can be the brother of your father or mother or the husband of your cougar-like aunt.
Enunciating the copious varieties of uncles is tough. However, I will try to sum up a few: there is the obvious creep, the know-it-all lecturer, and the teenage dirtbag who was undoubtedly conceived by accident: the youngest baby of the tribe, an actual contraceptive escape artist.
Wannes is unlike any of these annoying characters. His persona oozes coolness and provides you with a solution for any colourless, insipid and possibly unscented night. He is a zealous member of your clan and will help illuminate your Antwerp experience. His substantive personal approach, a touch of retro flair – meaning that Iron Maiden is not on his playlist – and his good sense of humour will work their magic.
Within his warm and cosy establishment, Wannes offers you a killer-burger, a plate of delicious homemade spaghetti – his mum’s recipe – and savoury snacks to please your taste buds. While enjoying a Belgian beer, a soothing glass of wine or a kick-ass cocktail simultaneously.
Although the kitchen closes at 22:00, you can always try to make him an offer he can’t refuse (in the name of a late night snack, maybe). So step through my favourite uncle’s door, mind your manners and have a rad time.