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Admission to the museum and its activities is FREE of charge.

A visit to the House of European History lasts approximately 90 minutes.

All visitors and bags may be subject to airport-style security checks before entry. Firearms, explosive or inflammable substances, pepper sprays, sharp items and other objects that could be considered weapons are prohibited. In accordance with Belgian national legislation, certain prohibited items may be handed over to the police. A valid identity document (an ID card, passport or driving licence) may be requested in order to access the House of European History.

Photography and filming are prohibited in the security and exhibition areas.

Only guides authorised by the House of European History are permitted to lead tour groups in the building.

Due to reasons of museum conservation, air conditioning in our exhibition spaces is used to keep the temperature below 20 degrees. Please ensure you have sufficient clothing for this cooler atmosphere, particularly if the outside temperature is high.


The House of European History is open 7 days  a week.

Monday13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday  -  Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday  -  Sunday10:00 - 18:00

Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.


The House of European History will be closed on the following holidays:

1st of January
1st of May
1st of November
24th-25th & 31st of December



The House of European History can be experienced in all 24 EU official languages. This is made possible using tablet devices, which provide an interactive guide to the museum and can be configured according to language preference.

 Each tablet can be adapted with special features for children and there is also enhanced audio software for visitors with special hearing needs. Staff are on hand at each level should you need assistance. A printed leaflet with a short summary of the Permanent Exhibition is also available in the House of European History entrance area, and for download in advance. A more detailed guidebook is available for download, and can be purchased on site.


House of European History tablet in 24 languages


The House of European History has lockers, a cloakroom and baby-changing facilities.

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Museum for all

The House of European History is a museum for everyone. All our facilities and activities are accessible for wheelchair users.

Working together with diverse groups and communities is a vital aspect of the museum's activities. We aim to reach out to extraordinary people both near and far through tailored visits and specific programs. Do not hesitate to send us your specific requests and we will do our utmost to make our museum more accessible:

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House of European History facilities auditorium


(Telephone: +32 2 283 1220)

Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Postal address: House of European History, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels

Car parking for visitors in Brussels is available at Rue Montoyer 92, 1000 Brussels.

To request a space in the car park, please fully complete the booking request. Your request for the car park is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email.

Access to the car park will only be granted if the information provided in the parking request is consistent with the documents and confirmation email you present at the entrance.

Car park opening times
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

European Parliament car park terms of use

  • Entry to the car park is subject to the availability of spaces.
  • Only the driver and passengers under the age of 14 will be admitted to the car park.
  • The vehicle and any luggage therein will be subject to an inspection by a European Parliament security agent.
  • Vehicles are parked at the owner’s risk and the European Parliament declines all responsibility for any damage to, or theft from, vehicles.
  • Overnight parking is not authorised and vehicles shall be towed away and stored at the owners’ expense.
  • For security reasons access to the car park may be suspended at short notice.
  • Animals are not allowed in the car park.

Car park closing days and public holidays

In 2018: 01/05, 09/05, 10/05, 11/05, 21/05, 15/08, 01/11, 02/11 and 24/12 to 03/01/2019 inclusive.

Parking for persons with reduced mobility

There are two parking spaces behind the House of European History building, for persons with reduced mobility. Visitors using these spaces should display a valid badge in their windscreen, indicating the car is in use by persons with reduced mobility. These spaces can be accessed from a turning at approximately 133 Rue Belliard, just after the European Committee of the Regions building at 99-101 Rue Belliard.

Get here by train


The 'Brussels-Luxembourg' station is 700m from the House of European History Belgian Railways

Get here by bus


Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at Place du Luxembourg, 600m from from the House of European History Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.

Get here by metro


The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6. Public transport in Brussels

Brussels STIB public transport bus House European History