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Lunch tour calendar January - March 2024 now published!

The House of European History team offers an engaging and thought-provoking journey through European history. Dive into it over lunchtime and discover the new permanent and temporary exhibitions. A guide from our learning, curator or events teams will lead you to objects that reveal the processes and phenomena that have shaped the continent. Follow the path through six floors and experience European history like never before! Tours are free and take place from 12h15 - 13h00 in English. No booking is required.

January - Countries that ceased to exist

Countries come and countries go. Let’s have a closer look at countries (partly) situated on the European continent that no longer exist.

  1. 9 January


    Let’s travel back in time to learn more about the Austria-Hungarian Empire and the role it played in European history.

  2. 16 January

    Ottoman Empire

    Let’s travel back in time to learn more about the Ottoman Empire and the role it played in European history.

  3. 23 January


    Let’s travel back in time to learn more about Yugoslavia and the role it played in European history.

  4. 30 January


    Let’s travel back in time to learn more about the USSR and the role it played in European history.

February - What’s love got to do with it?

Love makes the world go round! The House of European History holds many lovely objects and stories. Come discover them and fall in love with history.

  1. 6 February


    I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Let’s look at the different feelings that played a part in European history.

  2. 13 February

    Valentine’s Day

    The museum is the perfect place for a romantic date! Surprise your Valentine with a tour and discover the many loving stories in our collection!

  3. 20 February

    Do you love your language?

    I love you, Je t’aime, Ich liebe dich, Rakastan sinua, Σ' αγαπώ... come and share your love for your mother tongue because this week it is also the ‘International Mother Language Day’!

  4. 27 February


    Let’s take a closer look at some stories from the LGBTQIA+ community, their struggle to love who they want and the waves they made in European history. Love wins!

March - Reflection on our collection

The House of European history is a place for discussion and debate. Looking from different perspectives is important to truly understand the topics that are addressed in our collection. Let’s ask ourselves some questions about difficult topics and reflect how they should or should not be represented.

  1. 5 March


    From the fifteenth to the twentieth century, European countries established colonies all over the world. European colonial powers inflicted misery, inequality and racism on the peoples they had colonised while growing wealthier themselves. Eventually they relinquished their colonies voluntarily or were forced to give them up. Let’s reflect on how we address this topic in the museum.

  2. 12 March

    War Crimes

    The atrocities of war are a difficult topic to discuss. Can we even find the right words to describe certain events in history? Let’s have a closer look on how we approach it in the museum.

  3. 19 March

    Gender balance

    The call for ‘herstory’ has become louder over the years. Let’s look at the representation of gender and the partition of different voices in our collection.

  4. 26 March


    How do we choose collectively what to remember and what to forget? Should we still erect monuments for people today? And what to do when those memorandum cause harm to certain people? Let’s delve deeper into different memorials in our collection.