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New safety measures for visitors at the House of European History

Do I need to book in advance? Individuals can come to the House of European History without a booking. Groups of 10 people or more need to reserve their visit in advance.

Individuals can come to the House of European History without a booking. Groups of 10 people or more need to reserve their visit in advance. 


Individuals can come to the House of European History without a booking. Groups of 10 people or more need to reserve their visit in advance. Please arrive at your designated time slot so that all health and safety measures can be respected.

No, but just be aware that you can make a reservation to the House of European History per timeslot of 30 minutes.

Individuals can come to the museum without a booking. Groups of 10 people or more need to reserve their visit in advance.

The visit should be booked via this link.

Timeslots are available at 30 minute increments.

Timeslots are available at 30 minute increments during opening hours with the last reservation possible at 16:30.

The leader of a group of more than 10 visitors needs to print out the booking confirmation and bring it with them on the day of the visit, or show it on their mobile device.

Visitor Experience

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

The House of European History fully respects the national public health requirements during this sanitary crisis.

Yes, guided visits are available again in English, Dutch, German and French for a group of 10 people or more. Approx. duration: 90 mins. Bookings must be made 4 weeks in advance. Please book here

Yes, guided tours and workshops are available again for schools. Self-guided tours are available again and need to be booked via this link if you are a group of 10 people or more.

Yes, Lunch Tours are available again. These tours are in English only from 12h15 until 13h00 every Tuesday and focus on a certain theme. You do not need to register for this tour, just show up!

The museum has put in place an alternative audio guide which can be used on your private device, in case you don’t want to use the tablet. The links are on each of the Permanent Exhibition pages on our website.

You will receive your sanitised tablet in the tablet area (1st floor), as usual. After your visit you can hand your tablet back on the 6th floor, where it will be immediately disinfected by our crew. The tablet will be sanitised before and after your visit.

For both the audio guide and the tablet, it is recommended you bring your own earphones.

Yes, in accordance with Belgian legislation, visitors have to follow a specific path throughout the museum. This path is one-way only. The path is indicated by markings on the floor and panels.


The visitors can still make use of the interactive touchscreens. They will be sanitised by the museum crew on a regular basis.

The rolodex on the third floor cannot be used by the visitors, for safety reasons.

Yes. The visitors need to follow the assigned mandatory route. This route is indicated on the ground.

Yes, all the FDS areas in the entire museum are open again.

Yes, facilitation on Wednesdays (from 14:00 to 17:00) and on weekends (from 14:00 to 17:0) is possible again.

Learning and Family Resources

Yes, printed materials are available in the museum. You can also find ample information on our website.

Yes, activity sheets for self-guided school groups are being distributed again. If a visitor comes with their own printout, they can also use it in the galleries.

Yes, Prof Packs on the available House of European History learning offers are being distributed again.

The learning resources can be accessed on the museum website in the section “Discover”. The online "activities for your classroom" allows teachers to get access to the 5 thematic resources: Conflict, Human Rights, Migration, Communication and Identity. It is available in the 24 official languages of the European Union.

COVID Safety Measures

Yes, Plexiglass has been installed in certain high-contact zones of the museum.

No, facemasks are not mandatory. Visitors are of course permitted to wear one if they would like to.

If you have symptoms, it is recommended to stay at home and postpone your visit.  We will be happy to welcome you back when you are feeling better.

For information on current covid measures in Belgium, go to the official page set up by the Belgian government.

Visitors will make use of the central staircase to go up and will use the emergency staircase to descend. The exit will be at the shop. This is in line with the one-way path. The use of the elevators is only allowed for people in the same visitor’s group or household, or if visitors have reduced movement capacity, and museum floor staff. For people who urgently have to use the toilet, an exception can be made.

Guest Amenities

Yes, the House of European History has two wheelchairs available

Visitors can use the cloakroom. Hand sanitiser is available.  

Cafe Europa

Café Europa is currently closed until further notice.

Two vending machines have been added at the ground level before exiting the museum.

A water fountain provides also free of charge still and sparkling water just after the exit door of the museum. Please carry with you your own water bottle for environmental reasons.