House of European History

(FR) Maison de l'histoire européenne | (NL) HUIS VAN DE EUROPESE GESCHIEDENIS
A free museum dedicated to the history of Europe

The House of European History opened its doors in May 2017 and is dedicated to exploring the history of Europe and its integration. The museum is a must-visit for history enthusiasts and travelers interested in learning more about the cultural, political, and social changes that have shaped the continent.

The House of European History has four floors of exhibits that take visitors on a journey through European history. The exhibits are arranged chronologically, starting from the first human settlements in Europe to contemporary times. The museum has a collection of more than 6,000 objects, including paintings, documents, photographs, and multimedia installations.

One of the highlights of the museum is the interactive exhibits that allow visitors to engage with history in an immersive way. The museum also features a library and a beautiful rooftop terrace that offers panoramic views of Brussels.

House of the European History

Visitors to the House of European History are advised to plan their visit in advance. The museum can get crowded, especially during peak times, so it is recommended to book tickets online to avoid queues. Visitors should also allocate at least two hours to explore the museum thoroughly.

The House of European History provides audio guides in 24 languages, which are included in the ticket price. The audio guide provides an in-depth explanation of the exhibits, making it easier for visitors to understand the context and significance of the objects on display.

The museum has a café on the ground floor, serving light snacks and refreshments. Visitors can also purchase souvenirs at the museum shop, which offers a range of books, postcards, and other memorabilia.

Getting There

The House of European History is located in the east side of Brussels, and it is easy to get there from the city center with public transportation.


Rue Belliard 135, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Hours and Fees


Monday 13:00 – 18:00
Tuesday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00


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


Admission to the museum and its activities are free of charge.


Tours including House of European History are available.


How long does it take to visit the House of European History?

Approximately 90 minutes.

What languages are the support materials available in?

On arrival visitors will be given an interactive tablet in 24 languages which will be your guide for the visit, providing audio, text and video content for the Permanent Exhibition. Each tablet can be adapted with special features for students and children and there is also enhanced audio software for visitors with special hearing needs. A printed leaflet, guidebook (cost attached) and family materials are also available.