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The Historical Archives Service of the European Commission is located at the following address:
Cours Saint-Michel, 23
1040 Bruxelles.
To access the new building, please consult the map.
Metro line 1-5
Station: Merode

Opening hours
Mon - Thur: 9 - 12.30 and 14 - 17.00
Friday: 9 - 12.30 and 14 - 16.00
The archives are closed on

  • 2 to 6 April (inclusive)
  • 1, 14-15 and 25 May
  • 21 July
  • 2 November
  • 19 November
  • 24 December to 3 January 2016 (inclusive)
+32 (0)2 299 99 66

Planning your visit
Before coming, contact us so we can make your visit as convenient as possible:
  • Due to reinforced security measures, you are now kindly requested to return by e-mail, at least 48 hours before your visit, an Excel completed form. Please indicate the corresponding ISO code in the 'Nationality' column.
  • If you already have the archive references of the files that interest you, tell us the date of your visit in advance so we can make sure those files are available for you on-site (not all documents are kept on-site).
  • If not - or if it's your first visit, tell us what you're looking for, so we can help you further.
  • You must have an identity document to get into the building.
  • Rules of conduct in the reading room.
  • Visitors are free to use the cafeteria.