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 Visiting the archives


rue Belliard, 28
1040 Bruxelles

To access the new building, please consult the map.
Metro lines 1, 2, 5 and 6
Station: Arts-Loi
Exits: 4 and 6

Opening hours

Tues - Thur: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The archives are closed
  • 14 April 2022
  • 9 May 2022
  • 26 May 2022
  • 21 July 2022
  • 1 and 2 November 2022
  • 23 December 2022 to 2 January 2023 (inclusive)


+32 (0)2 299 99 66

Planning your visit

Before coming, contact us so we can make your visit as convenient as possible:

  • Places in the research room being limited, we invite you to book your visit at least 5 working days in advance.
  • If you already have the references of the archive documents that might be of interest to you, communicate them to us at least 5 working days before your visit, in order to ensure the availability of the material. Indeed, our archive repository is located outside Brussels.
  • If you have no references, or if this is your first visit, let us know about your project; this will allow us to help you as well as possible. You will receive a response from us within 15 working days.
  • Procedure for accessing the Commission buildings (following the reinforcement of security measures): once an appointment has been made with our service, you will be invited by e-mail to log into the V-PASS application via EU Login and provide certain personal data. This procedure guarantees the management of your personal data in accordance with the regulations in force. You will receive an e-mail in return containing a QR code that you must present at the reception of the building, accompanied by your identity document.
  • Privacy statement: Consulting documents of the Historical Archives of the European Union

Specific measures related to the health situation: