Europe House

Located close to the Binnenhof, Europe House is the European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Information Office in the Netherlands. It is the place where you will find the answers to all your questions about Europe.

The European Commission has a representation in every EU country, including the Netherlands. Our main tasks are to collaborate with the Dutch national and local authorities and to inform the general public about the workings and policies of the European Union. We report back to the European Commission’s HQ in Brussels on the main political, economic and social developments in the Netherlands.

The European Parliament Information Office in the Netherlands represents the European Parliament and its Members. We perform this role nationwide with a wide range of activities, such as organizing conventions and debates and informing the media. Our office is further charged with keeping the European Parliament in Brussels abreast of the latest political and general developments in the Netherlands.


Welcome to Europe House, home of the Representation of the European Commission and the Information Office of the European Parliament in the Netherlands. Since the International Open Day in The Hague takes place two days before ´The European Day of Languages´ we will focus on languages and how they have shaped the history of Europe. During your visit we offer you interactive presentations and information on languages in Europe and the linguistic diversity of our continent with

  • over 200 European languages,
  • 24 official EU languages,
  • about 60 regional/minority languages,
  • and many more spoken by people from other parts of the world.

We will also tell you about the work we do and about the European Union in general. Europe House does not offer tours, but you can sign up for the presentations.

Presentation 1 – English 12:00 – 12:45
Presentation  2 – Dutch 14:00 – 14:45

Entrance policy
Please bring a valid passport or ID-card to visit Europe House.


Huis van Europa
Korte Vijverberg 5/6
2513 AB Den Haag


Most organisations have strict security. Because of this, we have added a list of the DO’s and DON’Ts for you. As a visitor, you’ll be required to follow these. You will receive your security passes a week beforehand via e-mail. We ask you to please print these out and bring them with you. The security of the organisations can ask you to show your passes. Although the chance is there that registration will be enough and you will not be asked to show your pass. At all times you are required to bring a legal personal ID, like a passport of a ID-Card. Bus-, library, etc. cards are not valid identification. Security checks take time, so please keep this in mind when visiting. We ask for your patience for any eventual waiting times.


  • Bring a valid ID like a password.
  • Bring a printed version of your access card.
  • Keep in mind that security checks can take some time.
  • Listen and comply with security.


  • Do not bring large bags.
  • Do not bring prams unless absolutely necessary.
  • Do not bring electronic devices.
  • Photos and video recordings aren’t always permitted.

Organisations and Busstops

Below you wil find a map (Google Maps) with all organisations that open their doors during the Open Day. You can recognise the different organisations by their red flag icons. There are also free tour buses provided by Connexxion Tours, which will take you to or close to an organisation. De busstops are marked with the blue bus icons. By clicking on a blue busstop icon, you will see a overview of the departure times and can view the walk-routes you can take from a busstop to an organisation. You can visit the Transportation page directly to get a complete overview of the free bus schedule.