Practical information

Opening times

New measures (08/03/2022)

The reading room of the City Archives is currently open two days a week, provided that the following conditions are met :

  1. The reading room will be opened twice a week, only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 am to 4 pm.
  2. Because of the limited number of places, the appointment has to be taken online via the address at least three days in advance.
  3. As far as possible, avoid coming accompanied and keep to appointment time. Please let us know of your delay by phone (02 279 53 20) or by email at
  4. Wearing a mask is recommended in areas where social distancing (1.5 m) is not possible (! We do not provide masks at the entrance).
  5. The requested documents will be prepared in advance in the reading room. The staff may refuse any other request different from the initial one made by email.
  6. The copying machine is unavailable in the reading room. However, the printing of digital documents is possible from the reading room pc’s. Photographs without flash are allowed.

Anybody who does not respect these rules will be denied the access to the reading room. These clauses apply until further notice.

All necessary precautions are taken to protect the health of our readers and our collaborators. Sanitizing gel will be available for the public.

To contact us :

Closed periods 2022

  • Monday 18th April ;
  • from Thursday 26th May to Friday 27th May;
  • Monday 6th June;
  • from Thursday 21st July to Friday 12th August included;
  • Monday 15th August;
  • from Tuesday 1st November to Wednesday 2nd November;
  • Friday 11th November;
  • from Monday 26th December 2022 to Monday 09th January 2023 included.

The next appointments for archive consultation will therefore be Tuesday 10/01/2023 and Thursday 12/01/2023.


Archives of the City of Brussels
Rue des Tanneurs 65
1000 Brussels