European Union member countries will open their doors today, giving Washingtonians a taste of foreign cultures without having to hop on a plane.
The European Delegation and 27 EU member nation embassies will offer food, drinks, music, art and other cultural experiences from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the sixth annual EU open house.
There will be a free shuttle bus service provided throughout the day. All visitors aged 16 and over must bring valid photo identification to EU Open House Day
Among the highlights are:
Embassy of France and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (4101 Reservoir Rd. NW):
Discover the food, culture, and diplomatic life of these two nations at one stop: enjoy the revelry of a German beer garden, indulge at a French café, or feast upon a three-course prix-fixe lunch in the Embassy’s cafeteria, featuring delicious French and German dishes. Live music will fill our gardens, and children will be thrilled by fun interactive workshops. Before leaving, learn a few phrases in a complimentary German or French lesson.
Embassy of Sweden (2900 K St., NW)
Come and visit us for a day of family fun in our Georgetown waterfront location.
Sample Swedish treats and enjoy our rooftop lounge as you get a taste of life
and trends in Sweden and the European Union.
Belgian Embassy (3330 Garfield St. NW):
Belgian beer, juices, and other special treats await you!
Delegation of the European Union (2175 K St. NW):
Enjoy a unique insider’s view and get answers to your questions about the EU and the Euro by visiting its headquarters in the U.S. Learn about how the EU Delegation and the 27 member countries’ representatives work together in Washington. Test your knowledge with the EU quiz and win prizes. Festivities include an interactive wall map puzzle for youth, custom-made luggage tags, a Kids Corner, live music, and refreshments.