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European Union Embassy Open House

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the 26 embassies from the EU member states plus the European Commission Delegation will be holding their annual Open House.

This is an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at the European Embassies, many of which are among Washington's historic and architectural treasures. Each Embassy offers a unique program featuring the country's cuisine, its music and special events.

Most of the embassies are clustered in 3 areas - near Van Ness Metro station, along Massachusetts Ave near DuPont Circle, and in Georgetown. Free shuttle buses will be provided to travel between these areas.

This year we'll start by visiting the embassies around Georgetown - Spain, Sweden, France and Germany. We'll meet at Foggy Bottom Metro station, at 9:30 - 9:45 am. There is only one exit from this station, so we'll gather at the top of the escalator.

Some of the embassies will have food available for sale or free sampling, but please note that this may not be suitable for those with dietary restrictions. The French and German embassies are good options.

The official website is at

Please bring identification, as the embassies may conduct security checks, and avoid bringing large bags and backpacks.

Eric will be the organizer for this event.

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  • Barbara

    It was a wonderful experience. I'm glad that I was there to visit the EU Embassy and meet some new friends.

    May 13, 2012

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