Belgische Haus Cologne (Belgisches Haus/Maison Belge/Belgisch Huis) is an institution, which over the decades has become an integral part of Cologne and enjoys an excellent reputation in North Rhine-Westphalia. Belgische Haus is one of the leading cultural institutions in Cologne. Cultural cross-fertilisation through numerous events in and outside of Belgische Haus has enhanced close ties between Greater Cologne and all cultural communities in Belgium.
After the closing of the Belgian consulate, the association “Freunde des Belgischen Hauses e.V.“ has made efforts to preserve at least the cultural presence of Belgium in Cologne and North Rhine-Westphalia.
Even if Belgische Haus is temporarily closed, and we now use alternative locations in Cologne for cultural exchange and communication between Germany and Belgium, we nonetheless hope for a renaissance of Belgische Haus as a cultural centre and as an international meeting point in Cologne.