Expat Guide 2021-2022

Become a local culture vulture

Archive photo shows the exterior of the Cinémathèque cinema in Luxembourg City Matic Zorman

Archive photo shows the exterior of the Cinémathèque cinema in Luxembourg City Matic Zorman

Keen to find out more about Luxembourg history and how locals think? Visit these venues and soak in the culture.

Lëtzebuerg City Museum

The best place to start is this museum, opened in 1996, which houses “The Luxembourg Story” permanent exhibition, which illustrates the fascinating thousand-year history of the capital city. But its temporary exhibits can provide interesting insight into more modern social history and the Luxembourg psyche, and often include a touch of self-deprecating humour.

14 rue du St Esprit, Luxembourg-Centre


The city’s film museum has a wonderful screening room in the heart of the upper town and is a great place to watch classics, old and new, on the big screen and chat in the foyer afterwards with like-minded cinéphiles. The Cinémathèque hosts special seasons of film dedicated to actors or directors or a particular theme, and also has special one-off events.

17 place du Théâtre, Luxembourg-Centre

Café des Artistes

For a taste of authentic Luxembourg café atmosphere and culture, this venue in the Grund is hard to beat. A warm welcome for strangers as long as you join in the sing-a-long of Luxembourgish, French, German and the odd English-language song around the piano from Wednesday to Saturday nights.

22 montée du Grund, Luxembourg-Grund

FB : café des artistes officiel

Centre National de l’Audiovisuel

Created to preserve the grand duchy’s audiovisual heritage and provide access to Luxembourg photography, film and video archives, the CNA in Dudelange is a spectacular place that showcases exhibitions by local artists and on local subjects. It also has a Médiathèque lending library of cinema, television, photography and music.

1B rue du Centenaire, Dudelange