The 2012 European Tour Event 3 (also known as the 2012 European Darts Open) was the third of five European Tour events on the 2012 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, from July 6 to 8. It featured a field of 64 players and £82,100 in prize money, with £15,000 going to the winner.
The top 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit automatically qualified for the event. The remaining 32 places went to players from three qualifying events - 20 from the UK Qualifier (held in Birmingham on June 15), eight from the European Qualifier (held in Berlin on June 23), and four from the Home Nation Qualifier (also held in Berlin on June 23).