Multimedia guides lead visitors to the heart of the European Parliament, explaining the path towards European cooperation, how the European Parliament works and what its Members are doing to meet the challenges of today.
It can be experienced in any of the European Union’s 24 official languages. The visitors centre is open seven days a week and entrance is free of charge. It is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.
The Parlamentarium has plenty to offer for all ages. Visits are self-directed, with the average visit taking around 90 minutes.
Please book your visit online or by phone (+32 2 283 2222). If you do not have a booking, you will only be admitted if there is sufficient space inside.
|Monday||Tuesday – Friday||Saturday – Sunday|
|13:00 – 18:00||09:00 – 18:00||10:00 – 18:00|
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
Centre is closed on: 1 January / 1 May / 1 November / 24, 25, 31 December
Experience the Parlamentarium
Start your tour with a journey through European history and integration. Take a seat in the cinema of the Parlamentarium and get a 360° view of Europe and of its Parliament. Discover how the Parliament works, how laws are made and why European politics matter. Get to know the Members of the European Parliament and understand the future challenges as explained by the political group leaders. Take a photo in our photo booth and find out what is happening in the European Parliament in real-time.
An interactive floor map takes visitors on a virtual tour around Europe, highlighting more than 100 stories on the diversity of our continent. In a cosy living room setting discover the impact the EU has on the daily lives of people, in their own words.
Should you require special assistance, please notify the Parlamentarium in advance.
For visitors with reduced mobility
The Parlamentarium offers full wheelchair access, and our staff is on hand to provide assistance.
For visually impaired visitors
The Parlamentarium provides media guides with special audio files that describe the space, its content and main features. Braille tactile maps are available in Dutch, English, French and German. Guide dogs are also permitted.
For visitors with hearing difficulties
The multimedia guides feature sign-language videos in English (BSL), French (LSF), German (DGS), Dutch (NGT), Belgian French (LSFB), Flemish (VGT), Hungarian (MJNY), as well as International sign (IS). The Parlamentarium is fully fitted with induction loops.
The European Parliament prioritises a safe visit by respecting security and public health measures. Visitors are invited to read and take note of the following information, in order to ensure a pleasant visit for all:
- All visitors and bags are subject to airport-style security checks before entry. Firearms, explosive or inflammable substances, pepper sprays, sharp items and other objects that could be considered weapons are prohibited. In accordance with Belgian national legislation, certain prohibited items may be handed over to the police.
- Hand sanitiser gel is available at the entrance and throughout your visit. Visitors are encouraged to make use of it.
- All equipment and material such as personal multimedia guides and interactive exhibition elements as well as the public sanitary facilities and other sensitive areas (handles, doors) are cleaned on a regular basis.
- Wearing a facemask is not mandatory. Visitors are of course permitted to wear one if they would like to.
- If you have symptoms, it is recommended to stay at home and postpone your visit. We will be happy to welcome you back when you are feeling better.
For more information about the health prevention measures in Belgium, go to www.info-coronavirus.be.
Last updated: 09/2022
Esplanade Solidarność 1980
Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
How to get there
Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament
Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament. Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport. The Zweig entrance in Rue D'Ardenne allows for pick-up and drop-off by bus and for visitors to get their bearings before starting the visit.
The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.