Discover the world of the European Parliament at the Parlamentarium, Europe’s largest parliamentary visitors centre, and see why more than 2 million people have visited already.




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. A specialised offer is available for school groups and families.

Opening hours

Monday Tuesday – Friday Saturday – Sunday
13:00 – 18:00 09:00 – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00
13:00 – 18:00
Tuesday – Friday
09:00 – 18:00
Saturday – Sunday
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.

Covid-19 measures

Please read the following measures so that you have a safe visit:

  • Please note that you will be asked to produce an EU Digital COVID Certificate upon entry (from 16 years old). This proves that you have either been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19, or have received a recent negative test result.
  • 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.
  • Please bring your own face mask.
  • A temperature check is carried out at the entrance and you will not be allowed to enter if your temperature is above 37.7°C.
  • Visits follow a one-way circuit throughout the Parlamentarium.
  • You must keep 1.5m distance from other visitors.


A valid identity document (ID card or passport) is required to access European Parliament buildings.

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.


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 Parlamentarium has lockers, a gift shop, toilets and a café with a selection of refreshing drinks and tasty snacks.

If you wish to make a reservation for the cafeteria during your visit to the Parlamentarium, we strongly recommend that you book in advance by ringing +32(0) or sending an e-mail to


Esplanade Solidarność 1980
Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Brussels

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