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.
|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.
Please read the following measures so that you have a safe visit (Updated: 04/05/2021):
- 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 and some parts of the exhibition are closed.
- 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.
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.
Visitors to the European Parliament in Brussels can now leave their car in the car park, by sending the booking request at least one working day in advance of a visit.