Parlamentarium 

Parlamentarium

Brussels
Parlamentarium

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.

years
Duration of the activity
Group size Minimum 75 to maximum 75 people
Languages available during the activity 24

Parlamentarium

Brussels
Parlamentarium
years
60'
75
24

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.

Entrance is only guaranteed within 30 minutes of your booked time.

Opening hours

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

MEP sponsored groups

For MEP sponsored groups, booking is mandatory via the platform below, in order to properly process travel arrangements.

Book for sponsored groups

Accessibility

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.

Facilities

The Parlamentarium has lockers, a gift shop and toilets.

The Parlamentarium cafeteria remains closed until further notice.

Security

Security and safety are priorities for the European Parliament. For that reason, a number of security measures are in place in and around our buildings. In order to ensure a safe visit for all, we invite you to read and comply with these measures:

  • A valid identity document (national ID card or passport) is required to access European Parliament buildings. If you registered in advance and you provided your ID document details, you must bring this same document to the Parliament on the day of your visit.
  • 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 national legislation, certain prohibited items may be handed over to the police.
  • No trolleys, suitcases, or other large luggage are allowed into the buildings.
  • Animals are allowed in the buildings only as trained guides for visually impaired persons or to assist persons with reduced mobility.
  • If an access pass has been issued, visitors must visibly wear it whilst in the Parliament buildings.
  • Photography and filming are permitted inside the visitor area, but are prohibited in the security area and in the Hemicycle gallery during plenary sessions as well as in restaurants and bars. For more information, please consult the Rules Governing Recordings on the Premises of the European Parliament.
  • If the fire alarm goes off, leave the building immediately without running and follow the instructions given by the security staff and evacuation volunteers.
  • For any safety emergency, call 85112 from any internal phone.
  • Some areas are subject to video surveillance in accordance with the European Parliament Video Protection Policy
  • Wearing a facemask is not mandatory. Visitors can wear one if they would like to.
  • If you feel unwell, please stay at home and postpone your visit. We will be happy to welcome you back when you are feeling better.

Last update: 11.2023

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Parlamentarium

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

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