European Parliament Walking Tours 

European Parliament Walking Tours  

Brussels
European Quarter

Join a guided walking tour to discover the history and architecture of the European Parliament and its surroundings while enjoying a safe outdoor activity in Brussels.

12
99
years
90'
1-20
EN, FR, NL, DE

European Parliament Walking Tours

Brussels
European Quarter
12
99
years
90'
1-20
EN, FR, NL, DE

There is much more to the European Quarter than what meets the eye and the best way to explore this unique neighbourhood is on foot. The European Parliament walking tours allow you to discover the European institutions, but also the quarter’s green spaces, its art, history and architectural gems. With an experienced tour guide by your side, get ready to discover some of Brussels best-kept secrets and receive answers to all your questions.

The 90-minute guided tours take place every weekend during spring and summer. The tours are available in English, French, Dutch and German and should be booked online in advance. There may be a number of last minute places available on the day, but priority will be given to visitors with a reservation. 

Timetable

Sunday Morning Afternoon
Dutch: 10.00, French: 11.00 German: 14.00, English: 15.00
Sunday
 
Morning
Dutch: 10.00, French: 11.00
Afternoon
German: 14.00, English: 15.00

The itinerary

Meet your guide at Station Europe, which is housed in the old train station in Place du Luxembourg and serves as a welcome point for all visitors to the European Parliament.

Visit the iconic Esplanade Solidarność 1980, a dynamic and multicultural space for citizens to meet. How many different languages will you hear being spoken as you walk in the footsteps of politicians, journalists and world leaders? Hear the stories of the people who gave their names to the buildings - who were Altiero Spinelli, Clara Campoamor, József Antall, Simone Veil and how did they shape the Europe we know today? Learn about the history of the European project and how Brussels became its beating heart. Discover how European institutions have shaped the urban landscape of the city as you explore the European Quarter.

Lastly, finish your tour in the historic Leopold Park. Once a zoo home to all kinds of animals, it now houses cultural institutions and historic monuments, such as the Solvay Library, the House of European History and sections of the Berlin Wall. From here, you can continue your journey through the Leopold Quarter, or simply stop and enjoy the view. At any point, feel free to ask your guide questions and receive advice on what else there is to do in the bustling city of Brussels.

Covid-19 measures

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

  • The walking tour will take place outdoors. 
  • Tours must be booked online in advance. 
  • The maximum number of participants on a walking tour is 20 (subject to change depending on the measures introduced by the Belgian National Security Council).
  • All participants over the age of 12 must wear a facemask.
  • Please respect a distance of 1.5m from other visitors not from your household.

European Quarter

Place du Luxembourg / Luxemburgplein 100
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

How to get there

Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament

Solutions for blind people
Solutions for deaf people
Motor disability
Wi-fi

Practical information

Continue your visit

Esplanade Solidarność 1980

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Esplanade Solidarność 1980

House of European History

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House of European History
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24

The European Parliament Hemicycle

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Hemicycle
30-90'
10-100
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Station Europe

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Station Europe
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24