The European Parliament is based in Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels. Most of the plenary sessions are held in Strasbourg, although the Members of the European Parliament have their main offices in Brussels, while Luxembourg hosts parts of the administration.
Visiting the European Parliament is a great way to find out about its work as the voice of European Union citizens, and about the impact it makes across both Europe and the world.
There is plenty to see and do in Brussels, be it visiting the hemicycle or exploring the cutting-edge Parlamentarium, experiencing the Role Play Game or discovering the past in the much-anticipated House of European History. These activities are designed to showcase and explain how the European Parliament works, where it came from and what it does for European Union citizens. They are all completely free of charge, and nearly all are available in each of the EU’s 24 official languages.
It’s also possible to visit the hemicycle in Strasbourg, which is where most of the plenary sessions are held and where the Euroscola programme for schools is based. A trip to the nearby Alsace Moselle Memorial in Schirmeck is an excellent complement to a trip to the European Parliament.
In Luxembourg, you can discover the European Parliament’s first purpose-built hemicycle and other buildings.
Four young filmmakers put the European Parliament at the centre of their trip to Brussels. Take a look at the results and see what’s waiting for you!Brussels - 23-08-2016
Cleaner, simpler and better looking, the European Parliament’s new visitors website will make it easier than ever to find out all you need to know for your visit. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Let us know what you think of the new site.Brussels - 05-08-2016
A burst of colour has arrived on the Esplanade at the European Parliament in Brussels as new outdoor furniture makes the area an ideal spot to enjoy the sunshine between visits. Read a book, have a snack or test your friends on their European Parliament knowledge, whatever you prefer!Brussels - 29-07-2016
For July and August only, additional visits in English, French or German are available for individual visitors.Strasbourg - 01-07-2016
To meet increased demand over the summer, new opening times will give individual visitors more chances than ever to see the Hemicycle with the help of a multimedia guide. No advance booking is required.Brussels - 01-06-2016
Experience Europe at the heart of Berlin! The exhibition EUROPA EXPERIENCE will take you on a journey through the history, politics and daily life of the European Union.Berlin - 12-05-2016
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Information on how to get to the European Parliament’s various premises can be found on the pages for each location.
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