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Discover the European Parliament Visitors’ Centre

Experience European politics as never before at Europe’s largest parliamentary visitor centre and see why 1.5 million people have already visited the Parlamentarium!

Handheld multimedia guides accompany visitors to the heart of the European Parliament, explaining the path towards European integration, how the European Parliament works and what its Members are doing to meet the challenges of today. The Parlamentarium is dynamic and interactive by design and can be experienced in any of the European Union’s 24 official languages, making it the perfect place for visitors of all ages to discover European politics.

The Parlamentarium is open seven days a week and entrance is free of charge. A visit normally takes around 90 minutes, but shorter tours are available for families and school groups. See below for more details on what the Parlamentarium has to offer and its programme of events and temporary exhibitions.



The Parlamentarium has plenty to offer adults and children alike, and visits can be tailored to suit almost any area of interest.

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Europe and its Parliament in 360°

Take a seat in our cinema and get a stunning 360° view of Europe and of its Parliament, how it works,
how laws are made and how European politics
affects you.

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Meet the people who make it happen: the Members of the European Parliament

Find out more about each of the 751 Members of the European Parliament, who work together to represent the citizens of the EU.

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Journey through Europe and see the impact the European Union makes

An interactive floor map takes visitors on a virtual tour around the European Union, illustrating its diversity and highlighting nearly 100 ways it contributes to the well-being of its citizens.

Take a virtual tour now!
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Hear what the European Union means to Europeans

Relax in a cosy living room as an environmental activist from Poland, a Slovenian professor and a Finnish singer (along with many others) describe the impact the European Union has on their lives.



Role Play Game for school groups allows students to experience what it would be like to be a Member of the European Parliament for a day.

Role play game, ParlamentariumRole Play Game for school groups allows students to experience the life of a MEP

Players discover how European legislation is drafted, from consulting interest groups and forming alliances to negotiating with other institutions and speaking with the media.


Special 1-hour tours have also been created for younger visitors.

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The Luna Game is a scavenger hunt designed for children aged 6 to 10 who are visiting with their families. Luna booklets are available at the media guide desk. Don’t forget your prize at the end of the tour!
The Galaxy Talent show guides groups of 4 or 5 students aged 10 to 14 through the Parlamentarium to help them find out about Europe, the European Union and the European Parliament.

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Esplanade Solidarność


24/02/2016 - 25/02/2016
27/04/2016 - 28/04/2016
25/05/2016 - 26/05/2016
22/06/2016 - 23/06/2016
30/11/2016 - 01/12/2016
01/02/2017 - 02/02/2017
01/03/2017 - 02/03/2017
26/04/2017 - 27/04/2017
31/05/2017 - 01/06/2017
29/11/2017 - 30/11/2017
28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018
02/05/2018 - 03/05/2018

Plenary Session



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


Willy Brandt building
Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Brussels


Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament

Belgian Railways


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 nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.

Public transport in Brussels

Atrium welcome point

The Atrium 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.

-Closed in July and August-


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Admission is free of charge

Advance booking is possible for all, but strongly recommended for groups.