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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 2 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. Advance booking is possible for all, but strongly recommended for groups. See below for more details on what the Parlamentarium has to offer and its programme of events and temporary exhibitions. Admission is free of charge.


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



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

360° film, European ParliamentSee the 360° film in the Parlamentarium.

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.

Members of the European ParliamentMeet the MEPs of your country.

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.

Parlamentarium for young peopleAn interactive exhibition to learn about European democracy.

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!
Parlamentarium, voices from EuropeHear how citizens describe the impact of the European Union.

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 at the European Parliament.

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

See the Role Play Game page for more information

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

Parlamentarium for childrenActivities for kids from 6 to 10 and 10 to 14 years old.

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.

European Parliament facilities pictograms



04-05-2019 - 04-05-2019



Esplanade Solidarność


Wed Feb 24 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Feb 25 23:59:59 CET 2016
Wed Apr 27 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Apr 28 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Wed May 25 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu May 26 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Wed Jun 22 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Jun 23 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Dec 01 23:59:59 CET 2016
Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Feb 02 23:59:59 CET 2017
Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Mar 02 23:59:59 CET 2017
Wed Apr 26 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Apr 27 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Wed May 31 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Jun 01 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Wed Nov 29 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Nov 30 23:59:59 CET 2017
Wed Feb 28 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Mar 01 23:59:59 CET 2018
Wed May 02 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu May 03 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Wed Nov 28 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Nov 29 23:59:59 CET 2018
Wed Jan 30 00:00:00 CET 2019 - Thu Jan 31 23:59:59 CET 2019
Wed Apr 03 00:00:00 CEST 2019 - Thu Apr 04 23:59:59 CEST 2019

Mini Plenary Session



Willy Brandt building
Place du Luxembourg / Luxemburgplein 100
B-1050 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.

Car parking for visitors

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.


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