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GENERAL INFORMATION

Public wi-fi

Public wi-fi is available at the European Parliament. Login details are displayed in all visitors’ areas.

Arrival

Car parking for visitors

Car parking for visitors in Brussels is available on Rue Montoyer 92. To request a space in the car park, please fully complete the booking request. Your request for the car park is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email and parking is subject to the availability of spaces in the car park. Your parking request must submitted at least one working day before the day of the visit.

Parking is available:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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European Parliament car park terms of use:
Entry to the car park is subject to the availability of spaces.
The vehicle and any luggage therein will be subject to an inspection by a European Parliament security agent.
Vehicles are parked at the owner’s risk and the European Parliament declines all responsibility for any damage to, or theft from, vehicles.
Overnight parking is not authorised and vehicles shall be towed away and stored at the owners’ expense.
For security reasons access to the car park may be suspended at short notice.
Animals are not allowed in the car park.

Closing days and public holidays:
In 2018: 01/05, 09/05, 10/05, 11/05, 21/05, 09/07, 15/08, 01/11, 02/11 and from 24/12 to 03/01/2019 included.

Arrival by bus

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.

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Closing days:
In 2018: 01/01, from 26/03 to 02/04 included, 01/05, from 01/07 to 31/08 included, from 29/10 to 02/11 included, from 21/12 to 31/12 included .
In 2019: from 01/01 to 04/01 included, from 15/04 to 22/04 included, 01/05, from 28/10 to 01/11 included, from 23/12 to 31/12 included.

Visitors with special needs

The European Parliament is committed to constantly improving access for people with special needs. All our facilities and activities are fully accessible for visitors with reduced mobility and special needs, including wheelchair users.

Security

A valid identity document (ID card or passport) is required to access European Parliament buildings.

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 Belgian national legislation, certain prohibited items may be handed over to the police.

Photography and filming are permitted inside the visitors’ area, but are prohibited in the security area and in the Hemicycle gallery during plenary sessions.

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PARLAMENTARIUM

Visitors with special needs

For visitors with reduced mobility

The Parlamentarium offers full wheelchair access, and our staff is on hand to provide assistance.

Should you require special assistance, please notify the Parlamentarium in advance.
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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, and there are Braille keyboards in two areas. Guide dogs are also permitted.

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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.

For comments or queries, please contact the Parlamentarium by email.

Facilities

The Parlamentarium has lockers, a gift shop, toilets and a café with a selection of refreshing drinks and tasty snacks.

If you wish to make a reservation for the cafeteria during your visit to the Parlamentarium, we strongly recommend that you book in advance by ringing +32(0)2.284.36.48 or sending an e-mail to restauration-reservations-bruxelles@ext.ep.europa.eu

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BRIEFING AND HEMICYCLE VISITS

Visitors with special needs

During visits, our staff are happy to work with sign-language interpreters. It is up to group leaders to arrange for the services of such interpreters.

Should you require special assistance, please notify us in advance.

Facilities

There is a canteen in the Paul-Henri Spaak building, but it is available only to groups by reservation.

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HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY

Visitors with special needs

During visits, our staff are happy to work with sign-language interpreters. It is up to group leaders to arrange for the services of such interpreters.

Facilities

The House of European History has lockers, baby-changing facilities, a cloakroom, a shop, and a café (seating 60) with a selection of refreshing drinks and tasty snacks.

 

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