In this part of the Visitors' Centre you will find inspirational and refreshing exhibits linked to the motto "United in Diversity". You will experience the richness of Europe through a large variety of topics and presentation styles. Three main exhibitions each year will be linked to values, concerns and cultural trends in Europe.
The temporary exhibition can be visited without viewing the permanent exhibition. Admission is free. No audio guide is available for the temporary exhibitions.
No, exhibitions are free of charge.
No, there is no need to book in advance - you can show up at any time during opening hours.
The European Parliament organises many different kinds of events such as, open days, exhibitions, book presentations, panel discussions and lectures.
Yes, but please let us know if your group has more than 100 members. Please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, parlamentarium provides for visitors with small children. To find out more, please see the "We welcome families" section.
Yes, we ask all our visitors to pass their bags through a scanner and to step through a metal detector gate.
There is a gift shop in the Visitors' Centre. The shop has the same opening hours as the centre itself.
There is a cafeteria in the parlamentarium offering drinks and snacks.
Yes, exhibitions are open during the same opening hours as the Visitors' Centre.
Monday 13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday, Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday, Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
The Parlamentarium is open all year round except: 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 24, 25, 31 December.
A cloakroom is available for coats, bags and luggage.
Public transport is strongly recommended, as there are few parking spaces near the European Parliament.
Yes, there is a bicycle stand outside the Visitors' Centre. Please bring your own lock as we do not supply them.
Rue Wiertz 60/Wiertzstraat 60
24, 25, 31 December
Admission is free
The European Parliament can be reached by bus, metro and train. You can also walk to the European district from the city centre. Public transport is strongly recommended as there is little parking in the vicinity of the European Parliament.
The three main Brussels railway stations - Brussels South, Brussels Central and Brussels North - are connected to Brussels Luxembourg, which is located 200 metres from the European Parliament.SNCB
The Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB) is the main public transport operator in Brussels. STIB trams, buses and metros form one network and you can switch easily from one to another using the same ticket.STIBBus
Buses 27 and 38 run from the city centre to Place Luxembourg
Buses 12 and 21 run from Brussels International Airport to Place Luxembourg
Lines 1 and 5 to Maelbeek and Schuman (10 minute walk to the Parliament)
Lines 2 and 6 to Trône (5 minute walk to the Parliament)
Cloakroom and lockers
No proof of identity is needed to enter the Visitors' Centre. Upon arrival, you will be guided to our security checkpoint where your belongings will pass through a scanner.