Visiting the European Parliament

European Parliament

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The European Parliament is based in Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels. Strasbourg holds most of the plenary sessions, although the Members of the European Parliament have their main offices in Brussels and Luxembourg hosts parts of the parliament's administration.

Visiting the European Parliament is a great way to find out about its work and the impact it makes across Europe, as the voice of European Union citizens.

There is plenty to see and do in Brussels, be it visiting the Hemicycle (Chamber tour and briefing for groups || Chamber tour for individuals) 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 Parliament works, where it came from and what it does for European Union citizens.  All the activities are completely free of charge and nearly all are available in each of the European Union's 24 official languages.

It's also possible to visit the Hemicycle in Strasbourg, which plays host to Euroscola, the European Parliament's programme for schools.


EP Spotter

Explore the European Parliament

Download EP Spotter on your smartphone and explore the European Parliament in Brussels! Discover what there is to do, as well as a little about the rich history of the campus' buildings, as your smartphone guides you on your very own personal tour (Available in English only).

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Events and Exhibitions

Find out what's going on at the European Parliament!

Open Days at the European Parliament
Brussels | Strasbourg

Join us with your friends and family at our Open Days and discover the European Parliament, on 8/05 (Strasbourg), 21/05 (Luxembourg) and 28/05 (Brussels).
This weekend in Brussels, make sure you stop by the Parlamentarium, where  a giant map of Europe is ready to test kids' knowledge of capitals, countries and flags, and the "Drawing Europe" corner awaits the youngest Picassos.
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Women Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the EU

From 3 March until 1 June 2016 the Parlamentarium is hosting a temporary exhibition "Displaced: Women Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the EU".


Celebrate jazz at the European Parliament!

On 20 and 21 May, Place du Luxembourg will come alive as the Brussels Jazz Marathon returns to the doorstep of the European Parliament. The Parlamentarium will also host a special acoustic set from Atheris on 21 May from 14.30 until 16.15.

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The exhibition in the European House Berlin

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. Participate in a plenary session of the European Parliament in the 360° cinema and discover how you can shape European politics!


Parlamentarium / Chamber tour and briefing for groups / Role play game / Chamber tour for individuals

Brussels is at the heart of the European Union. It hosts the European Council, the Commission, the place of work of the Parliament and many other European institutions, which you can see for yourself by spending just half an hour in the EU quarter. You will see suits, black cars, take away coffee and familiar TV faces. It is all there!

Chamber tour for groups and individuals / Euroscola

Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament. Each month, Members gather for four days to vote and debate in a series of meetings known as plenary sessions. We invite visitors to find out more in an informative briefing lasting approximately one hour.



To visit the EP's premises in Luxembourg please contact the Luxembourg Information office

Information Office in Luxembourg

7, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes

+352/4300 22704

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The President of the European Parliament
Information and knowledge contribute to our full participation in democratic society. It is the will of the European Parliament to open its doors to European citizens in order for the public to better know and understand the work of their representatives, the Members of the European Parliament.

I would like to welcome you to this section dedicated to visits to our Institution - the European Parliament. Be it in Brussels or Strasbourg, the Parliament welcomes you and invites you to learn more about the role and the work of the House and to visit the Plenary Chamber where voices of all Europeans can be heard and where their common EU laws take shape. If you are in Brussels, please also take the opportunity to come and experience European democracy from within with 'Parlamentarium' - the Visitors' Centre of the European Parliament.

I hope you will truly enjoy your visit to the European Parliament - 500 million Europeans represented and 24 official languages!
Yours sincerely,
Martin Schulz
President of the European Parliament

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