Visiting Parlamentarium during coronavirus 

Visiting Parlamentarium during coronavirus


Hygiene and safety measures have been put in place to allow visits to the Parlamentarium during the coronavirus pandemic. Please read the information carefully to prepare for your visit.


Visiting Parlamentarium during coronavirus


Please note the following:

  • In view of a highly interactive exhibition and with the aim to reduce the risk of contamination, only the following parts of the Parlamentarium exhibition are accessible to visitors: sections dedicated to European history, European integration, the European Parliament, as well as the 360° cinema.
  • All visitors follow a fixed path during their visit.
  • The Role-Play Game is not available until further notice.
  • Under current Belgian legislation, visits are limited to individuals and visitors from the same household (max. 6). The visit may not exceed a maximum duration of 60 minutes.
  • The Parlamentarium shop is open. The cafeteria remains closed until further notice.


Opening hours

These remain unchanged. Last entry is 90mins before closing time.

Monday 13:00 -18:00, Tuesday to Friday 9:00 - 18:00, Saturday/Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

Mandatory booking

In order to safely spread visitors throughout the day, a timeslot system with a maximum quota per hour has been put in place. Visitors are kindly asked to book a slot for their visit. 

Please reserve your visit online or by telephone (+32 2 283 2222). You must be 18 years of age to book online.

In case visitors cannot book their slot, they may contact the information desk at the entrance to see whether there is still free slots available for a visit.

Visitors are kindly asked to respect their slot as much as possible.

Hygiene measures during a visit

In order to ensure a safe and pleasant visit for everyone, visitors are kindly asked to observe the following measures:

  • Inside the Parlamentarium, community masks are obligatory for visitors above 12 years of age. They are equally recommended for children.
  • The rules of social distancing have to be applied. Visitors are kindly asked to keep a distance of at least 1.5m.
  • Disinfection gel is available at the entrance and throughout the exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to make use of it throughout their visit.
  • A security check is carried out upon entry, including a temperature check via a scanner.
  • Visitors can use the lockers in the cloakroom. These are disinfected after each use. Visitors are kindly asked to travel as lightly as possible. Large bags and trolleys are refused at the entrance; handbags and small backpacks are allowed when stored in the cloakroom.
  • The Parlamentarium works with personal media guides and touchscreens throughout its entire exhibition. In order to reduce the risk of contamination as much as possible, disposable earpieces and touch pens are available to each visitor. Personal earphones and touch pens can also be used and are disinfected at the hand out of the personal media guides.
  • A one-way circuit through the Parlamentarium is indicated by markings on the floor and panels (including the entrance areas). Visitors are requested to follow this circuit.
  • All equipment and material (like personal media guides and interactive exhibition elements) as well as the public sanitary facilities and other sensitive areas (handles, doors) are cleaned on a regular basis.

What else can be done to protect yourself and other visitors?

  • If visitors feel ill or had a recent contact (within the last 14 days) with an ill person, the visit should be postponed.
  • Visitors should wash their hands often with soap and water.
  • Visitors should keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres when outside.
  • Visitors should limit the number of people that they meet up with.
  • Visitors should wear a face mask on public transport and in busy public spaces.
  • Visitors should cough or sneeze into a new paper handkerchief each time and throw it away in a closed garbage can. In the absence of a paper handkerchief visitors should cough or sneeze into the inside of their elbow.


For more information about the COVID-19 virus and prevention measures in Belgium, go to

The European Parliament is monitoring the situation in real time and will adapt its measures accordingly.

Last updated: 12/06/20