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European Parliament is open for visitors

You can visit the centre of European democracy, the place where decisions affecting the whole EU are made.

It is no longer obligatory to book your visit, but it is recommended.

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Visit the Parlamentarium The Parlamentarium in Brussels is Europe’s largest parliamentary visitors centre. It hosts a cinema where you can get a 360° view of Europe and the European Parliament. Discover how the Parliament works, how laws are made and why European politics matter. An interactive floor map takes visitors on a virtual tour around the EU, featuring more than 100 stories highlighting the diversity of the bloc. As it is reported by the Parliament, Parlamentarium is open seven days a week and entrance is free of charge. It is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities. Book a visit to the Parlamentarium. Make a tour at the House of European history Want more? In The House of European History a permanent exhibition guides visitors through European history, from Europe’s origins and evolution, to the descent into war and search for a better life. Workshops and learning resourcesallow students to engage with European history, and hands-on activities and events allow families to explore European history together. Individuals and groups of less than ten do not need to book. Book a visit and find out more. Discover the plenary chamber in Brussels In addition to plenary sessions in Strasbourg, Parliament also sometimes holds plenary sessions in Brussels. Visit the European Parliament’s building in Brussels and learn more about how the Parliament works. Visits are free of charge and are available in any of the European Union’s 24 official languages. It is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities. Book a visit for the plenary chamber. Check out the Info Hub Pop into the Parliament’s latest visitors venue in Brussels - the Info Hub - and catch up with the latest from the European Parliament, discover topical exhibitions, do some research, meet other people or have your say on the EU in the citizens’ voices corner. There will be events from talks to film screenings, so make sure you check out the programme. Discover some of Brussels's best-kept secrets The best way to explore the European quarter is on foot and European Parliament walking tours allow people to discover the European institutions, the quarter’s green spaces, its art, history and architectural gems. With the help of an experienced tour guide, visitors can discover some of Brusselss’ best-kept secrets and get answers to all their questions. The 90-minute long guided tours take place every weekend during spring and summer. The tours are available in English, French, Dutch and German. Book free walking tours of the European quarter. The European Parliament in Strasbourg It’s also possible to visit the European Parliament’s building in Strasbourg again. Visits take you inside the stunning Louise Weiss building to the public gallery of the plenary chamber where the most important debates and historic votes take place and to the interactive Simone Veil Parlamentarium.

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Visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Elsewhere in Europe You may find out all about the European Parliament near to you in the Europa Experience:

  • Berlin

  • Copenhagen

  • Helsinki

  • Ljubljana

  • Paris

  • Tallinn

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