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Located in the heart of Europe’s capital, the Parlamentarium is the visitors’ center of the European Parliament. With the usage of cutting-edge interactive displays, the center guides visitors through the journey of European integration and the impact of the European Union on our everyday lives.

History

The center was inaugurated in 2011 and has since become a popular destination for tourists and locals in Brussels. The Parlamentarium is packed with interactive tools, stories, and experiences aimed at demystifying how the European Parliament and the European Union work.

How to Get There

Situated in Brussels’ European Quarter, the Parlamentarium is just a short walk from Brussels-Luxembourg train station. It’s also accessible via several bus lines (12, 21, 22, 34, 38, 80, 95) and the nearest metro station is Trône/Troon on lines 2 and 6.

List of Attractions

  1. 360° Cinema: Immerse yourself in the day-to-day activities of the Parliament in the 360° cinema.
  2. Role-Play Game: Students can learn about the decision-making process of the European Union through an interactive role-play game.
  3. Journey through EU History: Walk through the interactive timeline detailing key events in the European Union’s history.
  4. Voice of Citizens: Hear recorded testimonials from Members of the European Parliament and EU citizens regarding their views on Europe.

Ticket Information

Admission to the Parlamentarium is free of charge. You can simply walk in without needing to reserve, though certain attractions such as the role-play game may need a booking in advance.

List of Tips for Visiting

  1. Family-Friendly: The Parlamentarium is well-designed for families, with interactive displays that engage children and adults alike.
  2. Utilize Audio Guides: Don’t miss out on the multilingual audio guides; they offer engaging context to the exhibits in all 24 official EU languages.
  3. Plan Ahead: To make the most of your visit, plan for at least 1.5 to 2 hours.
  4. Accessibility: The center is fully accessible to visitors with limited mobility and also provides facilities for visually and hearing-impaired guests.

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