Experience the European Parliament

Créé le 12/07/2017 - Dernière mise à jour le 17/07/2018

The European Parliament.

The European Parliament is the heart of democracy in the European Union. Visiting its campus in Brussels is a great way to find out about its work as the voice of European Union citizens.

There’s something for everyone, from seeing how European Parliament impacts you and diving into the history of Europe, to finding out about the ins and outs of making European law.

All activities are free of charge and most are available in each of the European Union’s 24 official languages. Details of all activities can be found on the European Parliament visitors website.

Hemicycle

A visit to the Hemicycle plenary chamber is a great way to get to grips with the workings of the European Parliament.

You will see the very heart of the European Parliament, where its Members debate and vote on issues that influence your daily life across Europe. A multimedia guide walks you through the process of crafting European laws that impact more than 510 million people.

Multimedia guide visits last around 30 minutes; if you are thirsty for more, briefings with members of staff are organised on Mondays at 10am and 3pm in French and English (Monday-Friday in July and August). To see the action live, visit during one of the plenary sessions and watch the debates from the visitors’ gallery (see the calendar).

Visits can be organised for groups of 10+ people but must be booked at least 2 months in advance (see website for details).

Rue Wiertz 60, open Mon-Fri, free of charge, multimedia guides and group visits available in the 24 European Union languages, 30 mins