Parlamentarium

Parlamentarium, Brussels

Parlamentarium
4
Government Buildings
Read more
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never before. At our Visitors' Centre, children and adults alike get to discover what the European institutions that represent them are all about in a refreshingly new way: the Parlamentarium. Our Portable Media Guides take our visitors through an interactive journey of European integration, revealing the impact this process has had on the everyday lives of Europeans. As the first ever citizens' exhibition to do so, the Parlamentarium caters to all 24 official languages of the European Union, and is completely free! Our facilities and multimedia guides have been designed to be fully accessible to those with special needs.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
The area
Address
How to get there
  • Maelbeek • 6 min walk
  • Troon • 7 min walk
Popular mentions

4.0
3 415 reviews
Excellent
1 666
Very good
1 149
Average
437
Poor
104
Terrible
59

charlotte15567
Worksop, UK44 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
So rubbish. Really boring, would not recommend. You walk around with a phone device and scan each section and literally just read it off the screen

May as well be walking around on your phone whole time. In and out in ten mins
Written 6 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael Castellano
Madrid, Spain62 contributions
May 2022
The Parlamentarium was one of the best activities in my recent trip to Brussels. It was so educational and informative, and I left with a deeper appreciation of the European system of governance. Best of all, it is completely free! The museum makes incredible use of technology to create an interactive and immersive experience that is well worth a visit.
Written 3 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bartłomiej K
Krakow, Poland11 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
There is a most interesting place in Brussel. Very easy-going, also for children. You can see, why European Union is one of the happiest place to live.
Written 7 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Parlamentarium. We hope to see you soon again at the European Parliament. Have you visited the Hemicycle or the House of European History yet? In the meantime, you can keep up to date with the latest news by checking our visitors’ website and following us on social media. Best Regards, Anna European Parliament Visitors Team
Written 26 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

beatr89
Trento, Italy14 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
An interactive experience to know the story of European Union that is really interesting and, most important, not boring!
Written 28 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka927 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A must visit in Brussels and it is totally free to enter. You can learn a lot about the history of the European Union here. Must book a timeslot in advance. Check there website. Only a limited number of people are admitted due to covid restrictions. So the slots get filled very quickly.
Written 17 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear chathuandishanka, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Parlamentarium and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again at the European Parliament. Best Regards, Anna European Parliament Visitors' Team
Written 25 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sama
Terrassa, Spain42 contributions
Jul 2021
The Parlamentarium is very interesting. It's a cool, juvenile, interactive, game-filled place to understand how the European Parliament works and what does -at least in theory- for European citizens and beyond.

It's really interesting, even it it gets a bit long (my tip: don't spend too much time playing with the videos in the historical timeline part, there's also bunch of cool things to do downstairs), but it's a very nice place to learn and, why not, even have fun!

The staff was really nice and helpful, as is customary in the European institutions. If you're thinking on doing the whole European Parliament experience (together with the House of European History and the Hemicycle), this would be my choice to start with!
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

June A
Surrey, UK2 382 contributions
Jul 2020
As an ardent remainer and knowing that I may not get the chance to visit before we finally left the EU, I was determined to visit before that happened. I was lucky enough to be able to do just that during the brief window that opened for travel last summer and remain immensely glad and grateful that I was able to do so.

A visit here really is thoroughly recommended. Although you can of course book, for me it was not necessary at all, as the day I visited, literally days after this became possible again it was not at all busy. There is of course a certain amount of security that you need to go through but this is all very quick and painless - a lot less painless than the red tape we now have to deal with as a third country!

There is though just so much information here on the history of the EU Parliament - how it was formed, what it stands for, how it has and is evolving, the different member states, what it actually does and how it functions - as others have also said, almost too much information. I could easily have spent twice the amount of time here that I did. For me one of the best things was the little quiz at the end for the children, asking all these questions to get the youngsters thinking about what the EU is about and exactly what it does for us - if we had had something similar in my country perhaps things would have turned out very differently - a lesson learnt.
Written 10 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear GeysirGal, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Parlamentarium and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope to welcome you again soon to the European Parliament, however in the meantime, you can keep up to date with the latest news by visiting our website (visiting.europarl.europa.eu), and following us on social media on Instagram (@visit_ep) and on Facebook @visitEuropeanParliament. Best Regards, Anna European Parliament Visitors' Team
Written 6 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

b_anna
4 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Very organized, updated and dynamic. All the works there were very attentive and helpful. Good quality content and a certainty a great way to learn and have a view of the EU and it’s work.
Overview of the history and importance of the European Union.
Written 12 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear AnnaFariasB, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Parlamentarium and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. If you want to share your experience also on social media, use the #visitEP and get featured. Keep up to date with the latest news by checking our visitors’ website, and following us on social media on Instagram @visit_ep and on Facebook @visitEuropeanParliament. We hope to see you soon again at the European Parliament. Best Regards, Sofia, European Parliament Visitors' Team
Written 23 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MissCLane
London, UK93 contributions
Jul 2020
This place offers a wealth of information regarding how and why the EU was formed as well as it's function in today's society. It's incredibly interactive and forces the visitor to actively engage with its content and facts. Very visually stimulating and masses of information to digest. Worth a visit if history and politics tickles you...
Written 14 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Missy L, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Parlamentarium and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you soon again at the European Parliament. Keep up to date with the latest news by checking our visitors’ website, and following us on social media on Instagram @visit_ep and on Facebook @visitEuropeanParliament Best Regards, Manuel, European Parliament Visitors' Team
Written 28 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yann Renaud
Switzerland596 contributions
Mar 2020
A really nice musuem, very intercative and loaded with a huge amount of intersting information (almsot too much). If you are interested in the way the EU works and in its history, I would really advice you to pay it a visit!
Written 25 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Louis Dumont, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Parlamentarium and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are always looking for new ways to make the visit to the European Parliament more interesting and your feedback will help us to improve. We hope to see you again at the European Parliament. Keep up to date with the latest news by checking our visitors’ website and following us on social media. Best Regards, Rita European Parliament Visitors' Team
Written 26 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1 274
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Parlamentarium

Parlamentarium is open:
  • Mon - Mon 13:00 - 18:00
  • Tue - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Parlamentarium tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Parlamentarium tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Parlamentarium: View all restaurants near Parlamentarium on Tripadvisor