European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), Brussels

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See the seat of European Union decision-making at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), where you can view the parliament in session. Reserve an audio tour that leads you through the chamber and public rooms as you gather information about the day-to-day activities of the parliament. Along the way you'll see European delegates, lawyers, and government officials shuffling between offices and chambers. You are allowed to take a picture in front of the flags, but nowhere else in the building, so save your camera battery for the end of the tour. Admission is free and the tour is short, so consider including a visit to the nearby planetarium while you are in the area. To visit European Parliament (Hemicycle visits) on your trip to Brussels, use our Brussels trip planner.
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  • This is a solution to avoid future wars. Inspiring talk by the tour leader done in my native language. Allways remember that for groups best to book at least 2 months in advance but it is open for ind...  more »
  • We went for the 10am opening and glad that we did as there were not many visitors at that hour. You need to take your passport or identification and go through a security similar to boarding an airpla...  more »
  • See the day of visit, because closed the weekend. The tour is free, and you are asked if you want an audio guide or a guide. Take the guide this is more interesting. You visit mainly the Chamber, but the explanations of the guides do you clearly see the functioning of the Parliament.
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  • The free audio tour is great. It takes about 20 minutes so you can have a quick understanding about how European parliament works.
  • Nice buildings around there, but the guided tour is very dry and not the best way to make your own picture of the EU.
  • Very nice insight in the European Union! We went here on a school trip to Brussels. The meeting room is very impressive, although they told us when we were there that the MEPs are only here once or twice in the year. There main meeting point is in Strasbourg. The meeting room is mainly used for conferences. We also talked to personal assistants of MEPs in the building, that was very impressive. The metal detectors at the entrance are great for security, but putting all your stuff in trays is very irritating. I hope that I can go back there one time!
  • Quite busy place, great diversity of nationalities and languages.
  • Overall great experience, smaller then expected but amazing nonetheless!
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