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European Parliament (Hemicycle visits)

Closed Now: 09:00 - 11:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 11:00, 14:00 - 16:00
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FREE ENTRY: The Hemicycle can seat all 751 Members of the European Parliament and during plenary sessions it is used for the largest debates at the European Parliament. Going on a visit of the Hemicycle is a great way to get to grips with the basics...more
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Rue Wiertz 60 | Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Ever wondered where your tax money is going to? Well, now you can see it for yourself. Admire the empty parliament, the empty corridors, the empty canteens. OK, you might stumble across a member of parliament on his way to sign the attendance register. But...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HotelManGent_Belgium
Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived at the entrance around 2.15 to be advised that the tour in English would start at 3pm. So we returned at 2.45 and were shuffled in to the building, after completing more security checks than an international flight. We were then pushed in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 717mischal
Europarl_visit, EP Visitors Team at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Mischal, Thank you very much for your review, we are sorry to hear that your visit to the Hemicycle did not meet your expectations. We value your comments and are constantly working to improve the experience for all our visitors. We hope that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very excited to see the EU Parliament. After arriving early my group of 3 was told to come back 15 mins before the tour to get a headset. We came back 20 mins before the tour and they had run out. Staff were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CharmCityTrekker
Europarl_visit, EP Visitors Team at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CharmCity Trekker, Thank you very much for your review, we are sorry to hear that your visit to the Hemicycle did not meet your expectations. We value your comments and are constantly working to improve the experience for all our visitors. We hope that...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019

We had to go twice to actually enter the building, as the first time we missed out due to timing; it was closed! On the second occasion the queue was longish but we did not have to wait too long before being allowed inside. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Europarl_visit, EP Visitors Team at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Dear Dimitris, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Hemicycle 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...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

As the control centre for Europe, found it interesting to visit. Metro stops right outside. Quite at weekends.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnweedon1
Europarl_visit, EP Visitors Team at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Dear John, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Hemicycle 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...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

I visited at one of the times specified on the website for the hemicycle visits. I didn’t pre-book as I was alone but I think it’s probably worth booking if you’re in a group. When I arrived it was quite busy and we did have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annalucie2016
Europarl_visit, EP Visitors Team at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Dear Anna Lucie, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Hemicycle 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

Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Sadly given recent security issues in Belgium the EU parliament now has very high security so if you are wanting to stroll the corridors, those days are gone. I attended a meeting today in the Parliament building but was pre vetted and had to wear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Europarl_visit, EP Visitors Team at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear GReyMaiden, Thank you for your review. We give security the utmost value to ensure the safety of all our visitors meeting in the European Parliament campus. Nevertheless, visitors can still visit the hemicycle, the Parlamentarium and the House of European History. You can get...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Wow in around the European Parliament was immaculate, the homeless people were a bit out of place. Shows where a lot of the money went as the building was superb.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DamienCooke
Reviewed 11 November 2018

One thing that I appreciate with the EU Parliament tour is that I did not need to book online days before, wait for confirmation that I can come at date and time I booked before I can go there. As long as you bring your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Europarl_visit, EP Visitors Team at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear Jen, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Hemicycle 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...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Our company organised a trip to the Parliament, so we can see and get inspired by the work is done, we came out after two hours full of determination and certainly inspired. This is a place that asked for passport ID to get inside and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 255marthapatriciad
Europarl_visit, EP Visitors Team at European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear Martha Patricia, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the hemicycle 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

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Dorifto96
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Good morning, Thank you for your question and your interest in the European parliament. The hemicycle is closed during the weekends, but you can still visit the Parlamentarium and the House of european history. A valid... More
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