The European Quarter is known as a densely built, monofunctional office district, intersected by many city motorways. But this rather simplistic view doesn't reflect just how much this neighbourhood has to offer.
In a number of places, such as Square De Meeûs or Leopold Park, you can still sense what it was like in the past, when the bourgeoisie left the busy heart of the city to build their large mansions here, next to beautifully constructed green parks. In recent years, a lot of effort has been made to diversify the neighbourhood, by introducing more housing, more shops and pedestrian squares.
The European institutions have never been more open to the public than now, offering you the opportunity to attend plenary sessions in the Parliament hemicycle. And that's not all, the Parlamentarium and the House of European History introduce you to the European Union from its very beginnings and explain how the institutions works.