Guided tours in the European quarter

15 March 2022
Students during a tour of the European quarter, (c) Jean-Paul Rémy, visit.brussels
Students during a tour of the European quarter, (c) Jean-Paul Rémy, visit.brussels

The European Quarter is famous all over the world and yet very few people really know this area. And that’s a shame, because with its residents from every corner of the globe, it's a truly fascinating place. Follow the guide and explore the capital of Europe!

Visit the European Parliament Hemicycle

Visit the Hemicycle of the European Parliament and learn everything there is to know about this European institution. In the Hemicycle, MEPs meet during plenary sessions to hold debates and vote on resolutions and legislative proposals. Explore at your own pace, with the help of a multimedia guide available in 24 languages. Would you prefer to hear all about it from a member of staff? On Mondays at 11:00 and 15:00 and on Wednesdays at 15:00, you can attend a presentations in English or French.

  • Where? The Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 60 rue Wiertz, B-1047, 1050 Ixelles
  • How much? Free
  • When? Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 17:00 / Fri: 9:00 - 13:00
The Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels, (c) European Union

     

     

Visit the Parlamentarium

Do you want to know more about the European Parliament and how it works? How are laws made and what challenges is Europe facing? The permanent exhibition in the Parlamentarium, Europe's largest parliamentary visitor's centre, tries to answer all your questions. The multimedia guide (tablet) will lead you through the history of European decision-making, the composition of the political groups and explain who represents your country in the European Parliament.

  • Where? Esplanade Solidarność 1980, 60 rue Wiertz, B-1047, 1050 Ixelles
  • How much? Free
  • When? Mon: 13:00 - 18:00 / Tue-Fri: 9:00 - 18:00 / Sat-Sun: 10:00 - 18:00
The permanent exhibition in the Parlamentarium visitor centre, (c) Europese Union
The permanent exhibition in the Parlamentarium visitor centre, (c) Europese Union

     

     

Free lunch tour of the House of European History

Every Tuesday during your lunch break, dive into the history of Europe with an English-speaking guide at the House of European History. The focus is always on a specific historical aspect that has shaped Europe and influenced our lives to this day. Not available on Tuesday? No problem, discover the permanent and temporary exhibition every day of the week with a multimedia guide (tablet), available in 24 languages.

  • Where? 135 rue Belliard, 1000 Brussels
  • How much? Free
  • When? Free guided tour every Tuesday at 12:15
The House of European History in Leopold Park, (c) Jean-Paul Rémy, visit.brussels
The House of European History in Leopold Park, (c) Jean-Paul Rémy, visit.brussels

     

     

The Experience Europe Exhibition Centre

Close to Schuman roundabout, a new permanent exhibition offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the European Commission. Take a tour of the Berlaymont building, test your knowledge and meet Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in a virtual meeting. Experience Europe is open seven days a week and completely free of charge.

  • Where? 1 rue Archimède, 1000 Brussels
  • How much? Free
  • When? Mon: 13:00 - 18:00 / Tue-Fri: 9:00 - 18:00 / Sat-Sun: 10:00 - 18:00
Young people during a virtual meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in the Experience Europe exhibition centre, (c) European Commission