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Parlamentarium

Rue Wiertz 60 | Bâtiment Willy Brandt, Brussels 1047 , Belgium
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Ranked #16 of 217 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Government Buildings
Owner description: Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never before. At our Visitor's Centre, children and adults alike get to discover what the European... more » Owner description: Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never before. At our Visitor's 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 impacts this process has had on the everyday lives of Europeans. As the first ever citizen's 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. From 16 June until 15 October 2014 the Parlamentarium hosts the 'Museum of Broken Relationships' as its latest temporary exhibition. Come and witness how citizens around the world have turned their broken heart into a piece of art! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Incredibly well done and cleverly organized, friendly staff, great use of technology in the exposition ... it's a pity I couldn't stay there more, but it's really worth a visit if you're in Bruxelles, trust me, even if you're not a fan of museums/exhibitions! 10/10 would recommend.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I expected it to be sligthly boring, but it was great! Fully interactive, very interesting - it allows you to learn the history of the EU while watching videos, photos, listening to speeches. If you are interested in how the history of today's Europe was shaped and want to deepen your knowledge of what the EU does, you should go... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 hours here and could have done even more. Great information about the establishment of the EU, how it was formed, how it works and how it benefits Europe and the world. Plus it is free!

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Free entry to the Parlamentarium. Lots of interactive displays to play with. This is a visitor centre and not the actual EU parliament.

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Stjordal, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Attended the tour with my group, and could easily recommend it to anyone with the least of interest in Europa, lawmaking and politics. You get "to be" an European MP for 2-3 hours and the simulation is quite realistic. Although extremely condensed in time, its a great experience. Try it if you get the chance!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

During our visit in August 2014, it was closed. Good architectural building. Good to see. we spent very good time in the afternoon. Lots of visitors came to take photograph.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Excellent time well spent, especially if you don't know anything about the European idea and the the EU. It covers a historic period from the events leading up to the formation of the European Union until current affairs. It's free and easy to get to.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visiting the Parlamentarium should be part of a Brussels visit, not only for those who are interested in the EU and its history, but also for those who are not. Why? Because it explains the idea and development of the EU in a clear way, using lots of different media. As most of the media used are interactive, you will... More

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Cardiff
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The exhibition is free and a lot of money has been spent on it. The exhibition is informative and caters for all the languages in the European Union. I found the section about the devastation of WWII on Europe very interesting, but when I sat in the mock parliament section, the film projected on the walls made me feel disorientated.... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Long lines, very crowded, not much to see. But definitely walk around the building, see how huge the EU bureaucracy is!

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