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Parlamentarium (European Parliament)

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Address: Esplanade Solidarnosc | Off Rue Belliard, Brussels 1047, Belgium
Phone Number: 3222832222
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never...

FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never before. At our Visitors' 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 impact this process has had on the everyday lives of Europeans. As the first ever citizens' 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.

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Is you have the opportunity. Try your best to visit this place. It's huge and more stories to the origin of the parliament are in the library.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Obligatory visit to the hearts and minds of the old continent policy. Brussels is indeed the capital of Europe and a visit to the buildings housing the government and the commission is a must. Excellent exhibition spaces that sum up 60 years of history by the EEC to EU! Very charming especially the guided tour in the multilingual classroom of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Is you have the opportunity. Try your best to visit this place. It's huge and more stories to the origin of the parliament are in the library.

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Beacon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here for an educational experience and was not disappointed. The guide introduced us to the history of the EU along with the workings of the parliament and how it deliberates laws and passes them. Definitely an interesting place to visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought the parlamentarium was very good, it gave just the right amount of info on the EU history etc and it had plenty of interactive stuff to engage you throughout

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Thank Irish_Kiwi77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place across several floors, starting with history of Europe and how EU started. Plus how EU works, we all got digital guides, my 9 year old son got to choose special smiley face sections just for kids, along with an activity book. He got a prize at end and really enjoyed it. Staff really helpful and friendly. Would highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be honest, it was much better than I expected. There were lots of cool equipments and devices inside to help visitors to understand the history and idea of the EU. It was quite fun. At the basement floor there was the conference room which played the film of the present EU in 360 degree. It amazed me the most.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was very well planned and informative. We visited with our kiddo and they had a game for kids to keep them engaged. She absolutely loved it and got a present for finishing it.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to go to learn a lot about how the EU works and I was impressed that it was free (The only museum in Brussels that is, apparently). However, I found the whole place quite eerie and I couldn't help but come away with the feeling that the EU is some sort of cult that we're... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an experience. Hard to find, free visit. Free photo booth inside, however noting exciting to shout about. Its just another sight to see.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see at this interactive attraction designed to indoctrinate visitors into thinking the EU is indispensable and the world wouldn't survive without it. I learned a lot about the workings of the EU and countries that are in it.

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