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“Very good way to show what they do”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Parlamentarium

Parlamentarium
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$33.26*
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Brussels Sightseeing Tour Including the European Parliament
Ranked #20 of 394 things to do in Brussels
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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“Very good way to show what they do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

A multimedial visit of the European Parliament. Ok it is not the same building but at least least you discover the big picture.
The cutting edge device given at the entrance let you use all the building facilities and listen to the media associated to photos and panel.
I think this is worth also for kids aged 9/14

Visited November 2012
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“Find out what happens in the European Parliament”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

As a European citizen and tax-payer, I was very interested to see where and why my money was being spent. The Parlamentarium was a really great place to find this out. There's everything from the origins of the European Union right up to present day, the various commissions and functional activities, as well as legislation and the political leanings of the representatives.

I really liked the interactive nature of the exhibits. You could choose to go into depth on a subject (such as finding out about your MEPs) or you could skim (literally) all the countries to see where the different European activities happen.

Best of all was the room with videos of European citizens explaining how the EU affects their lives, and how some specific legislation, such as fishing quotas, impacts all of us.

The exhibition is free, and if you are interested in European politics, you could easily spend 3 - 4 hours here.

Visited November 2012
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jerusalem,Israel
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“An example of efficiency”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

I wish that European member states learn from the way this "attraction" is managed!
Spending half a day at this interactive facility is suitable for all ages and languages.
Free entrance add to its attractiveness. Highly recommended!

Visited November 2012
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Bulgaria
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“Interactive and stimulating visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

I liked very much this new EP facility, that provides to any person to experience and learn in a very interactive manner how the European Union was created and what has it contributed to the avergae European citizen. A special mention to the EU Map area, where you walk above the countries with some-kind-of R2D2's that air the data, linked to the gepographical area you are located above.

Visited June 2012
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

There is such alot to see in Brussels, this is very interesting but you need alot of time to spend here so give yourself at least a couple of hours or you will not get any benefit from your visit.

Visited September 2012
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