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Review of Parlamentarium (European Parliament)

Parlamentarium (European Parliament)
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Brussels Sightseeing Tour Including the European Parliament
Ranked #20 of 391 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Lincolnshire England
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Decided to take a look whilst waiting for rain to stop! However so interesting and informative stayed 3 hours and re-visited later. Gives a very informative insight into the workings of the EU - and shows where our money is being spent! Lots of interactive displays and plenty of staff on hand toanswer questions.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lots of information!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

You could spend several hours in the place its huge and soo much to read and listen to!Very informative.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Chels J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Very informative for those who are part of the EU and not..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is a free museum, put on by the EU members. Being from Canada it was very enlightening to learn how the whole process came to be and the history/changes that have occurred since it's inception. You have to go through airport security type scans to enter and backpacks, large parcels must be checked. You put down a deposit 5 Euros, and receive a key to a locker. Place your belongings in the locker and upon return of the key, the deposit is also returned. Headsets are available in multi languages so you can walk and listen at each photo/kiosk in your own language. Important for Eu memeber country citizens to understand how the whole process works. Very informative.
Free washrooms located downstairs as well as a cafeteria.

Visited June 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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132 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Interesting for tourist”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Nice, new, colourful, friendly, fresh, clean place.
Interesting to understand European Parliament in a funny way.
A nice idea for family visit or with friends.
And It is free!!! Also free international press.
BUT: please avoid the bar or restaurant: really expensive and not interesting at all.

Visited October 2012
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Otterbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great museum to learn about the EU.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is a great museum for learning about the EU. The audio guides are more like mini-computers (but don't panic - it's INCREDIBLY user friendly), and allow you to access a ton of information without having to push through crowds to read tiny plaques. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. You could really spend an entire day here if you wanted to see, read, and hear everything they offer. The exhibits are all very informative and thoughtfully put together. They also have special options for kids, although I can't comment any more than that - we don't have kids. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you want to know more about how the EU government functions.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Jen J
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