European Parliament

Local nameParlement européen - Europees Parlement
LocationBruxelles - Brussel, Belgium

The European Parliament is the only parliamentary institution of the European Union that is directly elected by EU citizens aged 18 or older. Together with the Council of the European Union, which should not be confused with the European Council and the Council of Europe, it exercises the legislative function of the EU. The Parliament is composed of 751 members, that will become 705 starting from the 2019–2024 legislature, who represent the second-largest democratic electorate in the world and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world.It has been directly elected by the European citizens every five years and by universal suffrage since 1979.

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Brussels Half-Day City Tour from 35 USD

Opening hours

Multimedia Chamber tours:

Sep - June:
Mon - Thu: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
Fri: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Jul - Aug:
Mon - Thu: 9 am - noon / 2 pm - 4 pm
Fri: 9 am - noon

You do not need to book the tours, just arrive at least 15 minutes before it starts. Tours are not offered during Brrussels plenary sessions (check the website calendar), office closing days and public holidays (Jul 21, Aug 15, Nov 1 and 2, Dec 26, Jan 3).


No entrance fee.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +32 2 28-42111

Address 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat, 1047, Bruxelles - Brussel, BE

Coordinates 50°50'19.565" N 4°22'29.724" E

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