Did you know that you can actually visit the European Parliament in Brussels? During the summer time there are special opening hours of the Hemicycle – the place where all Members of the European Parliament meet and discuss. During the plenary sessions it is used for the European Parliament’s largest and most important debates, providing the setting for many historic votes.
Summer Opening Hours of the Hemicycle:
Visits with an interactive multimedia guide:
– Monday to Thursday 9:00 ➝ 16:00
– Friday 9:00 ➝ 12:00
You can also attend the Hemicycle briefings (in English and French):
– Monday to Thursday 11:00, 15:00
– Friday 11:00
Photographer @a_new_photographer_on_tour published a lovely photo on his Instagram account, and we share it here below:
A visit to the Hemicycle is free of charge. Individual visitors can visit the Hemicycle with a multimedia guide, join a personalized briefing or follow plenary sessions. Visits are available for individuals, families and small groups of up to 10 people. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a great way to learn more about the powers and role of European Parliament and to experience the EU democracy live. Highly recommended!
More info on Visit European Parliament website.