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European Parliament Tours

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European Parliament

Brussels is the administrative heart of the European Union and the Espace Léopold buildings are where parliament meets throughout the year to debate and discuss the future of Europe. The main building of the European Parliament complex is the Paul-Henri Spaak building, an impressive glass structure with a distinctive arched roof, it’s been nicknamed "Caprice des Dieux" (whim of the gods) after a similarly shaped French cheese.

The hemicycle is where parliament debates; it seats the 736 Members of the parliament, numerous translators and a gallery for the general public. The semicircular shape is designed to encourage consensus among the political parties. 

There are a number of interesting works of art on public view including May Claerhout’s sculpture Europa, which has become a favorite among tourists.

Practical Info

Work is continuing on a state-of-the-art visitors center, but in the meantime guided multimedia tours are available on weekdays. When parliament is sitting the public are allowed to sit and watch proceedings from the public area.

The closest bus stop is Luxembourg Square and any bus that stops there will drop you at the entrance between the Willy Brandt and József Antall buildings - walk between these buildings to reach the Paul-Henri Spaak building.

Address: Rue Wiertz, Brussels, Belgium
Hours: Tours available Mon - Thurs at 10am and 3pm only (10am only on Fridays)
Admission: Free
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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the city’s must-see sights and cultural delights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this tour and disembark at your choice of 22 stops whenever an attraction captures your attention. Absorb the charming ambience and historical highlights of the city from the comfort of an open-top double-decker bus and listen to informative audio commentary in a variety of languages. Hop off the bus to explore alluring attractions like the Grand Place, the European Parliament and the iconic Atomium during this enriching excursion.
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The Grand Brussels Experience Coach Tour

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Discover the legendary landmarks and impressive monuments of Brussels on a bus and walking tour of the beautiful Belgian capital. Set out to explore the sights with a knowledgeable guide; marvel at the medieval majesty of the Market Square; gaze at the remarkable façade of the City Hall; and uncover the secret recipes behind delectable Belgian chocolate during a tasting session included on the afternoon tour. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Brussels hotels.
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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour and Antwerp Half-Day Trip

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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Brussels

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Cool Guided Brussels BikeTour

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See more in 3,5 hours by bike than in 3 days on foot! No boring explication - fun facts - short stops - pleasure and experience. See the 10 different views of Brussels just like your are visiting 10 different cities ;-)
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Private 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Brussels

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Small-Group Highlights of Brussels Bike Tour

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Experience the best of Brussels by bike on this half-day cycling tour. Learn about the city's background and culture from a guide as you pedal your way through the most charming and historic neighborhoods with a small group of no more than 14 people. See a dozen different landmarks including the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, the European Parliament, and Mont des Arts, stopping for delectable Belgian fries and a refreshing beer along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private tour : Best of Brussels half day From Brussels

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Depart from your location( Hotel, airport, port ) greet your guide and driver to begin your cultural tour. Stroll to the historical heart of medieval Brussels to discover an antique myriad of architecture in the Market Square; see the stunning City Hall and hear of the city’s rich heritage from your expert guide. Next, climb aboard a luxurious coach to tour the city’s most alluring landmarks; pass the colossal St Michael’s Cathedral and the world famous Heyseldistrict with its Atomium; and embrace the cosmopolitan culture of the Japanese Tower and the Chinese Pavilion. Marvel at the endless rows of antique shops in the Sablon district and catch a glimpse of the Royal Residence’s regal exterior as you travel. Continue to the Palace of Justice and sail past examples of impressive imperial structures; see the stately Royal Square, the grand Houses of Parliament and the Royal Palace. Conclude your tour with return transportation to your hotel or original departure point.
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Private tour : Best of Brussels Half Day From Brussels

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Discover Belgium in Three Days - 1 Brussels Coach Tour For Free

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Private photographer city walking tour

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Best of Brussels Half-Day Tour with a licensed Guide and Private Driver

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Belgium is a small country with a big history. The city of Brussels has a complicated structure and surprises with contrasts of architectural styles. Our team of a professional tour guide and a licensed chauffeur offers a unique experience of 4 hours tour by car to show Brussel's most significant historical places which are rarely reached by ordinary tourists. Our professional English-speaking guide will show you the most famous symbols and attractions of Brussels. We will guide you through Basilica of the Sacred Heart with a breathtaking view, Atomium, and Palace of Justice. And for dessert we make a stop so you can enjoy a second panoramic view over the Belgian capital. With our tour, Brussels will be a real discovery for you!
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Private Tour - The Grand Brussels Experience Coach Tour

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Exploring Brussels on your own is fabulous, no doubt about it. But private, customized tours offer ease, efficiency, and insight that you might otherwise miss. As a guest on a private tour you can ask us to personalize your route in order to hit those city highlights which are of keen interest to you. Enjoy personal attention from your private guide. The walking pace is fully adapted to your capability. The tour is child friendly and guests with reduced mobility are welcome.
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Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Brussels

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This tour combines walking, playing and learning. There are no extra costs, no entry fees , no objects, no guides. Everything you need is included in the app we offer. You will have an amazing time wandering around the city and learning info about the most important attractions of the city. It is highly recommended for families, friends, couples, students, companies and team building activities.
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What are European Parliament hours of operation?
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European Parliament hours of operation: Tours available Mon - Thurs at 10am and 3pm only (10am only on Fridays). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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