European Parliament 

Embark on a journey into the heart of European democracy with a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels. Just a brief 15-minute drive or a simple journey via public transport from our Gresham Belson Hotel, this iconic institution invites you to witness the power and diversity of the European Union firsthand.  

The European Parliament is one of the seven institutions of the European Union (EU) and serves as its legislative branch. It is based in Strasbourg, France, but holds a majority of its sessions in Brussels, Belgium, and has additional offices in Luxembourg. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are directly elected by EU citizens, and the Parliament plays a crucial role in shaping EU laws, policies, and the budget. It represents the interests of the people in the decision-making processes of the European Union. 


As you approach the European Parliament, you will be struck by its modern and striking architecture, reflecting the progressive ideals and collaborative spirit of the EU. Step inside and immerse yourself in the bustling corridors where policymakers from across Europe converge to debate and legislate on issues of global significance. 

Join a guided tour to gain insights into the inner workings of the European Parliament, from its plenary sessions to its committee meetings, and learn about the vital role it plays in shaping the future of Europe. Marvel at the stunning Hemicycle, where MEPs gather to discuss and vote on legislation, and admire the artwork and exhibits that adorn the parliamentary chambers, showcasing Europe’s rich cultural heritage and shared values. 

After your tour, take a stroll through the European Quarter, where you will find an array of cafes, restaurants, and cultural attractions waiting to be explored. From historic landmarks to modern art installations, the European Parliament district offers something for every visitor to enjoy. 

Whether you choose to drive or hop on public transport, a visit to the European Parliament promises to be a memorable and enlightening experience. So why not add it to your Brussels itinerary and discover the beating heart of European democracy, just moments away from the vibrant energy of the Grand Place. 

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