Discover the European Quarter with these guided tours

Discover the European Quarter with these guided tours

The European district is famous all over the world and yet very few people really know this area. And that’s a mistake, because with its residents from every corner of the globe, this is a truly fascinating place. Follow the guide and explore the capital of Europe!

Please note that as a result of COVID-19, the range of guided tours available may have changed. We advise you to contact the organisation in question.

  • Out and about with an EU expert

    As a political scientist specialised in European affairs, Elif is pleased to share her knowledge while guiding you around the European Quarter where she has worked and lived for the past 12 years.

  • Discover the European district as you jog

    Getting in shape while exploring the city... Sounds like a perfect combination, doesn’t it? City Runs offers multiple sightjogging tours in various parts of Brussels, including the European District. So put on your running shoes and learn all about the European institutions and the beautiful 19th-century houses along the parks as you jog.

    Distance: 8.5 km
    Also available in French and Dutch

  • Free lunch tours in the House of European History

    Dive into European history over lunchtime. During a 45-minute tour you will discover one interesting aspect of how history has shaped a sense of European memory and continues to influence our lives today in each nation. Not available on Tuesday? You’re welcome every day of the week to discover the permanent and temporary exhibitions with the help of a multimedia guide (tablet device) that’s available in all 24 EU official languages.
    Admission free - opening hours:
    mon:  1 pm – 6 pm / tue - fri: 9 am - 6 pm / sat - sun: 10 am - 6 pm 
    Every Tuesday at 12.15: free lunch tour 

  • Visit The European Parliament Hemicycle

    Visit the Hemicycle of the European Parliament, the world’s largest transnational parliament. Come and find out more about the powers and the role of the parliament with the help of a multimedia guide available in 24 languages. Would you prefer to hear all about it from a member of staff? Presentations in English or French are given on Mondays at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. In the summer months, unlike the rest of the year, these presentations take place daily.

    Admission free - opening hours:
    mon - thu: 9 am - 5 pm / fri: 9 am - 1 pm

  • Visit the Parlamentarium

    How does the European Parliament work? How are laws made and what challenges is Europe facing? Find out all about it during your visit to the Parlamentarium where a multimedia guide, available in 24 languages, takes you on a tour round Europe.

    Admission free - opening hours:  
    mon 1 am – 6 pm / tue – fri: 9 am – 6 pm / sat – sun: 10 am – 6 pm