Useful information

Access to the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty is free. You are responsible for any visa, transport, accommodation, meal and travel costs.

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European Parliament 
Esplanade Solidarnosc 1980, entrance Atrium - 1050 Brussels

Egmont Palace 
Place du Petit-Sablon, 8 bis - 1000 Brussels

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels

Théâtre Les Tanneurs
Rue des Tanneurs 75/77 - 1000 Brussels

Cinema Galleries
Queen's Gallery, 26 - 1000 Brussels

ATTENTION: We invite you to take note of the European Parliament's special conditions of access below in order to arrive calmly at the Opening Ceremony on 27 February at 8am.

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• European Parliament

Esplanade Solidarnosc 1980, entrance Atrium - 1050 Brussels

You can only have access to the Opening Ceremony and the Plenary if you are registered online before 18 February. If you are not registered you will not be able to enter.

As of 8 AM at the ATRIUM WELCOME POINT on the Solidarnosc 1980 esplanade located 100 meters to the left of Place Simone Veil, badges will be distributed on presentation of your identity card. You will be subject to security control. Please don’t bring luggage for security reason.

NOTE : If you have permanent accreditation to the European parliament, please enter through the main entrance without going through the Atrium.


PROGRAMME at the European parliament :

8 AM - 9:45 AM: distribution of badges
10 AM - 1 PM: Opening Ceremony
• 1 PM- 2:15 PM: lunch break

You may leave the Parliament during the lunch break if you so wish (you will find many restaurants around Place du Luxembourg) but bearing in mind that you must keep your badge, and that you will be subject to security control in order to re-enter the premises.

• 3 PM - 5 PM: Plenary « Business and the death penalty » (Hemicycle)


Other info :

Latitude: 50.839024 | Longitude: 4.373367

Train: The Brussels-Luxembourg station provides a link to the European Parliament. The station is 2 minutes walk from the Atrium entrance (200m).

Bus: Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 64, 80 and 95 serve the European Parliament at the Luxembourg stop. Lines 12 and 21 connect Parliament directly to Brussels airport.

Metro: The nearest stations are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trône on lines 2 and 6.

• Egmont Palace

Place du Petit-Sablon, 8 bis - 1000 Brussels

Latitude: 50.83903 | Longitude: 4.356904

Metro: The Louise station that connects to the Palais d'Egmont is served by lines 2 and 6. The resort is 7 minutes walk from the Palais d'Egmont (550m).

Buses and Trams: The Bus et Tram Petit Sablon stop, which connects to the Palais d'Egmont, is served by bus lines 27, 33 and 95 and tram lines 92 and 93. The stop is 2 minutes walk from the Egmont Palace (150m).

• Bozar

Rue Ravenstein, 23 - 1000 Brussels

Latitude: 50.844244 | Longitude: 4.359538

Train: The nearest station to Bozar is Brussels-Central / Central Station. It also allows direct access to Brussels-Midi station or Zaventem International Airport. The resort is 4 minutes walk from Bozar (350m).

Bus: Lines 27, 29, 34, 38, 63, 65, 66, 71, 71N, 95 serve the Bozar stop.

Metro: The Central Station station that connects Bozar is served by lines 1 and 5.

• Théâtre Les Tanneurs

Rue des Tanneurs 75/77 - 1000 Brussels

Latitude: 50.840689 | Longitude: 4.346744

Bus: Lines 27, 48, 95 serve the Grand Sablon stop located 700m from the Theatre.

Tram: Lines 92 and 94 serve the Grand Sablon stop

Lines 3, 4, 33, 51 serve the Porte de Hal stop located 700m from the Theatre

Metro: Lines 2 and 6 serve the Porte de Hal stop located 700m from the Theatre

• Cinema Galleries

Queen's Gallery, 26 - 1000 Brussels

Latitude: 50.847491 | Longitude: 4.35452

Bus: lines 29, 38, 63, 63, 66, 71 serve the Arenberg stop located 270m from the Cinema Galeries.

Metro: lines 1, 5, 3, 4 serve the Gare Centrale and De Brouckere stop located 400m from the Cinéma Galeries.

NB: Not all countries have a Belgian embassy. Please consult for up-to-date information on visa requirements and where to apply.

Whenever possible, please apply online:


The main airport serving Brussels, Belgium’s capital, is Zaventem which is located 12km from the city. Please ensure you select “Brussels International” (code: BRU) as your arrival airport.

There are a number of ways to get to the city centre from the airport:




SNCB Train

Level -1

Trains every 15 mins.
Journey time: 18 mins. to Bruxelles Central
Price: €9


DELjin bus

Line 272 (Zaventem > Brussels)

Level 0

Buses every 21 mins.
Journey time: 40 mins. to Sint- Joost-Ten-Node Kruidtuin (29th stop)
Price: €3

Access to transport in Brussels Airport

map aeroport

Where to eat near the Parliament

You will find restaurants inside the Parliament building. You can also eat at Luxembourg Place right next to the Parliament.

Where to eat near Egmont Palace (Palais d’Egmont)

Le Casse-croûte

Rue du Pépin, 22 – 1000 Bruxelles

12am-2:30pm / 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Italian Restaurant

Cowfish restaurant

Rue du Pépin, 39 – 1000 Bruxelles


Fine-dining Restaurant (carpaccio, ceviche, risotto, tartars, vegetarian dishes)


Rue de Namur, 30 – 1000 Bruxelles


Salad bar

Il Passatempo

Rue de Namur, 32 – 1000 Bruxelles

12:30am-2:30pm / 7:30pm-10pm

Italian Restaurant


Rue de Namur, 51 – 1000 Bruxelles

12am-2:30pm / 6pm-10:30pm

Brasserie (burgers, salads, vegetarian dishes)

Stand by

Rue de Namur, 72 – 1000 Bruxelles


Cafeteria (salads, bagels, pasta)

Boston steak house

Avenue de la Toison d’or, 2 – 1050 Ixelles

12am-3pm / 6pm-10:30pm

Brasserie (burgers, salads, pasta, vegetarian dishes)

Le Trappiste

Avenue de la Toison d’or, 3 – 1050 Ixelles


Brasserie (Belgian specialties)

The Foodmaker

Avenue de la Toison d’or, 5 – 1050 Ixelles


Cafeteria (salads, wraps, sandwiches, soups, tarts, vegetarian dishes)

Brussels grill

Avenue de la Toison d’or, 7 – 1050 Ixelles


Steakhouse & Belgian specialties


Place du Champ-de-Mars, 5 – 1050 Ixelles

12am-3pm /5:30pm-10:30pm

Japanese restaurant


Chaussée d’Ixelles, 12 – 1050 Ixelles


Cafeteria (tarts, sandwiches, soups, salads, vegetarian dishes)


Time zone: GMT +1

Information about the city:

Information about Zaventem International Airport:

Map of the Gare du midi station:


Bureaux de change:

Zaventem International Airport

Travelex: arrivals hall, baggage reclaim (6 am - 10 pm)

Travelex: departure hall (6 am- 9 pm)

Gare du midi station

The Travelex bureau de change is located near the ‘Tour du midi’ exit.  It is open during the week from 7 am to 8.30 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 8.30 pm.