Group visits to Nico in Brussels or Strasbourg

It’s free of charge and good for nothing.

Last updated on 23/04/2024.

Current state:
Nico can't welcome groups or single persons anymore at the premises of the European Parliament. Thanks to everyone who visited him or wanted to visit him. It was good to have you. We'll let the info below about how you can visit MEP's online so you can read how it works and maybe ask another MEP for a visit.

Are you traveling with your class, organisation or extended family to Brussels or Strasbourg? Since neither city has a proper zoo, come pay a visit to the European Parliament instead for a glimpse of peculiar life forms. Nico (species: Member of the European Parliament, genus: sad being) will receive you in the visitor area and explain to you everything he knows. This will take about 5 minutes. Afterwards you will have 40 minutes to ask him whatever questions come to mind and have an inside look around the premises.

Here is how it works:

  1. Be available in Brussels or Strasbourg on one of dates listed below.
  2. Send a mail at least 7 weeks before the visit (the Parliament set these deadlines, not me - at the EU's speed, two months is like a blink of the eye) with the subject line “Visit Nico” to Be sure to include the following information:

Please check your spam folder regularly. Normally we do not need more than 4 days to reply. If you change your mind about your visit, please send us a notification of your wish to cancel.

We have the possibility to cover travel costs for a limited number of groups each year. We are fully booked until the end of Nico's mandate, which is why we can't offer this service anymore.





There won't be any further dates. The last possibility to visit Nico as a group will be the 12th of March 2024.

14/03/2022 - Visitor groups are allowed again at the European Parliament.
28/03/2022 - Registration begins for visits to Nico.
06/09/2022 - European Parliament introduces new rules for sponsored groups.

For further information on visiting the European Parliament, visit here.