Welcome to the Belgian Senate

Dear websurfer,

Belgium's Federal Parliament is made up of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The parliament reflects the wide range of views held by the Belgian people. The Federal Parliament makes legislations that regulate the social relationships in our country. It also monitors the activities of the Federal Government.

As Chairman of the Belgian Senate, I hope the information we provide on the World Wide Web will contribute to greater openness as this is essential to parliamentary democracy.

Christine Defraigne,
Chairman of the Belgian Senate

Questions about the Senate ?

Do you wish to visit the Federal Parliament with friends, your classmates or an association ?

Film Parliament

Visitors are shown a 20-minute film introducing the Senate and Chambers of Representatives.

This film is also available online to download (with subtitle tracks) and view.

You can choose between the English, Dutch, German and French language versions of the film.

For the hard of hearing there is also a fully subtitled version in each of the above-mentioned languages.

This film has to be modified as a consequence of the Sixth State reform.

Brochures about the federal parliament
  • The Federal Parliament of Belgium (pdf or html) This survey made by the Senate Legal Service is designed to give you in-depth information on the Parliament's organisation and activities, on the legal status of the Members of Parliament and on the election, dissolution and composition of the Federal Chambers.

  • The Visitors guide This booklet will lead you through the Federal Parliament, if you visit us during one of our Open House Activities.
Fact sheets about the Federal Parliament