The woman's feat caused furore after she posted the tale of her exploits on Facebook. The terrorist threat level in Belgium still stands at 3 meaning an atrocity is still "likely".
The woman takes up her story: "I sincerely thought that in times of terrorist threat and heightened security my temporary badge would no longer work. After three years the badge had still not been deactivated."
"There's no metal detector at the entrance. As my badge worked I did not have to undergo an identity check."
The badge did not include a photo and the woman insists it could be used by anybody!
"Fortunately I did not have ill intentions, but what if I had?"
"Can we please work on securing our MPs, ministers, civil servants and staff - our whole democracy - and do something about security in parliament?"