Atomium is a huge construction in Brussels, which has a shape of atom. The building was ready in 1958. Atomium is 102 m high and has 9 metal balls on it. Each of them have 18 m diameter. All of them are connected to each other, showing the unity of the cell.
The building is a museum and is situated not far from the Mini Europe. Atomium has both stairs and elevators, different exhibition halls, observation desc and even a restaurant, which has opened recently. Dining in the Atomium restaurant will also provide a great panoramic view of the city.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Tue

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Sun

    10:00 - 18:00

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  • Brigi B

    - 06 September 2018 -

    We visited with friends last Sunday . (I am going with different friends twice a year.) Normally staff always very friendly , polite. Not this time!!! The young African girl didn't even looked at us - was too busy with 2 other (assume) co-workers - chatting (flirting). She grabbed some tickets out of my hand - then she started rudely lecturing me - still no Bonjour or hi ...- those tickets are not good . Of course she grabbed the tickets to the ADAM museum. When I pointed out she should pay attention because I don't work here, she rolled her eyes & made a mean remark in French (I unfortunately understood) to the boys she was occupied with & were sitting at the entrance . Feel sorry for the photographer also. He is always very professional , super friendly & take good pictures of the visitors... This time we did not buy pictures or spend any money in the gift shop. I still very much advise to visit the Atomium for everybody. Hopefully management pay better attention who should NOT have contact with visitors - specially when this is the 1st person you meet with entering at the door & checking tourists tickets .

  • Dana Stefanik

    - 06 September 2018 -

    Great place. Impressive and breathtaking. Can visit like 4 floors, with escalators. There are details about construction and exposition. Also some paintings. And light show. The minus is the long queue to go with elevator to the top, to see the panoramic view.

  • Bryan Schooling

    - 01 September 2018 -

    This is an incredible attraction even by today’s standards. Built in 1958 for the World Expo which had 42 million visitors in 6 months!! It is quite expensive mind you. 0.5 Euro to use the toilet. The service at the restaurant is abysmal. The young tall guy didn’t even make eye contact or talk to us. Dumped everything on the counter and didn’t even know if he’d finished making the coffees!? Thoroughly unpleasant person. €25 for a basic souvenir. This is set up as a cash cow from tourists. But the Atomium is incredible and display inside very interesting.

  • Simon dB

    - 31 August 2018 -

    I really liked it, it's an iconic building with an interesting history and a nice section on Magritte inside but I have to knock off a star for the sub-par air conditioning throughout the structure and down in the waiting area where you queue. A few oscillating fans simply isn't acceptable on hot days to either cool the air or increase its throughput and lower the humidity inside created by all the sweaty humans. Would definitely recommend a visit, but not in summer, too uncomfortable, especially with baby.

  • Matthias Tytgat

    - 23 August 2018 -

    Nice landmark in Brussels. It can take a while before you can get into the elevator to go up. But the view is worth the wait!! Some interesting expositions in the lower balls. Some fixed about the Atomium and it's history and construction. Some temporary about art, etc... A must visit! It's also close to Mini Europa so you can combine both.

  • Gabriel Melo

    - 20 August 2018 -

    In my opinion it is the most beautiful thing I saw in Brussels. It is huge, and when compared to other attractions over Europe it is not expensive to enter. Inside, it offers a great view and some pieces of history, and when I went there there was a Magritte exhibition, which was awesome to be honest. Besides, it is not hard to get there (you should take the metro and walk a little) and if offers nice photos of this science monument.

  • Indira Vita

    - 13 August 2018 -

    Go here in the morning so you can take a good picture in peace! only few tourist come in the morning! it is amazing place! there is a garden or a park around it to chill with family or friend. if you travel alone with public transportation, this place is very easy to reach!

  • Roger Arets

    - 31 July 2018 -

    This 1958 iconic Brussels landmark was originally built for the World's Fair (Expo) and is now a museum where you can visit the permanent exhibition 'from symbol to icon' as well as several other exhibitions. At the top you have a nice view over the landscape and there is a small bar located inside. Nice to kill an hour or two when you're here.

  • Jacqueline Poole

    - 29 July 2018 -

    Cool space. The elevator ride is the most interesting part of the panorama viewing portion. The line up to get up and down we're long and not necessarily worth it. Take the escalator and check out the rest instead. Could use AC.

  • Magdalena Mag

    - 25 July 2018 -

    NOT WORTH 15€! The attraction is organized to make you stay in lines for hours. You go up. Then down just to go up to the middle section again. Of your you gonna need to go out and get into the line again!!!!!!! There is a illogical system of letting ppl not in line get into elevator before you. Magritte exhibitions is a scam. No actual painting, just big cut outs. No air conditioning!

  • Breanna Krebs

    - 23 May 2018 -

    The long line is for the elevator to observation deck and the restaurant. You must also wait for elevator down. Escalator takes you to all other globes. Skip the observation deck if you hate lines.

  • Diego Barros

    - 16 May 2018 -

    Nice view of the city.

  • Nada

    - 09 May 2018 -

    Outstanding place

  • Nada

    - 09 May 2018 -

    Outstanding place

  • Alvaro Fernandez

    - 27 April 2018 -

    Nice place symbol of Brussels to hang out or cinema. but the lights will not turn on until 21:40! Too expensive entrance15€ and for the result poor views from top better la basilique de koekelberg for

  • Yudum E

    - 24 April 2018 -

    An iconic structure to see in Brussels. It is fine without climbing in it. Instead, I would prefer the parks around the Atomium for a walk to enjoy a nice day.

  • James Martin

    - 21 April 2018 -

    View from outside and the top is worth the ticket price. Mini-Europe not so good. Just but the ticket for the Atomium!

  • Min Lee

    - 03 April 2018 -

    Save your money, and more importantly, time.

  • Art Garcia

    - 22 March 2018 -

    Im sure I would have enjoyed it more had the views been better on a clear day. Other than that it’s a nice place to visit and see

  • Stephen Hor

    - 20 March 2018 -

    Awesome place

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