The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium


What can you expect:

Visiting the peculiar giant metal molecule is one of the most popular things to do in Brussels.

The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It is located on the Heysel Plateau in Laeken, where the exhibition took place. The Atomium symbolizes an iron crystal that has been magnified 165 billion times. It refers to the power of nuclear energy that was peacefully used in 1958.

It is now a museum. The top sphere at a height of 100 meters has a restaurant where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of Brussels. It is advisable to make a reservation, which also gives you priority at the lifts to go up.

Important! Apart from the top ball that you can reach with the lift, the rest of the Atomium is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility and unfortunately is not possible for people in wheelchairs.

For more information see the website below.
The Atomium

Photographer: Noah Frohn


ATOMIUM ticket

The price of the Atomium ticket includes:
– The entire visit to the Atomium, including the permanent exhibition, the temporary exhibition and the panorama.
– The entire visit to Design Museum Brussels, including: the permanent exhibition and the temporary exhibitions.

Individual tickets (<20 people)

Senior [≥65]: € 14,00
Adult [18-64]: € 16,00
Child [>115cm-17]: € 8,50
Child [≤115cm]: Free
Student [with card]: € 8,50
Person with a disability: € 8,50
PRM: Free


Senior [≥65]: € 27,30
Adult [18-64]: € 29,00
Child [13-17]: € 22,50
Child [≤115cm-12]: € 18,40
Student [with card]: € 22,50

Photographer: Fotografierende

Opening hours:

Monday10am – 6pm
Tuesday10am – 6pm
Wednesday10am – 6pm
Thursday10am – 6pm
Friday10am – 6pm
Saturday10am – 6pm
Sunday10am – 6pm

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