Atomium, Brussels

Are you planning to visit the Atomium? See our information below!


The most famous landmark and icon of Brussels is the Atomium. Designed for the Expo World Fair in 1958, this remarkable structure is still one of Brussels’ main attractions. Today, the Atomium functions as a museum. This futuristic building represents an accurate representation of an iron molecule. The only difference is that this monument is a whopping 165 billion times larger. Some 600,000 tourists visit the Atomium every year, and for good reason – it is an extraordinary structure.

The monument is located in Heysel Park (Heizelpark) in the west of the city. Het is zowel van buiten als van binnen een imposant bouwwerk. At the top of the Atomium is a restaurant where you can have lunch and dinner and have a viewing platform where you can enjoy stunning 360-degree views of Brussels.

Opening hours:

The Atomium is open daily from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Photographer: Bernardo Lorena Ponte by Unsplash

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit the Atomium!

  • Unfortunately, the Atomium is not easy to reach from the city centre, but with the hop-on hop-off bus, you pass by here.
  • You can visit the highest sphere, from which you look out over all of Brussels, by taking the lift.
Photographer: Magda Ehlers by Pexels

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