Monument / Landmark and Outdoor Sculpture
Heysel, Laken
  • B. Aaron T.
    "very ages yet cool exhibit through part of the structure..."(8 Tips)
    Glen G.
    "Have a tour of the Atomium and see the nice view of Brussels."(7 Tips)
    Christel V.
    "elevator to the highest sphere"(5 Tips)
    Phat B.
    "elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times."(3 Tips)
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  • Artyom F.
    A huge molecule of iron. The construction looks impressive, but the museum inside not worth its entrance price, so just take a look from the outside, laugh at the queue and go away.
    Upvoted Jun 13
    DHR.comSeptember 19, 2011
    This is a monument that you must not miss—9 spheres made of steel that that has different halls for exhibits and other events as well as a great view of Brussels from the top. Open daily, 10am to 6pm.
  • Gabi B.
    Gabi BulumacDecember 23, 2015
    Definitely one of the Brussels symbols, and it's a cool one 👍😂
  • Robyn P.
    Robyn PassSeptember 18, 2015
    Retro feel inside with the history of the Atomium. Interesting temporary exhibits. It is quite a haul up and down, but the elevator takes you to the top. The view from the top is worth the queue.
  • Nader C.
    Nader CeeSeptember 16, 2014
    Built for the 1958 Universal Expo, this modern monument is really impressive. The visit is a tour in the middle of the fifties. A real delight for retro amateurs if you don't mind the touristy feel.
  • Tiana L.
    Tiana LeBeaufAugust 11, 2014
    It's unique. Don't forget to visit it when you are in Brussel. Get inside and see it also in the evening. The shop has some fine retro souveniers and the restaurant nice food.
  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoySeptember 30, 2014
    Built for the 1958 World Exhibition, the Atomium is shaped on the model of an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times. Have a beer at the restaurant in the top sphere
  • Adam N.
    Adam NabilJanuary 20
    It is the Effel tower of Belgium. An impressive structure, and you haven't seen Brussels until you visit this! It has a restaurant at the top with a breathtaking view.
  • G
    GDecember 20, 2016
    Great views, wasn't a great fan of the exhibition but still a nice experience, not a fan of the price!
  • 😎🚗🍀
    😎🚗🍀February 5, 2015
    I liked it was interesting, amazing but a little hard to visit there with the kids..sometimes we had to climb the crazy stairs!!the photos taken are pretty much expensive! Views are fantastic.
  • 4sq SUs Belgium
    4sq SUs BelgiumDecember 31, 2015
    Belgium's most iconic landmark since 1958 or Europe's most bizarre building, as CNN put it, it's an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Go to the upper sphere for a great panoramic view.
  • Sony Mobile WTA
    Sony Mobile WTAMay 13, 2011
    A must-see in Brussels! It's a little bit pricey to get in, but you have a great view of Brussels from the top!
  • Robin B.
    Robin BertelsAugust 8, 2014
    Designed by André Waterkeyn and constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Fair, it represents an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. You will be sued if you take pictures for commercial purposes!
  • gareth t.
    gareth thomasApril 21, 2013
    Great to see, but beware ticket is one price & only the lift takes you to the top & any views, but there are long lines. Choose the stairs and walkways you only get half way up & there are no views.
  • 😎🚗🍀
    😎🚗🍀February 5, 2015
    Take a coin as a memory. My son thought he had done it! U would understand when you see it! 😉u are not allowed to enter some parts but the designers' lounge was a good idea! I suggest going there..
  • Clemens H.
    Clemens Hieke (SU5)August 4, 2015
    Pretty nice from the outside and 50's flair inside! Definitely worth a visit! Plus great panoramic view from the top ball!
  • John Q.
    John QuistAugust 1, 2015
    Beautiful scenic view near nice parks, this is great to combine with a visit on the parks and maybe a barbecue / pick nick!
  • Krishna Prasad
    Krishna PrasadJuly 5, 2014
    Great panorama from the top of atomium. The photo feature is not worth it at all! Queue can be long due to limited capacity!do not buy combo tickt as u can view minieurope from atomium top!
  • Les Auberges de Jeunesse
    Les Auberges de JeunesseDecember 20, 2011
    Unique ! What can I say ? Explore and admire this monumental representation of an iron atom. The biggest symbol of the surrealistic Belgian spirit.
  • Pablo H.
    Pablo HernándezJanuary 1, 2016
    If you can visit, good. If you can't, it's ok. All about queues: to pay, to enter, to go up and to go down. Needs to be improved. Great icon though.
    Upvoted Apr 24
  • Darrann H.
    Darrann HughesFebruary 3, 2015
    An Awesome and Amazing Structure..😁.. An Iconic Landmark..👍👍👍.. A Fabulous Place and an Absolute Must See... 👍
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsJanuary 1, 2016
    If you come from the Heysel direction, drive southbound past the Atomium. Before the next roundabout is the perfect location for pictures.
  • Plaza S.
    Plaza ScienceFebruary 10, 2014
    One of my favorite places in Brussels! I recommended it! Check the photos of Atomium on Plaza Science, the social network for people who likes the science and the photography. I attached the link Read more
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CrockerDecember 8, 2014
    An excellent viewpoint and a fascinating display of art. One escalator is quite psychedelic and the lift is said to be the fastest in Europe.
  • Catarina B.
    Catarina BarataSeptember 7, 2013
    A bit pricey but it's worth it, especially the panorama. Try the combined ticket (Atomium+Mini-Europe) to get the full experience.
    VISITBRUSSELSJanuary 24, 2014
    Unmistakable symbol of Brussels and Belgium and unique feat in the history of architecture: the Atomium is today the most popular attraction in the Capital of Europe. Read more
  • Niklas H.
    Niklas Hjelm SmithApril 6, 2015
    Don't spend your time and money here. The top is not that great. You're treated like cattle. There's other places in Brussels to get a good view of the city - like Parc Cinquantenaire, which is free!
  • Atomium
    AtomiumJuly 21, 2015
    The restaurant of the Atomium is managed by an independent restaurateur. Be sure that we make everything in order he may satisfy you and we're happy he does. Please rate the restaurant on his profile.
  • Kleber P.
    Kleber PintoFebruary 22, 2014
    Take the audio guide. It really helps to understand details not mentioned on the boards
  • Joanne M.
    Joanne MoussaFebruary 13
    Interesting on the outside but not a must visit on the inside, unless you're into exhibitions. Cool tunnel escalator experience on the inside though, with a light show!
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 4, 2014
    You must visit this historical place when you are in Brussels ! Don't miss to take a few postcards photos.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 1, 2016
    Space age centre piece of the 1958 World's fair. Open for tours and there is a restaurant inside that opens at 6.30pm.
  • Vlad D.
    Vlad DumitricaMarch 5, 2016
    Nice views of Brussels, interesting to see how the city has evolved. Good for photos, cool lights, stairs and escalators.
  • Anne-Marie P.
    Anne-Marie PaquetteNovember 15, 2013
    Beautiful views of the whole north end of the city. Appreciate the history of its construction in the exhibit inside.
  • Mohammed G.
    The landmark itself is worth seeing, but the inside is more of a tourist trap. Surely you get to see the city but it's not worth the 12 EUR price. The escalators are cool though
    Upvoted May 22
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekJuly 13, 2015
    Spectacular architecture located in a neighbourhood with nothing else going for it.
  • B. Aaron T.
    B. Aaron Talbot3 weeks ago
    good views from the top w a very ages yet cool exhibit through part of the structure...
  • Oskars B.
    Oskars BormanisSeptember 27, 2014
    More impressive from outside than inside. Could've spent that hour in museum just standing outside and adoring it. Elevator to top 8€.
  • Gregg B.
    Gregg BrownOctober 26, 2014
    It's big, metally and awesome. Queues like the London Eye though ... oh, and there's Mini Europe too!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BFebruary 24, 2015
    Make sure Mini Europe is open. Don't come all the way out just for this. That said, view is nice & structure is interesting.
  • Tulio P.
    Tulio PradoMarch 19, 2016
    Go for a nice view and cool souvenirs. Consider not paying to go into the museus, may not be worth.
  • Atif H.
    Atif HussainAugust 22, 2015
    The #Queues are too long however the architecture from the outside looks fab and to see it is worth it
  • Jonas M.
    Jonas MasalskisNovember 23, 2014
    11€ to enter, crowded, massive queue to get to the top, another queue to go back down. 33cl beer is a whopping 7euros at the top restaurant. Worth a visit, just not the inside.
  • Didier G.
    During daytime it's okay...but come back when night fall, it lights up and then it's really beautiful
  • Clement H.
    Clement H.September 28, 2015
    Nice view from the top but it's not worth the price. Look at the monument from the outside is enough
  • Christel V.
    Christel VerbouwDecember 7, 2009
    Take the elevator to the highest sphere and enjoy the astonishing views. If you're in for a treat but unable to fork out a fortune for a meal, visit the gastronomic restaurant for lunch. 25 euro. Kids Read more
  • Rupi E.
    Rupi EphramMay 8, 2013
    nice place. Expensive, but Lovely Restaurant. Awesome views of the Brussels City.
  • Gabi K.
    Gabi KaAugust 26, 2014
    Great view by day and by night.easy to is a must.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SlivinschiNovember 21, 2013
    It is not till 6 pm, it is till 5.30 and if you don't get there on time, you won't be able to get in.
  • Anfal A.
    Anfal Al RadwanJune 2, 2014
    Go to the roof. It provides a panoramic view of Brussels and its surroundings
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