Monument and Outdoor Sculpture
Heysel, Brussels
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    Ranked #2 for monuments in Brussels
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    Yusri Echman
    "Climb to the top n enjoy the view of Brussel City."(7 Tips)
    Anfal A.
    "Mini Europe is just right across it."(4 Tips)
    Adam N.
    "Spectacular architecture located in a neighbourhood with nothing"(5 Tips)
    delano #googdel
    "Free wifi at the cafe at the bottom of the structure."(3 Tips)
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    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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJanuary 6, 2017
    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.
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    Gabi BulumacDecember 23, 2015
    Definitely one of the Brussels symbols, and it's a cool one 👍😂
    Upvoted 1 week ago
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    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.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
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    Nad 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.
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    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.
  • Adam N.heart icon on user image
    Adam NabilJanuary 20, 2017
    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.
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    RAKANOctober 3, 2023
    One of the most popular spot in Brussels ✨ remarkable architecture 🔆🇧🇪
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    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.
  • Joshua T.heart icon on user image
    Joshua TourlamainAugust 12, 2020
    I was lucky to visit the Atomium during the covid-19 pandemic so it was very quiet and peaceful here on a sunny and hot day. Didn’t went inside of it because I’m not so interested in doing that.
    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
  • Yudum E.
    Yudum EApril 24, 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.
  • Peter H.heart icon on user image
    Peter HAugust 3, 2018
    Great to discover the inside of the thing. Wonderful view from the top sphere.
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    😎🚗🍀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.
  • Joanne M.
    Joanne MoussaFebruary 13, 2017
    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!
  • Clemens H.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Fedor M.heart icon on user image
    Fedor MuhosranskiyNovember 15, 2017
    Nice place to observe the city, but not the best in Brussel in my opinion. From this place u can see also the mini europe museum
  • John Q.heart icon on user image
    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!
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    GDecember 20, 2016
    Great views, wasn't a great fan of the exhibition but still a nice experience, not a fan of the price!
  • Breanna K.
    Breanna KrebsMay 23, 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.
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    Art GarciaMarch 22, 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
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    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
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    Robin BertelsAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Niko
    Niko1 week ago
    it’s just elevator ride with max 2-3 mins pauses per floor to enjoy the view. and it’s not a memorable view. definitely skippable.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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.
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    😎🚗🍀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..
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    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.
  • Guido G.heart icon on user image
    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.
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    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!
  • Stephen C.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Jonas M.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Alvaro F.heart icon on user image
    Alvaro FernandezApril 27, 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
  • B. Aaron T.heart icon on user image
    B. Aaron TalbotJune 27, 2017
    good views from the top w a very ages yet cool exhibit through part of the structure...
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    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.
  • Carly T.heart icon on user image
    Carly TingleyJuly 31, 2017
    Honestly-not worth its price! We also had to pay to use the toilets when buying tickets and they were disgusting.The structure is impressive but I'd save your money and just take a photo from outside!
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    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.
  • 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.
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    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!
  • Pablo H.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Vlad D.heart icon on user image
    Vlad DumitricaMarch 5, 2016
    Nice views of Brussels, interesting to see how the city has evolved. Good for photos, cool lights, stairs and escalators.
  • James M.heart icon on user image
    James MartinApril 21, 2018
    View from outside and the top is worth the ticket price. Mini-Europe not so good. Just but the ticket for the Atomium!
  • Niklas H.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Catarina B.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Luis U.heart icon on user image
    Luis UreaAugust 28, 2017
    Must to visit Brussels landmark. You can enter for 12 euros.
  • Rana G.heart icon on user image
    Rana Gabriel TaquiniDecember 22, 2014
    When in Brussels, you must check this place. Also good to stay and have fun and meals with family.
  • Mohammed G.heart icon on user image
    Mohammed GamalMarch 19, 2017
    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
  • Tulio P.heart icon on user image
    Tulio PradoMarch 19, 2016
    Go for a nice view and cool souvenirs. Consider not paying to go into the museus, may not be worth.
  • Adam N.heart icon on user image
    Adam NowekJuly 13, 2015
    Spectacular architecture located in a neighbourhood with nothing else going for it.
  • Didier G.heart icon on user image
    During daytime it's okay...but come back when night fall, it lights up and then it's really beautiful
  • Tuva J.heart icon on user image
    Tuva JohannessenJuly 26, 2017
    Nice to chill out and sit in the sun chairs watching the amazing construction from the ground. Didn't bother to stand in line and go up.
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