Atomium

THE SYMBOL OF BELGIUM AND BRUSSELS.

Halfway between sculpture and architecture, the Atomium was conceived and constructed for the Brussels World Fair (*Expo 58*) and was the flagship building and emblem for it.

Representing a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times, the building with its unique silhouette has, over the years, become the symbol of Brussels and Belgium.

Teh Atomium constantly reinvents itself and enchants visitors with its exhibitions and major events and thus holds its position, year after year, at the top of the attractions in the Capital of Europe.

THE MAGIC OF ARCHITECTURE, THE JOYS OF CULTURE.
  • a surrealist walk through tubes and spheres
  • the most beautiful panorama (360°) of Brussels and its surroundings (92m)
  • a panoramic restaurant with a 100% Belgian menu (95m)
  • a permanent exhibition on the history of the building
  • a temporary exhibition on 2 levels
  • a shop brimming with original gifts.
  • • Ring exit 8 
    • Underground Heysel line 6 (in front of Mini Europe)
    • Tram : Heysel line 7 (in front of Mini Europe)
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
  • 7 Heysel / Heizel
  • Opening times

    24/03/2022 - 29/05/2023: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

Initiated in March 2020 by Barbara Duriau, the 3 million member Facebook group View from my window collects intimate and collective testimonies from millions of confined people around the world. At the Atomium, from March 24th, the temporary exhibition "View from my window" gathers a selection of more than 400 photographs among the 200,000 images from this Belgian success story with a worldwide echo. From New York to Moscow, Brussels, Sao Paulo or Darjeeling... Every day, from their window, the members of this 2.0 community capture and share their view. The exhibition "View from my window" translates a human experience and offers a sensitive and poetic dive into the intimacy of all those who have gone through this very special event. The exhibition, which is based on audio-visual installations, prints, webcams and time-lapses, gives a playful attention to the visit. Ordinary or breathtaking, each photo is accompanied by a simple caption or a powerful life story. Through this exhibition, the Atomium is delighted to dedicate its spaces and its exceptional panorama of the Belgian capital, the cradle of Europe, to a humanist project conceived as a powerful invitation to share and travel. When one door closes, many windows open!

  • Price

    Normal: 29,40 € - Enfants: 18,70 € - Jeunes: 22,80 € - Etudiants: 22,80 €

Renovated as a major national event between 2004 and 2006, the Atomium - which was not intended to survive Expo 58 for which it was the flagship construction - is today, with over 600,000 visitors per year, the most popular tourist attraction in the capital of Europe, an art center and an international symbol of Brussels and Belgium. - The combined Atomium ticket includes entrance to Mini-Europe and Design Museum Brussels (150m away) - The purchased ticket remains valid between 10am and 5.30pm of the chosen date, regardless of the time of booking. - The time of reservation on the ticket does not allow priority in the queue. - During holiday periods, waiting time in the queues might be longer due to higher visitor numbers. Wearing a mask is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended inside the monument.