The Atomium

One of Belgium's best known landmarks, the Atomium is well worth a visit.

Built in preparation for the 1958 Brussels World Fair (Expo '58) and designed by Andre Waterkeyn the Atomium is an iconic European landmark.


The structure is a 165 billion times magnified version of a unit cell of an iron crystal. The Atomium is 102 metres high and has 9 spheres all connected together by tubes. Visitors are able to enter each of the spheres, each houses an exhibit or public space whilst the top sphere provides a panoramic view over Brussels. The spheres are connected by escalators in each of the connecting tubes.


Well worth a visit for all the family when in Brussels.

Location map

Map showing the location of The Atomium


Gallery Pictures

The Atomium


The Atomium Nearest Train Stations

Jette 1.8 km
Bockstael 1.8 km
Tour et Taxis 2.4 km

Visitor information table

CityBrussels
CountryBelgium
AddressAtomium square, B-1020 Brussel
Telephone+32 (0) 2 475 47 75
Websitehttp://www.atomium.be
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