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  • Brussels Atomium Admission Ticket

    1. Brussels Atomium Admission Ticket

    The Atomium symbolizes an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times, referring to the power of nuclear energy that in 1958 was intended for peaceful use. Today it carries on the debate of 1958: What kind of future do we want for tomorrow? It was not intended that the Atomium survive beyond the 1958 World Fair but its popularity soon made it a key landmark, first in Brussels, and then internationally. It has become one of the icons of Brussels, and since its inspired restoration in 2006, it is referred to as the most Belgian of monuments. The panorama alone is worth a trip to the Atomium. Thanks to its location on a naturally elevated plateau on the outskirts of town, the Atomium offers the only true 360-degree panoramic view of the 19 municipalities of Brussels. Themes such as Science, Progress, and the Future, still as relevant today as they were a half century ago, are covered by a ...

    The Atomium was an amazing experience! Great view of the city, and the staff is also really great. They speak French, English, and Dutch, so anyone can go there and feel comfortable with the service.

  • Brussels Mini-Europe Admission Ticket

    2. Brussels Mini-Europe Admission Ticket

    Discover Europe's most popular attractions in miniature. Encounter monuments from across the continent recreated down to the smallest detail. See a 4-meter high Big Ben, and 13-meter tall Eiffel tower, with all attractions recreated at a scale of 1 to 25. Be amazed at the eruption of Vesuvius and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Watch the launch of Ariane V and marvel at many other working models. Both young and old will enjoy spending a couple of hours exploring Mini-Europe. Experience also a fascinating and interactive Spirit of Europe exhibit that takes you through the history of the European Union, its place in the world. A catalog brimming with interesting anecdotes is included with the purchase of an adult ticket.

    It was easy to get in, get around and get out. We went on a week day and it was hot. Bring water! Everything was cute and worth the price. Fun for the whole family.

  • Brussels: City Card with STIB Public Transportation

    3. Brussels: City Card with STIB Public Transportation

    Save time and money in Brussels and get access to 49 museums and attractions. Choose from a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour Brussels Card and create your own itinerary in the city. Present your card at the ticket desk of any of the participating venues and it will be electronically validated and activated on first use. Benefit from free access to all permanent collections, along with most temporary exhibitions at participating museums (excluding the Old Masters Museum, Natural Sciences Museum, Cinquantenaire Museum, and the Hall Gate). You can visit the same museum as many times as you like.  Avail of discounts on various attractions and tours, along with exclusive offers at shops, restaurants, and bars. Plan your visit with the free booklet you’ll receive when you exchange your voucher and make use of the STIB public transportation network to travel for free. Museums: •...

    I got the 72 hour pass and it was excellent value for money. I went to 3+ museums each day so really made a saving. The only improvement that could be made is with regards to collecting the public transport pass. The "Go" ticket machines are located at bus stops and this isn't mentioned. It took me about an hour to work this out as I was only told to got to Gare Centrale station and so I naturally tried the ticket machines in there. The easy solution is to have a "Go" machine in the office where you collect the museum pass itself so then is a genuine one stop shop.

  • Brussels Card: 24, 48 or 72 Hour Validity

    4. Brussels Card: 24, 48 or 72 Hour Validity

    Choose a 24, 48, or 72 hour card and you can visit the same museum as many times as you like. You simply need to present your Brussels Card at the ticket desk and it will be electronically validated and activated the first time you use it. You’ll have free access to all permanent collections of the museums. Most of the temporary exhibitions are also included, except at Old Masters Museum, Natural Sciences Museum and Cinquantenaire Museum.  The discounts for the various attractions, tours, shops, restaurants, and bars provided in the booklet you’ll receive when you exchange your voucher are for single use only, but the discounts remain valid even after the Brussels Card has expired. To obtain a discount, you simply need to present the Brussels Card and the corresponding voucher. Museums (Free entry): AfricaMuseum Art & History Museum Art & Marges Museum Autoworld Brus...

    We bought the 48 hrs. card. It was a good buy, enjoyed all the attractions and discounts. Make sure you allow enough time to check the locations first to maximize your time..

  • Brussels: 49 Museums, Atomium, and Discounts Card

    5. Brussels: 49 Museums, Atomium, and Discounts Card

    The Brussels Card grants you access to 49 museums with skip-the-line admission to Atomium, the symbol of Brussels, for 24, 48, or 72 hours. Save up to 40% compared to regular admission. Among the included museums are the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Magritte Museum, Museum of Chocolate Choco-Story, Belgian Comic Strip Center, all the exhibitions at the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR, Museum of Natural Sciences, and many more. There’s no need to book in advance. Your Brussels Card is activated when you scan it for the first time in a museum or in the Atomium. From this moment on, it is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours. Your Brussels Card includes extra dining, drinking, shopping, entertainment, and tour discounts to help you save even more along the way. The Brussels Card includes the following: • Atomium skip-the-line ticket • Access to 49 museums: Magritte Museum, Choco-Story Brus...

  • Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

    6. Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

    Who hasn’t dreamt of seeing Brussels? A tour of Brussels is a good introduction to Belgium. Discover the ancient buildings of the city and its splendid modern part on board the bus. Your tour will begin at the majestic Grand Place from where the coach will take you to Saint-Michael’s cathedral.  Visit the widely known Atomium and pass by the Chinese pavilion and Japanese Tower. From the Royal Residence you will return to the city center to visit the Sablon area, with its numerous antique shops, while passing the Palace of Justice and Royal Palace. The next part of your tour covers the district in which you will see the headquarters of the European Parliament and Commission. Choose between a private and a shared option.

    Mtg point easily found good location to Market tour gave a good overview of key spots to go back to , guide very good

  • Brussels: Walking Tour from Central Station to Manneken Pis

    7. Brussels: Walking Tour from Central Station to Manneken Pis

    As capital of Belgium and of the European Union, Brussels offers the best of many worlds: from Gothic architecture to Art Nouveau, from historical places of interest like the Triumphal Arch in the Jubilee Park and the Palace of Justice to the Atomium, the icon of modernity, which was built to celebrate the Universal Exhibition Expo 58. The medieval town center is both trendy and traditional. Brussels is inviting with interesting contrasts, openness and a lot of vitality. Most impressive however, is the Grand Place with its Gothic Town Hall and gold leaf decorated facades of the guild houses. And of course, courtesy obliges you to pay a visit to Manneken Pis.

  • Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour

    8. Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour

    At 8:30AM you will be picked up from a meeting point in the center of Brussels to head towards the city of Antwerp. On your way to Antwerp you will make a stop for a few minutes at the emblematic Atomium, where you will take a picture and continue your trip. Once there you will explore the Meat Market, Steen Castle, Town Hall Square, the Gothic-style Church of Our Lady, the Church of San Carlos de Borromeo, the Walk of the Cakes, and the beautiful Meir Street. Following this guided tour, you will receive an hour of free time to explore the city at your own leisure. The next destination will be the beautiful and powerful city of Ghent. Throughout this visit you will see the Cathedral of San Bavón (which contains the famous painting of the Van Eyck brothers), the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the Belfort Bell Tower, the peculiar Gothic and Renaissance Town Hall, the Church of San Nicolás...

  • SightJogging: Atomium, green parks and Belgian history

    9. SightJogging: Atomium, green parks and Belgian history

    This Sightjogging tour will take you to the different royal parks of Brussels. We will start with a visit to the royal palace of Laeken, where the Belgian king meets other political leaders from all over political world. Your guide will explain the royal history of Belgium as well as giving information about the beautiful parks and monuments in Brussels. For art-lovers, the next stop will be the highlight of the tour, a casting of Rodin’s sculptural masterpiece, the Thinker. Next to this is the church Notre-Dame de Laeken, where our guide will give you plenty of facts and history about this famous landmarks in the area. If we make good time in our tour, we will have the chance to see the crypt where all deceased members of the royal family are buried. We can also take a short walk to an impressive graveyard filled with ornate civil and military graves. From here we will reach the mai...

  • Brussels: 4-Hour Private Christmas Market Guided Tour

    10. Brussels: 4-Hour Private Christmas Market Guided Tour

    Warm your spirits with the coziness of Christmas in Brussels with a private guided tour of the Christmas market. Learn about the history of the market from your local guide as you wander the city center, enjoying magnificent light displays. Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and embark on a personalized tour that could include the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, the Cathedral, the Atomium, the Court of Justice, the EU district, and St. Catherine's Square.

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What people are saying about Atomium

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,855 reviews

The Atomium was an amazing experience! Great view of the city, and the staff is also really great. They speak French, English, and Dutch, so anyone can go there and feel comfortable with the service.

20 mins should be enough inside. Not sure if it's worth 16 Euros. Definitely needs more frequent cleaning of the floors (spilled drinks in several areas). Area around is beautiful though.

It was easy to get in, get around and get out. We went on a week day and it was hot. Bring water! Everything was cute and worth the price. Fun for the whole family.

Great experience. We had lunch there and the view was spectacular. Food was delicious and customer was top notch.

Really enjoyable museum! Had a neat time! Highly recommend going.