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Atomium, Belgium

From series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
Year: 1958. Height: 102 meters.

In Brussels is the unique building Atomium, which can hardly be called a typical building. The structure is a huge model of the iron atom and consists of the large metal spheres connected to the metal tubes. The original building in Brussels was built in 1958 on the occasion of the opening of the World Exhibition, symbolizing scientific progress. Nowadays, Atomium is used as the location of exhibitions and cultural events, most of which are devoted to technical progress.

Atomium, Belgium The height of the construction is 102 meters. In the upper sphere of the gigantic atom, the viewing platform and the cozy restaurant, from which the wonderful panorama of the city opens. One of the spheres is specially designed for children. There are colorful recreation and games rooms. If desired, the parents with the children in one of the rooms can spend the whole day and even stay in it.

The unique building, whose design was developed by the outstanding architect Adre Waterkeyn, is today the landmark of national importance. The huge pipes that connect the spheres have not only a decorative purpose. Inside are the escalators and high-speed trains, with the help of which visitors of the 'atom' can move freely through their entire space. In 2006 the unusual building was completely renovated, after which it even looked more attractive. In the evening Atomium is illuminated by the wonderful illumination. The building is surrounded by the picturesque park with fountains and comfortable recreation areas. Next - Esplanade Theatre


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'BNP Paribas Fortis Distributeur de billets - Bruparck' located in 0.09 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'LocPark sprl' is located in 0.61 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Avia Laeken' in 0.65 km
Supermarket: 'Carrefour express SHELL LAEKEN' in 0.74 km
Parking: 'Villo! station Atomium' in 0.06 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacie Atomium' in 0.5 km
Police station: 'Bruxelles Capitale Ixelles' in 0.55 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Atomium' in 0.01 km
Railway station: 'Heysel' in 0.29 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Zaventem Airport BRU - in 10 km
 »  Deurne Airport ANR - in 33 km
 »  Brussels South Airport CRL - in 48 km
 »  Elesmes Airport XME - in 68 km
 »  Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport KJK - in 79 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Atomium

B&B Zen and Ethnic Room

Located in 0 km from Atomium
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Rooms: 2
Each guest room at the Zen and Ethnic is fitted with a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player, and the standard room also offers views … More: photo, rates and booking
Sky Apart Hotel

Located in 1 km from Atomium
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Rooms: 18
All rooms are equipped with a TV, a telephone, a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. Nearby Sky Apart Hotel there are several restaurants and … More: photo, rates and booking
Loft chocolaterie

Located in 2 km from Atomium
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Rooms: 1
The spacious living unit benefits from a living room with cable TV, a DVD player, an iPod Docking Station and a sofa. Loft chocolaterie also includes … More: photo, rates and booking
Studio's Waerboom

Located in 3 km from Atomium
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Rooms: 20
Each studio is decorated in a country style look. They feature a desk and seating area with TV. Each bathroom is fitted with a bath or shower. You … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Mini-Europe
0 km - Mini-Europe
In Brussels, travellers have an opportunity to visit the most interesting "Mini Europe" park. It is located next to one of the most famous landmarks of the city – the "Atomium" sculpture. It is believed, that it is in this park of miniatures that one can see some of …
Dinner In The Sky
3 km - Dinner In The Sky
Another great way to enjoy delicious dishes on the heights - to book a table at the popular Brussels Dinner Dinner in the Sky. This open-air restaurant is a small platform with transparent canopy which has the height of 50 meters. Once the platform can receive 22 …
Celebrities Underwear Museum
4 km - Celebrities Underwear Museum
One of the most extravagant and original museums in the world is in Brussels. Celebrities Underwear Museum presents visitors with literally the most sensual and provocative exhibits. In the museum one can see the underwear of the showbusiness celebrities and the …
Nemo 33 Pool
11 km - Nemo 33 Pool
Nemo-33 is one of the deepest pools in the world, located in the Belgian town Uccle. The depth of this pool is 33 meters, 7 years was spent for its construction. This pool was built especially for divers, its complex construction includes many caves and courses - ideal …
Hallerbos Forest
21 km - Hallerbos Forest
In Belgium you can also find the strange and little known sights. Such attractions include the fairytale Hallerbos forest. The extensive beech forest, whose surface is 5.5 sq km, is a fairytale because of the wild hyacinths. In the second half of April, these wondrous …
Antwerp City Hall
36 km - Antwerp City Hall
The Antwerp City Hall is a great example of Holland Renaissance. This magnificent city hall has been built for four years and was finished only in 1565. Notwithstanding the city hall’s age, the building has saved many original elements. As many years ago, the …

Top destination around Atomium - Brussels

Bruparck is the most famous and popular amusement park in Brussels. It can be interesting to spend days on end there. It will really take more than one day to try all attractions of this amusement park in action. There are special playgrounds for kids, and older children and adults will enjoy extreme attractions. Another attractive feature of the amusement park is a roofed water park located on its territory. This is a real tropical paradise with beautiful pools and colorful slides. The water park works all year round.
Toy Museum can be called the most "childish" landmark of Brussels. The museum exhibits a unique collection of old toys, and the age of some items is more than a hundred years. Such a number of dolls and teddy bears can hardly be seen in any other museum in the world. Children will certainly be pleased with the fact that literally all the exhibits of the museum can be touched, and some can even be bought.

The Mini Europe Park is another attractive place for family rest. – This is an interesting miniature park, which in fact is a real open-air museum. In this park, there are copies of world famous attractions, including Venice in miniature with its charming canals, the Eiffel Tower, the main symbol of London - Big Ben, as well as many other world famous attractions and architectural landmarks.
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