Discover a monument of modernity and innovation
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Standing at 102 meters tall, this iconic building boasts a unique structure of interconnected spheres, each with its own exhibit and stunning panoramic views of the city. Step inside and experience an immersive journey through the history of the Atomium and the marvels of science and technology. Don’t miss your chance to explore this architectural masterpiece and marvel at its futuristic design.

Structure Belgium Brussels Atomium  - Dimhou / Pixabay
Dimhou / Pixabay

Getting There

The Atomium is located a bit far from the city center of Brussels, so the most convenient way to get there is by taking public transportation. One option is to take the metro line 6 towards Roi Baudouin and get off at the Heysel station, which is right next to the Atomium.

Alternatively, you can take a tram or bus to get there, depending on where you’re starting from. However, if you’re looking to do some sightseeing along the way, a hop-on hop-off bus tour is highly recommended. These buses have designated stops at major tourist attractions, including the Atomium, and provide an excellent way to explore the city at your own pace while learning about its history and culture.


Atomiumsquare, 1020 Brussels, Belgium

Hours and Fees


Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00


Closed on Mondays


Your admission is free if you have Brussels Card.

Adults: €14.00
Seniors 65+ (with ID): €12.00
Students (Full-time with ID): €12.00
Young adults and Children (18 and under): €7.00
Visitors with disabilities: €7.00
Brussels Card Holder: Free
MuseumPassmusées holder: €7.00


What is an architectural feature of Atomium?

Atomium is 102 metres (335 ft) tall and has nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.

How long does it take to visit the Atomium?

The amount of time it takes to visit the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium, can vary depending on several factors. Generally, visitors spend around 1-2 hours exploring the Atomium, which includes visiting the various spheres, taking in the panoramic views, and learning about the history and science behind the monument.

On the other hand, if you’re short on time or simply want to take a quick look, you can probably see the main highlights of the Atomium in 30 minutes to an hour.