Atomium

Atomium, Brussels: Hours, Address, Atomium Reviews: 4/5

Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
Read more
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Write a review
About
Unavoidable icon of Brussels and Belgium, unique creation in the history of architecture and emblematic vestige of the World Fair in Brussels (Expo 58); the Atomium is the most popular tourist attraction of the Europe’s Capital.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Atomium
Reviews may contain information about traveler safety at this business.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
15,640 reviews
Excellent
5,106
Very good
5,902
Average
3,357
Poor
867
Terrible
409

Tarun Datta
Noida, India6 contributions
Family
We were in Brussels for 3 days and took and opportunity to visit Atomium. The light show at level 3 & 4 is Amazing , something which is very unique and once in a lifetime.

The queue for top level was long and view from the top is not quiet different to what on bit lower level.

If you are in hurry you can skip the view from top , that will save you considerable amount of time.
Written August 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Elie K
Beirut, Lebanon4 contributions
It is nice from the outside. The inside is not very interesting except the view from the top. The exhibits inside are not very interactive.
Written August 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emma B
Thatcham, UK124 contributions
Friends
Brilliant place to visit, even with a chronic fear of heights I still loved it! Views of Brussels were brilliant, and the exhibitions inside were very interesting and educational. Staff were brilliant - in particular one staff member (wish I’d taken their name - all I remember is they broke their finger in Las Vegas!). One of our Group was too nervous to get the lift up to the top, but this staff member kindly spoke to my friend and encouraged her to go up, and even came up in the lift with us to support her. Made our experience incredibly memorable, and really lightened up the whole trip! Thank you, thank you to that Staff Member! 🧡
Written August 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

S E
Avondale, AZ710 contributions
Lovely to view in that park setting, the interior features a few light shows and of course the history of the Atomium. I would return with my other kids. The elevator is a kick with it's see-through ceiling, good for a cool video.
Written August 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SueC
4 contributions
Most of us thought it was amazing and so cool and the views were really stunning at the top of it, even though the queue for the lift was quite long, would have rather taken some stairs.
The room with all of the flashing lights was really fun and interesting and there were lots of facts. The gift was full of good things - but could be a little bigger.
However, our youngest child was a little bored - not a lot aimed at a younger audience.
Written August 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cate F
Brighton, UK39 contributions
Family
This is an incredible building, unlike any other. The lift to the top is exciting as you move quickly to the highest ball in a lift with a glass ceiling, you must look up, it's brilliant! The views from the top are amazing! You then go back down to the ground with the freedom to explore the rest of the building using stairs and escalators. The escalators which go between the balls are exciting too! You had to queue for tickets with only 1 person serving and then queue again for the lift which was a bit frustrating. They also charged my 11 year old the child's entrance fee because of his height which seemed to he quite a random way to charge, my children can't help being tall! It was nearly €50 for a family of 4 which is expensive for a an hour and 3/4 experience. But it is impressive!
Written July 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jeanette Gil
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany15 contributions
This monument was very cool to see in person. It is unlike anything we have seen before. Climbing inside of it was a little scary but the views from the top are worth it.
Written July 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

irenecgr
Athens, Greece9 contributions
Very interesting combination of things to see, great views from the top (and btw you can totally see Petite Europe from there and not need to go) and excellent show of lights. A bit tricky sometimes on the accessibility front but otherwise definitely good to see. Buy tickets in advance to avoid long queues - walking distance from train station.
Written July 26, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joyce S
Falkirk, UK127 contributions
Seen quite a few people saying, don't bother going inside, but I would say, do go inside (whats the point of visiting otherwise). The elevator goes to the top first, then you come back down again and use the stairs/escalators to the different floors. We didn't bother booking the restaurant though, so can't comment on that.
Written July 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Loops371
South Yorkshire, UK97 contributions
We had assumed that the main attraction would simply be the view but were pleased to find there’s a lot more to it. The lift to the top has a glass ceiling which is fun to watch as you go up. At the top you are able to spend as long as you like taking in the panoramic views.
After returning in the lift to the ground floor you are then directed to the escalators back up to the other floors to view the exhibits. One floor currently has a light and music installation and another has information about the building of the Atomium and the 1958 Expo.
Overall a great visit.
Written July 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 5,343
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Atomium

Atomium is open:
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Atomium tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 49 Atomium tours on Tripadvisor