This huge iconic metal structure looks and feels very much like a spaceship! I certainly felt like I was walking into a space-wonder. The escalator is an amazing experience but there are also a lot of stairs to climb…so, if you have restricted mobility, this may not be a place for you.
The Atomium is 102 metres tall and has 9 “space-balls” of 18 metres in diameter, connected with each other at 30 metres in distance, forming one unit cell. It is made of solidified molecules of iron, magnified 160 billion times!
Our experience here was unique. The metal stairs can be a challenge but equally an experience to add to an “inside aircraft” kind of a feel. The metal spheres are connected and you can experience “time-travel” when taking the escalators. There is an interactive exhibition for you to enjoy. One of the “space-balls” has a colourful light-show with electronic music where you can practice your dance-steps and imagine that you are in a night club. A viewing gallery is located on the lower deck, which offers good panoramic views over Brussels. I personally felt that the “space-balls” offered more of an experience and fun. The upper deck offers a sit-in restaurant.
My highlight was the panoramic restaurant on the Upper Sphere (Level 8) – a dining experience with breath-taking views over Brussels – the “specialness” was looking out of the space-like windows! 😊
The restaurant is spread over two-floors and linked by an internal staircase. If you intend to dine, prior booking is highly recommended because there are only 80 seating available.
If you do not want a dining experience, there is a café on the ground level.
The Atomium offers unique experiences for children and for adults. Schools can hire one of the “space-balls” for children to have a unique experience in “space” – it has spherical beds! It is open for private hire for seminars, conferences, cocktail parties or galas.
The ticket price for the Atomium includes entry to the permanent and temporary exhibitions and the viewing deck.
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