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  • 7 Heysel / Heizel
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel

Halfway between sculpture and architecture, the Atomium was conceived and constructed for the Brussels World Fair (*Expo 58*) and was the flagship building and emblem for it.

Representing a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times, the building with its unique silhouette has, over the years, become the symbol of Brussels and Belgium.

Teh Atomium constantly reinvents itself and enchants visitors with its exhibitions and major events and thus holds its position, year after year, at the top of the attractions in the Capital of Europe.

  • a surrealist walk through tubes and spheres
  • the most beautiful panorama (360°) of Brussels and its surroundings (92m)
  • a panoramic restaurant with a 100% Belgian menu (95m)
  • a permanent exhibition on the history of the building
  • a temporary exhibition on 2 levels
  • a shop brimming with original gifts.
  • • Ring exit 8 
    • Underground Heysel line 6 (in front of Mini Europe)
    • Tram : Heysel line 7 (in front of Mini Europe)
  • 6 Heysel / Heizel
  • 7 Heysel / Heizel
  • Opening times

    26/02/2022 - 31/08/2022: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

With the temporary exhibition ID#2021 - Symbol, the Atomium, an architectural feat of Belgian heritage, becomes a symbol of digital creation... The poetic visual and acoustic journey proposed by Visual System invites the visitorsto a hypnotic experience that sweeps away the apparent antinomy between this metal building from Expo 58, emblem of progress and science, and an inner journey. The sounds and colors, shadows and lights, notes and words of the installation respond to each other and are echoed through four distinct stages: the ascent with the escalator, the wandering through a symbolic labyrinth on the first floor before reaching the upper dome and finally closing the experience after a final flight of stairs. A pre-recorded choral chant, composed of verses that repeat and intertwine like a mantra, reinforces the immersive experience. Like an initiatory journey, the route raises doubts, questions and discoveries. At the end of this experience, the making off narrated through photographs and a film highlights the human and architectural dimension of such a project. Visual System is a collective of multidisciplinary artists who since 2007 have been exploring the links between creative techniques and visual perception. It creates hypnotic immersive environments, with light and sound, that explore the relationship between space and time, nature and science, waking dreams and reality. Their installations, both permanent and temporary, allow the audience to move at their own pace to discover the spaces they walk through in a new light. Previous collaborations between Atomium Expo and Visual System [] : 2013 : ‘Digital Poem’ 2014 : Out of Control [] 2016 : TALK [] 2018 : A Circular Journey [Link]

  • Opening times

    24/03/2022 - 29/05/2023: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

Initiated in March 2020 by Barbara Duriau, the 3 million member Facebook group View from my window collects intimate and collective testimonies from millions of confined people around the world. At the Atomium, from March 24th, the temporary exhibition "View from my window" gathers a selection of more than 400 photographs among the 200,000 images from this Belgian success story with a worldwide echo. From New York to Moscow, Brussels, Sao Paulo or Darjeeling... Every day, from their window, the members of this 2.0 community capture and share their view. The exhibition "View from my window" translates a human experience and offers a sensitive and poetic dive into the intimacy of all those who have gone through this very special event. The exhibition, which is based on audio-visual installations, prints, webcams and time-lapses, gives a playful attention to the visit. Ordinary or breathtaking, each photo is accompanied by a simple caption or a powerful life story. Through this exhibition, the Atomium is delighted to dedicate its spaces and its exceptional panorama of the Belgian capital, the cradle of Europe, to a humanist project conceived as a powerful invitation to share and travel. When one door closes, many windows open!

  • Price

    Normal: 30,00 €

The Atomium Jazz concert series continues with the group 'L'Âme des Poètes' composed of three top jazz musicians: Jean- Louis Rassinfosse (octave d'honneur 2019) and his devastating humor on double bass, Pierre Vaiana on soprano saxophone (Django d’Or 2009) and Fabien Degryse (nominated for the octaves 2018 - jazz category) on acoustic guitar. Since 1992, this exceptional trio has been exploring the repertoire of the great French chanson standards to deliver instrumental versions full of emotions, creativity and humor. In concert, from the very first song, the contact is established, the public and musicians embark on a musical journey that combines humor and emotions in an inimitable way in a unique connivance between the public and the artists. Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, a great lover of puns, intervenes between the music tracks to present them to us. The rhythm accelerates as the presentations are made until it reaches a hallucinatory rate, which devastates everything and makes the stunned audience collapse with laughter. So, between laughter and deep emotion, between memories of the songs and discovery of the treatment that the trio applies to them, the public leaves this concert delighted, enchanted and happy. Conclude the concert with a drink, a bar will be available in the concert room!