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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour
"Depart your Brussels hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle for your 3-hour tour. If there’s anything you want to see more of let your guide know: your tour is private so the itinerary can be tailored to your interests.Stop at the Grand Place Brussels' magnificent medieval main square. Stroll by the baroque and Gothic buildings as you hear about their history and walk to the Statue of the Peeing Boy (Manneken Pis) to learn why this quirky monument of a urinating boy was placed here in the mid-1600s.Drive to the Laeken district home to the main residence of Belgium’s royal family. Pass St Michael’s Cathedral
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Private Tour: Brussels Day Trip from Amsterdam
"Meet your driver-guide at your centrally located Amsterdam hotel and then hop aboard a private air-conditioned vehicle and embark on the 2.5-hour drive south. Enjoy scenic views of the Belgian countryside before arriving in the lovely city of Brussels the capital of Belgium.After a photo stop at the iconic Atomium set off on a 1-hour panoramic tour of Brussels’ main attractions. Throughout the tour listen as your private driver-guide points out the sights while teaching you about Brussels’ important role in the European Union. Discover too
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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London
"Take the inclusive sightseeing tour and enjoy the medieval architecture that makes Brussels such a visited European city. Don't miss the Grand Place the city's central hub lined with guild houses and flowers adorning the ground like a carpet. You will also see the Atomium and maybe have lunch at one of the gourmand restaurants.Travel through the European Union district featuring Parliament bu the popular bronze statue of a young boy peeing into a fountain.You have the option to hop-on and off as many times as you like at any of the 13 strategically placed stops for your own sightseeing. With bus departures every 30 minutes and the ent this is the perfect way to orientate yourself with Belgium's capital.""""At just under two and half hours why not take the opportunity whilst in London to take a day trip by Eurostar over to the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Brussels! A Hop on Hop off card is included
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Atomium Tips (136)

A strange giant

Built for the international exhibition of 1958, this imaginative construction is a museum, with displays in five of its nine spheres. As Eiffel tower in Paris, it became one of the symbols of the...
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solopes
May 10, 2016

Amazing Atomium

Originally constructed for the World's Fair Expo 1958 this structure designed by 'Andre Waterkeyn' stands 102m tall.Its nine 18m diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole...
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mickeyboy07
Apr 13, 2016

Atomium

The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m...
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traveloturc
Oct 11, 2015

Atomium

If there's one symbol that stands for Brussels, a structure that can be recognised the world over, it's the Atomium. This is quite an achievement for something that was never built to last. Without...
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antistar
Aug 07, 2014

Atomium

Located in the North of Brussels (and you need to take transportation to get there) is the architectural building known as Atomium. Built for the 1958 Worlds Fair in Brussels, it contains five spheres...
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Roadquill
Aug 06, 2013

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

A seminal totem in the Brussels skyline neither tower, nor pyramid, a little bit cubic, a little bit spherical, half-way between sculpture and architecture, a relic of the past with a determinedly...
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TrendsetterME
May 26, 2013

The Atomium

The Atomium is a well known sight in Brussels but it was not intended to be a permanent structure. It was built for the 1958 Brussels world fair but it was so popular and enigmatic that it was...
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zadunajska8
Aug 15, 2012

More Atomium

The trip begins ascending to the last ball in Europe's fastest elevator. From there you can enjoy the best views in the locality of Heysel and Brussels. Then we went down the elevator to the ground...
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lina112
Jul 26, 2012

Atomioum

Stainless steel structure, 102 meters high, was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1958 and represents an iron molecule enlarged 165,000 million times. You can access balls through a series of...
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lina112
Jul 26, 2012

Autonium

The Autonium is something not to miss. It was cleverly built for the 1958 Expo in the shape of an Atom. The upper levels were closed to the public because they were used for scientific research, but...
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lmkluque
May 21, 2012

The Atomium

The Atomium was built for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair; it was designed by André Waterkeyn. It is some 102 metres / 335 ft tall. It comprises of nine steel spheres connected to form a cell of an...
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gordonilla
Mar 04, 2011

Atomic history writ large

Unfortunately, I have only been to Brussels once, on the way back from Rwanda nearly 16 years ago, and I was deathly ill with some sort of African parasite so I did not get to do much in the way of...
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etfromnc
Apr 26, 2010
 
 
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Things to Do Near Atomium

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Mini Europe

The Mini-Europe exhibition attempts to boil down the essence of Europe into a 24,000 meter square park filled with 350 scaled down buildings. It's detailed, accurate and big: with a 25:1 scale Big Ben...
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Brussels Expo

When arriving at Heyzel metro station you will see the exhibition grounds of Brussels, some of them are fantastic! I personally like the Grand Palais, which was built for the Universal Exhibition in...
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Oceade

In Bruparck there is also a tropical water paradise : Oceade. This a kind of water theme park for the entire family. Everything is decorated in a tropical environment, and the temperature is also...
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Laken

Just at the Outskirts of the City of Brussels with still part of It and near the Atomium is the large public Park in the area called Laeken. The area hosts a large public park, the Royal Palace of...
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De Ultieme Hallucinatie

The interior of this 19th century civil house is just breath taking. The Art Nouveau style is astonishing. The house was erected in Neo classic style during the 2nd quarter of the 19th century. In...
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Place des Martyrs'

Just a block from the busy shopping street Rue Neuve we stumbled upon this pretty 16th century square. We were actually in search of lunch (and found it in Brosella on the corner of the square) but...
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Getting to Atomium

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Avenue de l'Atomium, 1020 Ville de Bruxelles

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00

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