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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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Brussels Half-Day City Tour
"Your tour begins with a short walk to discover the heart of medieval Brussels in the famous Grand Place with its world-famous Market Square. Here you will hear about the history of the remarkable City Hall and quaint Guild Houses.Next you will tour the city by luxury coach to see the beautiful St. Michael's Cathedral the Congress Column the Heyseldistrict with the world-famous Atomium the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower. Passing the Royal Residence
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Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour
"Starting with a pickup from your centrally located Brussels hotel take in Grand Place the city's central hub lined with guild houses and flowers adorning the ground like a carpet. Your guide will happily escort you to significant points of interest answering any questions you may have.Travel through the European Union district featuring Parliament buildings and admire Art Nouveau houses before viewing Manneken Pis the popular bronze statue of a young boy peeing into a fountain. You'll venture to all corners of the city from the towering Palace of Justice to the Atomium monument and St. Michael's Cathedral to the Royal Galleries. Where to and for how long is up to you!Appreciate the finest flavors of Belgium as you sip away on local beers including*: Fruity Kriek beer Hops based Pilsner Stella Artois Hoegaarden white beer Abbey beers: Leffe Blond and Leffe Bruin (dark) Your private guided tour of Brussels concludes with a hotel drop off at your centrally located hotel. *Chocolate milk and cookies ar
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Atomium Tips (136)

Atomium and Mini Europe.

Mini Europe is great, but it is not open everyday in winter, so check before you go. You can see alot of the exhibits in Mini Europe from the atomium any way, but the windows aren't the clearest....
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Buckz
Nov 13, 2003

Visit the Atomium

This monument from 1958 has become the Eiffel Tower of Brussels. The Atomium is the visual representation of the concept of an "atom". It symbolizes an elementary iron crystal with its 9 atoms and...
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Synch_X
Oct 18, 2003

Atomium : inner space turned outward

Probably one of Brussels most well known features is the Atomium, visible for miles around by any visitor arriving in the city. Located next to the leisure park, Brupark on which it casts its giant...
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Sinjoor
Oct 02, 2003

Atomium

This monument from 1958 has become the Eiffel Tower of Brussels. The Atomium is the visual representation of the concept of an 'atom'. It symbolizes an elementary iron crystal with its 9 atoms and...
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sandysmith
Sep 28, 2003

Atomium

The Atomium was built in 1958 for the World Fair and is about 102 m (335 ft) high. You can enter the tubes and the spheres.Be sure that you arrive the Atomium before 6 pm. We came at 6.15 pm and were...
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Leipzig
Sep 24, 2003

Atomium

The atomium was built for the world exhibition of 1958.The year that I was born so you can call me an expo child.I've been there in 1958 ,don't know anything about the visit because I wasn't born...
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benidormone
Sep 05, 2003

Around the Atomium: Heizel, Brupark, Expo

The world-exposition 1935 didn't only leave the Atomium, but an enormous collection of halls and buidlings. Later added was the Heizel-stadion, infamous for it's tragedy when parts of the tribunes...
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Pavlik_NL
Aug 13, 2003

Left over from the world exhibition 1935

The Atomium is now-a-days one of the symbols of Brussels. Like the Eiffeltower in Paris, it is a leftover from a world-exhibition and represents the timeframe of the atom in combination with the...
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Pavlik_NL
Aug 13, 2003

Metallic bond, dear James?

Is it difficult to define a metallic bond within this architecture, but less forget about details. If each ball is an atom of Iron, the escalators joining ball to ball become the bonds. Hence, the...
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manuelEB
Jul 28, 2003

From afar

But this weird structure (annathrax dixit) is beuatiful seen from afar. Any materials scientist will recognize it inmediately, nnot because it profession but because the atomium appeared in even the...
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manuelEB
Jul 28, 2003

Faces instead of atoms...

This is an universal custom. In Japan, you will see the faces showing up from Cardboard Samurai and Geisha. In the atomium, of course. But can you imagine how it could be in the fountain of "the...
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manuelEB
Jul 28, 2003

Atomium

This building is symbol of crystal molecule of metal. Construction year of this building: 1958. Height :102 m, weight 2400 tons, spheres 9, surface :240 m2, diametre: 18 m, tubes between two sphere...
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dikkie_moi
Jun 20, 2003
 
 
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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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