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    The Atomium is a magnificent sight to behold in Brussels. It is about 5 minutes walking from Heysel-Heizel metro station and opens from 10 am to 6 pm every day. The ticket sale closes by 5:30 pm while the restaurant at the top is opened till 11 pm. The Atomium consists of nine spheres and five of them are open to the public.

    You can catch a glimpse of the city on the upper sphere and if the sky is very clear, you can see up to Antwerp. There is a sphere for kids and your child can be allowed to catch a nap there. In reality, only three spheres are usually open to the public - the top sphere housing the restaurant, the middle sphere that plays host to the snacks bar and the bottom sphere. You will be amazed with the 2,970 lights used to illuminate the Atomium at night. Ticket costs €11 for adults, €2 for children from 6 to 11 years, €9 for teachers, €8 for children from 12 to 18 years, students showing their ID and seniors from 65 years while children under six years will enter for free.
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    • Expo 58
      0.25 Km from Atomium
      Expo 58, also known as the Brussels World’s Fair (Dutch: Brusselse Wereldtentoonstelling, French: Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles), was held from 17 April to 19 October 1958. It was the first major World's Fair after World War II.
    • La Monnaie
      5.10 Km from Atomium
      The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (or la Monnaie) in French, or the Koninklijke Muntschouwburg (or de Munt) in Dutch is a theatre in Brussels, Belgium. Both of its names translate as Royal Theatre of the Mint. Today the National Opera of Belgium, a federal institution, takes the name of the theatre in which it is housed. Therefore, la Monnaie or de Munt refers both to the structure as well as the opera company. As Belgium's leading opera house it is one of the few cultural institutions which recei...
    • Delirium Café
      5.25 Km from Atomium
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    • Brussels Town Hall
      5.43 Km from Atomium
      The Town Hall (French: Hôtel de Ville, Dutch: Stadhuis ) of the City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages. It is located on the famous Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium.
    • Manneken Pis
      5.59 Km from Atomium
      Manneken Pis ( [ˌmɑnəkə(m) ˈpɪs] ; "Little man Pee" in Dutch; French: le Petit Julien) is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619.
    • Groot-Bijgaarden Castle
      5.96 Km from Atomium
      Groot-Bijgaarden Castle (Dutch: Kasteel Groot-Bijgarden, French: Château de Grand-Bigard) is 12th-century castle in Groot-Bijgaarden in the municipality of Dilbeek, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. The castle was built for Almaric Bigard, the first lord of Bigard. Groot-Bijgaarden Castle is situated at an elevation of 47 meters.
    • Holy Trinity, Brussels
      6.73 Km from Atomium
      Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral (Dutch: Heilige Drievuldigheidskathedraal) is an Anglican Pro-Cathedral located at rue Capitaine Crespel 29, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Diocese in Europe, which is part of the Church of England. It is located near to Avenue Louise. Holy Trinity Brussels is a Pro-Cathedral for the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe. There is a real cathedral in Gibraltar called the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, but the Bishop Robert Innes is based here.
    • Cauchie House
      7.34 Km from Atomium
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    • Museum David and Alice van Buuren
      9.48 Km from Atomium
      The Museum David and Alice van Buuren is a private house built from 1924 to 1928 for banker and art collector David van Buuren and his wife Alice in Brussels, Belgium. The house was decorated by David and Alice as a total work of art to present their art collection in a rich Art Deco interior. The house is surrounded by gardens designed by Jules Buyssens in 1925 and René Pechère in 1968 and 1970. The house was declared a National Heritage site in 2001. The private house became a museum in 1975 a...
    • Forest National
      9.52 Km from Atomium
      Forest National (French) or Vorst Nationaal (Dutch) is a multi-purpose arena located in the municipality of Forest, in Brussels, Belgium. The arena can hold more than 8,000 people. It hosts indoor sporting events, as well as music concerts, by a wide variety of music artists, such as Michel Polnareff, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple, Simple Minds, Madonna, Tiziano Ferro, Duran Duran, Whitney Houston, Gloria Estefan, Scorpions, and Motörhead.

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    • Musée d'Extrême-Orient
      This captivating complex comprises three buildings - the Japanese Tower, Chinese Pavilion and Museum of Japanese Art. The architecture may not be in accordance with today's taste but this is where you will find Chinese earthenware and Japanese artefacts of the Edo period (1600 - 1868). Entrance fee is €4 for adults, €3 for students and €1.50 for children.
      Musée d'Extrême-Orient Avenue Van Praet 44, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Brussels

      As the artistic heart of the EU, Brussels is necessarily multicultural, a vibe that’s only accentuated a feeling that the city’s always been divided – half French, half Flemish - though both halves seem to enjoy their mussels and take their ‘pomme frites’ with an unusual and hefty side of mayonnaise.

      The Belgian capital even has an African quarter where you can snack on dried caterpillars, though the more obvious features are in the winding medieval alleyways of the lower city and the stately buildings and boulevards of the upper half. The famous Manneken Pis (a statue of a little boy engaged in endless urination) is the lower half’s primary attraction, while you’ll also find the ornate columns of the Grand Palace highly picture-worthy, and the multiple artistic museums (incorporating anything from cartoons to renaissance portraits) are world class. The new Magritte-museum is worth visiting. Don't miss the unique statue a few kilometres out of town centre: The Atomium. A futuristic monument what was built for the World Exposition in 1958.

      The upper half, on the other hand, hides numerous parks, the glorious Royal district (which hides the Palace of Justice) and eventually leads to the bustling ambience of the ‘European District’, home to all things EU and a businesslike ambience to suit. The whole thing was polished to a glimmering shine as part of Brussels successful bid to become the European capital of culture in 2000, and to date the city’s aging buildings manage to look as shiny and new as they have in years.

      Of course, it wouldn’t be Belgium without a huge array of succulent smelling chocolate shops, each home to its own long-practiced specialties and selling what invariable amounts to the richest and most addictive chocolate you’re ever likely to try. The chocolates play their role in Brussels addictive café culture, too, appearing next to your coffee on the riverside, while Brussels beer customs – another of Belgium’s alluring exports – are strong and vibrant, too.

      Belgium’s Europe-wide reputation is that the country’s boring, and somehow less worthy of visiting than nearby Holland or romantic France. While Brussels certainly has a slower pace to it, there’s no denying that it’s now at the heart of European progress, and the city center and its highly personalized products are as alluring as anywhere.

      Brussels is the capital of Belgium with a population of about 1 million while the population of Brussels cosmopolitan district is about 2 million. The official languages of the city are French and Dutch but those who speak French are in the majority. As a result of this, there are two names for every street and they may not sound the same.

      English is also commonly spoken due to the presence of some international institutions like the European Parliament, NATO and European Commission. However, it is important for you to note that tourist or general information is not written in English. Majority of train stations make use of French and Dutch for public announcements but larger stations like Zuidstation/Gare Du Midi will include English and at times German. On trams, buses and metros, English is used at the last resort for passing across information like terminal stops and line transfers. If you think you don't understand what is being said, you should ask from those close you.

      Brussels, Belgium
    • Jeanneke-Pis
      Jeanneke Pis is a contemporary fountain as well as statue situated at the eastern part of the Impasse de la Fidélité / Getrouwheidsgang (Fidelity Alley). It depicts a small girl in short pigtail hair squatting and peeing in an apparent, contented manner. It was erected in 1987 and has been a source of amusement for strollers since then.
      Jeanneke-Pis Impasse de la Fidélité 10-12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Grand Place
      Located in the central part of the city, Grand Place is encompassed by the city tower as well old buildings that were constructed 300 years ago. A bright illumination envelopes the Grand Place in the evening making it an astonishing sight to behold. Musical and light shows are held in some evenings and you can enjoy the Belgian waffle with caramelized sugar locally known as gaufre de Liège-Luikse wafel. You will get the best ones from the small shops at the northeast corner of the place.
      Grand Place 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    • Manneken Pis
      Manneken Pis is just a little walk from Grand Place and it is a statue of a child peeing into a pool. It is a small bronze statue which is generally believed to symbolize the irreverent spirit of Brussels. It is a nice place to visit on your tour of Brussels.
      Manneken Pis 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    • Musical Instruments Museum
      This museum is home to over 7000 musical instruments of different times from almost every part of the world. Apart from having a look at these musical instruments, you will also have the opportunity to listen to sounds and melodies from them. Gate fee is usually €8 for an adult while seniors over 65 will pay €6. Those under 26 only need to pay €2.
      Musical Instruments Museum Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
      This museum features the Museum of Historical Art (Musée d'Art Ancien-Museum voor Oude Kunst) and Museum of Modern Art (Musée d'Art Moderne-Museum voor Moderne Kunst). The collections at the historical section are majorly Belgian works from 14th to 20th century displaying works like the portraits of Hans Memling from the late 15th century, works of Hiëronymus Bosch, Lucas Cranach's Adam and Eve, just to mention a few.

      The modern art section features works by artists like van Gogh, Tanguy, Ernst, Matisse, Dalí, Chagall, Miró, Permeke, Delvaux, De Braekeleer and so on. Ticket costs €8 for adults per museum or €13 combined ticket. Students, seniors and disabled visitors will pay €2.50 while children between 12 and 16 will pay €1.25. Children under 12 years of age will enter for free and entrance on every first Wednesday afternoon of the month is also free.
      Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • the Old Hack
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      the Old Hack Rue Joseph II 176, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Statue of Europe (Unity in Peace)

      The Statue of Europe, also known as Unity in Peace, is a statue which indicates the harmony of Europe. It is located at the backyard of Convent Van Maerlant Van Maerlant Street, in the European Quarter of Brussels and it validates the slogan of the European Union (EU), Unity in Assortment.

      Statue of Europe (Unity in Peace) Rue Van Maerlant 26, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Council of the European Union
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      Council of the European Union Rue de la Loi 175, 1048 Bruxelles, Belgium

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 3 87.9 37.4 34.6
    Feb 3.6 70.9 38.5 27.9
    Mar 6.2 68.4 43.2 26.9
    Apr 8.7 60.8 47.7 23.9
    May 13.4 66.8 56.1 26.3
    Jun 16.1 74.3 61 29.3
    Jul 17.7 93 63.9 36.6
    Aug 17.3 79.4 63.1 31.3
    Sep 14.9 68.9 58.8 27.1
    Oct 10.9 76.2 51.6 30
    Nov 6.3 84.7 43.3 33.3
    Dec 4.1 85.6 39.4 33.7

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      • This 1958 iconic Brussels landmark was originally built for the World's Fair (Expo) and is now a museum where you can visit the permanent exhibition 'from symbol to icon' as well as several other exhibitions. At the top you have a nice view over the landscape and there is a small bar located inside. Nice to kill an hour or two when you're here.
      • Good way to spend a few hours, there is a fast lift to the top, not ideal if you don't like being squashed in but its only takes a few seconds, you have to take the lift you cannot walk up to the top, but it is managed by staff so is in an orderly fashion, the sight is amazing you can see for many miles. You can take the stairs and escalators to the other floors to look at various arts and the original plans/drawings of this attraction, and some old film footage of the attraction. Just to inform that there is quite a few stairs going up to other levels. At the ground level outside there is a snack /coffee shop and a perfect photo opportunity with this structure in the background.
      • Loved the Atomium. The Rene Magritte exhibition was great which is there only for a few days/months? The 360° city view from the top is priceless. Mini Europe is right next to it. Or you can go for a little peaceful stroll in the woods.
      • Loved the Magritte temporary exhibit... Very well done! We wish there had been more interactive elements of the exhibits, though. The panoramic view was enjoyable too. Worth a trip in our family's opinion!
      • Incredible building really worth seeing! We only had a day in Brussels and are very glad we went. I think it’s a lot better to go when the weather is nice, because you can get nicer pictures and see further with the views. The expo and museum tour included in the price is well worth the price - the rooms on Magritte were especially good.

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