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Thank goodness, the ugliest thing that was ever built is open for visits

A beautiful day and big applause was wasted under the shiny steel construction. The Atomium reopens its doors. Princess Astrid came to cut the ribbon and a little later they raised the Belgian flag to the top of the highest sphere to celebrate the reopening of Belgian pride. June is a test month for visitors. This allows them to make adjustments if necessary to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible during the high months of July and August.

At 9.45 there was a festive reopening in the presence of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès, Rudi Vervoort (Prime Minister of the Brussels-Capital Region), Mayor Philippe Close, Delphine Houba (Alderman for Culture, Tourism, Major Events) and the Atomium team with President Zoubida Jellab.

You can visit the most famous monument in Belgium – and the ugliest in the world – if you manage to get a ticket online. You must follow the mapped out route so that crossing other visitors is avoided as much as possible. Hand gel is available at the entrance and wearing a mouth mask is recommended, but not mandatory.

Buying a gift in the gift shop will not go for the time being, our cash registers outside will also remain closed.

Zoubida Jellab

For 14 years, Belgians have made up 30 percent of visitors to the Atomium. The chairperson hopes that Belgians will once again find their way to Heysel this year.

The Atomium are accessible from Thursday to Monday, from 10 to 18.

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