The venue

Besides the big enterable metal atom, the venue offers other fun and entertaining activities. The following attractions are surrounding the Atomium.

ADAM (Art & Design Atomium Museum)

A new museum and art centre in Brussels, dedicated to design and art from the XXth century until today, situated next to the Atomium.

Initiated by the Atomium Exhibitions Department [Atomium Expo], the Art & Design Atomium Museum is the result of a dual objective. One aim relates to the Atomium’s role as a tourist attraction and a cultural and educational centre. With this in mind, the department was keen to organise exhibitions on a larger scale than the limited space available in the Atomium. The other aim was to provide the best possible setting in which to display an exceptional design collection [the Plasticarium]. Its former owner [Philippe Decelle]wanted the collection to remain together and to formpart of a museum project for Brussels.

Launched in the 1980s, this remarkable collection, the only one of its kind in the world, comprises several thousand plastic objects, from the most commonplace everyday items to works of art.

The intention behind this project was to create an exemplary type of art and design exhibition. In this way, it forms part of the cultural programme established by the Atomium following its renovation [2006] and its 50th anniversary [2008]. What do the notions of modernity and progress – the key words for Expo 58 – mean now, with regard to contemporary creativity, design and architecture?

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Mini Europe Park

Mini-Europe is a miniature park located in Bruparck at the foot of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Mini-Europe has reproductions of monuments in the European Union on show, at a scale of 1:25. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented. Mini-Europe receives 350,000 visitors per year and has a turnover of 4 million Euros.

The park contains live action models such as trains, mills, an erupting Mount Vesuvius, and cable cars. A guide gives the details on all the monuments. At the end of the visit, the “Spirit of Europe” exhibition gives an interactive overview of the European Union in the form of multimedia games.

The park is built on an area of 24,000 m². The initial investment was of €10 million in 1989, on its inauguration by Prince Philip of Belgium.

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Océade Water Park

Océade water park offers a tropical setting and water sports all year round for the entire family, and boasts the largest choice of slides in Belgium. 14 slides for all the family and 2 great attractions!  

  • Chameleon: choose the colour of your descent,
  • Barracuda: the first of its kind in Belgium.

Tropical fun all year round

Enjoy the tropical setting and a temperature of 30°C. Have fun in the largest wave pool in Belgium, the Aqua fun house, the geysers, the jet streams... Relax at the Cap Créole with Jacuzzi, saunas, garden, Turkish bath or ice bath.

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Kinepolis Cinema

Kinepolis Group is a Belgian cinema chain which was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a groundbreaking model within the industry. Kinepolis Group has a chain of 35 cinemas spread across Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Poland.

The first megaplex cinema in the world is considered to be Kinepolis Brussels located near the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium, which opened in 1988 with 25 screens. With 24 screens and a seating capacity of 9000 seats, Kinepolis Antwerp is the second largest cinema in the world.

Previously Kinepolis was owned and run by two families named Bert and Claeys. The latter have withdrawn from the company, leaving Joost Bert as co-CEO, together with Eddy Duquenne (equally co-CEO). This change was in effect from January 1, 2008.

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