You can’t be in Brussels without visiting its most iconic structure – the Atomium. And don’t just see it from the outside but climb it to its apex. The view of Brussels skyline from the top of Atomium may not be as breathtaking as New York or London but it certainly is worth seeing.
The View. You have to know that the Atomium is away from the city proper. It’s in the middle of a lush park and it’s the only structure that rises above the sky. What you see mostly from here is more of the countryside rather than the city itself. However, you can see still see the city’s panorama but only it’s a far distance. When you look down directly, all you see are car parks and it’s a horrible view – in my opinion. 😀
Nearby Attraction. Right next to the Atomium, you’ll find the Mini-Europe Bruparck. I didn’t go there because I don’t like fake sights. LOL 😀 😀 😀 If you’re into seeing all 80 cities in Europe in one place, then, this site is for you. Enjoy hopping all 350 European buildings!
Opening Times. Summer is, of course, the busiest times. So, if you could buy tickets online, do it because it would make your life easier. You don’t have to join the queue. Atomium is open everyday from 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening.
I stayed comfortably at Sleep Well Youth Hostel. I booked my own room, instead of sleeping in a dormitory type bed. The hostel’s location is central but in a quiet area. It’s less than 15 minutes walk from Brussel’s main train station. The Grand Place can be reached on foot in less than 7 minutes. It’s a clean hostel and pretty much secured. Breakfast is included in the price. You can book via HostelWorld and B