Belgium’s tourist emblem Atomium reopens to public
Entrance tickets should be ordered online, wearing of face mask is obligatoryEuropost , Brussels
One very important tourist emblem of Belgium - the Atomium, reopened on Monday its doors to the public. The event was celebrated at a small ceremony that took place at the foot of the famous 62-year-old construction.
In it took part Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, PM Sophie Wilmès, Philippe Close, Mayor of the City of Brussels, Delphine Houba, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, and Zoubida Jellab, President of the Atomium Association.
As it is still unclear how international tourism will develop, the management of the Atomium initially relies on the strong presence of the Belgian public and promises unforgettable experiences in this unique tourist site. The exceptional panorama of Brussels and its surroundings from the last sphere of the Atomium will always be accessible to visitors.
June will serve as a test phase and will allow the staff to prepare for the summer season. During this time, the Atomium will work from Thursday to Monday, from 10am to 6pm. The public is guided by a marked one-way route to avoid crossing paths and the flow of visitors will be regulated in real time as to best organise the tourist route and adapt it if necessary.
Entrance tickets should be ordered online as the physical ticket office and shop remain closed at this stage. Wearing a mask is obligatory during the visit. The next stage of the reopening will be introduced according to the instructions of the National Security Council.