Atomium attracts 65,000 visitors in a month
24 March 2006, BRUSSELS — Barely a month after the re-opening of the renovated Atomium, more than 65,000 visitors have passed through one of Brussels' most famous structures.
24 March 2006
BRUSSELS — Barely a month after the re-opening of the renovated Atomium, more than 65,000 visitors have passed through one of Brussels' most famous structures.
Atomium organisation chairman Henri Simons said on Friday that 2006 promises to be a very busy year for the monument.
However, construction works are still being carried out and the panorama restaurant is scheduled to open at the start of April.
The restaurant will serve Belgian recipes and will be open from 10am to 6pm every day. From 2007 it will also open at night.
The new ticketing office being constructed alongside the Atomium will open in June. The ticketing centre also houses an information desk, shop, cloakroom, toilets and a waiting room for group visitors.
The ball housing the children's hotel will be opened in time for the new school year, and in September an exhibition will start featuring design and fashion from the 1950s. In December work will start on the square under the Atomium.
A staff of 20 has been employed by the Atomium to welcome visitors, carry out ticket sales, serve shop customers and perform regular maintenance duties.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news