The Atomium is just one of those buildings you have to see for yourself. At first glance, you think, “what a weird-ass building. Why would a city want to take that thing your chemistry teacher used to have on their desk, make it a million times bigger and put it on the outskirts of town?” Then you get closer and suddenly you think, hmm… this thing is pretty interesting. Finally, you realize you get to go inside and explore each of the atoms, and it dawns on you, this is truly one of the coolest and most unique buildings in Europe! Bravo, Brussels, bravo.