Known in Belgium and even abroad as a rallying point for major sporting and cultural events, the Heysel district is also without question an inviting place to escape. Whether it is to visit the unparalleled Atomium, to attend an event — a football match, a sporting event, an exhibition, a fair or a trade show, etc. — or simply to get away from highly urbanised areas for a while, there is no shortage of reasons to get to know this district better. But do you know its little secrets from the past and the present?
Would you like to learn more about this plateau in the north of Brussels? We would like to highlight five sites on the Heysel plain: the open-air theatre, the King Baudouin Stadium, the Grand Palais, the Planetarium and the United States Pavilion.