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Europe Travel Plans - Paris / Brussels / Amsterdam

Day 9, 4 April 2011

Today I will leave Paris to Amsterdam - The Netherlands via Brussels - Belgium. Trip map click here. (more than 525km, 7 - 8 hours)

Brussels map click here
Brussels photos click here
Brussels weather click here

At Brussels, I'll plan to visit The Atomium.

The Atomium is a monument in Brussels, originally built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by André Waterkeyn, it stands 102-metres (335 ft) tall. It has nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.

Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. They enclose escalators connecting the spheres containing exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. Each sphere is 18 metres in diameter. Three spheres are currently (2008) closed to visitors, others can be reached easily by escalators. The vertical vertex contains a lift which was very fast and advanced at the time of building (the speed is 5 m/s).

Atomium photos click here
Internet Wifi connection locations near Atomium based on proximity click here

The journey will continue and stop at hotel Tulip Inn Amsterdam Riverside, my hotel for next 2 days. Based on the information from booking.com, Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in the entire hotel and charges are applicable. :(
Review about this hotel click here

Posted by AlexSantosa 06:07 Archived in Belgium Tagged paris france travel photo hotel amsterdam map watch netherlands weather trip belgium brussels atomium internet wifi review nederland tulip_inn

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