The Laeken Firework Spectacular

Balls on fire

Date:2018-08-12

By: Sophie

Has a new tradition started? Let's hope so! This Summer, the second edition of the Laken Firework Spectacular (or 'Feux de Laeken' in French) is taking place next to the Atomium on the Heysel Plateau. This means that for five Fridays in a row, a spectacular show will light up the sky and let the Atomium shine!


Feux de Laeken (fireworks), Brussels

Every Friday, a different firework artist receives the opportunity to amaze us with his pyrotechnic talent. And the best part is that this magical event is free for all.


For the occasion they install a little village in front of the Atomium that caters food and drinks, and entertains the crowd with various activities in anticipation of the fireworks. Check the website of Visit Brussels for the exact program.


A little tip for photographers: From this village you'll have the best view of the fireworks, but for interesting photos of the atomium with the fireworks on the background, it would be better to move to the other side of the Atomium towards the Louis Steens Plein.


Personally, I still have to practise my fireworks photography skills, but luckily there are fives opportunities to try :-)


Feux de Laeken (fireworks), Brussels Feux de Laeken (fireworks), Brussels Feux de Laeken (fireworks), Brussels

Practical information

  • Take the metro to Heysel and walk from there. If you plan on returning by metro, be careful not to miss the last one a bit after midnight. You'll have enough time to watch the fireworks until the end. Just beware that afterwards there will only be one or two metros heading back to the center.
  • Where? The Heysel Plateau at the foot of the Palais 5
  • When? July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17 and August 24 (for the year 2018)
  • Begins at 23:00 and lasts about 45 mins
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