A day out at Tabloo

Experience and discover at Tabloo

Did you know that at Tabloo, you can look back billions of years into the past, but also far into the future? Time, in fact, plays an important role in the phenomenon of radioactivity. The role of Tabloo is to keep the memory of the nearby radioactive waste repository alive for 300 years and beyond. We'll bet there'll never be a dull moment here!

Visit Expoo

Immerse yourself in an invisible world and experience radioactivity in a unique way. Discover how we manage radioactive waste and what challenges we face. Find out how the public can help to find solutions for radioactive waste. Learn all about what research is currently underway in the field of nuclear applications.

With dozens of interactive exhibits, Tabloo's permanent exhibition offers you a unique insight into the world of radioactivity. A visit to the expo with an audio guide takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. If you would like to explore everything down to the last detail, you should allow around 5 hours. An adapted audio guide is available for children aged 8 and over.

Download an exhibition plan below (which includes highlights) to help you make the most of your visit.

Discover Expoo

Buy your ticket(s)

State when you would like to visit and the number of people in your group. Pay online and receive your ticket(s) straight away. Prices for Expoo:

  • Children (<8 years): free
  • Children (8-12 years): €4
  • Young persons (12-25 years): €6
  • Adults (25-65 years): €8
  • Seniors (>65 years): €6
  • Teacher's card: free
  • European Disability Card:  4 € (+ 1 supervisor/companion free) 
  • Residents of Dessel and Mol: free on the first Sunday of the month

What else is there to do in Tabloo?

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    Repository Walk

    See for yourself the place where radioactive waste will be safely and permanently disposed of.

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    Park & Playground

    Stretch your legs in the park while the kids play to their hearts' content in the playground.

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    Need a break? There's always space for young and old at the large picnic tables.

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    Find out more about ONDRAF/NIRAS and the region's rich nuclear history.

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    Discover all that the Antwerp Campine region has to offer.

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    Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding area from the rooftop of Tabloo.



How about a drink, a snack or a full lunch made with a passion for local produce? You'll find them in Bistroo. You'll also find extra space on the large outdoor terrace with a view of the playground.

Discover Bistroo

Practical information about Tabloo


Getting here

Gravenstraat 3, 2480 Dessel.
Charging facilities for electric bicycles and cars (3).



Ample free parking for bicycles, cars and coaches.



All areas accessible to buggies and wheelchair users.



To be sure of gaining entry, it is best to buy your ticket online. On-site electronic payment only. Schools and groups can request their visit in advance.


Opening hours

Tabloo is open on weekdays (9am–5pm) and on Sundays (10am–5pm). Last admission is at 4pm.



Free WiFi throughout the building. Cloakroom and lockers with electronic code.






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