School trips to Belgium are ideal if you’re looking for a trip packed with educational value, without having to spend too much time travelling. The shorter journey times and choice of travel options also make Belgium a great choice if you’re trying to keep costs down.
Belgium is a truly diverse location with a wide variety of learning opportunities for groups studying almost any subject, including history, food technology, business studies, science and English literature. Belgium is also a great choice for a cultural school trip.
Why visit Belgium?
The political centre of Europe
With the Belgian city of Brussels considered to be the de facto capital of the European Union, Belgium plays a key role in politics and business across all of Europe.
As host to the official seats of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European Council, Belgium is a great choice of destination for school groups studying politics or business studies.
The battlefield of Europe
Belgium’s role in WW1 and WW2 cemented the country’s already long-established reputation as the ‘Battlefield of Europe’, making it a truly fascinating destination. Not only will you learn about the various wars that have been fought in Belgium, but you’ll also learn more about how this ties in with general European history.
Belgium was the setting for some of the fiercest fighting during the First World War, making it particularly popular among school history and English literature groups for WW1 battlefield trips to Ypres.
Students will have the chance to learn more about the experience of war from the point of view of both the soldiers and local civilians. And you can include a stop in Waterloo to learn about the history of warfarebetween the Napoleonic Wars and the Second World War.
The rich and diverse culture
Belgium is an excellent choice of destination for a cultural school trip. It is home to two distinct communities, the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community and the French-speaking Community, which has influenced Belgian history and politics for centuries.
The medieval city of Bruges is a fantastic destination for your cultural school trip. You can take a boat trip along the city's canals, climb the iconic belfry and explore Belgium's connections to chocolate and chips!
The culinary delights
Whatever your subject, no school trip to Belgium would be complete without taking the time to savour some of its gastronomic delights, from chocolate to chips, and waffles to mussels. Of course, this is especially exciting for food technology groups!
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Take a look at our range of Belgium school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.