School trips to Bruges offer students the opportunity to explore this charming, medieval city, with its beautifully preserved historic buildings, meandering canals and green ramparts.
Whether on a general and cultural school trip to learn more about the history and culture of Belgium, or a food technology school trip to learn about the country’s exquisite cuisine and fine chocolate, Bruges will be a magical destination.
Whatever your reason for your educational trip to Bruges, we’ll tailor your itinerary to suit your curriculum and specific learning objectives.
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Why visit Bruges?
Explore the medieval city centre
Bruges was an important commercial centre, as it sat on the crossroads between the northern Hanseatic League and southern trade routes. The city escaped significant damage during WW1 and WW2, preserving its beautiful architecture – much of which dates from the medieval period.
In fact, the historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it’s one of the best-preserved medieval city centres in Europe. So, a school trip to Bruges is a fascinating introduction to the wider history and culture of Europe.
Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a canal cruise and climb the 366 steps of the 13 th -century Belfry – both activities will offer very different but equally unforgettable views of this spectacular city.
Discover Belgian cuisine
Belgian cuisine is world-famous, making it the perfect option for a food technology school trip. Belgium is thought to be the birthplace of the chip, with Belgians reportedly eating fried potato as far back as the 17 th century.
Belgium is also famous for the quality of its chocolate, with both the chocolate bar and praline purported to have been invented there. Belgium is also believed to be home to more than 2,000 chocolatiers and we can, of course arrange for you to visit one to find out more about Belgian chocolate.
The other product that Belgium is famous for is its beer. The origins of Belgium’s brewing traditions lie in the Middle Ages when beer was brewed in monasteries and there are now a huge variety of different types of beers brewed in Belgium.
If your school trip to Bruges has a food technology focus, Bruges is a fantastic destination in which to explore Belgian cuisine. We can arrange for you to visit a number of local producers, from breweries and sweet factories to bakeries and chocolateries.
Your students will have the opportunity to learn more about where their food comes from, as well as discover some of the important elements of food processing and production. And, of course, on your school trip to Bruges, they’ll discover various distinctive features of international cuisine.