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School Food Technology Trip to Brussels

Belgium is famous for its chocolate, waffles, fries and beer, making Brussels the ideal destination for a food technology school trip!

There are a wide range of visits to choose from, such as a demonstration at a local chocolaterie, a visit to the huge Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction or a tour of one of the breweries, such as Stella Artois in nearby Leuven.

We can even arrange a cookery demonstration at a local catering school. There’s almost too much to choose from! And there's even the possibility of turning this into a cross-curricular trip to Brussels, thanks to the excellent opportunities for business studies and science groups.

Sample itinerary

Day 1/2

MorningMorning

Depart school

AfternoonAfternoon

Arrive in Brussels

Time to walk around the town and buy lunch

Visit to the museum of Cocoa and Chocolate 

EveningEvening Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Day 2/2

MorningMorning Visit Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction
AfternoonAfternoon

Group to visit Stella Artois Brewery 

Depart Brussels 

Arrive in Calais

EveningEvening

Arrive back at school

What's included?

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Activities

Cantillon Brewery Museum

Cantillon Brewery Museum

Visit this traditional Belgian brewery to see how beer has been brewed for centuries. Red copper containers, barrels -… Read more

Concept Chocolate

Concept Chocolate

Proud of its experience and know-how in personalised chocolates, Concept Chocolate is delighted to offer you an opportu… Read more

Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction

Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction

Mechelen is at the centre of Belgium’s principal market region. The Mechelse Veilingen, some of the largest fruit… Read more

Museum of Cocoa & Chocolate

Museum of Cocoa & Chocolate

During your visit to the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, you will learn about the origins of the chocolate, starting… Read more

Stella Artois Brewery

Stella Artois Brewery

The Stella Artois brewery is situated in the university city of Louvain, where six centuries of brewing tradition and la… Read more

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Accommodation

YH Bruegel
Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'
YH Bruegel

VJH Bruegel is a modern hostel near the heart of Brussels.

Students will mostly be accommodated in 4 bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles. There are toilets and showers on each floor, but nearly all the hostel's rooms are en-suite. Free WiFi is available.

Breakfast is served everyday, and both packed lunches and evening meals are available on request.

There is also an attractive inner courtyard, sitting corners and leisure rooms where students can watch TV or play board games. A meeting room and the dining hall may be booked for use without charge.

Although the reception is only open 0700-1000 and 1400-0100, groups have 24-hour access to the building once they have checked in.

Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'

'De Blauwput' is a brand new hostel in the historical university town of Leuven. It is non-smoking throughout and wheelchair-accessible.

Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have lockers. Free WiFi is available in the common areas.

Breakfast is served every day, and the hostel also provides packed lunches and evening meals on request.

The hostel also has a lounge, garden, boardgames, fußball, TV corner, three meeting rooms for group activities, and a bar in which group leaders can relax during the evening.

Reviews

Kirk Hallam Academy, June 2019

A fabulous trip, the organisers couldn't do enough for us. The students loved it and the itinerary planned was so varied that the students were amazed by the amount of experiences that they received in such a short amount of time.

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