Christmas Market Trips to Brussels, Belgium
The beauty of Brussels is intensified during December when the Christmas Market stalls takes over the city. With classic wooden chalets selling traditional arts and crafts, street entertainers, fairground attractions and the smell of sweet waffles in the air, a trip to Belgium offers a true Christmas holiday atmosphere your students will love.
The itinerary can also include an educational subject specific visit of your choice in the area. Take a look at what we have to offer…
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- 1 night B&B accommodation
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Reasons to Visit
Mini Europe (Brussels)
This six acre park is situated at the foot of the Atomium monument and has mini statues of all major European monuments including the Brandenburg Gate, Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower. They are exact models on a scale of 1:25.
The Atomium is an impressive 102 metre structure of the nine atoms of a molecule in steel and aluminium. It was built for the 1958 Expo and was not intended to survive it, but its popularity and success ensured its place as a major landmark on the Brussels skyline. The spheres can be visited and contain scientific exhibits. There is also a restaurant and viewpoint in the top sphere.
Sea Life Centre
Explore the North Sea’s underwater world at Belgium’s largest aquarium.
Walibi & Aqualibi
Over fifty attractions and shows including roller coasters, rides and family entertainment, as well as a large waterpark.
Pass - Science & Technology
The Pass is an original place that invites people to understand science and technology while having fun. The exhibitions and events combine an educational approach with fun experiments to arouse students' curiosity, stimulate questions and encourage them to learn more and develop their critical faculties. The themes covered vary widely: from the human body to genetics, from television to programming a robot... the aim is to see daily life from another perspective, through the prism of a scientific, technical and humanist culture.
Canals of Bruges
Because of its canals Bruges is often called 'The Venice of the North'. The water situation in both cities was, however, very different. Venice was founded on islands in a lagoon of the Adriatic sea. Bruges lies deeper inland; at least now, because in the five centuries B.C the Flemish coastline must have been flooded several times by the North Sea. When the waters retreated they left behind different sea-arms via which ships could reach the area where now Bruges is situated.
One of the most beautiful squares in the world, the Grand Place is Brussel's most treasured centrepiece. In 1998, it was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an outstanding blend of architectural and artistic styles. The square is surrounded by Brussels’ Town Hall, nearly forty guildhalls and other beautiful buildings from the 14th to 17th century. The 110 by 68 metre Grand Place is also home of the Flower Carpet, a bi-annual event featuring the creation of a colorful carpet design using more than 700,000 cut flowers.
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