Food Technology Trips to Brussels
The hospitality and catering industry is a dynamic industry in Belgium. Large numbers of firms use the region as a base for production, processing, packaging and operations. Recent major firms include Tropicana, HJ Heinze, Yakult and Procter & Gamble. Belgium has become renowned for the fine chocolates and gourmet beers they produce and export around the world.
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Reasons to Visit
An excellent tour which includes an explanation on the origin of chocolate and the chocolate making process. The group will then be able to see the production in action. To finish the tour all students will be able to sample the finished product and buy the products in the shop. New for 2010 will be the possibility of adding a workshop to the end of the tour where students can participate in making their own chocolate products. Please contact us for more details and prices.
In Bev Breweries
Visits can be arranged to In Bev breweries, including the home of the famous Stella Artois brand in Leuven. In Bev has a portfolio of more than 200 brands, including ®, Stella Artois®, Brahma ® and Beck's ®, its three global flagship brands. In Bev employ nearly 77,000 people, and run operations in 32 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. The visit consists of a guided tour to the brewing hall, the filtration and filling plant and an opportunity to taste Stella Artois.
Mechelen Fruit Auction
The auction is the largest fruit and vegetable cooperation in Europe and handles up to 3,000 tons of vergetables per sale day. The experienced guide will talk about the history of the world of auctions, and more particulary about the auction of Mechelen. They will teach you the system of auctions and will lead you through the route of the vegetables – from the market gardener to your local supermarket, and will let you personally witness the sales activity with the auction clock.
Euro Space Centre (South Belgium)
Live the life of an astronaut! Learn everything about space and its conquest. Space and its immensity become alive and clear thanks to the magic of technology, light, colours, sounds, images and a special effects.
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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