Brussels hosts the official seat of the European Commission and is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions upholding the Unions treaties and the day to day running of the UK. Students can take a guided tour- maximum numbers apply.
Bank of Belgium
The National Bank of Belgium has been the central bank of Belgium since 1850. The National Bank of Belgium was established with 100% private capital by a law of 5 May 1850 as a Société Anonyme. It is a member of the European System of Central Banks.
Brussels Airport is an international airport (11 km; 6.9 mi) northeast of Brussels, Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people.
Bruparck is a large recreational area that includes many attractions including the very popular Mini-Europe; Oceade Water Park, Kinepolis 24 screen cinema, and ‘the Village’ for food and drinks and children playground.
The Atomium is an iconic building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo ’58, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. They enclose escalators and a lift to allow access to the five habitable spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. CNN named it Europe’s most bizarre building.
Jacques Brel Foundation
Jacques Brel is one of the most famous sons of the city, and a character that is celebrated by so many of the residents, both past and present. Born in 1929, Brel embarked upon one of the most famous careers as a singer songwriter of any Belgian ever. This museum and foundation is dedicated to celebrating his work and promoting new Belgian musical talent for the future.
Kronenbourg Brewery is a brewery founded in 1664 by Geronimus Hatt in Strasbourg. The name comes from the area (Cronenbourg) where the brewery relocated in 1850. The company is owned by the Carlsberg Group. The main brand is Kronenbourg 1664, which is the best selling premium lager brand in France.
Established in 1900 this brewery offers tours which shows the brewing process .The beer tools and the brewing process has not changed since it opened a century ago and is still a thriving business.
Students will have an opportunity to learn about the origins of chocolate making, the making of it and the possibility of adding a practical chocolate workshop at the end of the session.
The Belgian Comic Strip
Visitors can discover a range of permanent exhibitions, illustrated with original comic strip drawings and unique objects. Simultaneously, there are also several temporary exhibitions on display.
Wolf Ollech Diamond Factory
Antwerp is known as the diamond centre of the world and this museum gives groups the opportunity to see how rough diamonds are sorted, cut and polished. This is an informative, interactive and very educational museum which shows the economic impact diamonds have had on Antwerps industry.
Grand Place is in the central square of Brussels. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Notre dame de la Chapalle
This large church, the burial place of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, boasts a variety of styles: part of the chapel is twelfth-century; the transepts are seventeenth-century Romanesque; and the nave is fifteenth-century Gothic.
Mini-Europe is a miniature park located near Brussels. Mini-Europe has approximately 80 cities and 350 buildings. The park is renowned for the quality of its models, some of which cost as much as €350,000 to make (the Brussels Grand-Place). The park contains numerous live action models (train, mills, eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Airbus, cable cars, etc .
Using light, sound, smell and touch, these unique exhibits are based on the themes of entertaining physics, illusions, and the five senses. The kinds of exhibits you will encounter, include: fly at the mirror like a bird; sit down like a fakir; have your picture taken in an impossible “Esher type” box to amaze your friends. Scientastic lets you explore dozens of optical illusions, proving that seeing is believing.