University & College Business Studies Trip To Brussels
Visiting the heart of the EU, business studies students gain valuable insights into Belgian industry and European finance in a highly relevant time of development. We’ll support your university or college trip planning.
European banking at National Bank Of Belgium
State-of-the-art car-making at Audi Brussels
Wellbeing business at Ortis Laboratories
Tasting liqueurs at Biercée Distillery
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
For students of business and economics, a visit to this museum can help to explain more about the workings of the European Central Bank (ECB) the role of the Belgium Central Bank and the Euro. The museum has a large collection of coins and notes and is situated in a beautiful historic building near to the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Students witness state-of-the-art car-making on a tour of the factory that produces the Audi A1. Starting with a film in the new movie theatre, students are guided though the body shop and assembly, gaining insight into the optimized production process that can turn out 520 units a day. Photo © Bruno De Regge.
Ortis Laboratories in Eisenborn have made natural health remedies for 50 years and sell them worldwide. Students can sample the remedies and learn about their properties and the herbal origins of modern medicine Tip: In season you can visit Herba Sana, the largest educational garden with medicinal plants in Europe.
Hospitality and catering and business studies students can discover the secrets of making clear fruit brandies and liqueurs in a tour of this distillery. An introductory film is followed by an experience in the Goût et Senteurs– Taste and Flavours – room, then a guide to the production process. The range is made using fresh pears, strawberries and lemons and also dark chocolate.
Find out how they make the famous L’Impériale mustard on a visit to the family-run Bister mustard factory. Your group can see the manufacturing workshop in action and take part in a question and answer session. Then students try some of the hot sauces and relishes including Dijon mustard and piccalilli. This is followed by a visit to the tiny Bustard Mustard Museum.
This 50,000 capacity stadium hosts games of the Red Devils, Belgium’s national football team, plus various cultural and sporting events from athletics, and rugby to music concerts. On the ‘Discovery Trail’, students can visit changing rooms, control tower and newsroom for different perspectives on the running of this state-of-the-art venue. Photo © Jon Curnow.
Brussels Museum of the Gueuze shows how craft brewing was done in Brussels at the time of the Industrial Revolution. A family of artisan brewers introduces students to the traditional production of Gueuze-Lambic, a mysterious beer resulting from spontaneous fermentation by airborne wild yeast. Beers are brewed in red copper containers, some more than 100 years old.
Students observe the cutting edge of green technology at the home of the Imperia GP. The car combines outstanding sports performance with extremely low consumption and CO2 emissions. Its neo-retro lines are inspired by the brand’s history. The company makes a virtue of sustainability, and embraces tradition in a future-facing business.
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