Daytrips

COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES AND DAY TRIP

SCHOOLS, STAFF ASSOCIATIONS, SENIORS, YOUTH GROUPS…
COMPLETE YOUR DAY WITH OTHER ACTIVITIES !

* Atomium (Heizel – next to Bruparck)

The Atomium – An astonishing building!
The Atomium, a symbolic construction remaining from Expo 58, offers its guests an original visit through the spheres.
Several small exhibitions are presented throughout the year and at the top of the building, you can enjoy a panoramic view on Brussels. In the upper sphere, you will also find the restaurant.
pen: every day from 10 AM to 6 PM (the cash desk closes at 5.30 PM).
Info : www.atomium.be Booking at Atomium.

* Océade (Bruparck)

This magnificent Caribbean setting offers you 4 hours of sheer delight for young and old… Have fun in the « Aqua Fun House », a large interactive aquatic playing field. Have a ball in the waves and on the 14 giant waterslides (inside and outside) including the famous « Bounty Raft, Anaconda, Cameleon, … . Let yourself be surprised by the constantly organised activities! And finally, before leaving, relax and enjoy the beneficial effects of « Saunaland », where the fountains, jacuzzi, Hammam, etc. will help get you back in shape !

NEW – fully new lockers, changing rooms and showers for a much better comfort!

Closed Mondays from 01/04 to 30/06
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays from 01/09 to 31/03
Info : www.oceade.be Booking at MINI-EUROPE.

* The Digital Brussels Planetarium (Heysel – Bruparck)

In the Brussels Planetarium, one of the biggest in Europe , you can discover – projected onto a magic hemisphere – all the beauty and panorama of space: twinkling stars, planets, comets and spectacular views of the heavens. You can also find both permanent and temporary exhibitions on themes related to astronomy and the conquest of space.
Info : www.planetarium.be Reservation : PLANETARIUM (Tel.: +32(0)2/474.70.50)

New: Train World (Schaarbeek station)

Train World, the new tourist attraction in Brussels

Train World, the showcase for the railways of yesterday, today and tomorrow, will allow you to admire the loveliest pieces from the collection of historical locomotives and carriages from the Belgian railways. It also illustrates the significant role of the train in the mobility of today and in future. Train World is more than a museum: it will be an experience centre. An original scenography will provide an experience in which the audience can look, listen, touch and be surprised by scintillating stories from the world of trains.

Closed on Mondays

Info & bookings Train World:
tel.: +32 (0)2 224 75 88 – info@trainworld.be – www.trainworld.be

New: Belgian Chocolate Village (Koekelberg)

Near Mini-Europe and the Basilica, the Belgian Chocolate Village offers a unique opportunity to discover the art of Belgian chocolate. Experience an interactive scenic route with a 7-language audio guide, a tropical greenhouse with cocoa trees, the chocolatier’s expertise in the chocolate workshop, and a chocolate bar and shop.

Workshops. Children’s entertainment. Business events.

Closed on Mondays

Info & Booking: +32 2 420 70 76 – info@belgianchocolatevillage.be – www.belgianchocolatevillage.be

* Planète chocolat (City center)

The Chocolate Demonstration shows you the history of cocoa from the Mayans until now, its evolution  throughout centuries and the fabrication of chocolate  from top to bottom.
This explanation is followed by  a tasting of hot chocolate to drink and some home made pralines.

Closed on Mondays
Information and bookings : PLANETE CHOCOLAT
Tel : +32(0)2/ 511 07 55  – planetechocolat@skynet.be – www.planetechocolat.com

* ChocoStory (Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate in City center)

Beautifull stop for chocolate-lovers, the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate is located very close to the « Grand Place » in the city center of Brussels . (Rue de la Tête d’Or 9/11) The Museum is located in a house of the 17th century where the family de Valck used to brew her beer.

The Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate invites you to a trip towards the univers of chocolate from the origins until the finish product. You’ll deep in the history of the aztekes. You’ll discover how cocoa arrived in Europe and how it was consumed at that time.

The Quality of Belgian chocolate is acknowledged world-wide. Thanks to illustrations, informative panels, and a video, you’ll learn everything about the culture of cocoa and the transformation of cocoa into chocolate. The attractive point of the visit is the demonstration with a chocolate master who shows you how to make artisanals pralines. The Museum has two other floors where you can see several objects linked with chocolate. Chocolates sculptures and dresses made of chocolade are also exposed.
During your visit, you can taste chocolate and you can buy some chocolate at our shop.

Closed on Monday.
+32 (0)2 514 20 48  – www.mucc.be – info@mucc.be

 

* Museum of Natural Scinces (European Area)

NATURE & DINOSAURS

The Museum is home to the largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe. We display T.Rex, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Maisasaur, Cryolophosaurus and many more. We also have the pride of Belgium, the original fossils from our enormous collection of Iguanodons.  But there is much more to see. Such as the brand new Mosasaur Hall, these water-dwelling counterparts of the dinosaurs, the Gallery of the Evolution, BiodiverCITY, 250 Years of Natural Sciences… And our extraordinary Gallery of Humankind!

Guided tours, on request.

Info & booking: +32 (0)2 627 42 52 – info@naturalsciences.be – www.naturalsciences.be

* Parlamentarium: Europe is open 7 days/week

Experience the European Parliament as never before at the Parlamentarium – the new European Parliament’s Visitors’ centre. Through stunning multimedia tools, visitors are taken into the heart of the European Parliament to see how decisions are made and how they influence their daily lives. Children and adults alike can discover European politics in an innovative and entertaining way. Further information: www.europarl.europa.eu/parlamentarium

FREE OF CHARGE

Guided visit through Brussels (3h00)

Departure with your bus to discover Brussels and its architectural patrimony. A visit which will surprise everyone. This route includes a guided visit (on foot) to the Grand’Place and the surrounding area (Royal Galleries, Ilot Sacré, Manneken Pis).
120€/coach – Information and bookings: MINI-EUROPE.

 

Guided tour in the European Area

It was the wish of King Leopold II to extend the boroughs of Brussels outside its historic center; the organization of international and universal exhibitions in Brussels: the Heysel, Jubilee park, Solbosch; furthermore, European headquarters, have given Brussels a unique historic role in contemporary Europe.

Some European institutions have settled in Brussels.  But how does the European Union function? Who decides what?  Do Belgians, French, Germans, Polish or Estonians feel European? How do they live in Brussels? What are the implications for Brussels, the federal capital of Belgium?

Commission, Parliament, Councils,… How do the European institutions work in Brussels ?

 Two programms are available:
1. Brussels among the stars
2. Good morning! Bom dia! Dobry den! Buongiorno! … (for kids from 6 to 12 years old)
130€/max. 25 participants – Info & bookings: MINI-EUROPE
In collaboration with www.e-guides.be

THE DAY PACKAGE “A day with the Brusseleirs”

Program:

10h00 : Free visit of Mini-Europe.
12h00 : Free time for lunch
14h00 : Departure for the Cantillon brewery or Chocolate museum with your coach.
This activity can be replaced by other combined visits.
14h40 : Guided visit at the chocolate museum or the brewery + possibility to taste.
16h00 : Departure with your coach. Drive to the centre of Brussels .
16h30 : Guided visit of the Grand’Place of Brussels and the surrounding area.
17h20 : Free time. 18h30 : End of your trip.

Rate: € 130/coach for the guide in the afternoon + price of the combination which varies in function of the chosen activity and the kind of group.

Contact us for additional information.

* One day in Brussels

4 top activities to discover Brussels in one day!

Mini-Europe + Atomium + Planète Chocolat + Chez Léon Restaurant

 

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More info : www.brusselsinoneday.be
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