| WHY BRUSSELS?
Accessibility & mobility
Right in the heart of Europe, Brussels has superb air, road and rail connections. More than 60 million Europeans live within 300km of Brussels, less than two hours by high-speed train. For those who fly in, it takes only 20 minutes from the Brussels airport (and 50 minutes from Brussels South Charleroi airport) to the city centre. And when you have arrived, it's easy to move around the compact city, by coach, public transport or on foot.
Furthermore, Brussels is the perfect accommodation base for day excursions in Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia).
|Capital city of Europe
Brussels hosts a large number of international institutions as the NATO and a large number of institutions of the European Union as well as hundreds of satellite organizations (NGO’s, federations, consultancies, press associations, lobby organizations etc.).
The European institutions represent the interest of 500 million citizens but what are their role and their structure?
With a visit at the institutions and the The Parlamentarium - the European Parliament's Visitors' Centre - you will have a better understanding of the EU policy making-process, its history and diversity.
|Great educational value for all ages
Brussels has much more to offer than you possibly expect!
You can pick and mix between a varieties of subject specific activities to suit your school program and/or interests:
- Europe and citizenship
- Science, technology and great discoveries
- Heritage & Folklore
- Architecture - Art Nouveau & Art Deco
- Arts Museums – from Ancient Art to Contemporary Art
- Music & Literature
- Fashion & Design
- Environmental education and sustainable development
|Good value for money
The Brussels’ hospitality is appreciated by travellers from all over the world! Especially, for its friendly and welcoming people and the high-quality of services and cultural activities.
And you have certainly heard about our world-famous local specialities as chocolate, beer and mussels with fries but there is a lot more to discover!
Besides, Brussels is more affordable in comparison to other nearby European capitals as Paris, Amsterdam and London.
Furthermore, a great selection of interesting free activities is available for groups.