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2 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

History school trips to Brussels

History school trips to Brussels

Belgium’s capital city; Brussels is an affordable option for students to discover key historic periods of European warfare first-hand. Today the city is a vibrant, modern centre for international politics, and visits to the European Parliament and BELvue Museum allow students to explore the role of the European Union in dealing with terrorism. Additionally, visits to Coudenberg and the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History give students insight into the development of warfare from c.500-present.


Suggested Itinerary


    • day

      Theme: Orientation and Significance

      • Arrive around midday
      • Walking tour of the city
    • day

      Theme: Warfare

      • Royal Museum of Army & Military History
      • BELvue Museum
    • day

      Theme: Castle development

      • Coudenberg
      • Return flight to UK


Itinerary price from £189

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 2 night tour for 35 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return Euro tunnel
  • Transfers by coach
  • 2 nights’ full-board accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary


Case Study opportunities

Key topics

The European Union

      • BELvue Museum
      • European Parliament

Development of Warfare

      • Royal Museum of Army and Military History
      • Coudenberg
      • Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences

Study of an Historical Site

      • Coudenberg
      • Walking Tour of Brussels

Suggested Curriculum links


Suggested Education links (For History GCSE studied from 2016)

AQA GCSE History (8145)

Conflict and Tension 1990-2009

      • Part Three: The Iraq War

OCR History A (Explaining the modern world)

War and British Society c790-2010 (J410/10)

      • c790-1500
      • c1750-2010

Pearson (EDEXCEL) GCSE (9-1) History (1HI0)

Option 12: Warfare and British Society, c1250-Present

      • c1250-c1500 Medieval Warfare and English society
      • c1500-c 1700: Warfare and English society in the early modern period
      • c1700-c1900: Warfare and British society in the 18th and 19th century
      • c1900-Present: Warfare and British society in the modern era


2G. The development of warfare in Britain, c500-present

      • Changes in tactics and strategy
      • Changes in Technology


Brussels Accommodation - Sleep Well Hostel

Sleep Well Hostel

  • Fantastic central location
  • All rooms en-suite

You can?t really get a more central location than the Sleep Well Hostel. The obvious choice for groups looking for a great value stay in Brussels.

Location: A mere stone?s throw from the Grand Place and only a short walk from the European institutions.

Facilities: As well as a meeting room, pool table and laundry facilities the hostel also has a bar and its own restaurant. Internet access also available.

Accommodation: Students are accommodated in rooms with up to 6 beds all with private facilities. Single and twin rooms offered for staff as well as upgraded rooms with TVs and fridges.

Meals: The hostel offers a daily breakfast as well as packed lunches and evening meals.

Brussels Accommodation - Meininger Hotel

Meininger Hotel

  • Brand new central accommodation
  • Environmentally friendly

This excellent chain now has a brand new property in the heart of Brussels offering central and affordable accommodation that is ideal for student groups.

Location: Situated right next to the Brussels-Charleroi canal, the Meininger is a short distance from many of the main places of interest including the beautiful Grand Place.

Facilities: The hotel offers both a restaurant and bar as well as a games room and bike hire.

Accommodation: 4-8 bedded rooms available for students all with flat screen TV, hair dryer and private facilities. Single and twin rooms available for staff.

Meals: Breakfast served daily. Packed lunches and evening meals available if required.

Brussels Accommodation - Youth Hostel Bruegel

Youth Hostel Bruegel

  • Great value central hostel
  • Ideal for younger groups

With its fantastic central location, this hostel is perfect for groups looking for a great value accommodation in the heart of Brussels.

Location: Situated approximately 5 minutes? walk from the central train station and the Grand Place, the hostel is ideally placed for the city?s major attractions.

Facilities: The Bruegel boasts a self-service restaurant and a lively bar as well as a TV room, common room and courtyard garden. Internet access is also available.

Accommodation: Students will be accommodated in mostly 4 bedded rooms with shared facilities. Single and twin rooms will be provided for staff.

Meals: A daily breakfast is offered with packed lunches and evening meals available for groups looking at half or full board options.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions

Royal Museum of Army and Military History

The Royal Museum of Army and Military History holds a fascinating and unique collection of arms, uniforms, planes and tanks. Your students can learn about the history of soldiers from around the world and the technical evolutions, which are narrated from the brilliant armours of the Middle Ages until present day camouflage fatigues, going through two world wars.

BELvue Museum

The BELvue is a museum dedicated to the history of Belgium and is a centre for democracy. It’s a great one-stop shop for your students to learn all about Belgium, through more than 1,500 historical and unique documents.


Visit the ruins of this residential palace, dating back to the 12th century, and former home to Charles V. The Coudenberg archaeological site comprises the Rue Isabelle and the old structures of the main buildings, which are now the foundations of today’s royal district and the Hoogstraeten House.


This is the visitor’s centre of the European Parliament and students will discover more about the EU through interactive displays.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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