6.1 Study Programme: agricultural, historical, cultural and business-related

Duvel Visit

This programme was developed for a Students’ University Group.

It offers good examples of different angles to approach local culture or specialities and European or world history.

Day 1 Brussels / Ypres 

Enjoy a three-hour city tour of Brussels before heading to your accommodation in Ypres, the centre of WWI battles in the Flanders fields.

Dinner at the hotel – Night in Ypres

Day 2 Ypres and area

AM: Visit to the Hops Farm and Brewery  – Lunch packs provided.

PM: Dedicated to World War I visit including Passchendaele Museum, Tyne Cot and Langemark Cemeteries as well as other WWI sites.

Dinner at the hotel – Night in Ypres.

Day 3  Ypres and area

AM: Visit to local farm rearing Belgian Blue Breed cattle followed by lunch on the farm with their produce

PM: Visit the In Flanders Fields Museum (IFF Museum) with a short city tour of Ypres on foot. 


Free time in Ypres – Dinner in Ypres city.

Evening: Attend the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony at 8.00 pm.

Transfer back to the hotel by coach – Night in Ypres.

Day 4 Gembloux – Ciney

AM: Early departure to Gembloux to visit the Agriculture University.

Visit the University for Presentation of Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, studies and research.

Visit to the TERRA research center: “Environment and Food is life”.

Presentation on “Gastronomy“ and lunch.

PM: Visit the AWE Insemination BBB Center – Dinner at the hotel.


Overnight at Gembloux.

Day  5 Brussels / Ghent / Bruges

Full day excursion to Bruges and Ghent for local city tours in each city.

Time for shopping time will be available during the day – Lunch on your own.

End in Brussels Hotel – Dinner on your own – Night in Brussels.                                                                                                              

Day 6  Brussels and EU

AM: Visit the European Council of the European Union.


Lunch on your own in the European district.

PM: Visit the Parlamentarium of the European Parliament.


 Day 7 Brussels / Antwerp

AM: Visit Antwerp old city centre and the diamond district.

Lunch on your own.

PM: Return to Brussels area for a visit to the National Botanical Gardens or the Duvel brewery to end the day in a very good mood!


Dinner on your own – Night in Brussels.


A lot of different visits can be added to the programme, to Belgian or International companies as well as local producers, farmers, museums or special centres of interest.