DAY 1: Arrival
Arrival at Brussels airport or Brussels South train station / Bruges train station / Lille train station…
Welcome by our assistant upon arrival and transfer to Bruges
Evening program – gastro walk in Bruges
Welcome by our guide(s) at the hotel.
We start the evening with a cruise on the canals of Bruges by private boat (duration: 30 minutes)
Visit of Bruges by horse tram (duration: 45 minutes), on board the aperitif will be served.
We end the tour at restaurant ‘t Huidevettershuis, this guildhall of the tanners goes back to 1450. The rich tanners turned the hides into much demanded leather. It was restored to its actual condition in 1630 and opened as a restaurant in 1985.
Starter, one drink included (wine, beer, soft drink):
Waterzooi of different kind North Sea fish
Carpaccio of beef
Shrimp croquettes with salad
Crispy salad with grey shrimps and mayonnaise prepared with Rodenbach beer, smoked mackerel with mussels
After the starter we continue our visit of Bruges on foot. On our tour ‘Bruges by night’ we will pass along the most important sightseeing places of the city: the Dijver, the Fish Market, the Burg Square with Town Hall, the Market Square with Belfry,…
We end our walk at the second restaurant where we take the main course:
Restaurant De Florentijnen (or equivalent) is a top restaurant with a modern setting
Main course, one drink included (wine, beer or soft drink):
Grilled leg of lamb with woodbines, ‘dauphine’ potatoes, sauce of cep and chicory
Grilled cod with chanterelles and sauce of chervil
Remark: most dishes are seasonal dishes and change according season
After this gastronomic stop we continue our evening walk towards restaurant Cafédraal (or equivalent). In this brilliant house from the 15th century, completely renovated in trendy style but with respect for the medieval character, we take our dessert.
Dessert, one drink included (wine, beer, soft drink, coffee, tea):
Moelleux of dark chocolate
Sabayon with cherry beer
Walk back to the hotel
Night in Bruges
DAY 2 : Teambuilding in Bruges
Rally on foot in the historical center of Bruges
In these GPS-times we have lost our ability to read maps. This rally brings us back to our roots as explorers. In small teams the participants criss-cross Bruges with a road book and a map.
Welcome by our guide and assistants at the hotel. After briefing the group will be split up in teams of about 5-6 persons each. At the same moment two teams leave in opposite directions. Other teams follow (some) minutes later, avoiding thus that teams have to wait at the checkpoints where agility and general knowledge are added to the test. Within a certain time the whole circuit has to be completed.
As they pass the most idyllic spots, participants should not forget to consult their road book.
At the last location several old Flemish folkloristic games are waiting for you. Now skill and perseverance are the decisive factors in winning or losing the title.
Lunch is served in a typical restaurant
During lunch we declare the winning team. Every member of the winning team gets a nice gift.
Second part of the teambuilding in Bruges
We offer you a real chocolate workshop! After some explanation of the composition of different types of chocolate and tempering of chocolate we start making our own pralines and truffles during 2 hours.
End of the workshop by tasting all these delicacies accompanied with a glass of wine!
Dinner in the belfry of Bruges (for groups as from 100 pax) or dinner in the Brewery De Halve Maan
The brewery cuisine is specialised in dishes prepared with beer.
Scampi with a sauce based on Brugse zot beer and saffron
Salad with Brugse Zot beer pâté
Fillet of salmon prepared with a Célis white beer
Rabbit prepared with dark beer
Guinea fowl prepared with cherry beer and served with fine vegetables
Ice soufflé made with raspberry beer
Night in Bruges
DAY 3: Teambuilding along the coast
Transfer from Bruges to the coast for real sportive challenge
Sand yachting, kiting and beach sports (number of games will depend on the size of the group)
During 3 hours we practice these sports.
A sand yacht is a vehicle on wheels that is driven by the wind that catches the sail and is controlled by a pilot. The most fun is that you can go faster than the wind. After an introduction you are the pilot! Because of your position close to the ground, sand yachting is quite a spectacular sport. If the weather conditions should not allow sand yachting, the activity will be replaced by an alternative (beach) sport/activity.
Learning to control a kite is a piece of cake, you can make figures and feel the force of the wind in your arms! This sport is really not as difficult as you think.
We end the day with a barbecue on the beach (included: a magnificent sea view!)
Transfer back to Zaventem/Brussels airport