Visit our factory and discover the wonderful world of sugar

Are you interested in visiting our factory in Tienen? Read the following information and discover the wonderful world of sugar.


For schools and groups:

Discover the whole process from beet to sugar in a 1.5h during visit. This visit will link more than 180 years of tradition to environment, sustainability, safety and talented people with a heart for sugar, our “sweethearts”.


A tailor-made visit from primary school to high school of for adults: everything is possible. Be seduced… sugar won’t ever be the same again!


Practical information:

In 2017 you can visit our Sugar Factory in Tienen in groups, on weekdays from September 25st to December 15th included:

  • Monday: 9:30am - 11am - 1:30pm
  • Dinsdag: 9:30am - 11am - 1:30pm - 3pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 11am - 1:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 11am - 1:30pm - 3pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 11am - 1:30pm

The visit takes approx. 1,5hrs (meet&greet, company film and guided tour). We can accommodate groups of 70 to 75 people per visit. A guide is provided per group of 25 people.


The price is €5 per person. The visit is free for school groups.


We kindly inform schools that we can only accept children aged 10 years old and over for safety reasons.


Some portions of the guided tour include stairs up and down. We therefore do not advise wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility to take part in the site visit..


How to book

Reservations are compulsory. Please provide the following details:

  • Name of the group (school + class);
  • Name person of contact;
  • Phone number (prefferrably mobile) of person of contact;
  • Number of participants

Visit the sugar factory of Raffinerie Tirlemontoise in TirlemontFor further information, please contact our T-Center Visitors’ Centre:

Or you a teacher? It would be nice to run through the following guide with your students. A visit to a factory from the food industry can easily be linked to every learning path!


Click here for the Dutch version.
Click here for the French version.