A school visit to The Ruien is an underground adventure. Therefore, we ask that you provide appropriate clothing. The temperature in The Ruien is 15°C to 18°C year-round. Due to the higher humidity underground, the wind chill may even be a bit higher. We recommend that everyone wear pants and closed shoes.
The distance covered during the School Visits is not very long, but it can be muddy and the surface is uneven. The walk is therefore not suitable for people with impaired vision and/or mobility.
For safety reasons, children under 10 are not allowed on these walks. We therefore offer this formula only to classes from the 5th grade onwards.
Large backpacks are not allowed in The Ruien. We recommend that you bring only the bare necessities.
The school visit is always accompanied by a guide and a teacher/escort of the school. For your own safety, it is important to follow the guide's instructions at all times.
A tour of The Ruien is more than just an everyday city stroll. Therefore, please read the following points carefully in preparation for your visit.
Visiting The Ruien is a brisk and muddy walk. Therefore, we ask that you provide appropriate clothing. The temperature in The Ruien is 15°C to 18°C all year round. Due to the higher humidity underground, the wind chill may even be a bit higher.
As a skirt is difficult to combine with the protective suit you will be wearing over your clothes, we recommend everyone to wear long trousers.
You do not need special shoes for the tour itself. Boots (sizes 35 to 50 available) and a protective suit (sizes S to XXXL available) will be provided.
You will also receive a backpack, in which you can store your shoes, bag and jacket during the walk. In this backpack you have to carry all your belongings during the walk. Large backpacks are not allowed in The Ruien. We recommend you to bring only essentials.
There are no lockers in the Ruihuis or in St. Charles Borromeo's church. It is not possible to leave your belongings in the Ruihuis or in Saint Charles Borromeo's church.
You do not have to be a top athlete, but some physical condition is required. Walks through The Ruien are muddy and quite challenging. The walk is therefore not suitable for people with impaired vision and/or mobility.
Children under the age of 10 and pets are not allowed on the moulting walks due to safety concerns.
All visits to The Ruien are accompanied. For your own safety, please always follow the instructions of the attendant or the guide.