Marl workshops

Marl workshops

Show your creativity and participate in a marl workshop in the cave workshop. The cave workshop is located in the middle of the cave of MergelRijk. Viewing, listening, tasting and doing are the main ingredients for a pleasant and creative workshop!

All marl workshops start with a short guided tour of the marl caves. After this you will get to work yourself. First, a professional sculptor will show you how to work a marl block. Accept the challenge and design your own marl statue. At the end of the workshop we will let you enjoy a small tasting of caves ham and refreshing Daelhemergroeve beer. You can also discover the cave of MergelRijk even further for free. All marl creations that are made can be taken home afterwards.

Program Lite

An entry program including introduction, film, explanation and participation in the workshop. On the basis of a few examples, everyone goes to work themselves to create a 2D sculpture. We use marl cubes of approximately 15x15x10 cm as a basis. At the end of the workshop we will let you enjoy a small tasting of caves ham and refreshing Daelhemergroeve beer. A pleasant afternoon where your true creativity comes to the fore! Duration incl. guided tour and tasting: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Price € 29.50 p.p.

Program Basic

In general, this program is the same as the Lite version, but there are differences. And for a reason! You will receive a larger marl block from which you can create a 3D sculpture. We also give you more time for your own marl artwork. At the end of the workshop, the creative spirit does not say ‘no’ to a small tasting of caves ham and our own Daelhemergroeve beer. A nice and pleasant workshop where you are amazed afterwards about your own creativity! Duration incl. Guided tour and tasting: 2 hours and 15 minutes. Price € 34.50 p.p.

Program Pro

The name for the Pro program says it all. For the creative people among us, who dare to raise the bar a little higher for themselves. We advise you to request information in advance, so that you can prepare well for this creative workshop. The program is the same as Basic variant. We give you more time and there are also larger marl blocks in various sizes ready for you. The professional sculptor watches with a critical eye and shows you various processing techniques for the marl blocks. You then apply this in practice. A fun and enjoyable workshop where your true creative mind will be tested! Duration incl. Guided tour and tasting: 2 hours and 45 minutes. Price € 39.50 p.p.

Program Pro

The name for the Pro program says it all. For the creative people among us, who dare to raise the bar a little higher for themselves. We advise you to request information in advance, so that you can prepare well for this creative workshop. The program is the same as Basic variant. We give you more time and there are also larger marl blocks in various sizes ready for you. The professional sculptor watches with a critical eye and shows you various processing techniques for the marl blocks. You then apply this in practice. A fun and enjoyable workshop where your true creative mind will be tested! Duration incl. Guided tour and tasting: 2 hours and 45 minutes. Price € 39.50 p.p.

Program Wine cooler

Wine lovers pay attention! The name says it all, make your own wine cooler now! Marl is a rock that has a cooling effect and is therefore ideal for keeping your favorite wine cold during a summer evening. Of course this is also a very creative gift to give to someone. The program is the same as the Pro program. We charge an additional cost for sawing the marl block. We provide the marl block with a hole so that the wine bottle fits in it. Afterwards you can discover the cave of MergelRijk for free. Please note: this workshop does not include small tasting. Duration incl. Guided tour: 2 hours and 45 minutes. Price € 41.50 p.p.

Program Team

The theme and size of the marl blocks are determined in consultation with you in advance. You can choose to work on an assignment with the whole group or to split the group into subgroups. In the second option, we add another exciting competition element. The subgroups work together on a marl block. Working together will be the key to success. The team that performs best is the winner! After the workshop we let you enjoy a small tasting of caves ham and refreshing Daelhemergroeve beer. This program is ideal for companies, families, staff outings and associations, who want to work on team building. Duration incl guided tour and tasting: 3 hours. Price € 44.50 p.p.

Practical information

Duration of the workshop:
The duration of a workshop is including guided tour and small tasting.

Tailor-made program:
For every budget and level we offer a tailor-made program for groups of 10 people or more. Are you with less than 10 people? Please contact us, together we will look at the possibilities.

Start:
Please report at the cash desk of MergelRijk 10 minutes before the start.

Clothing advice:
The temperature in the cave workshop of MergelRijk is approximately 14 degrees Celsius. This is fresh! Therefore, dress nice and warm. Footwear such as a narrow high heel is not practical in the cave workshop. We also provide an apron that you can wear during the marl workshop.

Parking:
There is a paid parking lot opposite MergelRijk.

Brasserie:
The attractive brasserie of the Daelhemergroeve is right next to the entrance of MergelRijk. Complete your outing and reserve a reception in advance with coffee and cake, lunch, drinks or dinner. We compile an attractive menu for groups of 10 people or more.

Workshop Lite

Workshop
Lite
Tijdsduur
‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎1u 30 min
Formaat Mergelblok
‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎15x15x10 cm
Prijs incl. proeverij
‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎€ 29,50

Workshop Basic

Workshop
Basic
Tijdsduur
‏‏‎ ‎2u
Formaat Mergelblok
‏‏‎ ‎Divers
Prijs incl. proeverij
‏‏‎ ‎€ 34,50

Workshop Pro

Workshop
Pro
Tijdsduur
‏‏‎ ‎2u 30 min
Formaat Mergelblok
‏‏‎ ‎Divers
Prijs incl. proeverij
‏‏‎ ‎€ 39,50

Workshop Team

Workshop
Team
Tijdsduur
‏‏‎ ‎2u 30 min
Formaat Mergelblok
‏‏‎ ‎In overleg
Prijs incl. proeverij
‏‏‎ ‎€ 44,50

Workshop making Wine cooler

Workshop
Making Wine cooler
Tijdsduur
‏‏‎ ‎2u 30 min
Formaat Mergelblok
‏‏‎ ‎20x15x15 cm
Prijs excl. proeverij
‏‏‎ ‎€ 41,50