Booking a school trip to Amsterdam is a fantastic opportunity to expose your pupils to history, culture, art and so much more. With elegant canal houses, largely traffic-free roads and a relaxed atmosphere, Amsterdam has the air of a large cosmopolitan village rather than a bustling European capital. Around every corner there is a picture-postcard view, drenched in history and bound to captivate your students, making Amsterdam an ideal school trip destination.
Amsterdam educational trips can be tailored to suit any subject. For Art & Design students, a visit to Amsterdam presents an opportunity to visit some World-Renowned Art Museums and see many paintings by the Dutch masters, Rembrandt, Vermeer and of course Van Gogh. Business & Economics students can visit the Stock Exchange which provides an interactive, educational guided tour. Amsterdam is rich in history including the Home of Anne Frank where she and her family hid from the Nazi regime and for Science students there is the Nemo Science Centre, the Science Park and the Faculty of Science.
To get the feel and vibe of the city you must go on an Amsterdam Canal Cruise and for a bit of fun and rollercoasters take a side trip to the Walibi Holland Theme Park or the Efteling World of Wonders.
Our Amsterdam school trip highlights include…
Booking an educational trip to Amsterdam will expose your students to an entirely new culture, with lots of learning opportunities along the way. Some of the Amsterdam trip highlights include:
The Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is one of Amsterdam's most famous attractions, and it's a must-visit for art lovers. The museum is home to the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's work, with over 200 paintings and 500 drawings on display.
Visitors can explore the artist's life and work, from his early years in the Netherlands to his time in France. The museum also features works by other artists who were influenced by Van Gogh, as well as a collection of letters and personal items.
The Rijksmuseum is another top museum in Amsterdam, and it's home to an impressive collection of art and artifacts. The museum's collection spans over 800 years of Dutch history, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Some of the highlights of the museum include the famous Night Watch painting by Rembrandt, as well as works by Vermeer, Hals, and other Dutch masters. The museum also features a large collection of Asian art, including items from China, Japan, and Indonesia.
The Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House is a moving tribute to one of Amsterdam's most famous residents. The museum is located in the building where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II.
Visitors can explore the secret annex where the Frank family lived, as well as learn about Anne's life and the impact of her diary. The museum also features exhibits on the Holocaust and other World War II-era events.
Amsterdam Canal Cruises
One of the best ways to see Amsterdam is by taking a canal cruise. The city's canals are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to your accommodation and visit Rembrandt's House.
Meal in a local restaurant.
Visit to the Rijksmuseum.
Visit the Van Gogh Museum.
Take a Canal Cruise and evening meal.
Visit Anne Frank's House.
Go to Walibi Theme park.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.
Go on a Street Art Walking Tour.
Transfer to the airport for return flight.
Arrive at school.
Top Tips from Our Travel Experts
"Amsterdam is a vibrant city well known for its art, culture, and abundance of charm, making it a brilliant place for a school visit. There is a myriad of impressive museums worth exploring; from the extensive Rijksmuseum, to the dedicated Van Gogh Museum, the Nemo Science Museum or the Anne Frank House too, the educational value is clear. With its elaborate system of canals, the best way to really soak up the key sights and general atmosphere of this beautiful city is with a relaxing canal cruise, usually lasting about an hour and including an audio guide. One of the most appealing aspects of Amsterdam is how easy it is to get around, with most visits easily within walking distance of each other, all connected by the intricate public transport system available throughout."