History Trips to Amsterdam
What better way to begin your tour to Amsterdam than with a visit to The Amsterdam Historical Museum which takes you on a chronological trip through Amsterdam’s 800 year past showing how it has grown and shrunk using archaeological finds, works of art and plenty of quirkier displays to describe its history. For students of Second World War history in particular, Kamp Westerbork Concentration Camp has a museum which houses a permanent exhibition on the history of camp Westerbork, with many original photographs, documents, drawings, paintings, images, maps, and objects from Westerbork.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Check in to UK airport for flight||Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to your accommodation, visit Grolsch Brewery||Take a Canal Cruise and evening meal|
|2||Visit to Anne Frank's House||Visit to Kamp Westerbork Concentration Camp||Meal in a local restaurant|
|3||Visit Jewish Historical Museum||Transfer to airport for return flight||Arrive UK|
|Morning||Check in to UK airport for flight|
|Afternoon||Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to your accommodation, visit Grolsch Brewery|
|Evening||Take a Canal Cruise and evening meal|
|Morning||Visit to Anne Frank's House|
|Afternoon||Visit to Kamp Westerbork Concentration Camp|
|Evening||Meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Visit Jewish Historical Museum|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight|
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Reasons to Visit
Amsterdam Historical Museum
The museum takes a chronological trip through Amsterdam’s 800 year past showing how it has grown and shrunk and using archaeological finds, works of art and plenty of quirkier displays to describe its history. The museum is an engaging and illuminating visit which does justice to Amsterdam’s rich history.
Anne Frank's House
Anne Frank was one of the Jewish victims of Nazi persecution during the Second World War. She died of typhus aged 15 years old in Bergen-Belsen. Her diary saved by one of the family’s helpers was first published in 1947. It has since been translated into 55 languages and is one of the most widely read books in the world.
The only official SS-concentration camp in the occupied part of Northwestern Europe, the museum highlights the events that took place there during WWII and tours include the Children's Memorial, the crematorium and a reconstructed prisoners' barracks. Pupils can also benefit from the invaluable opportunity to meet a concentration camp survivor or a member of the survivor's family at Camp Vught..
Dutch Resistance Museum
The museum details the history of the Dutch resistance in World War II during the country’s occupation by Germany from May 1940 to May 1945. Resistance in the Netherlands took many forms, from small acts like displaying postage stamps with the Queen’s face, to life-threatening activities, such as spying for the Allies, helping people go underground or distributing illegal newspapers to keep the population informed. The museum documents a variety of these activities in a thoughtful and moving way.
Jewish Historical Museum
Full of religious items, photographs and paintings detailing the history of Judaism in the Netherlands. The museums permanent exhibition features the following themes: the role of religion and tradition, the links with Israel, the persecution of Jews during the Second World War, personal life stories and the mutual influence of Jewish and Dutch culture.
Kamp Westerbork Concentration Camp
The museum houses a permanent exhibition on the history of camp Westerbork, with many original photographs, documents, drawings, paintings, images, maps, and objects from Westerbork. In 1942 the camp itself was designated a 'transit camp': a temporary abode for Dutch Jews and others whom the Nazis wanted to destroy.
Amsterdam Canal Cruise
An essential component of any trip to Amsterdam, a boat cruise along the canal can be arranged for you.
Palace Op De Dam
Situated in the centre of Amsterdam the palace was built as the city hall in 17th century. Renowned sculptors were brought to Amsterdam and famous painters such as Rembrandt contributed to the interior.
Owned by the Willet-Holthuysen family this 17th century mansion was left to the city on the proviso that it be preserved and opened as a museum. The house is lavishly decorated and furnished in the fashion of the time and contains many rare objets d’art; glassware, silver, fine china and paintings.
Walibi Holland Theme Park
This theme park enjoys a reputation as Europe’s top spot for rollercoasters. There are more than 50 attractions and shows.
Bringing 500 years of dark history to life in one terrifying experience, The Amsterdam Dungeon, a relatively new attraction to the city, takes visitors on a virtual journey through its gruesome past. On arrival, the sight of skeletons and the sounds of dark, Gregorian chanting makes for an eerie welcoming to the horrors of medieval Amsterdam.
Efteling World of Wonders
The most popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands and one of the leading theme parks in Europe. The attractions are themed around ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables, and folklore.
Royal Coster Diamond Factory and Museum
On their tour you will learn why Queen Victoria, Empress Sisi and King Rama V of Siam not only trusted them with their diamonds but took the time to travel all the way to Amsterdam to witness with their own eyes how we crafted the most sparkling diamond jewellery. The tour also demonstrates how the diamonds are cut and polished and the museum has excellent interactive exhibits with a 5 - 10 minute introductory video presentation.
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