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Leisure & Tourism Trips to Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations.  Its distinct character, more than 100 canals and appealing 17th-century architecture provides a quaint if incongruous backdrop for a city famous for its modern, progressive attitudes.  Under the motto "I amsterdam" the city is marketed as a dynamic place to live and work as well as an attractive travel destination.

Amsterdam is a compact city that invites exploration and will provide no shortage of options for students studying leisure and tourism.  From the city’s fine art museums to its colourful flower markets, world class sporting venues to brewing experiences and of course Canal Cruises and Diamonds, there is something exciting and unique to discover in Amsterdam.

Prices start from£399pp

Popular itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check in to UK airport for flight Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to your accommodation, Visit the Heineken Experience Take a Canal Cruise and evening meal
2 Visit to the World of Ajax Tour of Diamond Factory and Museum Meal in a local restaurant
3 Visit Madame Tussauds Transfer to airport for return flight Arrive UK
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Morning Check in to UK airport for flight
Afternoon Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to your accommodation, Visit the Heineken Experience
Evening Take a Canal Cruise and evening meal
Morning Visit to the World of Ajax
Afternoon Tour of Diamond Factory and Museum
Evening Meal in a local restaurant
Morning Visit Madame Tussauds
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight
Evening Arrive UK

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Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

Amsterdam Arena

An experienced guide the takes you on an extensive tour of the stadium with stops including the pitch, the business seats and the highest seat in the place. The tours ends at the Ajax Museum, where you can journey through the 100 year history of the legendary football club. Trophies, videos, sounds, players‘strips, photographs and medals from the past 100 years are displayed in a unique environment. The highlight is the film about three famous Ajax players, shown in the cinema.

Schiphol Airport Tour

Bus tour of Europe’s fourth largest airport, after Heathrow, Paris CDG and Frankfurt. Since 1981 business magazines have named the airport “Best Airport in Europe” over fifty times.  The students will be able to see all departments of the airport. Video commentary on the bus is in Dutch only.

Heineken Experience

Heineken is one of the most traditional Amsterdam beers and is a major city tourist attraction. The Heineken Experience offers four floors of multimedia exhibits, historical brewing artefacts and a tasting bar. There’s also 'Brew Your Ride', a 4D adventure that allows visitors to discover what it’s like to be a bottle of Heineken.

Madame Tussauds

Enjoy surprising encounters with famous performers, royalty and film stars. Madame Tussauds’ collection of wax figures has recently been transformed into the place to be for both young and old. Be as beautiful as Doutzen Kroes on the catwalk, sing on stage with the outrageous Lady Gaga or test your IQ with Einstein. The new IamArt exhibition allows you to literally get inside the masterpieces of Dutch Masters like Piet Mondriaan, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn.

Efteling Theme Park

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.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

An essential component of any trip to Amsterdam, a boat cruise along the canal can be arranged for you.


This is the largest museum in the Netherlands. There is a large selection of paintings from the 15th century, until around 1850, as well as decorative and oriental arts. If you only have limited time, head for the Dutch Masters on the 2nd floor, including Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’.

Plan a visit before June 2024 and experience the Frans Hals exhibition. Frans Hall was one of the most decisive painters of the 17th century, his idiosyncratic loose painting style was inspirational. Plan an inspiring visit to Rijksmuseum and see his masterpeices on display. 

Van Gogh Museum

Over 200 paintings and 500 drawings by Van Gogh are housed here, as part of the permanent collection as well as a selection of his Japanese prints and a good selection of work by his contemporaries, such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin and Monet.

Rembrandt House Museum

About 250 of Rembrandt’s etchings are on display in this 3-storey house (built 1606), where he lived for almost 20 years. The only paintings here are by Rembrandt’s teacher, Pieter Lastman and those painters who worked under Rembrandt in his studio.

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.

Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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.

Amsterdam Dungeon

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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What you say

The trip was amazing. The students loved it and enjoyed everything that was organised...and I can't thank you, Sharon and your company enough for making it so much easier to organise. 

Ark Burlington Danes Academy

Absolutely fantastic. Hit every spot for both pupils and staff. 

St Columbus RC High School​