School Religious Studies Trip to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a truly diverse city with a great mixture of cultures and history. Popular visits on an RE Tour include Anne Frank’s House, the Jewish Historical Museum and Schouwburg Theatre and the Corrie Ten Boom House in Haarlem. As Amsterdam thrives on its diverse mix of cultures and religions so do its many tourists who come to experience a city with some of the most fascinating museums, art galleries and tourist attractions you will find anywhere.
Study themes: Religion and Prejuduce, Religion, War and Peace, Places of Worship
|Day 1||Travel from UK||Evening meal|
Amsterdam Canal Cruise
and Portuguese synagogue
|Anne Frank's House||Evening meal|
Jewish Museum and
Corrie Ten Boom House
|Day 4||Kamp Vught and Return travel to UK|
This price includes:
- Return executive coach travel
- Ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
- 3 nights Half Board accommodation
- Detailed information Pack
- Itinerary Manager
- Travel and Medical Insurance
- Motorway tolls and taxes
One of the most popular and poignant visits in Amsterdam; this unremarkable building is where Anne Frank and seven members of her family hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and where she wrote most of her famous diary.
The Jewish Historical Museum collects objects and works of art associated with the religion, culture and history of the Jews in the Netherlands and its former colonies. These items are held by the museum and the Resource Centre.The museum has over 11,000 works of art, ceremonial items and historical objects. Only five percent of these are on permanent display. The rest are stored in the depot and ...
During part of the Second World War, in 1942 and 1943, the Hollandsche Schouwburg (the Dutch Theatre) was used as a deportation centre for Jews. The theatre, built in 1892 as a centre for relaxation and entertainment in the heart of the old Jewish quarter of Amsterdam, became a place of grief and anguish. Thousands of men, women and children were sent by train from here to Westerbork transit camp ...
Dating from 1665, the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam is a large and elegant building that testifies to the tradition of religious freedom in the Netherlands. The Sephardic Jews who fled from Spain and Portugal during the persecutions of the 16th and early 17th centuries settled in an eastern Amsterdam neighborhood that became known as the Jewish Quarter. In 1665, the Jewish Portuguese Community...
The home of Corrie ten Boom is now a museum! It is perfectly situated in the center of the beautiful old city of Haarlem, Holland. Much of the house has been refurbished to appear as it did in the 1940's. Visitors can see the actual "hiding place," which is a small area behind a false wall in Corrie's bedroom. This is where Jews and others were safely hidden from the Nazis.
Almost certainly the best way to see Amsterdam’s photogenic streets is from its famous canals. CanalBus offer a choice of three routes through the city’s canals, each of which has a full commentary and each of which begins and ends at Centraal railway station.
The permanent, bilingual, exhibition of the Resistance Museum contains artifacts that tell the story of the Dutch Resistance. False ID papers, clandestine printing presses and spy gadgets explain the ways Dutch people faced the Nazi occupation. Temporary exhibitions explore wartime themes and modern-day forms of oppression. Using authentic objects as well as all kinds of modern techniques, the Dut...
Aan Zee Hotel
Amenities at the hotel include an attractive dining room, a lounge with bar, games facilities including a pool table, a TV and video.
With 40 rooms all offering private facilities it may be possible for groups to be accommodated together on one floor (subject to availability).
Groups are mainly accommodated in rooms which sleep up to 4 people, with group leaders in twin rooms. If staff or coaches require single rooms there will be a supplement.
There is a lift to all floors.
The hotel has been run by the same family for more than 25 years. View on map
Groups will normally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twin or singles. Other facilities include meeting rooms, a cosy bar, lounge area, volleyball court and a playing field.
Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg
Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg is housed in an amazing building: a former school dating from around 1900. Visitors can enjoy the ultra-modern facilities in classical settings. The hostel is ideally suited to accommodate (large) groups, providing access to various multifunctional areas within the building. The bedrooms are all spacious, and ensuite. All rooms are designed by the famous Dutch designer Edward van Vliet. Stayokay has its own café/restaurant and also shares the building with a cinema and theatre – a truly fantastic entertainment combination!
What our teachers had to say about this destination
The weather was very good. All places visited were interesting. All went as planned. I must say thank you for the support. I will be looking at repeating the trip next year.
The coach company and the driver they provided were excellent and couldn't have been more helpful. The excursions that we went on were educational and fun for the pupils but left little unsupervised time, which was perfect for our targeted year group. The pupils found the ferry a different experience and really broadened their horizons.
Go! It is a fantastic trip, Amsterdam and the surrounding area has a lot to offer.