School Religious Studies Trip to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a truly diverse city with a great mixture of cultures and history. Popular visits on a Religious Studies trip 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 visit to the Portuguese synagogue
|Visit Anne Frank's House||Evening meal|
Visit the Jewish Museum and Schouwberg Theatre
Visit Corrie Ten Boom House and Museum
Visit Kamp Vught
Return travel to the 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 poignant visits in Amsterdam; this unremarkable building is where Anne Frank and seven members of her family and friends hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and is also where she wrote most of her famous diary. Students are challenged to ask questions when looking at the Frank family’s story. Working with specifially developed teaching aids including histo...
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. The museum has over 11,000 works of art, ceremonial items and historical objects. Only five percent of these are on permanent display with the rest stored in the depot and occasionally shown in exhibitions, or lent to other museum...
During the Second World War, the Hollandsche Schouwburg (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 in Holland, and from there to ...
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. Perfectly situated in the centre of the beautiful old city of Haarlem, 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. There are many different routes available, all with full commentary, ensuring that you and your group will the best - and most informative! - experience depending on your preferences.
The permanent, bilingual exhibition of the Resistance Museum contains artefacts that tell the story of the Dutch Resistance. False ID papers, clandestine printing presses and spy gadgets explain the ways in which the Dutch 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, t...
Aan Zee Hotel
Located in the seaside resort of Noordwijk, some 30 miles from central Amsterdam, the family run Hotel aan Zee is deservedly popular with our youth and school groups.
Amenities at the hotel include an attractive dining room, a lift to all floors, a lounge with bar and games facilities including a pool table, a TV and video.
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. With 40 rooms all offering private facilities it may be possible for groups to be accommodated together on one floor (subject to availability).
Stayokay Haarlem is situated on the edge of the Noorder sports park. The hostel has 141 beds and groups will normally be accommodated in rooms of 4-8 beds and group leaders in twins or singles, all rooms are en-suite.
The hostel also has a bar/café area, restaurant, internet terminal, a meeting room, baggage room and terrace.View on map
a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost
This hostel is located in the suburb of Bullewijk near to the Amsterdam Arena - home of Ajax. Bullewijk metro station is just a few minutes' walk from the hostel, from which you can reach the central station in 20 minutes.
Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms with 6-8 beds and staff in twins/singles. All rooms are en-suite and have lockers for each person.
The reception is open 24 hours and facilities include a TV-lounge, pool table, free Wi-Fi, bar and garden.
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.