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
Day 2

Amsterdam Canal Cruise and visit to the Portuguese synagogue

Visit Anne Frank's House Evening meal
Day 3

Visit the Jewish Museum and Schouwberg Theatre

Visit Corrie Ten Boom House and Museum

Evening meal
Day 4

Visit Kamp Vught

Return travel to the UK


This price includes:

  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information Pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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“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.”

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Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

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...

Jewish Historical Museum

Jewish Historical Museum

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...

Hollandsche Schouwburg

Hollandsche Schouwburg

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 ...

The Portuguese Synagogue

The Portuguese Synagogue

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...

Corrie ten Boom Museum

Corrie ten Boom Museum

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.

Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Amsterdam Canal Cruises

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.

Resistance Museum Amsterdam

Resistance Museum Amsterdam

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, around 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 a dining room, a lift to all floors, a lounge with a 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 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

Enjoy some culture, visit a museum or go shopping? Or do you prefer wandering through nature, cycling between the dunes, going for a walk on the beach? It’s all possible in and around Haarlem. Furthermore, ‘Heavenly Haarlem’ – the ‘northern city with southern flamboyancy’ – has an extremely central location: the bulb fields, the windmills of Zaanse Schans and the city of Amsterdam are all within easy reach. You can also enjoy a meal and meet friends from all over the world in the friendly brown cafe ‘The Shuffle’. Stayokay Haarlem is centrally located near the connecting road to the beach, the woods, the city centre of Haarlem and Amsterdam.

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. The city centre, easily accessible by metro, is about 20 minutes away

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, table football, free Wi-Fi, bar and garden.

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