School Science Trip to Amsterdam
Let your students experience science outside of the classroom with a visit to the Netherlands.
Located in Noordwijk on the Dutch Coast is Space Expo, visitor centre of the European Space Agency, where your students can experience the magic of space exploration from the comfort of the Earth.
Just 45 minutes away in Amsterdam is NEMO, the biggest science centre in the Netherlands. Here you can discover the wonderful world of science and technology in a fun and educational way. For the more adventurous why not see physics in action with a day out at the nearby Walibi World or De Efteling Theme Parks.
|Day 1||Travel from the UK||Arrive in Noordwijk and check in to accommodation for evening meal|
|Day 2||Visit to Space Expo||Visit to NEMO||Evening meal|
|Day 3||Day excursion to Walibi World or De Efteling Theme Park/or spend day exploring Amsterdam (Canal Boat Trip, Anne Frank House, Pancake House, Ajax Arena)||Evening meal|
|Day 4||Depart after breakfast and travel back to the UK||Arrive back in UK|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- 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
Space Expo, the visitor centre of the European Space Agency, is Europe’s first permanent space exhibition. Since it opened in 1990 more than 1 million visitors have experienced the magic of space exploration - from the comfort of Earth! Dressed in real astronaut suits, younger visitors can set foot on the Moon surface, next to a full-scale model of the Eagle, the Apollo 11 Moon Lander....
Science centre NEMO is the biggest science centre in the Netherlands. Here you can discover the wonderful world of science and technology in a playful and entertaining way.
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.
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 teaching aids including historic pictures and ...
Welcome to a world full of adventure, excitement and romance, where you will find one surprise after another. This theme park is based upon fairy tales and is a location with its own special atmosphere.
The Pancake Bakery began as a small pancake restaurant with a basic menu. In 1980 the owner introduced several changes which made it what it is today. The restaurant has an open kitchen, famous "international" pancakes, whose ingredients are based on dishes from all over the world and pots of real syrup which guests can generously help themselves to.
Walibi World guarantees a day full of exciting moments for everyone. Do you like adventuring or just sensation? You will have pure fun in Walibi World with the Splash Battle, Goliath and 50 more attractions and shows!
The Omniversum offers you an unique experience with the IMAX films being projected onto the impressive 840m² giant dome. The visitor is submerged into a world of perception; with the surrounding images and 36 speaker digital surround sound, it is a true adventure. The auditorium has a capacity of 300 comfortable seats, set out in theatre style. The auditorium provides easy access and h...
The Corpus Museum offers a 'journey through the human body,' during which the visitor can see, feel and hear how the human body works and what roles healthy food, healthy life and plenty of exercise plays. Questions such as 'Why do I have to sleep?','what happens when I sneeze?' and 'how does my hair grow?' are answered in the museum by means of tangi...
It's all about being hands on at the Science Centre in Delft. This is the place to discover what science and technology means for society, a place where visitors are invited to help devise solutions and to participate. Visitors can test and try out all kinds of experiments. You can design your own aeroplane wing or play a “serious game” (such as preventing a di...
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 is situated on the edge of the Noorder sports park. The hostel has 141 beds - 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.
Go! It is a fantastic trip, Amsterdam and the surrounding area has a lot to offer.
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.
ESA is great for Y12 AS Physics students and the best Y11s, NEMO is well suited to Y11s and younger, but does not provide much challenge for 12s & 13s. The Blue Boat company were good, they kept to time and all our people enjoyed the canal trip. Overall the trip was a success, all of our students got good things from it. The hotel was clean, comfortable, better than expected.