School Art Trip to Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an important cultural and artistic centre and art galleries play a major role in the rich cultural scene.

Amsterdam is a truly diverse city with a great mixture of museums, theatres, design centres and annual events such as cultural festivals and art fairs. The crooked houses that line the canals are quintessentially Dutch while the modern cafes, restaurants and galleries bring flavours and culture from all over the world. As this city thrives on its mix of residents so do its many tourists who come to experience an exciting yet relaxing atmosphere.

Day 1 Early morning departure Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing Arrive in Amsterdam and check into accommodation
Day 2 Day to be spent visiting the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and the Kroller Museum, near Arnhem Evening meal
Day 3

Visit the Van Gogh Museum

Canal cruise

Evening meal
Day 4 Departure from Amsterdam

Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

 Arrive back at school late evening

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' bed and breakfast 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
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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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.

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...

Kröller-Müller Museum

Kröller-Müller Museum

Amidst unspoilt natural surroundings, this magnificent mix of art, architecture and nature that make up the Kröller-Müller Museum centres on the extensive collection of works by Vincent van Gogh; one of the most impressive compliations of the artist's work. There are, however, many other great artists that are also represented in the museum's collection, and the sculptu...

Rembrandt Museum

Rembrandt Museum

The Rembrandt House Museum owns an almost complete collection of Rembrandt’s world-famous etchings. A changing selection is on permanent display in the museum, where you will also be able to learn everything about the etching technique, how the etchings were printed in the 17th century and visit the house in which the artist once lived.



With close to one million exhibits, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of art and history in the Netherlands. It is, perhaps, best known for its collection of works by the 17th-century Dutch masters; with twenty Rembrandts and many other highlights of the period, including works by Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen.

Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is Amsterdam's premier centre for contemporary art with a collection of almost 90,000 objects. These represent all the major art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, including De Stijl, Pop Art and Bauhaus.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Holding the world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, this museum charts the development of van Gogh's artistic style through his career and contrasts his work with that of his contemporaries. The museum has a wide range of activities for pupils.

Foam Photography Museum

Foam Photography Museum

Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, or Foam, exhibits all genres of photography from fine art to documentary and historical to contemporary, making it a museum with international allure. Along with large exhibitions of established photographers, Foam also exhibits emerging young talent.

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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