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|
Visit the Van Gogh Museum
|Day 4||Departure from Amsterdam||
|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
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 specifially developed teaching aids including histo...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.