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 people and cultures along with 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 depart school||Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing||Arrive in Amsterdam and check into accommodation|
|Day 2||Day to be spent visiting the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and then travel up towards Arnhem to the Kroller Museum||Evening meal|
Breakfast at the accommodation
Visit to the Van Gogh Museum and then a canal cruise
Midday departure from Amsterdam
|Late evening: Arrive back at school|
This price includes:
- 2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Return travel inclusive of taxes
- Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Cost of group passport (youth groups)
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes(by coach)
Almost certainly the best way to see Amsterdam’s photogenic streets is from its famous canals. CanalBus offer a choice of three routes through the city’s canals, each of which has a full commentary and each of which begins and ends at Centraal railway station.
One of the most popular and poignant visits in Amsterdam; this unremarkable building is where Anne Frank and seven members of her family hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and is where she wrote most of her famous diary. Students are challenged to ask questions such as “choices made”, “helping” and “persecution” when looking at the Frank family’s story. Working with teaching aids s...
A magnificent amalgamation of art, architecture and nature. Amidst unspoilt natural surroundings, the Kröller-Müller Museum collection centres on the extensive collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, which constitutes one of the most impressive collections of this artist's work. There are many other great artists that are also represented in the museum's collection. 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. Every day of the week you can visit The Rembrandt House Museum and see how etchings were printed in the 17th century. See everything about the etching technique, the printing process and anything you would like to know about graphic art.
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 Rijksmuseum has recently reopened after a ten-year refurbishmen...
The Stedelijk Museum is Amsterdam's premier centre for contemporary art. Recently refurbished, the museum has a collection of almost 90,000 objects, representing all the major art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, including De Stijl, Pop Art and Bauhaus.
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 both historical and contemporary: a museum with international allure. Along with large exhibitions of established photographers Foam also exhibits emerging young talent.
Aan Zee Hotel
Amenities at the hotel include an attractive dining room, a lounge with bar, games facilities including a pool table, a TV and video.
With 40 rooms all offering private facilities it may be possible for groups to be accommodated together on one floor (subject to availability).
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.
There is a lift to all floors.
The hotel has been run by the same family for more than 25 years. View on map
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.