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School Trips to Netherlands

School trips to the Netherlands can be a great option for many subjects, including art, science, history and religious studies.

And short journey times from the UK mean that educational tours to the Netherlands are ideal for groups with a limited budget or timeframe.

Why visit the Netherlands?

The liberal, tolerant society

The Netherlands has a long history of social and religious tolerance. In fact, from the 16th century, the Netherlands were a haven for Jews who were being persecuted elsewhere in Europe. This changed during the Holocaust, when it’s estimated that around 75% of Dutch Jews were murdered.

On a religious studies school trip to the Netherlands, your students will learn more about the religious tolerance within Dutch society prior to the Second World War. They’ll hear the personal stories of those like Anne Frank who were persecuted by the Nazis during the Holocaust. And they’ll find out how the Netherlands has revived its spirit of multiculturalism and tolerance.

The fascinating history

Most groups who choose a history school trip to the Netherlands do so to learn more about what life was like under Nazi occupation. They’ll learn about the experiences of the Jewish communities, most of whom were deported and murdered in Nazi concentration camps.

They’ll also learn about the Dutch Resistance and will hear the stories of the personal risks taken with a visit to the Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam. The museum also features reconstructed streets where your students can feel and hear the atmosphere of Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

The rich, diverse culture

The Netherlands boasts a rich, diverse culture, and is famous for its egalitarian and liberal society, making this a wonderful destination for any school trip.

On an art school trip to the Netherlands, your students will have the exciting opportunity to discover the Dutch Golden Age. The many fantastic museums and art galleries in Amsterdam offer students the chance to see works by many of the Dutch Masters, including Rembrandt, Vermeer and many more.

And during December, why not give your students an unforgettable festive treat with a Christmas Markets school trip to Valkenburg? Home to Europe’s largest underground Christmas market which is held in a cave, this is a school trip your students will never forget!

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Take a look at our range of Netherlands school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisors to discuss your requirements.

Amsterdam

School trips to Amsterdam

A school trip to Amsterdam offers your students the chance to explore a truly diverse and fascinating city!

Amsterdam school trips are popular for several subjects, including art, religious studies, science and history, particularly for groups focusing on the Nazis and the Holocaust. And the number of educational visits and activities here make Amsterdam ideal for cross-curricular trips school trips too. 

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Valkenburg

School trips to Valkenburg

A school trip to Valkenburg offers your students the opportunity to explore this lovely city known for its historic buildings and beautiful scenery!

Valkenburg school trips are most popular among school groups keen to explore the atmospheric Christmas markets. Most groups choose to combine their Christmas markets school trip to Valkenburg with a visit to Bruges, for a multicultural Christmas experience. 

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Discover more about school trips to netherlands

Most groups who visit the Netherlands on a school tour choose to stay in Amsterdam, which is a truly diverse, cosmopolitan city with a great mixture of people. Famous for its canals and bicycles, Amsterdam also has numerous art galleries and museums to explore.

If you happen to be travelling in December, why not include a visit to the Christmas markets at Valkenburg in your itinerary? Famously, these are held in caves and are reputedly the largest, oldest underground Christmas markets in the world!

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.