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.