An art school day trip to Amsterdam is ideal for art groups, thanks to the sheer variety of art galleries and museums, all within easy reach of the UK!
Diversity and liberalism are what Amsterdam is famous for, and the atmosphere this has created has also helped to foster an environment in which creativity thrives.
Amsterdam is also a city that holds an important place in the history of art. As well as some of the more modern works, make sure you also take in some of the masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age.
To get the most out of your school trip to Amsterdam, we would highly recommend an overnight stay. Less tiring and much easier logistically, overnight trips often offer better value for money. Contact us for details!
Suggested Itinerary (1 day)
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Cost of group passport
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return coach travel
- Return ferry crossings
- Impact and influences of various artists
- Continuity and change in different genres and styles
- Independent judgements of art
- Conveying meaning through images and artefacts
- Social and cultural context of images and artefacts
- Personal portfolio: reflections, resources and influences
- Responses to museum, gallery and site visits
- Personal reflections on art
- Works of key artists, craftspeople and designers
- Contemporary and historical contexts of art
Key Stage 3
- Evaluation and analysis of creative works
- Works of great artists, craft makers and designers
- Effects of historical and cultural contexts
Educational activities and visits
Foam Photography Museum
Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, or Foam, exhibits all genres of photography from fine art to documentary and historical to contemporary, making it… Read More
Amidst unspoilt natural surroundings, thismagnificent mix of art, architecture and nature that make up the Kröller-Müller Museum collection centres on… Read More
The Rembrandt House Museum owns an almost complete collection of Rembrandt’s world-famous etchings. A changing selection is on permanent display… Read More
With close to one million exhibits, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of art and history in the Netherlands. It… Read More
The Stedelijk Museum is Amsterdam's premier centre for contemporary art with acollection of almost 90,000 objects. These representall the major… Read More
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… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
Amsterdam Canal Cruises
Almost certainly the best way to see Amsterdam’s photogenic streets is from its famous canals. There are many different routes… Read More
Anne Frank House
One of the most poignant visits in Amsterdam; this unremarkable building is where Anne Frank and seven members of her… Read More
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 awayStudents 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.
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).
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.
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