School Art Trip to Amsterdam

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An art school trip to Amsterdam offers your students the opportunity to visit an important cultural and artistic centre, where art and art galleries play a major role in the rich cultural scene.

Your art students will love Amsterdam – a truly diverse city with a great mixture of museums, theatres, design centres and annual events such as cultural festivals and art fairs.The gabled houses that line the canals take you back to the Dutch Golden Age, while the modern cafes, restaurants and galleries bring flavours and culture from all over the world.

Amsterdam's colourful mix of the traditional and the cosmopolitan makes a school trip here a wonderful option for your inspiring school art trip abroad. It's also a great choice if you're thinking of making your trip cross-curricular, with fantastic opportunities for history, science and religious studies.

School Art Trip to Amsterdam



4 days, 3 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

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
Day 3


Visit the Van Gogh Museum


Canal cruise
Day 4


Departure from Amsterdam
  • 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators


A Level
  • 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


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. 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.

Stayokay Haarlem

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.

Meininger Amsterdam City West

The Meininger Amsterdam City West is located in Sloterdijk, part of the Westpoort area of Amsterdam. From the nearby Sloterdijk train station, it's just one stop to Central Station and all of Amsterdam's main attractions, and 10 minutes to Schiphol Airport. The hotel boasts fantastic facilities including a 24-hour reception, a lounge, a games zone and free WiFi throughout. Students will stay in shared rooms and dormitory-style rooms with teachers in singles or twins. All guestrooms have private bathroom facilities. And a healthy buffet breakfast will ensure your group are ready for a day spent exploring the Dutch capital!

Educational Activities

Foam Photography Museum

Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, or Foam, exhibits all genres of photography from fine art to documentary and historical to contemporary, making it

Kröller-Müller Museum

Amidst unspoilt natural surroundings, thismagnificent mix of art, architecture and nature that make up the Kröller-Müller Museum collection centres on

Rembrandt Museum

The Rembrandt House Museum owns an almost complete collection of Rembrandt’s world-famous etchings. A changing selection is on permanent display


With close to one million exhibits, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of art and history in the Netherlands. It

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is Amsterdam's premier centre for contemporary art with acollection of almost 90,000 objects. These representall the major

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

Cultural Activities

Amsterdam Arena

Amsterdam Arena opened on 14 August 1996. From that day on, the Netherlands has had a multifunctional stadium in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Almost certainly the best way to see Amsterdam’s photogenic streets is from its famous canals. There are many different routes

Anne Frank House

One of the most poignant visits in Amsterdam; this unremarkable building is where Anne Frank and seven members of her

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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