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School Science Trip to Amsterdam

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Let your students experience science outside the classroom with a science school trip to the Netherlands!

Located in Noordwijk on the Dutch coast is Space Expo, the visitor centre of the European Space Agency, where your students can experience the magic of space exploration from the comfort of the Earth.

Just 45 minutes away in Amsterdam is NEMO, the biggest science centre in the Netherlands. Here, your students can discover the wonderful world of science and technology in a fun and educational way. For the more adventurous, why not see physics in action with a day out at the nearby Walibi World or De Efteling Theme Parks? And you could also choose to make your trip cross-curricular by joining forces with your school's history, art or religious studies departments. 

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 4 days/3 nights)

Day 1/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Travel from the UK
Evening

Evening

Arrive in Noordwijk and check in to accommodation for evening meal

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to Space Expo
Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to NEMO
Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Full-day excursion to Walibi World or De Efteling Theme Park/or spend day exploring Amsterdam (Canal Boat Trip, Anne Frank House, Pancake House, Ajax Arena)

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Depart after breakfast and travel back to the UK

Evening

Evening

Arrive back in UK

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Corpus Museum of the Human Body

Corpus Museum of the Human Body

The Corpus Museum offers a 'journey through the human body,' during which the… Read more

NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum is the biggest science centre in the Netherlands. Here your students… Read more

Science Centre Delft

Science Centre Delft

It's all about being hands on at the Science Centre in Delft. This is the place … Read more

Space Expo

Space Expo

Space Expo, the visitor centre of the European Space Agency, is Europe’s first perma… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Almost certainly the best way to see Amsterdam’s photogenic streets is from its… Read more

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

One of the most poignant visits in Amsterdam; this unremarkable building is where Anne Fra… Read more

De Efteling Theme Park

De Efteling Theme Park

Welcome to a world full of adventure, excitement and romance, where you will find one… Read more

Omniversum (Imax Cinema)

Omniversum (Imax Cinema)

The Omniversum offers you an unique experience with the IMAX films being projected onto … Read more

The Pancake Bakery

The Pancake Bakery

The Pancake Bakery began as a small pancake restaurant with a basic menu. In 1980 the ow… Read more

Walibi World

Walibi World

Walibi World guarantees a day full of exciting moments for everyone. Do you like adventuri… Read more

Accommodation

a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost
Aan Zee Hotel
Stayokay Haarlem
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 away

Students 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.
Aan Zee Hotel

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).

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.

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