Music school trips to Dutch Coast
The Netherlands and in particular the Dutch coast, is a wonderful destination for a concert tour for your Music school group. Offering open market squares and magnificent seafront promenades there are some great venues to choose from for concert bands, jazz ensembles and choirs that wish to perform outdoors. The fantastic theme park at De Efteling, near Tilburg offers free entrance to concert bands who perform there. You can also visit the Musical Instrument Museum or partake in a music workshop at Bimhuis, one of the world’s leading jazz venues. The home to self-playing instruments, round your trip off with a visit to the Museum Speelklok to examine music boxes and Pianolas. A Music trip to the Dutch Coast offers fantastic venues for performance plus a great choice of excursions to further your students’ study of music.
- Travel to Noordwijk or Egmond Aan Zee
- Late afternoon arrival
- Rehearsal at hotel
- Transfer to Amsterdam
- Amsterdam canal cruise
- Concert in The English Church in Amsterdam
- Cheese factory in Edam
- Picturesque Zaanse Chanse 18th Century Dutch village
- Concert in De Grote Kerk, Monnickendam
- Transfer to Amsterdam
- Van Gogh Museum
- Anne Frank Museum
- Possible evening concert in either beautiful Enkhuizen or Delft
- Depart accommodation
- Return to school
All venues are subject to availability & suitability of the repertoire
N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote
Hotel Aan Zee
- Central location
- Great facilities for school groups
A fantastic hotel that is close to the beach and only a short drive to Amsterdam so students can experience both the coast and city.
Location: Positioned only 100m from the beach, walking distance to shopping area, bowling and a one hour drive to Amsterdam.
Facilities: Dining room, pool table, bar area, Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: 39 en-suite rooms with standard amenities.
Meals: Full board option available with buffet breakfast, packed lunch and hot meal served for dinner.
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Subject Specific Excursions
A highlight when visiting the Dutch Coast where students can explore old-fashioned windmills, unique buildings and traditional crafts such as clog and cheese making.
De Grote Kerk
This famous church is also often referred to as St Nicholas church and is a popular concert venue for school music groups, built on the edge of the historic city centre of Monnickendam.
Musical instrument museum (Pianola Museum)
Visit Amsterdam’s 17th century Jordaan quarter, where this special museum houses a collection of automatic pianos and other musical objects, including more than 25,000 music rolls. Learn about the pianos’ history, technology and music.
One of the world’s leading Jazz venues, Bimhuis was founded in 1974 and hosts around 300 performances each year. Visit this popular Amsterdam venue and book a backstage tour, join a music workshop or see a concert.
Self-playing street instruments are an important part of Dutch culture and Utrecht’s Speelkok (music clock) museum has a spectacular collection of music boxes, pianolas and barrel organs. This historic attraction is also renowned for its high-quality restoration works.
Anne Frank Museum
Discover the historic house and museum of Anne Frank and follow the emotional story of how she and her family went into hiding during the second world war.
Van Gogh Museum
No visit to the Netherland wold be complete with a trip to the Van Gogh Museum to admire the works of this famous artist.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!
Latymer School has used Equity to help organise our Music Tours for several years now. In particular, the venues have been well-suited to our orchestra and choir. Concerts have, more often than not, ended with standing ovations and encores, such as with a 400-strong audience in the Westerkerk, Enkhuizen this year. Venues have ranged from an intimate 500-year-old church in Spain to lakeside concert in Austria and performance of four motets in a Mass at St Mark's, Venice.
Director of Music, Latymer School Chamber Orchestra & Choir, music tour to Holland - July 2016
I would like to reiterate how much I appreciate the consistency and excellence of the venues and concert arrangements you have provided for SUWO over the years. Always giving us spaces that have allowed us to present very special events that have enabled us provide the students with unique and memorable musical experiences.
Our recent trip to Amsterdam in June was a prime example.
Concert 1 at Badhuis Theater De Bochel in Amsterdam, where we had a wonderful welcome from Theatre Director Mike, was an intimate space with a night-club like atmosphere, produced a brilliant response from the players, which had the audience jumping up and down with excitement and shouting out for encore after encore.
Concert 2 at the De Cabrio Theatre, Soest near Utrecht was a total contrast, a proper professionally equipped concert venue in the middle of a forest with a large covered stage and lighting and sound engineer in attendance. We arrived in a downpour of rain and feared that nobody would venture out to hear us on a dull and overcast evening, but they did!..... and the Band, inspired by the lovely acoustic, amazing setting and generous audience of brave souls gave another brilliant performance. At both these venues our generous hosts provided us with very welcome evening meals.
Concert 3 was in the Grote Kirk, Monnickendam a beautiful little Zuider Zee harbour town about half an hours bus trip from our base in Amsterdam. The Church is huge in scale, like a great Cathedral and a regular concert venue. A wonderful space for our final concert and made all the more special because Nicholas, in his typical fashion, had provided added value by negotiating with Dutch TV company Omroep PIM to broadcast our concert live across Holland the World! On the concert platform, raised high above the huge auditorium in front of the magnificent organ, this was a very special event for SUWO and especially for those students, for whom it was their last concert with the Band and final event of their student careers, very emotional. A fantastic finale to our trip and a lifetime memory for most of us.
A triumphant musical tour once again Nicholas, huge thanks to you and Equity.
Conductor – Sheffield University Wind Orchestra – Music Tour to Holland – June 2016
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