School Trips to Amsterdam
Cutesy houseboats, tall gabled town houses and pretty, tree-lined canals give Amsterdam a small-town appeal, but its laid back demeanour belies a distinctly cutting edge, which makes it an ideal destination for a school trip. Not just a centre for prestigious museum collections and diverse business, it's also home to a cosmopolitan, creative community and one of the greatest orchestras in the world.
You can get round the city easily on foot, canal, or more famously by bike, and there's an astonishing array of educational things to do. Drop into the Anne Frank Museum, which is in the house where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary while hiding in occupied Holland; take a trip to the Van Gogh Museum, which houses over 700 pieces of his work, including those glorious Sunflowers; or sit back and relax on a canal cruise. We’d highly recommend a school trip to Amsterdam for History, Performing Arts, Music and Art & Design students. This Dutch city really does have it all.
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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Amsterdam - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Amsterdam
Anne Frank’s House
Visit the house of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who had to go into hiding during The Second World War to escape the Nazis. Anne’s famous diary ‘The Secret Annex’, she kept whilst in hiding at Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, can also be seen on display.
Van Gogh Museum
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides students with the opportunity to understand the progression of the artist's work and compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century.
Floating Flower Market
Amsterdam’s floating flower market is the only one of its kind in the world, and one of the most fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam - in all seasons. The flower stalls stand on the houseboats along Amsterdam’s famous canal.
Amsterdam boasts more than one hundred kilometres of canals – one of the best ways to experience the city is from the water, taking in many of the city’s sights.
Dutch National Opera and Ballet Tour
Take a look behind the scenes of the National Opera and Ballet, visiting the auditorium, the dance studios and production house for sets and costumes.
Built in 1881, this impressive building is home to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The guided tour will take you backstage to discover parts of the building that would otherwise remain hidden and you will hear stories of the concert hall’s rich history.
EYE Film Museum
Located in an eye-catching modern building on the waterfront to the north of the city, the museum holds special exhibitions and film screenings relating to Dutch and worldwide film. Educational workshops and tours are also available.
Learn about Dutch art and history at the Rijksmuseum, located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam. Showcasing works of art and historical pieces from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century, the Rijksmuseum allows your students to dive right into Dutch culture. Famous artworks housed at this museum include The Night Watch by Rembrandt, The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer and The Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn.
Rembrandt House Museum
Located close to the Chinatown district of Amsterdam you will find the remarkable Rembrandt House Museum. At the former house and museum of the artist; Rembrandt, uncover more about the unknown aspects of Rembrandt’s life and get up close to some of his most famed self-portraits.
The Stedelijk Museum is Amsterdam’s museum of modern art. Explore over 150 years of contemporary art by well known artists including Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Barnett Newman Cathedra.
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Thank you very much to Nicholas again for organising such lovely venues for our choir - they were both very well attended, and we were well looked after by our hosts at both venues.
- Gunnersbury School Choir, Concert Tour to Amsterdam
Thank you so much for all your hard work organising last weekend - it was phenomenal and the level of organisation and efficiency (on your part, not necessarily on ours!) was very impressive.
- Nottingham Music Enterprises, Concert Tour to Amsterdam
Meninger Hotel Amsterdam City West
- Quick access to the city centre
- Safe, and well equipped
The Meninger Hotel Amsterdam City West is an exceptional choice for large groups.
Location: Located in the business district of Amsterdam and suitably placed by the Sloterdijk station, the hotel is a quick 5-minute ride into the city centre.
Facilities: Meninger is a very modern hotel, with Van Gogh themed graphics plastered throughout the building. The hotel offers a wealth of amenities including a shared kitchen, a large bar, dining area and a fun games room which offers a snooker table and table football.
Accommodation: All rooms are soundproof and can hold up to 6 beds including singles, doubles and bunks. All come with a flat-screen TV with satellite access, and en-suite facilities.
Meals: The hotel’s dining room offers full meal options, a continental buffet breakfast, a guest kitchen to cook your own meals and a snack bar, so there's plenty of choice!
- Modern, in the heart of Amsterdam
- Perfect for large groups
Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark is regarded as one of the largest and most up-to-date hostels in Europe.
Location: Sat on the edge of the Vondelpark, the hostel is only minutes away from the city's popular shopping streets, museums and the Amsterdam canal.
Facilities: This vibrant hostel offers a multifunctional room, luggage storage, and a stylish on-site bar and restaurant.
Accommodation: Twin and single en-suite rooms are available to staff and 4-10 bed en-suite rooms are available for students.
Meals: A continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and 3 course dinner buffet are also available as dining options.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
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Recommended Educational Trips to Amsterdam
Equity can recommend Amsterdam for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.