A geography study trip to the Netherlands will offer a great opportunity for detailed study of water management and sustainability issues, topics which is increasingly important in the new Geography curriculum.
The Netherlands has a history of living and working with water and its unpredictable power. Approximately 30% of the Netherlands lies below sea level, so the Dutch have become real masters in knowing how to keep their feet dry!
Many Dutch people live on land protected by dykes or even on floating houses or house boats.
Visit the Netherlands and learn more about the problems they face and the policies and schemes in place to counteract them. The Netherlands is a convenient and good value option for your next Geography study trip.
Contact Adaptable Tracvel today to start organising your next Geography study trip. We will be happy to tailor make an itinerary, with the help of our very own geography expert Julie Edwards.
The Dutch Coast and Amsterdam offer superb opportunities for various subject areas, particularly Art and History groups.
Why not combine visits and take a larger group, which could save you money?
Arrive on the Dutch Coast in the afternoon and check into accommodation. Free time to explore the local area.
Today in the morning visit the Amsterdam district of Ijsburg, which was created by reclaiming land from water. Ijburg is also a test-bed for new floating houses technologies and has a complete floating neighbourhood, with jetties instead of paved footpaths. Students will tour the area and learn about its construction and sustainability.
Today students will concentrate on water management strategies in Noordwaard. Students will learn about the Room for a River Programme which aims to manage high water levels and control river flooding. Your specialist guide will take you on a tour of the area and explain more about the project and how this is being implemented.
Depart for return journey to UK, depending on your schedule you could have time to visit the coastal defences of Zuid Holland.
Adaptable Travel can tailor make a perfect study trip itinerary based around your exact requirements. Contact us today to start organising your next study trip.