Amsterdam History & Politics

Prices from: £129

Built on a network of canals, with a compact medieval centre, Amsterdam is one Europe’s premier destinations boasting a wide range of historical landmarks and cultural attractions that tell an exciting story of how Amsterdam developed from a small fishing village to an important trading post.

Once the wealthiest city in the world, Amsterdam is an exciting blend of old and new with great public transport links making it highly accessible for student groups.  Filled with small cobbled streets, charming architecture, beautiful canals and home to many world class museums such as the Anne Frank’s House.

Amsterdam is the perfect setting for a history school trip packed full with educational content.  Through a series of well-preserved historical sites and excellent museums, students will be able to explore all aspects of Jewish life and culture prior to World War II, as well as experiencing the effects of German occupation and Jewish persecution on Amsterdam's citizens in considerable detail.

When planning your next history trip with Adaptable, you will work closely with our resident history expert Ricky Behan (BA Joint Hons- History and Sociology) to develop your perfect history itinerary.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start working with Ricky to plan your next history trip.

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10 out of 10


We had an amazing time in Amsterdam, it is a beautiful city and we packed a lot into the four days. I cant thank all the team at Adaptable Travel enough. The group loved all of the activities, our highlight was the trip to Efteling Theme Park and our walking tour with Marianne, she was great fun. Our accommodation was perfect, a very high standard of hotel/hostel.
Confirmed purchase: 13 November 2017
Published on: 27 November 2017
10 out of 10


Winchester GB
Amsterdam was an ideal destination. We mostly travelled on foot and were amazed by the kindness and helpfulness of the Dutch people we met. The pupils were very impressed by the bicycles and canals! The art galleries were superb. Our hostel was comfortable and the food was delicious and healthy. All together the trip was a huge success and I would rate it above Florence, Paris or Amsterdam as an art, culture and fun destination for teenagers.
Confirmed purchase: 18 March 2016
Published on: 17 April 2016
8 out of 10


Gateshead GB
We had a fantastic time in Amsterdam and the organisation on the whole was simple and straightforward! Many Thanks
Confirmed purchase: 10 July 2015
Published on: 02 August 2015
Amsterdam Museum
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Anne Frank House
Located on the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House is a mu... Read more
Dutch Resistance Museum
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International Court of Justice The Hague
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Jewish Historical Museum
Recently renovated the Jewish Historical Museum recounts the catastro... Read more
Jewish Memorial
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Kamp Amersfoort
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Kamp Vught National Memorial
Established in the village of Vught, Kamp Vught was the only Nazi... Read more
Kamp Westerbork Transit Camp
Located on the German-Dutch border a three-hour drive east of Ams... Read more
Liberation Museum (Gelderland)
The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 is located on the German... Read more

Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

Location: Between the bustling Leidesplein and Dam Square, making it an id... Read more

Stayokay Vondelpark Hostel

Location: Unique location in the middle of the famous Vondelpark, a stone... Read more

Apple Inn Hotel, 2*

Location: Perfectly located on the Koninginneweg Street, close to several cultural ... Read more

3* Meininger Hotel City West

Location: The Meininger Hotel City West is situated directly by Sloterdi... Read more

Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Day 1
-Depart your institute by coach
-Arrive Amsterdam
-Evening meal and free time

Day 2
-Breakfast at accommodation
-Morning visit to Anne Frank’s House
-Afternoon visit to Dutch Resistance Museum

Day 3
-Breakfast at accommodation
-Morning visit to Amsterdam Museum
-Return Coach transfer to your institute

Adaptable Travel can tailor make your Amsterdam study trip based on your exact requirements.  Contact us today to find out more information.

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