Amsterdam History

Prices from: £199 (Based on 3 days, 2 nights)

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 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 us to plan your next history school trip.

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A great trip-would 100% book with you again!
Confirmed traveller: 19 April 2018
Published on: 30 April 2018
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Andover GB
We were very happy with this trip. Adaptable were extremely efficient and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. In the lead up all my concerns were dealt with, within hours of my messages being sent. The itinerary was very well balanced between educational and fun and the transitions were smooth.

The students had a lovely time!

I have been with Adaptable before and will do again!
Confirmed traveller: 23 March 2018
Published on: 18 April 2018
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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 traveller: 13 November 2017
Published on: 27 November 2017
Amsterdam Museum
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Location: Between the bustling Leidesplein and Dam Square, making it an id... Read more

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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.

At Adaptable Travel, we work closely with you, the group leader, to create a perfect bespoke trip to suit your expectations. Please see below a sample itinerary for an inspiring history study trip to Amsterdam.

Day 1

  • Depart your school early in the morning and arrive Amsterdam
  • Dive into the incredible history of one of Amsterdam’s main attractions, Anne Franks House
  • After lunch, visit the Dutch Resistance Museum, which was chosen as the best historical museum in all of the Netherlands
  • Enjoy an evening meal at Hard Rock Café or similar
  • Transfer to hotel and check-in

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • This morning, your group shall be visiting the recently renovated Jewish Historical Museum
  • Next, visit The Auschwitz Memorial (Jewish Memorial)
  • Stop for lunch
  • Free time at leisure
  • Enjoy an exciting boat trip along one of Amsterdam’s many canals
  • Return to hotel

Day 3

  • Visit the Liberation Museum (Gerderland)
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Amsterdam Trade Union Museum (Vakbond Museum)
  • Depart Amsterdam and arrive back at your school

Contact Adaptable Travel today to begin organising your unforgettable trip to Amsterdam

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