Amsterdam Religious Studies School Trips & Tours

A religious studies school trip to Amsterdam allows religious studies groups to explore all aspects of Jewish life and culture prior to WWII through a series of well-preserved sites and excellent museums. 

Amsterdam is an ideal, accessible school trip destination for religious studies visits. During your study tour here, our guides will offer a talk on racism and the Nazis with particular relevance to the experiences of Jews in the Netherlands and other parts of Western Europe.

 

Prices start from£259pp

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 35 paying passengers departing from England & Wales in November 2018 and is subject to availability.


Get even more from your trip with NST Religious Studies Educationalist Guide. Contact us for a price. 

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Accommodation

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Top Visits

Guided Walking Tour of the Former Jewish District – only with an NST Educationalist Guide

Exclusive to NST

The full day tour includes: 

  • Rembrandtplein 
  • The Kloveniersburgwal, scene of wartime demonstrations and Nazi barriers 
  • The Portuguese Synagogue 
  • The Jewish Historical Museum 
  • Auschwitz Memorial 
  • The Hollandsche Schouwburg deportation site

The day concludes with an optional visit to the Dutch Resistance.

Anne Frank House

Containing the preserved warehouse offices, annexe and a modern extension, students can visit the rooms where the Frank family hid for over two years and where Anne wrote her diary. The modern extension houses exhibitions on those hiding in the annexe and on the wider story of the fate of Europe’s Jewish population, as well as displays seeking to link these themes to contemporary issues relating to persecution and prejudice.

Camp Vught National Memorial

The only official SS-concentration camp in the occupied part of WWII and includes the Children’s Memorial, the crematorium and a reconstructed prisoners’ barracks. Groups can also benefit from the invaluable opportunity to meet a concentration camp survivor or a member of the survivor’s family at Camp Vught.

Portuguese Synagogue

This large, beautiful synagogue was built by the Sephardic community in the 17th century and is still used today.

Dutch Resistance Museum

Tracing the complex reaction to occupation as it evolved through the war, this excellent museum covers the difficult topics of collaboration and resistance in a thought-provoking and even-handed way.

Corrie Ten Boom House

The Ten Boom family house in the beautiful historical town of Haarlem acted as a safe house for Jews and others during WWII, and now stands as a museum to the life and work of the Ten Boom family, allowing groups to explore human rights and responsibilities in the light of religious faith and principles.

‘Our Lord in the Attic’

One of the oldest and most remarkable museums in Amsterdam. Behind the characteristic facade of the house by the canal lies a largely original 17th century home and a complete hidden church. This hidden church ‘in the attic’ was built during the Reformation, when Catholics were forbidden to hold public services.

Canal Cruise through Amsterdam

See the major sights of Amsterdam as you travel along the canal.

Van Gogh Museum

Comprising the largest collection of Van Goghs in the world, the museum includes over 200 canvases by the master, providing a fascinating insight into his life and oeuvre. The museum also exhibits an extensive permanent collection of works by other 19th-century artists including Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. The museum is ideally located on Museumplein in Amsterdam, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum.

Jewish Historical Museum

Situated in a complex comprising four former synagogues in the heart of the old Jewish district, the museum covers all aspects of Jewish culture and religious belief.


Evening activites

  • Lecture covering the Jewish community in the Netherlands and on occupation, collaboration and resistance during the war years – only with NST Educationalist Guide

Study levels

A Level

AS Level

GCSE


Expert's comment

“Renowned for being a liberal and tolerant city, Amsterdam has historically welcomed Jews from Europe throughout history from Spanish and Portuguese Sephardi Jews to Ashkenazi Jews, such as the Frank family from Germany and other parts of Central Europe. Here in Amsterdam, pupils can study the effects of the Nazi persecution in occupied Western Europe.”

Tony Dodd, NST Religious Studies Educationalist Guide


Transport

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

Coach

We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

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  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
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  • Extensive group travel insurance

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