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Health & Social Care University Tour to Amsterdam

Example study tour

 Created for The University of Lincoln


The University of Lincoln required a group travel package where students could develop knowledge, skills and values required to take on many of the new and emerging responsibilities within a range of care sectors. 

StudyLink created a 4-day study tour package to Amsterdam, enabling students to explore operations and practices of health and social care in a different country under European laws, and compare methods to assist with developing skills.

Take a look at our range of study trips to Amsterdam

Group travel services provided by StudyLink

  • Return flights from East Midlands Airport
  • Airport assistance during check-in, security & gate checks on departure from East Midlands Airport
  • 3 nights’ B&B accommodation at the Meininger Hotel Amsterdam City West, located in Sloterdijk
  • Pre-booked meals at local restaurants
  • Services of our representatives in Amsterdam to provide 24hr assistance 
  • Extensive group travel insurance 
  • Bespoke free-place ratio 
  • 24/7 on-call service
  • Services of a dedicated Account Executive
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service 
  • Online trip organiser & travel app
  • Risk management services including live trip tracking 

Custom-made 4-day itinerary to Amsterdam

Day 1 - Arrive in Amsterdam

After boarding a daytime flight to Amsterdam, the group made their own arrangements to their accommodation.

Staying at the Meininger Hotel Amsterdam City West, the group was located next to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Railway Station and a 5-minute train journey from Amsterdam centre.

Free time was scheduled in the evening for students to explore the nearby area and taste the local cuisine. 

Day 2 - Hestia Nursery Amstelveen

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then travelled to Hestia Nursery Amstelveen for a confirmed visit arranged by StudyLink.

Hestia Amstelveen is a bilingual day care for children aged 0-5 and after school care for children aged 4-12. The Hestia approach is recognised worldwide, and people travel to their location for inspiration. Students visiting the centre can observe the tactics Hestia use and the ethos they instil in their children, staff and community.

The group made their own arrangements for the rest of the day, however StudyLink can provide pre-booked dinner reservations and transport tickets.


Day 3 - Group-planned activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel.

The group chose to arrange their own activities including meals and transport, however StudyLink can pre-book visits and dinner reservations, including trips to the Anne Frank House, guided walking tours of Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum.

Day 4 - Return to East Midlands Airport

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, the group then travelled to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, arriving at East Midlands Airport mid-afternoon. 


Centrally-located, student-friendly accommodation at preferential group rates

Our room rates are guaranteed too, so you can reserve your beds whilst you confirm your passenger numbers.

Popular options include:

Meininger Hotel City West

A large hotel with 321 rooms over 8 floors. This accommodation provides modern, bright rooms and excellent facilities.

Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

A small hostel with 40 rooms, centrally located in Amsterdam. It is a simple, purpose built hostel that has been accommodating international youth groups for 40 years.

Stayokay Vondelpark

A medium sized hostel with 105 rooms, centrally located in Amsterdam. The hostel consists of three buildings each built in a different style, traditional and modern. It offers bunk beds in shared dormitories as well as private rooms.