Travel & Tourism College Trips & Tours to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations and as such is the ideal destination for your Travel & Tourism students. Its incongruous reputation serves as an attraction to certain types of tourists, and will allow your students to gain an understanding of key specialised markets.
It’s also home to an array of international businesses; allowing your leisure and tourism students to investigate the different reasons why people travel, whether it’s for business purposes or for leisure activities.
Thanks to the city’s ongoing marketing initiative, using the motto “I amsterdam”, your students can gain an insight into how the city is rebranding itself to attract a different type of visitor and how it’s continually responding to changes in customer tastes.
Amsterdam has a distinct and unique character; through a travel and tourism study trip your students will see how Amsterdam is progressing to be a cultural destination. It’s home more than 100 canals, a wealth of fine-art museums, colourful flower markets and 17th-century architecture, providing a welcome contrast to the infamous nightlife that Amsterdam has previously been known for.
There is something exciting and unique for your travel and tourism students to discover on our study trips to Amsterdam.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation||Madame Tussauds||Canal Cruise|
|2||Ajax Stadium||Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm en route to Noordwijk||Bowling|
|3||Museumplein||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm en route to Noordwijk|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
Price Shown includes
- 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
- Return flights & overseas airport transfers
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
- Services of a StudyLink Representative to provide 24-hour emergency assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in Amsterdam
The museum possesses one of the world's main collections of modern art and design including works by big names, such as Malevich, Mondrian, Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, Rietveld, Appel and Warhol.
Originally a house where Rembrandt painted for a number of years, the museum's collection provides an almost complete overview of Rembrandt's graphic work including four original etching plates. The museum also includes the restored Rembrandt's house - historically accurate, this provides a wonderful opportunity to see where Rembrandt worked.
Gassan Diamond House
See diamond cutters and diamond polishers at work and have the chance to admire numerous diamonds and jewels up close at this authentic diamond factory.
Dedicated to arts, crafts and history, the museum has over 400 masterpieces on display telling the impressive tale of the political, economic and artistic wonder of Holland's Golden Age. In addition to eighteen works by Rembrandt, other favourite items of the public on display include Vermeer's famous 'The Kitchen Maid', Steen's depictions of daily life and exquisite Delftware.
Canal Cruise through Amsterdam
See the major sights of Amsterdam as you travel along the canal.
Efteling Theme Park
Known as the World of Wonders where fairytales come true, this is the most popular theme park in the Netherlands. This theme park is home to ‘Aquanura’, the largest water show in Europe.
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.
Foam Photography Museum
FOAM - from Dutch Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, is located in a beautiful century-and-a-half-old canal house at one of Amsterdam’s central canals. The interior is a mix of original architectural features and modern chrome and glass that provide an artistic ambiance for museum goers. Both still photography and multi-media shows are displayed. The museum rotates its shows on a regular basis, every 2-4 months, showing small exhibits of two or three different international artists at the same time, to give an audience a chance to view work by both world-famous artists up-and-coming talent.
This museum is crucial for understanding Amsterdam's rich history. Apart from its permanent art treasures, Amsterdam Museum presents interesting temporary shows – not only about Amsterdam recent history, but also about its people, arts, fashion and crafts.
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.
Enjoy surprising encounters with famous performers, royalty and film stars. Madame Tussauds’ collection of wax figures has recently been transformed into the place to be for both young and old. Be as beautiful as Doutzen Kroes on the catwalk, sing on stage with the outrageous Lady Gaga or test your IQ with Einstein.
Schiphol Airport Amsterdam
Guided tour in English of Europe’s fourth largest airport, after Heathrow, Paris CDG and Frankfurt. Since 1981 business magazines have named the airport “Best Airport in Europe” over fifty times. The guide will take the group behind the scenes at the airport. The students will be able to see all departments of the airport and learn about the main processes involved in running such a major operation.
One of Europe's most innovative and successful football clubs, AFC Ajax, moved to their new home ground at the Amsterdam Arena in 1996. With its retractable roof, it set a trend for other modern stadiums built in Europe in the following years. For more than 70 minutes your pupils will experience the Amsterdam Arena with a football-passionate guide. They will stand along the line, touch the leather business seats next to the dug-out and visit the press stand. If Ajax is not training or playing, your group can even visit the dressing room area.
The Amsterdam Dungeons is an 80 minute journey into 500 years of Amsterdam's horrible history. You will laugh and scream as you encounter live actor shows (available in both English and Dutch), gripping storytelling, and state of the art special effects. The Amsterdam Dungeon will ensure you'll have a scarily funny time.
Amsterdam Underground City Walk by former homeless guides
Amsterdam Underground is an initiative of De Regenboog Group and is the only non-profit provider of guided tours offered by formerly homeless people in Amsterdam. The walking tour will provide students with information on how to survive on the streets of Amsterdam when homeless. It gives information on social institutions established for the homeless. All guides speak from their own experience with living on the street. Students are welcome to ask questions.
- Canal Cruise
- Impacts of Tourism
- Transport, Travel & Mobility
- Nature of Travel & Tourism
- Key Specialised Markets - Cultural Tourism & Special Interest Tourism