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Trips to Amsterdam for Urban Planning Students

The Netherlands is a rich and diverse country offering a wealth of tour and visit options for Urban Planning students as part of a fields trip and is ideally accessible for groups wanting to study a wide spectrum of culture in one visit. 

Housed on a network of waterways, the charming city of Amsterdam as well as Rotterdam boast a wealth of educational potential. Whether your observing the relaxed lifestyle or dodging the trams of Dam Square, you'll know that you couldn't be anywhere else in the world.

Prices start from£269pp

Sample itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation Guided walking tour for orientation & Canal Cruise
2 Futureland at the Port of Rotterdam Museumplein
3 Zuidas Development Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK
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Morning Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation
Evening Guided walking tour for orientation & Canal Cruise
Morning Futureland at the Port of Rotterdam
Evening Museumplein
Morning Zuidas Development
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK

Price Shown includes

  • 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from and to your college and throughout your stay
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • Generous free place ratio of 1 in 10

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 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

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...

  • A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets

Top visits for college groups in Amsterdam

Delta Park Neeltje Jans & Delta Works

Following the 1953 disaster, the Delta Works were constructed consisting of several moveable barriers, locks and dams. The Delta Works lie within the water-themed Delta Park Neeltje Jans where exhibitions and films will give you an idea of the stupendous power of water.


Rotterdam Harbour Cruise

Your students will spend the afternoon on a visit to Rotterdam Harbour where they can take a 75-minute cruise and observe the gigantic throughput facilities and redevelopments.

Amsterdam Study Day

A full day in Amsterdam allows several study and leisure opportunities. The Damrak main square is an ideal location to complete various provided activity sheets such as environmental quality analysis. Groups can make the walk to the Eastern Docks area to carry out an urban renewal activity, with opportunities to conduct pedestrian counts en route.

Cultural Study Day

This day will provide the opportunity to dip into many areas of students’ overall curriculum. Visit Anne Frank’s house, the Van Gogh Museum, NEMO Science Museum and other famous sights, or even take a canal cruise.

Coastal Adventure

At the Wadloopcentrum, you and your students will experience something that can only be done in a few places on the planet. During low tide, you’ll walk several kilometres from the mainland across the sea floor, with an experienced guide. En route you’ll pass the Egmond Offshore Windfarm and a small visitors centre to consider wind energy.

Iconic Holland

Take a guided tour around the Clara Maria Cheese Farm & Clog Factory, and undertake various tasks such as cheese making, caring for the cheese, feeding the cows and goats. Later, spend some time exploring the various working windmills of Zaanse Schans and – if you’ve time - visit Keukenhof Gardens to see the beautiful gardens famous for their tulips.


Explore the local surroundings using the activity sheets provided to apply map skills, plus consider the changing face of this coastal resort and visitor origin.

FutureLand at Port of Rotterdam

Listen to a presentation and participate in a tour of the Maasvlakte 2, over 1800 square metres of space at the FutureLand Information Centre. Here your students can discover the many different aspects involved in the construction of a new port.

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.

Zuidas Development

Zuidas is a major new development zone in Amsterdam. Over the coming years, 270 hectares will be converted into a new urban centre devoted to international commerce and knowledge development. Some four hundred companies, many leading multinationals, have already opted to locate in the district. Zuidas is also home to one of the Netherlands' largest universities and its academic teaching hospital, the VU Medical Centre.

Evening activites

  • Bowling
  • Canal Cruise

Study themes

  • Urban Regeneration
  • Cities & Social Change