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Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a delightful and compact historic city with more canals than Venice and more bridges than Paris. The central core of the city combines tree lined canals, 17th Century Dutch architecture, art galleries and museums – more than enough to captivate your students.

The old city is contained within a ring of concentric canals with Dam Square at its centre. All the major attractions, museums and art galleries are close together and easily accessible on foot or by tram.

The many galleries provide a great opportunity for art students to experience works of the Dutch masters. Social scientists and historians will also find much to interest them in and around the cosmopolitan Dutch capital. Trips can be enhanced with excursions outside the city to see the impressive economic and geographical infrastructure of this country built below sea level.

Itineraries

Amsterdam offers so much variety for your students depending on the purpose and interest of your visit.

On average tours are from 3 to 5 days, which means two to four hotel nights.

A sample itinerary might be:

Day 1

Travel to Amsterdam and overnight.

Day 2

Visit to the house of Anne Frank, Rijksmuseum, canal cruise and Hard Rock Café.

Day 3

Visit the Van Gogh Museum, Hermitage Museum and Ajax Stadium Tour.

Day 4

Travel home with a visit en-route.

Visits And Excursions

Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.

Rondo Recommends:

A - Art & Architecture | C - Culture | G - Geography | H - History | L - Leisure | P - Performing Arts | Sc - Science, Tech & Engineering | G - General Tourist Attraction

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

A C H L G

You could easily allow a full day to visit this iconic museum. The collections inside range from the incomparable ‘Night Watch’ by Rembrandt to a modern dress by Yves St Laurent, plus many more items from over 800 years of Dutch international history.

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

A C H G

The moving diary of Jewish persecution during World War II written by the young Anne, is one of the most important 20th century works of literature. The house where she and her family were hidden is now tribute to her story and courage.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

A C H L G

The worldwide interest in the work of Van Gogh makes this museum one of the most popular in the world. Whilst most of his major works are here, there are also sections devoted to the contemporaries that he influenced.

Ajax Stadium

Ajax Stadium

A L G

Touch the grass, visit the dugout and if it’s not a training or match day, you can even take a peek inside the Ajax dressing room.

Diamond Factory

Diamond Factory

C H Sc G

Both Gassan Diamonds and Coster Diamonds welcome groups to tour their factories free of charge. You will be shown how diamonds are graded, how they are cut and how they are polished.

Stedelijkmuseum - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History Leisure Activity General Tourist Attraction

Open since 1895, this modern art museum takes you through the last 150 years of modern art including works by Picasso, Chagall, Pollock and Warhol.

Rembrandt House - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Although Rembrandt’s best known painting is in the Rijksmuseum, his 17th century home exhibits much of his work and allows you to see where he worked and how he lived. There are also daily demonstrations of Rembrandt’s techniques.

Hermitage Amsterdam - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History Leisure Activity General Tourist Attraction

This branch of the famed palace in St Petersburg gives art lovers a chance to experience some of their Russian treasures. Exhibitions are regularly changed with the permanent Hermitage Collections.

Maritime Museum - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Geography History Leisure Activity Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

Since 1973 this former naval store gives visitors the opportunity to learn about Dutch naval history and how the country copes with living below sea level.

Canal Cruise - (Click for more information)

Culture Geography History Leisure Activity General Tourist Attraction

One of the most popular ways to get a feel for life in Amsterdam is to take a canal cruise, stepping off at points of interest along the way.

Amsterdam can be notoriously expensive as hotels are happy to count on passing trade to fill their rooms, particularly in the city centre. But there are some great options for student groups at a more reasonable cost.

We will always try to work with the StayOkay group, who operate Holland’s official youth hostel network.

The two hostels we prefer are at the Vondelpark, close to Museum Square and so within walking distance of most attractions, and the superbly modernised Zeeburg hostel which is a short tram ride from the centre but well located in a quiet suburb.