School History Trips to The Netherlands

A country of culture, beauty and troubling history

  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Anne Frank House
Discover the moving accounts of Jewish life
From £275pp i

In the capital of Amsterdam, your students can embark on a historic journey through the themes of a developing Europe and into the Second World War and the Holocaust, through to the city’s current culture, art and international relations.

A must for any history trip to the Netherlands is a visit to Anne Frank House where students will learn more about one of the most well-known accounts of Jewish life under the Nazis. We also recommend travelling east towards Arnhem, the site of the 1944 Allied attempt to drive the Nazis back further towards Germany, to learn about the mission known as Operation Market Garden.

Accommodation

Popular places to stay in The Netherlands

  • Located in the beautiful forests of the Veluwe
  • Gardens and sun terrace
  • Twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gardens and sun terrace
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Wi-Fi
  • Relax in the beautiful gardens or on the sun terrace
  • Kick back in the games room
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
  • Chill out and watch TV in the shared lounge
  • 5 minute train journey from Amsterdam centre
  • Located next to the train station
  • Gamezone with pool table, table football and board games
  • Multi, quad, triple, twin and single rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bar and breakfast buffet room
  • Guest kitchen
  • Lounge and communal areas
  • Terrace
  • Gamezone with pool table, table football and board games
  • Wi-Fi
  • Chill out in the lounge and communal areas
  • Challenge your group to a game of pool or table football
  • Relax outside on the terrace
  • Hop on the train to Amsterdam centre
  • Great hostel located on the coast next to the beach and Kennemer dunes
  • Close to Alkmaar, Bergen and tulip fields
  • Nearby sports activities
  • 3 multifunctional rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Nearby sports activities
  • Pool table, table tennis, table football and table-top games
  • Volleyball net and football goal
  • Terrace and garden with lawn
  • 3 multifunctional rooms
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Bike rental
  • Wi-Fi
  • Challenge your group to a game of pool, table tennis or table football
  • Get active with a game of volleyball or football
  • Relax in the garden
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant or enjoy a drink in the bar
  • Take part in the nearby sports activities
  • Located in Noordwijk on the Dutch coast
  • 10 minute walk from the beach
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sports activities
  • Table tennis and table-top games
  • Video games (for a fee)
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Terrace and garden with lawn and barbecue area
  • 3 multifunctional rooms
  • Bike rental
  • Take part in the nearby sports activities
  • Play a game of table tennis
  • Relax with a drink in the bar
  • Soak up the sun in the garden and throw your own barbecue
  • Rent a bike and explore the rural surroundings of Noordwijk
  • Located in Noordwijk on the Dutch coast
  • 10 minute walk from the beach
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast buffet restaurant
  • Café/bar
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tuck into a delicious breakfast buffet in the morning
  • Chill out and watch TV in the shared lounge
  • Unwind on the outdoor terrace
  • Take a stroll along the nearby beach

Excursions in The Netherlands

Browse a selection of our favourite excursions

Curriculum Information

Perfect for KS3 and KS4 (or equivalent)

  • Curricular Links
    • The religious wars of Europe and the Reformation
    • European trade and development
    • The Second World War
    • The Holocaust
    • War and conflict
    • International relations and the cultural development of Europe
    • The Cold War

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert History Tour Guides to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

What our customers say

I was really impressed and all areas were fully covered in a lot of detail.

Mrs Jill Lewis

Dartford Grammar School for Girls

A well-organised experience that the students enjoyed immensely.

Mike Walsh

Cowbridge Comprehensive School

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • What safety support do you have in place for clients choosing to tour with you?

    At Rayburn Tours we are proud of our continual commitment to safety. Clients who tour with us can be assured that we have the following support services and systems in place: Safety Management System, Generic Risk Management, Crisis Management System, ATOL Licensed, ABTA Bonded, insurance, 24-hour emergency contact system, hotel audits, coach audits and activity audits.

    In addition, we are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), giving you the reassurance that all of our trips meet, or indeed exceed, the safety standards required by your school and Local Authority.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • Do your hotels comply with our Local Authority’s guidelines?

    All hotels are audited to standards set by the School Travel Forum (STF), this criteria is based on information and guidance from educational authorities. Whilst local laws and standards have to be taken into consideration, as they may differ from country to country, our standards do not. We are happy to provide copies of our hotel audits should you wish to see them.

School History Trips to The Netherlands

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