School History Trips to The Netherlands

A country of culture, beauty and troubling history

Discover the moving accounts of Jewish life
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Get ready to transport your students to the heart of Europe’s captivating past with a journey through a history trip to The Netherlands. From the harrowing events of the Second World War and the Holocaust to the vibrant culture, electrifying art, and international relations of Amsterdam today.

No visit to the Netherlands is complete without a visit to the Anne Frank House, where students will delve into one of the most iconic accounts of Jewish life during the Nazi era. Trust us when we say that this is a stop that your students will never forget! 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.

This group bonding experience is not only life-changing, but also an opportunity to instil valuable skills that can’t be learned within the four walls of a classroom. Watching your students realise the impact of history and how their present-day knowledge and actions will shape the future, is inspiring!

Let’s step into the story…

  • Netherlands
  • Sunset in Amsterdam as boat takes people on a canal cruise

Excursions in The Netherlands

Browse a selection of our favourite excursions


Popular places to stay in The Netherlands

  • 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 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

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

Step into the story...

History is much more than the events of the past – it encompasses the future and everything else in between! It sparks curiosity and drives learning, encouraging students to question and learn from the world around them.

To bring these thrilling periods of history to life, we have a vast array of tools at our disposal. Discover the fascinating tales of heroism, defeat, learn about the monumental landmarks and the shrouded secrets that have remained hidden for years.

Our devoted history guides transport students back in time, immersing them in the intricacies of historical periods. Check out our FREE history resources too – use them to inspire and educate in the classroom, before and long after your trip!

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Why schools choose us

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

Mrs Jill Lewis

A well-organised experience that the students enjoyed immensely.

Mike Walsh

FAQs about this tour

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

  • Are there any opportunities for alternative activities to provide a break from hard-hitting history topics?

    Absolutely! We recognise the importance of a well-rounded experience and strive to engage students in the world of history while also allowing them time to decompress. Our tours can offer a variety of activities, so students can achieve the right balance between immersive learning and chill time.

  • Why take students on a history trip?

    History trips give students the opportunity to ‘step into the story’. After all, there’s only so much you can teach, and learn, from a classroom! These trips spark student’s curiosity, drive learning, and instil a deep appreciation of the world’s rich cultural legacy.

    To bring these fascinating periods of history to life, we have a vast array of tools at our disposal! Discover the fascinating tales of heroism, bloodshed and battles… Learn about the monumental landmarks and the shrouded secrets that have remained hidden for years! It’s simply all brought to life on a trip…

  • Is The Netherlands only suitable for a history trip?

    The Netherlands holds opportunities in abundance! Whether your groups’ interest lies in sports, culture, or history, or a mix between them all with a cross-curricular trip, this destination has something for everyone.

  • Why is The Netherlands a great destination for a history trip?

    The Netherlands had the highest number of Jewish victims in Western Europe during WW2. Exploring accounts like those of Anne Frank really paint a picture for students as to what this tragic period of history entailed, in a vivid, personable and thought-provoking way.


Travel in safe hands

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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