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Art & Design School Trip to Amsterdam

Art & Design School Trip to Amsterdam

New to WST, I was hoping for the best and I got everything I dreamt for my school and more. I was looking for value and the best experience for my pupils and I got more than the package offered. All the companies involved, hotel to coach company were wonderful and while the weather was not on our side, everyone made our trip all it could be. I only needed to listen to my pupils laughing and enjoying the experience to know we would use this company again. Thank you for the memories and the excitement for next years trip.
Homewood School 


Amsterdam is the perfect destination for an Art tour. Students have the opportunity to see work by Rembrandt and Van Gough – and the compact nature of the city means galleries are all within walking distance of each other.

Tour Day 1

Morning Depart school to arrive late afternoon
Afternoon Check in at your accommodation followed by evening meal
Evening Free time in the evening for local orientation

Tour Day 2

Morning Visit the Golden Age exhibition in the Rijksmuesum
Afternoon Take a short walk over to the Van Gogh Museum
Evening Evening meal at your hotel

Tour Day 3

Morning Visit the Stedelijk Museum to view the contemporary art and design
Afternoon Opportunity for sightseeing of Amsterdam by taking a canal cruise around the city followed by free time around Dam Square
Evening Evening meal at your hotel

Tour Day 4

Morning Depart for your journey back to the UK

4 day experience from only

Based min 40, Full Board at Hotel Aan Zee, May 2018

£299

For groups visiting Amsterdam we can offer two bases. WST can provide centrally located accommodation or the option of staying on the coast of Holland – approximately 45 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam.

Stayokay Vondelpark – Amsterdam

The Stayokay is youth hostel accommodation with excellent facilities for students. It is perfectly located on the edge of the Vondelpark and is just a short walk from the Museumplein area.

Hotel Aan Zee - Noordwijk

This Hotel Aan Zee is situated just two streets away from the beach. It specialises in accommodating educational tours and has great recreational facilities.

Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is home to over 400 masterpieces that are dedicated to arts, crafts and history. All the pieces in the museum tell the story of economic and political wonders of Holland’s Golden Age. Some of the work on display includes ‘The Kitchen Maid’ by Vermeer as well as Stein’s interpretations of daily life.

Rembrandthuis Museum

Rembrandt is one of the most famous painters of European history and the most important in Dutch history. The museum provides a complete outline of Rembrandt's life and work including four of his original etching plates.

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gough museum is home to over 200 of his canvases – making it the largest collection in the world. The museum gives insight into his life and his work as well as including work from artists that were influenced by or influenced Van Gough – such as Monet and Gauguin.

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk has a great collection of modern and contemporary art and design - holding masterpieces from some of the biggest names including Mondriaan, Appel and Picasso. 

Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitions of work belonging to the Hermitage museum in Russia – including work from Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyk and Jacob Jordaens.

Anne Frank Museum

When visiting the Anne Frank museum students are given the opportunity to see exactly how the family lived. The rooms of the Secret Annex have been maintained in their original state and Otto’s former office has been restored to the style and atmosphere of the hiding period – giving students an authentic experience of the Anne Frank museum.

Canal Cruise

A canal cruise is the best way to see the city of Amsterdam. The waterways pass all of the main tourist attractions, including the Anne Frank house and the Rijksmuseum.

Ajax Football Stadium

Home to Ajax, students can take a tour of the Ajax Football Stadium – including the players tunnel, changing rooms, the pitch and the museum.

Amsterdam Dungeons

The Amsterdam Dungeons bring to life over 500 years of dark history - it has 11 shows involving 7 actors in 1 terrifying experience. The Dungeons will scare students silly during an 80-minute tour that will allow pupils to discover the dark secrets of Rembrandt as well as escape torture from Peter Titelmann.

Knijn Bowling

Knijn Bowling is the perfect way to keep students entertained during the evening in Amsterdam – it also has a restaurant where we can arrange an evening meal.

Mirandabad Waterpark

This large indoor pool has slides and wave pools – and is open on weekdays until 9PM.

Dam Square

Dam square is at the heart of Amsterdam and is home to the best shops and restaurants in the city.

Restaurants

There are many restaurants in Amsterdam – our most popular choices being the Hard Rock Café near the Rijkmuseum or the traditional Dutch pancake restaurants.