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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This large indoor pool has slides and wave pools – and is open on weekdays until 9PM.
Dam square is at the heart of Amsterdam and is home to the best shops and restaurants in the city.
There are many restaurants in Amsterdam – our most popular choices being the Hard Rock Café near the Rijkmuseum or the traditional Dutch pancake restaurants.