Amsterdam & Kamp Vught History School Trips (4 Days)

Our History School trips to Amsterdam & Kamp Vught examine the Holocaust & the implementation of the "Final Solution" in practice and how the Nazis categorised, segregated, registered and ultimately transported Dutch Jews to their death.

Of the millions who died in the Nazi Death Camps, the overwhelming majority came from countries that had been incorporated into the Third Reich.  Amsterdam was one of many cities across Europe where persecution and then transportation and extermination followed in the wake of conquest.  

This study trip can be tailored to cover your students' specific learning objectives. Please ask to speak to one of our team to discuss your requirements.

 

Itinerary

 

 Anne Frank Statue  

Day One:  Outward Travel

  Vught Watchtower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • School pick-up (06.00 hours approx) & travel to Dover
  • Ferry to Calais / Dunkirk
  • Full-board accommodation in / near Amsterdam for three nights

 

 

 

 

  

Day Two:  Amsterdam

 
 
  • Anne Frank House (optional)
  • Homomonument
  • No 9 Plantage Parklaan
  • Hollandsche Schouwburg Theatre
  • Eternal Flame
  • Auschwitz Memorial
  • Free Time (see leisure options)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three:  Kamp Vught

 
 
  • Barrack Block & Cell 115
  • Children's Memorial
  • Post-Mortem Room
  • Crematorium & Ashes Pit

 

 

 

 

Day Four:  Return

 

 

 

  • Return travel to school with evening drop-off

     

Three-Day Tour (Southern Schools)                                              Free Time Leisure Options

 
  • This study tour can be completed in three days by schools within 120 miles of Dover
 
  • Canal cruise • Dam Square & the Nine Streets • Flower Market
 
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Visits

 

     

  Amsterdam & Vught
     
     
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Themes

 

Amsterdam & Kamp Vught

 

         Main Themes   Amsterdam Homomonument
 

Vught Childrens Memorial

  • The rise of Nazism & Nazi racial beliefs
  • The Greater Reich & the impact of WWII
  • The extension of the Nuremberg Laws
  • Wannsee & the Final Solution in Amsterdam
  • Identification, Registration & Transportation
  • Vught & the concentration camp system
 
   
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Curriculum

 

Topics:  Outward Journey / Pre-Tour

    Anne Frank Statue
 
 
 
  • Extremism in Germany
  • Hitler's Early Career
  • Founding of the Nazi Party
  • German Nationalism
  • Anti-Semitism
  • "Stab in the Back" Theory
  • Rise of the Nazi Party
  • Impact of the Depression
  • The Reichstag Fire
  • Electoral Success
  • The Enabling Law
  • Elimination of Opponents
  • The Totalitarian State
  • Nuremberg Laws
  • Kristallnacht

 

 

 

 

Topics:  Amsterdam

     
  • Lebensraum
  • Suppression of Freedoms
  • Extension of Anti-Jewish Laws
  • Jews in Hiding, 1942
  • Persecution of Minorities
  • Identification of Jews
  • Categorisation
  • Ghettoisation
  • Registration of Dutch Jews
  • Transportation
  • Extermination & Genocide
  • The Death Camps
 
 

Topics:  Vught

     
  • Concentration Camp System
  • Vught Camp Organisation
  • Camp Life & Conditions
  • Nazi Attitudes to Children
  • Causes of Death in Vught
  • Liberation of Vught
 

 

 

Topics:  Return Journey / Post-Tour

   
  • Impact of the Continuation of the War until 1945
  • The Failure of Democracy in Germany
  • Nationalism & Tribalism
 
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Resources

 

Study Materials Relevant to Your GCSE/National Curriculum KS3

  Amsterdam Auschwitz Memorial
 
       

Our study materials are designed by teachers with GCSE examining experience.  When you book with us, you will receive a copy of both our student study packs & teachers' notes, free of charge. You can:

 
  • Use our study materials exclusively
  • Use your own study materials
 
  • Use a combination of both your own & our study materials 
 
The Student Pack Includes  

The Teacher Pack Additionally Includes

 
  • Factual detail on each location visited as well as background information about the war 
  • Maps, illustrations & a time line of main events
  • Eye-witness accounts
  • Tasks, activities & discussion points to provide a focus for each location visited
 
  • Further guidance notes giving a broader context to each visit
  • A curriculum matrix linking each location to assessments objectives
  • Differentiated mark schemes for written tasks
 
Integrate with Your Scheme of Work   Study Materials:  Skills & Concepts  
  • Introductory materials can be used on tour or as part of your pre-tour preparation
  • Study materials are also suitable for post-tour follow-up
 
  • Knowledge, recall & comprehension 
  • Historical concepts
  • Understanding, analysis & evaluation of evidence
 
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Guides

 

Our Guides

   

 
Vught Barracks

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

We believe a study tour is an educational experience best delivered by people with a knowledge and understanding of the educational system & culture. You can discuss learning aims & objectives with your guide so that the tour meets your requirements.

 
  • Our guides are former teachers, excellent communicators & have examining experience.
  • They have organised tours themselves so understand the demands placed on accompanying staff.
  • They have an enthusiasm for imparting knowledge & ideas & engaging with young minds.
 

 

Bruce Hubbard, BA (Hons), PGCE, DASE

   

 

Bruce was a Head of History & Humanities at Ainsdale High School, Sefton, Liverpool. He has worked for Galina since 2007 & was a school client for several years previously. His guide experience includes both History to the Western Front & RS tours to Amsterdam & Vught in the Netherlands. Bruce is a member of the Western Front Association & Great War Forum.

Bruce has more than 30 years' teaching experience & has been an examiner.

“Bruce, was fantastic. He was enthusiastic & helpful. He also spoke directly to the students enabling them to feel he was approachable. They listened & responded brilliantly to him.”  Woodcote High School, Coulsdon, Surrey

  Bruce Hubbard  

 

Selected & Trained by Galina 

 
  • We have our own training programme to ensure consistently high standards.
  • Our guides up-to-date with current examination specifications & amendments to Key Stage 3.
  • All guides are DBS-checked.
 
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Accommodation

 

Accommodation

    Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg

The accommodation we use regularly is audited following guidelines laid down by the School Travel Forum and incorporated into our Safety Management System.

 

 

Stayokay Hostel, Amsterdam Zeeburg

   

The hostel is located in a former technical school to the east of the city in a quiet suburb of Amsterdam and within easy reach of the city centre. As such it is convenient for visiting the Anne Frank House and old Jewish Quarter, the Nemo Centre, Corpus & the city's art galleries.

 

 
Stayokay Amstedam Zeeburg Bedroom Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg Dining Room

 

 Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation Factfile

   
  • Capacity for 483 guests in        96 rooms on four floors
  • Lift to all floors
  • Rooms accommodate              two to six people
  • En-suite facilities
  • Bunk beds
  • Twin rooms for staff
  • Restaurant, bar & terrace
  • Games room
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Bed linen provided. Take         your own towels
  • Coach parking nearby
 
         

Stayokay Hostel, Arnhem

    Stayokay Arnhem
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

This hostel is located to the north of Arnhem in a rural setting on the edge of the Hoge Veluwe National Park. The city centre is just five minutes by coach as is Burgers' Zoo. Kamp Vught is further away; the journey taking approximately 70 minutes.

 

 
Stayokay Arnhem Bedroom 

 

 

 

 

 

Stayokay Arnhem Dining Room

 

Stayokay Arnhem Table Tennis

 

Accommodation Factfile

   
  • Capacity for 183 guests in       33 rooms on two floors
  • Lift to second floor
  • Rooms accommodate              four to eight people
  • En-suite facilities
  • Bunk beds
  • Twin rooms for staff
  • 2 dining rooms, bar & terrace
  • Games room
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Bed linen provided. Take         your own towels
  • Coach parking
 
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Testimonials

 

Clacton Coastal Academy, Essex

"The final pack was very well organised and this helped with the smooth running of the tour. Lee was a fantastic driver – he was always friendly and very accommodating. The coach was very comfortable."

 

Woodcote High School, Coulsdon, Surrey

"Martin was the best driver we've ever had. Sean, the driver on the second coach, was friendly & polite. Guide, Bruce, was fantastic. He was enthusiastic & helpful. He also spoke directly to the students enabling them to feel he was approachable. They listened & responded brilliantly to him."

 

Nunthorpe School, Middlesbrough

"As ever, our Tour Administrator was fantastic at every stage of the planning – thanks! Driver, Geoff, could not have been better for us – exceptionally helpful and friendly. I would definitely ask for him again."

 

Joseph Swan School, Gateshead

"Andre, the driver, was superb – very friendly, helpful and patient. The Hotel Manager was very friendly and patient. Hotel was clean and breakfast was good. Bruce, the guide, was fantastic, very knowledgeable but also superb with the students." 

  Vught Childrens Memorial
 
 
 
 
 
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