Ecosystems: The Netherlands Science School Trips (3 or 4 Days)

Our Science school trips (ecosystems) to The Netherlands are based upon the superb zoological exhibits at Burgers' Zoo near Arnhem.  Animals are grouped according to the ecosystem they inhabit.  There is living tropical rainforest, an arid Senoran desert environment, a mangrove swamp, ocean aquarium & south-east Asian savannah as well as a Safari area.

All our study tours can be tailored to meet your requirements. This tour is available via Dover or Hull (3 days minimum).  You can also add a day to visit the Nemo Centre or Corpus in Amsterdam or combine with other departments including History, Religious StudiesGeography.




Day One:  Outward Journey
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  • School pick-up (earliest 06.00 hours) & travel to Dover
  • Ferry to Calais or Dunkirk
  • Onward travel to Amsterdam
  • Check-in & evening meal
  • Full-board for two nights

Day Two:  Burgers' Zoo, Arnhem

  • Students can visit & discover a range of eco-domes including: Tropical rainforest • Senoran arid desert • Rimba: based on the south-east Asian ecosystem • mangrove swamp • African Plains Safari • ocean aquarium


  • Fieldwork tasks & activities provided
  • Return to accommodation & evening meal


Burgers Zoo Arid Desert



Day Three:  Return Journey

  • Depart after breakfast & travel to Calais or Dunkirk
  • Cross-Channel ferry to Dover
  • Disembark & return to school
  • Return time dependent on school's location in the UK


Add an Extra Day

  • Visit the Nemo Centre & Corpus in Amsterdam with interactive displays
  • See Science in Amsterdam tour for details
  • Combine with History or RS & include visits to the Anne Frank House & Kamp Vught
  • Combine with Geography with study day in Amsterdam
  • Add a "fun" day at a theme park (see leisure options)
  • This can help you sell your  tour - especially if you have competition with other trips
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Burgers' Zoo


Rainforest & Waterfall

Marine Ecosystem   Burgers Zoo Rainforest Ecosystem -study tours to The Netherlands






Burgers Zoo Rainforest   Burgers Zoo Ocean  




Guided visit can be included for your walk through this amazing living exhibit. You will be able to see, hear, touch & smell the plants that grow on the forest floor & lower canopy.


Travel from beach to deep sea & visit one of the largest specimen tanks in Europe. Your journey begins in the intertidal zone & continues past the continental shelf & on to the deep sea.






Senoran Desert

  Rimba: SE Asian Ecosystem  
Burgers Zoo Desert   Burgers Zoo Rimba  




Based upon the Senoran desert, this exhibit, complete with gold mine, contains plants & animals adapted to this harsh environment including reptiles, bighorn sheep & rattlesnakes.


This exhibit contains some of the most endangered species on Earth from South East Asia. All are part of global conservation projects, detailed at each exhibit.





Safari: African Plains


Burgers Zoo Safari   Burgers Zoo Mangrove  




Based upon the African plains. A tree-top walkway enables you to observe the animals. Zebra, giraffe, antelope, rhino & elephant & big cats can all be seen.


Visit the hot & humid mangrove swamp by travelling along the elevated walkway. Keep an eye out for frogs, lizards & butterflies moving through the plants above your head!

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Outward Journey / Pre-Tour

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  • World Biomes
  • Describing ecosystems
  • Fact & figures
  • Key words
  • Learning objectives


Tropical Rainforest

  • Food webs
  • Climate
  • Plant adaptations
  • Animals adaptations
  • Nutrient cycle
  • Living in the rainforest
  • Conservation & sustainability



  • Climate of an arid desert
  • Seasonality
  • Plant adaptations
  • Animal adaptations
  • Living in an arid desert



  • Food chains & webs
  • Marine zoning
  • Depth & light
  • Pollution
  • Animal adaptations



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Study Materials Provided
Burgers Zoo Marine Ecosystem Shark - ecosystems study tours to The Netherlands


Our study materials are designed by teachers with GCSE & A Level 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 materials.


The Student Pack Includes

The Teacher Pack Additionally Includes

  • Factual detail on each ecosystem as well as background information
  • Diagrams to assist in explanations
  • Tasks, activities & discussion points to provide a focus for each ecosystem visited
  • Further guidance notes giving a broader context to each ecosystem
  • Practical information on your visit to assist you with planning


Integrate with Your Scheme of Work

Study Materials: Concepts

  • Introductory materials can be used on tour or as part of your pre-tour preparation
  • Food webs & energy transfers
  • Selection, evolution & survival
  • Adaptation to climate
  • Conservation & sustainability


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    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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Help Organising your Tour

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Galina has over 25 years experience in organising school trips for school & youth groups to Paris. We therefore offer the services of your own Tour Administrator who will guide you through each step of the process, from your initial enquiry to your departure & return. 


We have developed a number of useful documents that will help you when preparing to launch your tour & with your visit application via the Senior Management or your EVC.


Risk assessment advice is available &, once booked, we can provide a helpful guide that can be used to formulate your own tailored risk assessment.


There are links to several useful documents below that can be downloaded to help trip preparation.


Launching Your Tour


Preparing for Departure             



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Hove Park School, Brighton

"Ian was a fabulous driver.  I highly recommend him.  He is very helpful & flexible."


Queen Elizabeth's Boys' Grammar, Barnet



Leytonstone School, London

"Always happy with quick response & support at all times.  We did have a great time this year. We would like the same tour next year."


Exeter University

"An excellent tour.  Everything was as hoped for."
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