Science School trips to Amsterdam (3 or 4 Days)

Our Science school trips to Amsterdam offer a wide range of experiences for students in Biology, Chemistry & Physics. The Nemo Centre uses a wide range of interactive displays to allow students to find out about smart technology, go on a journey through the human brain or discover the power & importance of water. Corpus is equally fascinating, providing students with the opportunity to investigate the workings of the human body in a unique way. The tour can be tailored to meet your requirements.

This tour is available over 3 days via Dover or Hull. You can add a day at Burgers' Zoo near Arnhem on our ecosystems study tour where your students can explore the variety of different ecosystems.  There is also the option of combining with another subject, such as Geography, History or Religious Studies.

 

Itinerary

 

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:  The Nemo Science Museum & Amsterdam

   
  • Depart after breakfast to visit the Nemo Science Museum
  • Interactive displays: biology     • technology • water • physics

 

  • Free time in Dam Square
  • Optional visit to Corpus
  • Return to accommodation & evening meal
  • Optional activity (e.g. canal cruise or flower market - see leisure options for other choices available)
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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

   
  • Visits to Corpus & the Sea Life Centre, Scheveningen
  • Theme Park visit (Efteling, Walibi World, Duinrell)
  • See other tours available
  • Combine with History or RS & include visits to the Anne Frank House & Kamp Vught
  • Geography: urban regeneration / rebranding
  • 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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Venues

 

The Nemo Science Museum

 
Corpus  
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Interactive exhibits include:

  • 'Phenomena': Bringing physics to life
  • 'Search for Life': Atoms to Planets
  • 'Machine Park': The power of the barcode
  • 'Amazing Constructions': Technology
  • 'Water World': The importance of water
  • 'Water Power': The power of water
  • 'The Joy of Science': Travel back in time
  • 'Teen Facts': Explore the 'turbulent years'
  • 'Journey through the Mind': Human brain
  • 'Smart Technology': Sustainable solutions
There will also be time to visit the roof which offers a great view of Amsterdam.
 

 

Students experience what it is like to be inside the human body on a journey that takes them from head to toe.

  • Tour of the human body
  • Gather information about key functions of the body
  • Complete the quiz in the Medical Centre
  • Learn about how to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Investigate your diet - is it a healthy one?
  • Engage with the interactive exhibits & presentations

Groups can visit the eighth floor to see stunning views of the Dutch coastline.

 
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Content

 

Outward Journey / Pre-Tour

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  • Locating Amsterdam
  • Fact & figures
  • Overview & objectives
 

 

Nemo Science Museum

     
  • Cell structure
  • Biotechnology
  • DNA & Inheritance
  • Hormones
  • Emotions & Psychology
  • Water Cycle
  • Hydraulics
  • Green Technology
  • Energy
  • Forces
 
  • Gravity
  • The Solar System
  • Satellites
  • Sustainable energy

 

Corpus

     
  • Blood
  • The heart
  • Nervous system
  • Skin
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Taste
  • Diseases & bacteria
  • How we grow
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy diet
  • Effects of exercise

 

Amstel river cruise

     
  • History of the city
  • Importance of the canals
  • Amsterdam Port
  • Sightseeing
  • River Amstel
  • Fact & figures
 

 

Return Journey / Post-Tour      
  • Learning review
  • Applications of science
  • Health & wellbeing survey

 

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Leisure Options

 

Leisure Options

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For many teachers (& their students) a visit to Amsterdam is not only a learning opportunity but also a chance to experience the city. Some of the activities below take a relatively short amount of time (up to an hour). Others require a longer period where it would be best to allocate 2 to 3 hours to get the full value. For more information talk to our Tour Administrators for further details & prices (where applicable).

 
 

Free Options

 
  • Dam Square & the Nine Streets. This central square is always bustling. The nearby Nine Streets are packed with vintage & designer shops
  • Flea markets: Amsterdam has more than 40 markets. Try the Noordemarkt in the Jordaan district or haggle at the Waterlooplein market 
  • Bloemenmarkt: Located on the Singel Canal, this floating flower market, with stalls on canal houseboats,  is the only one of its kind in the world.

 

 

Amstedam Golden Bend

 

 

Budget (Under £10 each)

 
  • Canal cruise: Discover the historic 17th century canal ring, why it was built & the history & architecture of the merchants' houses & landmarks along the route   
 
  • National Maritime Museum: Maritime trade fuelled the Golden Age. Discover 500 years of Maritime history & visit the replica Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam
  • Late Night Galleries: Several galleries have extended opening times once or twice a week (usually Thursdays or Fridays)
 

Top of the Range (£10+ each)

   (£15+ each)

 
  • Amsterdam Arena: Behind-the-scenes tour of the home of AFC Ajax, Dutch football's most famous club including dug-outs, press room & dressing room   
  • Amsterdam Dungeon: Take a journey through Amsterdam's grisly past including the Plague, Spanish Inquisition & 17th century press-gangs
  • Efteling: Fantasy-themed amusement park with attractions based on myth, legend, fables & folklore. One of the oldest theme parks in the world
 
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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.

 

 
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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
 
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Support

 

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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Gallery

 

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Testimonials

 

Carlton-le-Willows Academy, Nottingham

"Thank you for your hard work in organising this trip.  Both drivers, Tony & Neil, were amazing, nothing was ever too much for them; they both interacted with the children in a pleasant, friendly manner.

 

Dingwall Academy, Ross-shire

"Graeme our driver was fantastic.  Very helpful, informative & lovely.  We would definitely like to travel with this driver again!  The ferry [via Hull] was fantastic, rooms & meals were great.  We had a fantastic time, thanks from Dingwall Academy."

 

Leytonstone School, London

"Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves."

 

Rushcliffe School, Nottingham

"Very satisfied."
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