Science School trips to Amsterdam (4 Days via Hull)

Our Science school trips to Amsterdam via Hull offer a wide range of experiences for students in Biology, Chemistry & Physics. The Nemo Science Museum 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.

 

Itinerary

 

Day One:  Outward Journey

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  • School pick-up & travel to Hull & check-in at ferry terminal between 17.00 & 18.30 hours. Overnight sailing to Rotterdam at 20.30 hours
  • En-suite cabins & evening meal & breakfast included
 
 

Day Two:  The Nemo Science Museum & Amsterdam

 
  • Disembark after breakfast & travel to Amsterdam to visit the Nemo Science Museum
  • Interactive displays: biology • technology • water • physics
  • Afternoon: free time in Amsterdam with optional canal cruise (see leisure activities for other options available)
  • Check-in at accommodation followed by evening meal

 

 

Nemo Centre Amsterdam

 
 

Day Three

 
  • Depart after breakfast for morning visit to Corpus, an interactive museum dedicated to human biology.
  • Afternoon visit to the Sea Life Centre in Scheveningen    
  • Depart for Rotterdam & check-in at ferry terminal by 18.30 hours.Overnight sailing to Hull at 20.30 hours.
  • En-suite cabins, evening meal & breakfast on board
 
 

Day Four

 
  • Disembark in Hull after breakfast & return to school
 
 

Add an Extra Day

 
  • Combine with History or RS & include a visit to Arnhem Bridge & Kamp Vught
  • Combine with Geography for a 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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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

 

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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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