Amsterdam Religious Studies School Trips & Tours

A religious studies school trip to Amsterdam allows religious studies groups to explore all aspects of Jewish life and culture prior to WWII through a series of well-preserved sites and excellent museums. 

Amsterdam is an ideal, accessible school trip destination for religious studies visits. During your study tour here, our guides will offer a talk on racism and the Nazis with particular relevance to the experiences of Jews in the Netherlands and other parts of Western Europe.

 

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Daytime flight from Ireland & transfer to accommodation Lecture covering the Jewish community in the Netherlands & on occupation, collaboration & resistance during the war years
2 Walking tour in & around the former Jewish district of Amsterdam including the Jewish Museum & Portuguese Synagogue Canal cruise
3 The Anne Frank House Camp Vught Bowling
4 Free time for sightseeing & shopping Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
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Morning Daytime flight from Ireland & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Lecture covering the Jewish community in the Netherlands & on occupation, collaboration & resistance during the war years
Evening
Morning Walking tour in & around the former Jewish district of Amsterdam including the Jewish Museum & Portuguese Synagogue
Afternoon Canal cruise
Evening
Morning The Anne Frank House
Afternoon Camp Vught
Evening Bowling
Morning Free time for sightseeing & shopping
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
Evening

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Top Visits

Guided Walking Tour of the Former Jewish District – only with an NST Educationalist Guide

Exclusive to NST

The full day tour includes: 

  • Rembrandtplein 
  • The Kloveniersburgwal, scene of wartime demonstrations and Nazi barriers 
  • The Portuguese Synagogue 
  • The Jewish Historical Museum 
  • Auschwitz Memorial 
  • The Hollandsche Schouwburg deportation site

The day concludes with an optional visit to the Dutch Resistance.

Anne Frank House

Containing the preserved warehouse offices, annexe and a modern extension, pupils can visit the rooms where the Frank family hid for over two years and where Anne wrote her diary. The modern extension houses exhibitions on those hiding in the annexe and on the wider story of the fate of Europe’s Jewish population, as well as displays seeking to link these themes to contemporary issues relating to persecution and prejudice.

Camp Vught National Memorial

The only official SS-concentration camp in the occupied part of WWII and includes the Children’s Memorial, the crematorium and a reconstructed prisoners’ barracks. Groups can also benefit from the invaluable opportunity to meet a concentration camp survivor or a member of the survivor’s family at Camp Vught – please enquire for details.

Portuguese Synagogue

This large, beautiful synagogue was built by the Sephardic community in the 17th century and is still used today.

Dutch Resistance Museum

Tracing the complex reaction to occupation as it evolved through the war, this excellent museum covers the difficult topics of collaboration and resistance in a thought-provoking and even-handed way.

Corrie Ten Boom House

The Ten Boom family house in the beautiful historical town of Haarlem acted as a safe house for Jews and others during WWII, and now stands as a museum to the life and work of the Ten Boom family, allowing groups to explore human rights and responsibilities in the light of religious faith and principles.

‘Our Lord in the Attic’

One of the oldest and most remarkable museums in Amsterdam. Behind the characteristic facade of the house by the canal lies a largely original 17thcentury home and a complete hidden church. This hidden church ‘in the attic’ was built during the Reformation, when Catholics were forbidden to hold public services.

Canal Cruise through Amsterdam

See the major sights of Amsterdam as you travel along the canal.

Van Gogh Museum

Comprising the largest collection of Van Goghs in the world, the museum includes over 200 canvases by the master, providing a fascinating insight into his life and oeuvre. The museum also exhibits an extensive permanent collection of works by other 19th-century artists including Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. The museum is ideally located on Museumplein in Amsterdam, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum.

Jewish Historical Museum

Situated in a complex comprising four former synagogues in the heart of the old Jewish district, the museum covers all aspects of Jewish culture and religious belief.


Evening activites

  • Lecture covering the Jewish community in the Netherlands and on occupation, collaboration and resistance during the war years – only with NST Educationalist Guide

Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


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Before your tour

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