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Amsterdam & the Dutch Coast Music School Trips & Tours

The coastal resort of Noordwijk is a consistently popular, great value destination for music groups. It is ideally positioned for the many coastal venues as well as a visit to Amsterdam.

If you’re looking for a destination that’s rich in culture, history and scenery then you can’t go far wrong with this part of the world.

Your group will have the opportunity to perform in a variety of venues, from local market squares and shopping centres to promenades and churches. Add a variety of educational and leisure visits to your tour, including trips to museums, theme parks and traditional windmill villages, or take a boat ride on the world-famous canal network.

The safe, vibrant, bustling and largely pedestrianised seaside resort of Noordwijk is the ideal destination for your group. 

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 Local orientation/rehearsal time
2 Full day in Amsterdam. Visit Anne Frank's House. Lunchtime concert in the English Church Free time for games on the beach
3 Morning rehearsal & free time for sightseeing Concert in Delft Town Square Quiz night
4 Free time in Noordwijk. Lunchtime concert at Pancake House Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
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Morning Daytime flight from Ireland & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Local orientation/rehearsal time
Morning Full day in Amsterdam. Visit Anne Frank's House. Lunchtime concert in the English Church
Afternoon Free time for games on the beach
Morning Morning rehearsal & free time for sightseeing
Afternoon Concert in Delft Town Square
Evening Quiz night
Morning Free time in Noordwijk. Lunchtime concert at Pancake House
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland

On-tour support

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On-tour support includes...

  • Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices


Popular options in Amsterdam

Top performance venues

St Anthony & St Nicholas Church, Monnickendam

This Catholic church in the beautiful old town of Monnickendam hosts a successful concert series and offers a sizeable performance space.

English Church, Amsterdam

This centrally located venue is excellent for youth choral groups.

Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

This church towers over the marketplace in Delft. Choral groups can perform lunchtime concerts here for the paying visitors.

Highlands Church, Leiden

A cross-shaped church in the gothic style dating back to the 14th century and is situated where the old Rhine and the new Rhine meet. Groups can perform prior to the Saturday evening service or we can arrange a concert on request.

St Jozefkerk, Noordwijkerhout

This church extends a warm welcome to a variety of ensembles.

Retirement Homes

There are many retirement centres in the region, all offering a warm welcome to groups, such as the Stichting Groenhoven in Leiden.

Grootgelderlandplein Shopping Centre

Located only 15 minutes from the city centre, this very popular shopping centre provides an ideal location for small pop choirs to perform indoors.

Churches in Noordwijkerhout

Choirs may sing during the Sunday service then perform a mixed/secular programme afterwards at De Witte Kerk. Groups may also perform at St Jozefkerk. A very warm welcome from the local community is guaranteed at these striking parish churches.

Stadhuisplein Leiden

This town hall square, lined with restaurants and terraces, is the perfect place for a lunchtime concert.

Delft Town Square

Concerts in this attractive square always draw good audiences throughout spring and summer.

Wilhelmina Boulevard, Noordwijk aan Zee

Groups with popular repertoires will enjoy performing on the seaside promenade.

Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

The beautiful flower gardens provide a picturesque setting for concerts during springtime.

Top visits

Anne Frank House

Containing the preserved warehouse offices, annexe and a modern extension, students 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.

Zaanse Schans Windmill Village

Set on the banks of the river Zaan, this delightful old hamlet gives students an impression of 17th and 18th century Zaanse villages with green wooden houses, tradesman workshops, historic windmills and more.

You could also take a boat trip on the river or enjoy a daily clog making demonstration at the Wooden Shoe Workshop.

Efteling Theme Park

Known as the World of Wonders where fairytales come true, this is the most popular theme park in the Netherlands. This theme park is home to ‘Aquanura’, the largest water show in Europe.


Since 1967, Phantasialand has been providing top-quality entertainment for visitors of all ages. 

Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne in the heart of the Rhineland, it is the number one German entertainment park for youth groups from the UK. 

Seven themed areas with worldwide unique attractions and internationally multi-award-winning shows, promise to be great fun and an educational experience for your group. Each themed area has its own individual character but they all have one thing in common: the potential for learning through experience. And when the summer season has finished, Phantasialand is also the place to head for winter fun! Its winter season features all the favourite rides as well as special winter shows and exciting bonus attractions. 

Mosaqua Swimming Complex

A sub-tropical swimming paradise with whirling slides, jet-streamers, rapids, whirlpools and more.

Canal Cruise through Amsterdam

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

River Cruise in Maastricht

Take a river boat cruise on the Meuse and to see this beautiful town from the river.

Walibi Holland

Here you’ll find it all. The wildest roller coasters, most exciting attractions, and coolest festivals

Expert's comment

“From performances in shopping centres and town squares to a variety of churches, this destination offers pretty coastal towns in contrast to the rich culture and vibrancy of Amsterdam.”


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


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

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  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
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