Geography School Trips & Tours to the Netherlands

Geography school trips to the Netherlands are excellent for the study of physical, human and environmental geography. With geography visits that include the region’s cities, waterways and its coast, key topics include Sustainability, Fluvial Systems, Hazards, Industry, Cultural Diversity and Environmental Change.

Many geography field trip study sites in the Netherlands are located close together, thus enabling your group to maximise use of study time whilst away on a geography tour to the region.

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 Flight to the Netherlands & transfer to accommodation Exploration of local Noordwijk (TOURISM)
2 Delta Works & Delta Park Neeltje Jans. Rotterdam Harbour (RIVERS, SUSTAINABILITY, HAZARDS, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, INDUSTRY, URBAN DEVELOPMENT) Quiz at hotel
3 Amsterdam Study Day (SETTLEMENT, TOURISM, INDUSTRY) Work review at hotel
4 Explore Iconic Holland - Clara Maria Cheese Farm & Clog Factory & Zaanse Schans (SUSTAINABILITY, INDUSTRY, & CULTURAL DIVERSITY) Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
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Morning Flight to the Netherlands & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Exploration of local Noordwijk (TOURISM)
Evening
Morning Delta Works & Delta Park Neeltje Jans. Rotterdam Harbour (RIVERS, SUSTAINABILITY, HAZARDS, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, INDUSTRY, URBAN DEVELOPMENT)
Afternoon Quiz at hotel
Evening
Morning Amsterdam Study Day (SETTLEMENT, TOURISM, INDUSTRY)
Afternoon Work review at hotel
Evening
Morning Explore Iconic Holland - Clara Maria Cheese Farm & Clog Factory & Zaanse Schans (SUSTAINABILITY, INDUSTRY, & CULTURAL DIVERSITY)
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
Evening

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Top visits for geography trips in the Netherlands

Delta Park Neeltje Jans & Delta Works

Following the 1953 disaster, the Delta Works were constructed consisting of several moveable barriers, locks and dams. The Delta Works lie within the water-themed Delta Park Neeltje Jans where exhibitions, films and a visit to the storm surge barrier itself will give you an impression of the stupendous power of water.

 

Rotterdam Harbour Cruise

Your pupils will spend the afternoon on a visit to Rotterdam Harbour where they can take a 75-minute cruise and observe the gigantic throughput facilities and redevelopments.

Amsterdam Study Day

A full day in Amsterdam allows several study and leisure opportunities. The Damrak main square is an ideal location to complete various provided activity sheets such as environmental quality analysis. Groups can make the walk to the Eastern Docks area to carry out an urban renewal activity, with opportunities to conduct pedestrian counts en route.

Cultural Study Day

This day will provide the opportunity to dip into many areas of pupils’ overall curriculum. Visit Anne Frank’s house, the Van Gogh Museum, NEMO Science Museum and other famous sights, or even take a canal cruise.

Coastal Adventure

At the Wadloopcentrum, you and your pupils will experience something that can only be done in a few places on the planet. During low tide, you’ll walk several kilometres from the mainland across the sea floor, with an experienced guide. En route you’ll pass the Egmond Offshore Windfarm and a small visitors centre to consider wind energy.

Iconic Holland

Take a guided tour around the Clara Maria Cheese Farm & Clog Factory, and undertake various tasks such as cheese making, caring for the cheese, feeding the cows and goats. Later, spend some time exploring the various working windmills of Zaanse Schans and – if you’ve time - visit Keukenhof Gardens to see the beautiful gardens famous for their tulips.

Noordwijk

Explore the local surroundings using the activity sheets provided to apply map skills, plus consider the changing face of this coastal resort and visitor origin.


Evening activites

  • A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)

Study themes

Human: 

  • Energy 
  • Sustainability 
  • Hazards 
  • Urban issues 
  • Tourism
  • Industry
  • Cultural diversity
  • Environmental change
  • Interdependence
  • Place, space & scale
     

Physical: 

  • Fluvial systems/rivers
  • Coasts
  • Physical processes

Educational resources

FREE Educational Resource Pack

We understand that you want a study visit that delivers the curriculum. To help you achieve this, our free Netherlands Educational Resource Pack - developed by experienced geography teachers - contains a wealth of highly relevant information for you to use before, during and after your tour.

You will be able to use its contents as a pre-visit planning aid, print off full-colour pupil activity sheets for your group to use at each site whilst away, or even refer to its contents post-visit to assist with case study completion.

 


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


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
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