Geography School Trips & Tours to the Netherlands
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.
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.
|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|
|Morning||Flight to the Netherlands & transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||Exploration of local Noordwijk (TOURISM)|
|Morning||Delta Works & Delta Park Neeltje Jans. Rotterdam Harbour (RIVERS, SUSTAINABILITY, HAZARDS, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, INDUSTRY, URBAN DEVELOPMENT)|
|Afternoon||Quiz at hotel|
|Morning||Amsterdam Study Day (SETTLEMENT, TOURISM, INDUSTRY)|
|Afternoon||Work review at hotel|
|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|
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
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 guided visit to the storm surge barrier itself will give you an impression of the stupendous power of water.
Rotterdam Harbour Cruise
Your students 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 students’ overall curriculum. Visit Anne Frank’s house, the Van Gogh Museum, NEMO Science Museum and other famous sights, or even take a canal cruise.
At the Wadloopcentrum, you and your students 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.
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.
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.
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
- Urban issues
- Cultural diversity
- Environmental change
- Place, space & scale
- Fluvial systems/rivers
- Physical processes
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.
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
- 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
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Visit before you go
Enjoy a two night complimentary B&B stay for two people in your group’s chosen accommodation before your trip. This offer does not include flights. Find out more.