Amsterdam History School Trips & Tours - The Holocaust
A school trip to Amsterdam, allows history groups to explore all aspects of Jewish life and culture prior to WWII through a series of well-preserved sites and excellent museums.
A history study tour to this thought-provoking destination allows history groups to reflect on wartime persecution and destruction in considerable detail, with a range of excellent educational visits helping to put classroom-based learning into context.
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||Morning flight from Ireland||Check in to accommodation. Introductory walking tour of Amsterdam||Lecture covering the Jewish Community in the Netherlands|
|2||Full day walking tour of the Jewish district||Canal Cruise|
|3||Full day excursion to Westerbork concentration camp in Northern Netherlands||Bowling|
|4||Tour of The Anne Frank House & short walking tour of the immediate district||Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning flight from Ireland|
|Afternoon||Check in to accommodation. Introductory walking tour of Amsterdam|
|Evening||Lecture covering the Jewish Community in the Netherlands|
|Morning||Full day walking tour of the Jewish district|
|Morning||Full day excursion to Westerbork concentration camp in Northern Netherlands|
|Morning||Tour of The Anne Frank House & short walking tour of the immediate district|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
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On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
Guided Walking Tour of the Former Jewish District – only with an Educationalist Guide
Exclusive to NST
The full day tour includes:
- 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Arnhem – Operation Market Garden
Visit this important WWII site either as a half day visit from Amsterdam or with Camp Vught or Amersfoort as a full day excursion. The tour includes visits to the Allied landing zones and the bridge in Arnhem itself but most time is spent in the suburb of Oosterbeek, where Allied troops were stopped and surrounded by German forces. Here you will visit the poignant CWGC cemetery and the excellent Airborne Museum which looks at the fighting from the perspective of the British, German and Polish troops involved as well as the longer term consequences for the Dutch population.
This large, beautiful synagogue was built by the Sephardic community in the 17th century and is still used today.
Canal Cruise through Amsterdam
See the major sights of Amsterdam as you travel along the canal.
Dedicated to arts, crafts and history, the museum has over 400 masterpieces on display telling the impressive tale of the political, economic and artistic wonder of Holland's Golden Age. In addition to eighteen works by Rembrandt, other favourite items of the public on display include Vermeer's famous 'The Kitchen Maid', Steen's depictions of daily life and exquisite Delftware.
- The Holocaust
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