This is a sample tour you can add to or change. Please contact us for a quote on a tailor-made tour.
Day 1 - Depart UK – Channel Crossing – Arrive Amsterdam
Day 2 - Canal Cruise – Bodyworld Museum – NEMO Science Museum
Day 3 - Zaanse Schans – Rijksmuseum – Ann Frank House
Day 4 - Amsterdam University College – Amsterdam Science Park
Day 5 - Depart Amsterdam – Channel Crossing – Arrive UK
Itinerary in detail
Depart school and transfer to Dover/Folkestone for cross channel crossing. From Calais/Dunkerque to Amsterdam (approx 5 hours). Check in pm for first inclusive meal of dinner.
Day in Amsterdam: morning canal cruise, followed by visit to Bodyworld Museum (www.bodyworlds.nl/en) – which is an anatomical display or real human bodies. Rave reviews for this museum include:
‘This exhibition is like nothing I've ever seen before. It's amazing. So much to see and so much to learn. Everything in the museum is real. The bodies are of those who have donated themselves to medical science.’
Afternoon to NEMO / www.e-nemo.nl
NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. With five floors full of exciting things to do and discover, it is the perfect place for anyone with an inquiring mind. Everything in NEMO is connected to science and technology. Exhibitions, theatre performances, films, workshops and demonstrations. You will smell, hear, feel and see how the world works. After a visit to NEMO, you will know why bridges are so strong, what you will look like in 30 years, why you look so much like your parents, how to purify water, what happens when you kiss, how lightning and satellites work and much more. Back to accommodation for dinner.
Optional IMAX cinema visit.
Polder region visit to learn about land reclamation/ visit Zaanse Schans (http://www.zaanseschans.nl/).
Afternoon back in Amsterdam for Rijksmuseum and Ann Frank House.
Full day visit to Amsterdam University College (www.auc.nl), a world renowned academic community for arts & sciences. AUC offers a full-time, selective three-year honours programme in liberal arts and sciences at the Bachelor level, taught in English, with a strong offering in the sciences and enrolling up to 50% science majors.
The day can include:
- Tour of the campus, student dorms, and Amsterdam Science Park
- Meeting with our student run Curiosity Committee (Science focus, see https://myauc.nl/aucsa/committees/curiosity/ ) and Jeugdlab (Science discovery with local schools, see https://myauc.nl/aucsa/committees/jeugdlab / )
- Q and A with current students
- Attend a class as guest students if timing permits
- Meetings with College Dean or other senior colleagues
Depart after breakfast and transfer back to port / homeward journey.