To plan and arrange your tour, call Tracey on: 01306 873 571
A great destination for a tour close to home – Holland is a very welcoming nation with plenty of excursion options to choose from
The Rijksmuseum (State Museum) first opened its doors in 1800 and has moved several times before coming to its permanent location in the beautiful neo-Renaissance building designed by the Dutch architect Petrus J H Cuypers. The museum contains some of the world’s masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’, paintings by Vermeer, van Dyck and Jan Steen and a wonderful collection of Asian art and important antiques from Dutch history.
Housing the largest collection of Van Gogh’s work in the world with paintings, drawings and letters, the museum also exhibits work by other 19th century artists, including Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and other contemporaries. His work is organised chronologically into five periods, each of which represent a different phase in his life, these are: The Netherlands; Paris; Arles; Saint-Remy; and Auvers-sur-Oise.
Born in 1929, Anne, her sister and parents lived in Frankfurt until 1933 when the family moved to Amsterdam to escape persecution of the Jewish population by the Nazis. After World War II broke out, the German army invaded and occupied The Netherlands from 1940 and the brutal persecution of the Jews continued. With so many restrictions imposed on them and fearing for their, lives the Frank family along with friends hid in the attic of Otto Frank’s business for more than two years until they were betrayed, arrested and sent to concentration camps in Eastern Europe, where Anne eventually died.
This unique working neighbourhood, situated to the north of Amsterdam, offers wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and a fascinating insight into industrial life through the centuries. With its green painted houses, windmills and warehouses, Zaanse Schans gives the feeling of stepping back in time to the 1700s and 1800s.
The Dutch Resistance Museum, chosen as the best historical museum of the Netherlands, tells the story of the Dutch people in World War II. How did Dutch people respond to the Nazi occupation? Who resisted? Why, and how? You’ll see, hear and read fascinating stories about the exceptional, as well as about everyday life.
All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.
- Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
- Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
- Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
- Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
- Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
- Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
- Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning