The history of Holland as a country begins with the story of how Holland actually became a country, because up to the 19th century Holland was just a river delta divided into various regions, most of which had their own governments. It was only on 29 March 1814 that the nation of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands was born, under the rule of the Orange-Nassau family.

Holland is full of cities with histories that stretch back to ancient times. Holland’s most ancient cities are Maastricht, Nijmegen and Utrecht. Amsterdam began its existence around the year 1000, and it grew into Holland’s largest city during the seventeenth century, known in Holland as the Golden Century, which brought enormous wealth, power and culture to Holland, and especially to Amsterdam.


The capital of the province of Friesland is a mixture of shopping areas, cultural highlights and an exciting social life. Leeuwarden boasts over 600 monuments!

The city centre of Leeuwarden breathes history. Its rich and varied past is best exhibited by the beautiful historic buildings, which include two palaces: the Stadhouderlijk Hof and the Princessenhof.

The Fries Museum is a must see for culture lovers who visit Leeuwarden. Here, you will find the best of Frisian art and culture, discovering more about the rich history of the Frisian people. At Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, the house in which the famous Leeuwarden native M.C. Escher was born, you will enter into the world of ceramics. Or visit Natuurmuseum Fryslân and learn all about wonderful Frisian nature. Its three floors are bursting with information, special animals, plants, assignments, experiments, games and other surprises.

When you visit Leeuwarden, you should also see other Frisian cities like Heerenveen. The pleasant and bustling university town of Groningen is also well worth a visit, and Assen is a must see as well.

One of the most attractive sights to enjoy and learn is near Groningen. Explore the world in one day! WILDLANDS Adventure Zoo Emmen takes its visitors on a journey through the jungle, the savannah and the polar regions.


The world-famous 17th century capital of Holland, with its historic buildings, beautiful museums and pleasant ambiance is a unique city. Experiencing the city through a boat tour on the canals, strolling through Vondelpark, and the old part of the inner city, you have unforgettable images and emotions.

Visiting the Rijksmuseum , the principal national museum in Holland, is a must for art lovers. It illustrates the art and history of Holland from the Middle Ages to the present with the World-famous highlights from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer.

Combining a visit to the Rijksmesum with a visit to the neighboring Van Gogh museum, is ideal to enjoy the amazing works of the 19th Century painter who influenced Art history.

Amsterdam’s colourful mix of the traditional and the cosmopolitan makes a school trip here a wonderful option for your inspiring school trip abroad.

Sample Programme Leeuwarden (Friesland Region)Amsterdam

  • DAY 1: Arrival – Guided Walking Tour Leeuwarden
  • DAY 2: All Day Grunopark Activities park
  • Day 3: All Day trip Groningen
  • Day 4: All Day trip Wildlands Adventure Zoo
  • Day 5: All Day guided trip and night stay Amsterdam
  • Day 6: Departure

Total Programme cost starting from 525 euro/ student (excluding flight/coach trip to the Netherlands)

Above price for with a group of 15 students and 1 adult escort FREE.

The above sample itinerary includes:

  • Full board accommodation, 2-3 persons per room;
  • Airport transfers both ways;
  • 24/7 support of local coordinator from

It is a requirement that all students and accompanying adults obtain an international travel insurance before departing from home country.

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