The Netherlands Geography and Earth Sciences

5 days/4 nights

From only £239pp

Overview

5 days/4 nights From only £239pp

With low terrain, environmental issues are at the forefront of the Netherlands. Experts in water management, the Netherlands provide a great case study of engineering projects to protect against the threat of flooding. Regeneration, sustainability and integrated infrastructure systems have all been adapted to deal with the complexity of these issues; examine how the country has adapted to live in this environment.

What's included in the trip?

  • Return executive coach travel
  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a half board basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Morning: Travel. Afternoon: Free time to explore the local area.

  • Day 2

    Morning: The Delta Works project Investigate sustainability; hazard management; fluvial/river systems.

    Highlights: Guided tour of the storm surge barrier and indepth insight into the project.

    Afternoon: Rotterdam Harbour Tour Explore Europe’s largest port on a 75 minute boat ride.

  • Day 3

    Amsterdam fieldwork day Investigate the impact of tourism, sustainability; urban regeneration.

    Highlights: Eastern docks; Almere Buiten (New Town).

  • Day 4

    Coastal fieldwork day Investigate sustainability; coastal processes and management.

    Highlights: Noordwijk; Egmond.

  • Day 5

    Depart for channel crossing. Arrive back at campus.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Located in the beautiful National Park area, the Kroller Muller Museum is not only a diverse Museum of Art but it also features a unique Sculpture Garden. This Museum is unlike any other and an absolute must-see while in Amsterdam!
  • Get a glimpse of what life for Rembrandt was like as a painter in the mid-17th century by visiting what was his home for 20 years. Widely considered one of the best paint and print artists of the 1800s, Rembrandt’s etchings and collections will leave you in awe.
  • The museum combines a beautiful architecture with a permanent presentation of master pieces by the avant-garde artists of the Cobra movement.
  • Jordaan is known as the art district of Amsterdam due to its many galleries and museums. The Jordaan district is a wonderful trip not only due to its Modern and Contemporary Art collections, but it is home to many quaint restaurants and cafés you don’t want to miss!
  • As one of the most diverse and culturally unique cities in the world, it comes as no surprise that the Urban Art Scene of Amsterdam is unparalleled. Discover all the hidden gems and secrets of the city by taking a guided tour and gain a totally new perspective.
  • The only way to have a truly authentic Amsterdam experience is to cruise through the beautiful city on one of its many notorious canals. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the sites from the comfort of a traditional boat!
  • Dedicated to the life and story of Anne Frank’s years spent in hiding during WWII, the home in which she hid has now been turned into a Museum. Find out more about the incredible story the young girl has told through her personal diary.
  • Step back in time and indulge in some traditional sketching in the historical Begijnhof Gardens hidden in central Amsterdam. Who needs photographs when you could draw your own personal interpretations as a keepsake!