WW2 in the Netherlands: Arnhem and the Holocaust via Hull or Newcastle

This tour gives students the chance to study the story of Anne Frank in Amsterdam and also focuses on Operation Market Garden-the ill-fated operation devised to shorten WW2 in 1944.

4 Day
Key Stage
KS 3, 4, 5


This tour departs from the school and overnights on either the Hull-Rotterdam ferry or the Newcastle- Amsterdam ferry. This tour gives schools the opportunity to study the story of Anne Frank, visiting her house in Amsterdam and the camp where she was detained before she was sent to Auschwitz. Schools also spend a day around Arnhem, focussing on Operation Market Garden before returning to Rotterdam/Amsterdam for an evening departure and return to Hull/Newcastle.

Study Themes and Curricular Links

  • KS3 National Curriculum – The Second World War and the Holocaust

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – War and British Society 1790-2010

  • EdExcel GCSE Syllabus – Warfare and British Society c.1250-present

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – World Depth Study-Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-1945

  • OCR A-Level Syllabus – British Period Study-Britain 1930-1997-Churchill

  • EdExcel A-level Syllabus – Themes in Breadth with Aspects of Depth-The Changing Nature of Warfare 1859-1991

  • OCR A-Level Syllabus – Thematic Study and Historical Interpretation-The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792-1945

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Tour Includes

  • Specialist Battlefield Guide. For larger groups we have two guides per booking

  • Travel by coach from your school

  • North Sea Crossings

  • Entrance to all museums and sites

  • Tour Pack of information and resources to use in the classroom

From £349 per student

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Sample Itinerary - 4-Day Tour

Day 1 - Hull/Newcastle-Rotterdam/Amsterdam

We depart from school, arriving in Hull/Newcastle ready for our evening ferry crossing to Rotterdam/Amsterdam. We have our evening meal on the ferry and enjoy the facilities available on board before spending the night in our cabins.

Included meals: Dinner

North Sea Crossing
North Sea Crossing
Included Highlights
  • North Sea Crossing

Day 2 - Amsterdam - Anne Franks House, Camp Westerbork

After arriving in Rotterdam/Amsterdam and an early breakfast on the ferry, we collect our packed lunches and continue our journey into Amsterdam.

Here we look at the story of Anne Frank, arguably the best-known voice of the Holocaust. We visit the Anne Frank House where the family hid before arrest, and are able to walk through the rooms and see the museum. We then visit Camp Westerbork where Anne Frank was detained before being deported to Auschwitz.

From here we depart for Arnhem, stopping off at the Nijmegen Bridge on the way. We then travel to our accommodation in Arnhem. Our evening meal will be either at our accommodation or at a local restaurant.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Anne Frank's House
Anne Frank's House
Included Highlights
  • Anne Frank's House

  • Westerbork Concentration Camp

Day 3 - Arnhem

We have a full day on the Arnhem battlefields looking at Operation Market Garden in September 1944. We start on the Drop Zones and Landing Zones, then visit the excellent Hartenstein Hotel Museum, the former HQ of 1st Airborne Division. We then travel to Arnhem Bridge via St Elizabeth’s Hospital and the house where General Urquhart hid when he was cut off during the battle. We end with a look at the Oosterbeek Perimeter, including Oosterbeek Church, before seeing Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery.

After this, we travel back to Rotterdam/Amsterdam and board the ferry ready for our evening crossing. We have our evening meal on the ferry and enjoy the facilities available on board before spending the night in our cabins.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
Included Highlights
  • Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

  • Arnhem Bridge

  • Arnhem

  • Hartenstein Hotel Museum

Day 4 - Hull/Newcastle

After arriving in Hull/Newcastle we have an early breakfast on the ferry before continuing our journey back to school.

Included meals: Breakfast

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