Our Sixth Form recently visited Amsterdam, read about their trip written by Rafe, Upper Sixth:
Upon our arrival in Amsterdam, having spotted the first double-decker train, we dropped our bags off at the hotel and wasted no time immersing ourselves in the city’s rich cultural offerings. The Maritime Museum, with its captivating exhibits, provided a fascinating glimpse into the nautical history of the region. We even managed to see a replica of a ship that would have been in the port, working for the Dutch East India Company in the eighteenth century. This set the stage for the evening’s grand finale – the Concertgebouw Christmas Concert, a harmonious celebration of the holiday spirit from a magnificent orchestra.
The following day commenced with a visit to the renowned Rijksmuseum, where Rembrandt’s nightwatch waited for us. A well-deserved lunch break paved the way for an afternoon exploring the historical Museum Het Rembrandthuis, which was the house of Rembrandt and gave us an insight into his life, career and artistic techniques. The day concluded with a delicious dinner at Madras Diaries.
The next morning began with a visit to the Anne Frank Museum followed by lunch in Haarlem. The afternoon was dedicated to the artistic wonders housed within the Van Gogh Museum. As evening descended, we embarked on a journey to Amsterdam Winter Paradise via Metro (this was the first time we managed to get on a double decker train), immersing ourselves in the enchanting winter festivities.
As our trip reached its final day, the Stedelijk Museum welcomed us for a contemporary art immersion. A well-deserved lunch break at the foodhallen following a walk through Vondelpark prepared us for the unique Our Lord in the Attic Museum in the afternoon where we managed to see a hidden catholic church.