Derby College Students' Union run a trip to Amsterdam every February for any student at Derby College. The trip takes students right into the heart of Holland's capital. Amsterdam is a beautiful city with many varied and colourful building designs; some, often crooked and wonky.
We stay at a world reknowned hostel; the Hans Brinker. The Hans Brinker is very clean and welcoming to all of its guests. Students are able to share with upto 7 of their friends in a room. Every room has its own bathroom with shower and washing facilities. Despite all of their ironic and alternative advertising methods, the Hans Brinker is not at all as bad as they make out.
Breakfast is a continental breakfast with hot food available at a small price. Tea and Coffee are both FREE until 10am.
During our visit we organise many day trips to various attractions throughout Amsterdam; some are FREE and some have a small fee for entry. If there is anywhere the students want to go (especially somewhere weird and wonderful) then students are encouraged to ask to be taken; most of the staff know their way around the city and if they've not been there before they are more than happy to investigate somewhere new :)
Meet the stars at Madame Tussauds! Madame Tussauds is interactive nowadays. Here you can actually do what the stars do. What would you say to having a kick about with the world famous football player Ronaldinho, or perhaps doing some abdominal training with David Beckham? Or maybe you would find it much more exciting to pose with Justin Timberlake, Madonnna, super star Lady Gaga or perhaps with the teen sensation Justin Bieber?
Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House located on the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, who hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the building. As well as the preservation of the hiding place — known in Dutch as the Achterhuis — and an exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, the museum acts as an exhibition space to highlight all forms of persecution and discrimination.