University & College Business Studies Trip To Amsterdam
Find out the secrets of the Dutch approach to business in a city that’s home to the HQs of many international firms.
Clockwork-like efficiency at the Port of Antwerp
Gem cutting in the ‘City of Diamonds’
The largest flower auction in the world
Day to day life at Schiphol airport
*Excursion fees may not be included in this tour – please contact us to learn more.
Amsterdam has been known as the ‘City of Diamonds’ for over 425 years, and on a visit to Gassan Diamonds you can discover this history and see how a sparkling diamond emerges from the rough stone. Find out about carats, colours, clarity and cuts, and learn about some of the history of this craft. The tour takes place in a historic waterfront factory that used to be powered by steam.
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With a guided tour of the fourth largest airport in Europe, students learn why Schiphol Airport has been named the best airport in Europe more than fifty times by business journals since 1981. Find out what the processes are in running this major airport and its day-to-day operations.
Get to the heart of the international flower trade at FloraHolland in Aalsmeer, the largest flower auction in the world. See traders bidding against the clock for colourful flowers, plants and exotic blooms. FloraHolland’s annual turnover is 4.4bn Euros and it has 4,000 employees.
A cruise through Amsterdam’s canals is a pretty and peaceful way to see some of the city’s most beautiful spots. Gliding through the old centre, the view encompasses elegant merchants’ mansions, carillon-crowned churches and warehouses with their rich history from Holland’s Golden Age.
Tip: There are 65 miles of canals that meander through the city.
See the Shanghai production plant of this global probiotic brand. Yakult is a world pioneer in the field of Probiotics with 80 years of research, and the name taken from the Universal language Esperanto. Yakult is used globally by 30 million people in 33 countries.
More than seven million flower bulbs are planted every year at these vast beautiful gardens. There are 32 hectares of flowers, 30 inspiring flower shows and seven inspirational gardens. As well as enjoying the colourful displays, students can attend flower-arranging demonstrations.
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