29th - 1st April 2018
Coventry Bio Meds ............ work is done and its time to hit the Dam!!! Grab your bag, print your e-ticket and make sure you've got your passport on you because here we go! Make sure you get to the departure point (on your e-ticket) at least half an hour early and meet your Outgoing Reps who will check you and your group on to the coach before setting off. To make the journey fly-by we recommend bringing along some of your favourite DVDs, your comfiest pillow and maybe a blanket too. Stops will be made along the way; but whilst you're travelling you might as well make the most of it! Outgoing Top Tip: take plenty of drinks and snacks with you as the services through Europe do not always offer a choice.
Gooood morning! We have arrived; welcome to the Venice of the North, our flagship destination; the cultural mecca of Europe - Amsterdam! This is our home and our reps will help you to the Heineken Brewery drop off point, from here it is just a 5 minute walk to the Hans Brinker Hostel. They will give you a brief introduction to city, a breakdown of your itinerary and provide you with some hints and tips too. Check-in time is at 2pm so our staff will direct you to a safe-storage area within the accommodation, just to the left of the lift downstairs in the club. We advise you to grab a bite to eat for brunch; we recommend trying out La Place at the V&D food hall just off the Kalverstraat or the Stache does some amazing waffles ,croissants and our favourite is the Mozzarella and Chicken pesto roll ........ and is just over the road. Meet the Outgoing Rep @midday to head to the canal. We are going to explore the city from the water, not only are you experiencing the city from another angle you will actually learn some history about this uniquely vibrant city.
14:00 is the standard check-in time so after the Canal cruise we will all walk back to the Brinker for our check in. Rooming allocation was done before your departure, so you should know who you are staying with - if you can't remember don't worry the reps are on hand with the rooming list. You will need to hand in a 10 euro key deposit which you will get back at the end of your stay when you hand your room key back in. After you have been checked-in, then you are free to explore the city! Go do some shopping, visit the museums, or simply prop up at the bar! If you are up for getting involved with any of the extras we offer, like the bike tours or bar crawls and you haven't booked online; then just ask any member of our in-resort team. Once the clock hits 5pm it's Happy Hour in Amsterdam; our bar in the accommodation offer 2-4-1 on drinks so make sure you're back in time to get involved, our Reps love getting involved in a few rounds of Brinker Beer Pong too!
If Happy Hour has given you an appetite, or perhaps it was from exploring this magnificent city all afternoon ...... Either way; your Outgoing rep has your Meal Voucher for the Brinker Bar!! You would have already pre ordered what you fancied so all you need to do is grab your dinner and enjoy .... plus a FREE drink!! You will need your energy because tonight: Outgoing is going Out Out.......... its our Big Night Out!! Collect a free t shirt and follow the Outgoing reps as they take you to some of the most popular bars in Amsterdam. We will get you in for free and the bar will greet you with a free shot. We will be leaving the accommodation at 10:00pm so make sure you meet us in the bar from 9:00pm for a few pre drinks!!
Rise 'n' shine Coventry; . Breakfast is served from 8am - 10am , the Hans Brinker do some of the best pancakes in Amsterdam - they are really popular so get down there early. Today we will be going down the NEMO the science museum here is Amsterdam Meet your Outgoing rep @11am ready for the walk or meet us at the entrance @midday.
A full afternoon in the Science Museum............... once you have finished looking around you are free to walk back to the Brinker.
To cap off an incredible weekend in your new favourite city, we are offering two different types of bar crawls; a full-on party bar crawl within the popular Leidseplein clubbing district of Amsterdam or a more chilled out, bar tour of the Red Light District. Both offer a unique experience to the bars and clubs that Amsterdam offers. With free drink in each bar and both bar crawls culminating in the same student super-club; this is the ultimate way to end your trip! Or if that doesn't take your fancy why not join the Outgoing reps for a game of "Lost in Amsterdam" - our very own scavenger hunt!! Full of challenges and dares the perfect way to see all those last minute places!!
Coventry ....... what an adventure but don't worry we still have the full day!! It is that time to sadly check-out! Make sure you have gathered all your belongings and have your passport in your hand-luggage as it will be checked at customs. You have to be checked out by 10am. Give your key into the rep in the Hans Brinker bar. If you have picked Heineken experience as your third included extra meet the rep @11am in reception ready to head down.
You will get some free time to go and grab those last minute selfies and Insta pictures...... Meet the Outgoing rep back at the Brinker to collect your belongings before heading to the departure point. All good things must come to an end but what an epic adventure it has been.... Amsterdam this is not good bye it is see you later!! (the Itinerary is subject to change)
Amsterdam is not just famous for its Red Light District and coffee shops; it’s a city overflowing with history, culture and fun. In among its amazing, historical architecture is a modern attitude and a friendly and relaxed environment, you can’t help but fall in love with. The intimacy of its meandering streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that you will find utterly compelling. Amsterdam has the highest density of museums in the world, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. Make sure you take a canal tour or hire a bike, both unforgettable ways to see the sites.
4-8 Per room
Situated on Kerkstraat round the corner from Leidseplein cafe-square the Hansbrinker Hotel is ideally located in the centre of Amsterdam and within walking distance to some of the city's best bars, cultural highlights and eclectic night spots. A great lively atmosphere with a very laid back typically Amsterdam style this fantastic hostel also features it's own large bar (with 2-4-1 drinks offers!) and late night basement nightclub where you can party with other residents!
All in all the Hansbrinker remains one of our all time favourite hostels in Europe!
See all of Amsterdam’s greatest hits and short-cut through some its smallest streets at your own pace. A great way to blow away some of the cobwebs from the night before. (£15pp)
Who knew there was so much science behind getting sauced-up? There’s plenty of chances to put all that theory into practice too - with loads of different brews ready for sampling. (£15pp)
Outgoing can provide insurance policies at 3 levels offering you comprehensive cover regardless of your budget. The policy provides a 24 hour telephone service with English speaking advisors.