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Lesson packages

We have a range of lesson programmes for students in primary and secondary education. The programmes are intended for all schools in Amsterdam. We are also happy to develop specific lesson programmes in partnership with the school.

Please note: the Amsterdam Zuidas Information Centre is temporarily closed because of the national and local measures currently in force as a result of coronavirus. These measures also affect our lesson programmes. You can call us on 0800-5065 to discuss what might still be possible.

City in development and map reading

In the Amsterdam Zuidas Information Centre, there is a giant model and various maps on different scales. The group is divided into two. One group learns map-reading in the Information Centre while the other group discovers all about Gustav Mahlerplein by completing assignments on a worksheet. After an hour, the groups swap over.

Example of a worksheet

Learning objectives

  • Students learn to read a map and atlas, gain a grasp of the basic topography of the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world, and develop a modern geographical world-view.
  • Students learn to compare the spatial planning of their own environment with places elsewhere, in the Netherlands and worldwide, from the various perspectives of landscape, housing, employment, governance, transport, leisure, prosperity, culture, and religion.
  • Students learn to look at products from their own environment and identify the relationships between the effect, the form, and use of material.

Lesson programme duration: 3 hrs.
Target group: primary school students
Cost: free of charge

The city of the future

Students spend a morning working in groups as they build the city of the future. They take inspiration from the model in the Amsterdam Zuidas Information Centre and then make their own model of the city of the future. For this programme, it is important for the class to have some prior knowledge of Zuidas.

Learning objectives

  • Students learn to look at products from their own environment and identify the relationships between the effect, the form, and use of material.
  • Students learn to design, implement, and evaluate solutions for technical problems.
  • Students learn to reflect on their own work and the work of others.
  • Students acquire knowledge of and appreciation for aspects of cultural heritage.

Lesson programme duration: 3.5 hrs.
Target group: primary and secondary school students
Cost: free of charge

Instagram assignment

In a homework assignment, students create an Instagram story about their own neighbourhood. They then visit the Amsterdam Zuidas Information Centre to discuss the homework assignment with each other, compare their neighbourhoods, and learn all about Zuidas and Zuidasdok.

Learning objectives

  • Students learn about care and caring for themselves, others, and their environment and about the positive influences that one’s own and others’ safety can have in different life situations (housing, learning, working, going out, traffic).
  • By means of practical work, students learn to acquire knowledge about and gain insight of processes from living and non-living nature and their relationship with their surroundings and the environment.
  • Students learn to use a modern perspective on their own environment, the Netherlands, Europe, and the world to place phenomena and development in context in their own environment.
  • Students learn to present their own creative work to others, either alone or as part of the group.


Lesson programme duration: 2.5 hrs.
Target group: secondary school students
Cost: free of charge