After a short documentary in the visitor center an experienced guide leads the pupils through the visitor center and around the grounds of Kamp Amersfoort. In the camp there are still various traces to be found of the former concentration camp. Reminders – sometimes authentic, sometimes symbolic.  Together they tell the tale (the history) of this place. In this way, the student get an impression of life during WW II, particularly of the prisoners’ life in the camp.  And of course, parallels with everyday life and events of this time are also sought out.

Program Length: approx. 2 hours.

Cost: €25 per guide (per group of maximum 15 participants).

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Based on the stories and objects of eight prisoners, students will learn the history of Kamp Amersfoort.  In class they will examine the objects which belonged to the various individuals. After that they will visit Kamp Amersfoort where they will watch a documentary and take a tour of the grounds.

Program Length: Classroom preparation 2 x 60 minutes. Visit to Kamp Amersfoort approx. 2 hours. Concluding lessor (in the classroom) 1- 1½ hours.

You can collect the suitcase at Kamp Amersfoort two weeks before your visit and bring it with you when you come to the camp. (If several groups are to visit the camp, then please bring it with you on the first visit).

Cost: Suitcase with materials (teacher’s manual, workbook for every student, various sample materials) € 25. Tour €25 per guide (per group of maximum 15 participants).

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On Wednesday, 25 June 1941, Frank’s father was picked up by the German Security Service (Duitse Sicherheitsdienst). He did manage to send some mail: first a card from the concentration camp in Schoorl, then from Kamp Amersfoort. But then, Frank’s mother’s last letter is returned. Addressee gone, destination unknown…  The book War without Father (Oorlog zonder vader) by Martine Letterie is based on the childhood memories of her father, Frank Letterie.  In the documentary of the same name, Frank looks back at his youth and at the events described in the book. The visit to Camp Amersfoort is, in large part, tailored to the way Martinus Letterie spent his time in the camp.

Program length: Preparatory lesson approx. 2 x 60 minutes.
Visit to Kamp Amersfoort approx. 1½ hours. Concluding lesson approx. 60 minutes. Suitable for Class 1 and 2.

Cost:Suitcase with materials (book, DVD and teaching materials) € 25.  Tour € 25 per guide (per group of maximum 15 participants).

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20-year old Bertus de Raaf ended up in Kamp Neuengamme via Kamp Amersfoort, where he died a short time later. It was not until 2010 that his family found his grave in Germany. Bertus made the same trip as in 1944, but now in reverse order. He was placed in the grave of his brother Ab, who waited his entire life to be reunited. A magazine was put together about Bertus and the search for his grave. During the tour in Kamp Amersfoort the students will see letters and photographs of Bertus.

Program length: Preparatory lesson in the classroom 2 x 60 minutes.
Visit to Kamp Amersfoort approx. 2 hours.
Concluding lesson (in class) 60 – 90 minutes.

Cost:Suitcase with materials (teaching materials, magazine for each student) € 25.  Tour € 25 per guide (per group of maximum 15 participants).

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Kamp Amersfoort works together with the National Support Center for Guest Speakers on WW II – Today (Landelijk Steunpunt Gastsprekers WO II-Heden). Through the Support Center you can request a World War II eye witness to tell his or her personal story in the classroom. The eye witness takes you back to the past and finally returns to the here and now to give these tales a place. The personal experiences from the war are the basis for a discussion between the guest speaker and the students. Would you like to have an eye witness come to the class? For more information go to the Landelijk Steunpunt Gastsprekers WO II-Heden website.


(Lower- to medium-level secondary education (VMBO) Classes 1-2)

An educational program developed by Heritage House Utrecht (Erfgoedhuis Utrecht) and commissioned by Kamp Amersfoort. With the help of the teaching materials on the website, students can prepare themselves for a visit to Kamp Amersfoort. In this project the history of the camp is divided into 10 topics. Each topic is comprised of an introductory text and four sub-topics. For each sub-topic there are sources. The students research the history of the camp with the aid of the texts, authentic sources and the accounts of survivors.

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This is an educational program that is offered through the Art Schools (Scholen in de Kunst). Students discover the traces left behind by Second World War in their immediate surroundings. On the basis of a number of topics the students will carry out independent research in the city. Visits to the Eemland Archives, Flehite Museum, the Cavalerie Museum, the public library and Kamp Amersfoort will be made in groups. The research will be concluded with a paper and a presentation.

Target Group: Group 3 Advanced General Secondary Education (HAVO)/ Preparatory Secondary Education (VWO)  More information: Scholen in de Kunst website 


Buildings, records, museum pieces and monuments form the tangible remains of our past. By studying these sources you can learn a lot about how people lived in times gone by. The program is offered through the website of Heritage House Utrecht. You can use these digital sources as a basis for a practical history assignment. To help you with your research, you will also find on this site a step-by-step plan, work plan, links and references. All practical assignments can be combined with a tour.

Target Group: 4 and 5 Advanced General Secondary Education (HAVO)/ Preparatory Secondary Education (VWO)  More information:  Heritage House Utrecht website 


At that time, what did the children (of Amersfoort) know of (the threat of a) second world war and what did they know of Kamp Amersfoort? What goes through your mind when you hear that your father or mother has been detained? Of when you are faced with prisoner transports? What is it like to grow up in a war and what does that mean for the rest of your life? These and other questions are central points in the Children of the Past (Kinderen van Toen) project. Touching interviews, powerful statements and lesson materials that challenge students to view the website and to investigate various dilemmas.

Program Length: Preparatory lesson 45 – 60 minutes.
Visit to Kamp Amersfoort approx. 2 hours.
Concluding lesson approx. 2 x 60 minutes.