Britsoc: The British Society of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Serving the British Expat community since 1920.




Beth’s Book Blog Nov 2015

Beth-shop-web By Beth Johnson,  Boekhandel Van Rossum   City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg Garth Risk Hallberg Read more

Footprints in the snow

By Maggie Holman The book is a Christmas story with a spooky moment at the Read more


Beth’s Book Blog Oct 2015

By Beth Johnson,  Boekhandel Van Rossum Talk about putting me back in touch with my roots! Read more


Andy’s Neologism Collection

Flatluance Contributed by Andy Symmonds Every year the Washington Post publishes the winning subscriptions to its Read more

Joke of the Month | Nov 2015

By Alison Smith Three blondes Three blondes were all applying for the last available position on Read more


The Xpat Files | The Untruth Is Out There

It’s A Conspiracy!! By Andy Symmonds (we think) You do not have to spend much Read more

Food and drink

Iconic food for an iconic ball

chefkok-With-flag By Kate Murphy “Don’t throw the past away You might need it some rainy day Read more

50 Shades of Brown

By Andy Symmonds   Before you ask, this is not the more colourful sequel to Read more

Godsave_supermarket food

Food from the Supermarket – Sugar and Spice and …!

By Sue Godsave   The Netherlands is a major food producer, processor and trader, and Read more

Cooking Coach

Trifle | Cooking Coach | Dec 2015

TrifleComplete-web By Karen Vivers Trifle It’s a far cry from the Bird’s trifle we always had Read more

Cooking Coach. Oct 2015

By Karen Vivers Apple Crumble This is one of those recipes, that although very simple, Read more


Red Tomato Chutney

By Karen Vivers The Cooking Coach Sept 2015 Karen Vivers, originally from Scotland, has lived here Read more


Britsoc Photo Lesson #14

_AMS5011 Long exposures create wonderful effects By Benjamin Authur, Photographer BritPhotShot of the Month This classic view Read more

Britsoc Photography Sponsor | Nov 2015

Benjamin Arthur The British Photographer in Amsterdam WEDDINGS  | CORPORATE EVENTS | PORTRAITS  | PARTIES Read more

Inspecting the boat before departure. We had the pinkest boat of Pride 2015!

Gay Pride Amsterdam 2015

By Photographer Benjamin Arthur   ‘Fish n Chips for the Soul’ magazine wanted an inside look Read more

Nick's Nosh

Balti House |Nick’s Nosh| Guest Reviewer

Balti-House By Andy Symmonds Readers may have spotted the fact that the regular author of Nicks Read more
Nederland, Amsterdam , 28 november 2011.
Restaurant LaStage op Gelderse kade 29 een Michelinster gekregen.
Foto:Jean-Pierre Jans

Nick’s Nosh Sept 2015

by Nick Nugent Lastage *** Geldersekade 29 1011 EJ Amsterdam Tel: 020-737 0811 E-mail:   Read more

Nick goes mental

Nick’s Nosh July/Aug 2015

  By Nick Nugent Festival report Het Hoofdgerecht ** 11-14 June Het Stenen Hoofd Read more




Texel Island Discs | Nov 2015

Texel-Island-Discs-May-2015 Top Ten Tunes for Texel    By Leigh Stouffer Marooned on Texel and the songs that Read more

Texel Island Discs | Oct 2015

Texel Island discs Marooned for eternity on Texel Island in the North of Holland, Nick Read more

Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue

Mulanje Mission Concert

Mulanje Mission Concert Featuring the wonderfully entertaining Ricky Ross from  legendary Scottish band Deacon Blue   The Read more


The British School in The Netherlands – Britsoc Sponsors

Britsoc-December-Advert---Internationally-Ambitious The British School in The Netherlands Located in the heart of the Netherlands, we are Read more

The British School of Amsterdam – Britsoc Sponsors

Small classes and personal attention. At the British School of Amsterdam we get to know Read more


British Language Training Centre | Britsoc Sponsor

Welcome to the British Language Training Centre located in the heart of Amsterdam Your centre Read more