Britsoc: The British Society of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Serving the British Expat community since 1920.
Membership Is Now Free Membership Is Now Free Join us for free. Our events, your inbox. Awesome! Check out our new MeetUp Events page Lots of interesting events coming your way. Check out our new MeetUp Events pageFun Family Open Day Fun Family Open Day Saturday 23rd Jan 2016 Bonfire Night 2015 Photo Gallery 500 very happy faces Bonfire Night 2015 Photo GalleryBurn's Night 2016 Burn's Night 2016 Sat 30th Jan 2016. Tickets on sale here. The Iconic Britain Christmas Ball 2015 SOLD OUT Get on the waiting list here The Iconic Britain Christmas Ball 2015ISA Winter Fair ISA Winter Fair Sunday 22nd Nov | 11.00 - 16.00 | Read More> Winter Market 2015 At The British School of Amsterdam. Click here for Details> Winter Market 2015"Fish and Chips for the Soul" "Fish and Chips for the Soul" It's Out | Zine Magazine 2.0 | Oct Issue 2015 A fun evening for a worthy cause Friday 27th Nov. The Mulanje Mission Concert. Tickets on sale now>>> A fun evening for a worthy cause Our New Chairman's First Corner Our New Chairman's First Corner Chairman Nick shares his vision for the future of the society Britsoc has a new leader Introducing Chairman Nick >>> Britsoc has a new leaderThe Britsoc Bloggers The Britsoc Bloggers Urban wit! Expat exasperation! Food from home! Books, music, theatre, beer...did we mention beer? Britsoc Evening Badminton Starts Wed 26 Aug from 20.00. Click here to read more > Britsoc Evening BadmintonWanted. Expat Women Hockey Players Wanted. Expat Women Hockey Players Contact Lou here for more info >>> Britsoc Bloggers go Boating Rent a boat and discover Amsterdam with 20% Discount>>> Britsoc Bloggers go BoatingGov.UK  'Know Before You Go' campaign Gov.UK 'Know Before You Go' campaign Staying safe and healthy abroad Amsterdam Expat Golf 2015 Open to all Britsoc members and guests. Details here>>> Amsterdam Expat Golf 2015Britsoc Sailing in Kaag Britsoc Sailing in Kaag The sailing season begins May 9, 2015 Britsoc sailing in Loosdrecht Sail in loosdrecht from June 13, 2015 Britsoc sailing in LoosdrechtBurns Night 2015 photos Burns Night 2015 photos Scotland’s greatest poet was celebrated with good food, good companionship and traditional music.

Welcome to the British Society of Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

A purely volunteer organisation, our British-themed events each year include Bonfire Night, Burns Night, Shakespeare Night and our Christmas Ball. We also organise a variety of social events via MeetUp ( including business networking, pub nights, pub quizzes, comedy nights) and sports events and activities (including badminton, tennis, squash, sailing, golf, Scottish country dancing and bridge). Our website and monthly digital magazine, the ZINE, provide a useful British perspective on living, working and thriving in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Our Free Membership provides a link to other like-minded members and reduced entry to all major Britsoc events and activities.

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Beth’s Book Blog Oct 2015

IMG_0203 By Beth Johnson,  Boekhandel Van Rossum Talk about putting me back in touch with my roots! Read more
This May 19, 2010 photo provided by Penny Weaver shows Nelle Harper Lee, author of "To Kill A Mockingbird," in her assisted living room in Montoeville, Ala. Amid concerns that Harper Lee was not involved in the decision to publish a second novel, HarperCollins issued a statement in which she says she is “happy as hell” about the response to her upcoming book, “Go Set a Watchman.” Lee stunned the world this week by agreeing to the release a second book since her 1960 classic.  (AP Photo/Penny Weaver)

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

by Beth Johnson   This review is a plea for an unfettered reading of the Read more


Beth’s Book Blog Sept 2015

  by Beth Johnson, owner of Boekhandel Van Rossum, Amsterdam   Elena Ferrante, the mysterious Italian Read more


The Xpat Files | The Untruth Is Out There

Exapt-area+51 It’s A Conspiracy!! By Andy Symmonds (we think) You do not have to spend much Read more

Paraprosdokians of the Month

By Alison Smith   Paraprosdokians (Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which Read more

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Giggle of the month

Er! U avin a giggle m8? By Alison Smith   Our Ali digs up the funniest Read more

Food and drink

50 Shades of Brown

50-shades-IMG_4589 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

Champagne Party

Time to celebrate – Come and join us!

  It’s that time of year again…. Join us on 6th of November as we Read more

Cooking Coach

Cooking Coach. Oct 2015

AppleCrumble2 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


Strawberry Tart with Frangipane Filling

By Karen Vivers The Cooking Coach July/Aug 2015 Karen Vivers, originally from Scotland, has lived Read more


Gay Pride Amsterdam 2015

Inspecting the boat before departure. We had the pinkest boat of Pride 2015! By Photographer Benjamin Arthur   ‘Fish n Chips for the Soul’ magazine wanted an inside look Read more
Benjamin AD sept 2015

Benjamin Arthur | The British Photographer in Amsterdam – Britsoc Sponsor

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


Britsoc Photo Lesson #13

Work with diagonals to create striking pictures By Benjamin Authur, Photographer BritPhotShot of the Month There Read more

Nick's Nosh

Nick’s Nosh Sept 2015

Nederland, Amsterdam , 28 november 2011.
Restaurant LaStage op Gelderse kade 29 een Michelinster gekregen.
Foto:Jean-Pierre Jans 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

Nick goes mental

Nick’s Nosh | June 2015

Cooking Class with Mik the Chef By Nick Nugent I arrived on a beautiful sunny Read more




Texel Island Discs | Oct 2015

Texel-Island-Discs-May-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


Texel Island Discs | July/Aug 2015

By John Richardson,  John The Copywriter, Amsterdam Marooned for eternity on Texel Island in the Read more


The British School in The Netherlands – Britsoc Sponsors

BRITSOC---Internationally-Creative-November-2015 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