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

It's Out | Zine Magazine 2.0 |Fab Feb Issue 2016
Click the squares below to unleash the inner workings of the expat mind. 

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Chairman's Report | Feb 2016

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You'll be pleased to know that our Christmas Charity Ball raised over €3,000 for the VUmc: VU university medical enter.

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Burns Night 2016

Happy 257th Birthday Robbie
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Robbie Burns was born on the 25th January 1759, which would make him 257 years old.

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The British School in The Netherlands

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The British School in The Netherlands

Located in the heart of the Netherlands, we are now one of the largest and most successful international schools in Europe.

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International Women's Day

8th March 2016
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March 8th it is 'International Women’s Day'. A worldwide celebration to honour all women and their achievements.

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Nick's Nosh | Feb 2016

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Brasserie Ambassade **I was recently asked by a friend of mine, who knows I love to eat out, where they could take a group of clients for a really nice French meal. 

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The British School of Amsterdam

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Small classes and personal attention. At the British School of Amsterdam we get to know each and every student.

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Texel Island Discs | Feb 2016

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Marooned for eternity on Texel Island in the North of Holland, Dee Bodle chooses her favourite 10 discs to take with her to keep sane.

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Expat Poetry

| Impoverished conversation by Dave Thomas
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Impoverished conversationspaghetti letters tumblejumble in TetrisLetris fallingappalling, bereft of emotion

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The International School of Amsterdam

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Setting the stage to excite and develop young minds

At ISA, we believe that great facilities can set the stage for great learning.Read More
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Short Story

The girl without a face
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Another evening, same meal. I stand dutifully at the table corseted in my Sunday dress. Read More
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Mangled English

from a Round World
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GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE, OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED. 

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British Photographer Benjamin Arthur

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The British Photographer in Amsterdam

WEDDINGS  | CORPORATE EVENTS | PORTRAITS  | PARTIES | WALKABOUTS | CHILDREN’S  PORTRAITS | EVENTS | FINE ARTRead More
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The Hateful Eight

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Hateful Eight gets Ten out of Ten"Original, smart and thought-provoking"

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Mr Porter

Nick's Noshette
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Mr Porter ** W HotelThe theme of the restaurant, as the name may convey, is meat and lots of it.

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Amsterdam International Community School

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Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)

The Amsterdam International Community School is a Dutch International Primary and Secondary School offering international education in English.Read More
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The Spanish Masters

Hermitage, Amsterdam
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I love the sense of calm I always get when I enter the courtyard of  The Hermitage in Amsterdam. 

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Leek and Bacon Quiche

Cooking Coach | Feb 2015
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I have this thing about 'Having Something In'.  Sounds vague I know, but what I mean is I get nervous at the thought of having visitors and nothing to feed them.

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British Language Training Centre

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Welcome to the British Language Training Centre located in the heart of Amsterdam

Your centre of choice for English and Dutch courses as well as Cambridge Examinations, Business English, International Legal English, International Financial English and Teaching English (TEFL) qualification courses

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Beth's Book Blog

Feb 2016
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David Mitchell’s new book Slade House is a slim and accessible ghost story. This makes it an excellent introduction to the work of this skilled and many-facetted British author

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Dyslexia Parent Support Group

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Do you have a child who is, or may be, dyslexic?

Come and join our group. We will be discussing and sharing ideas on how to help a dyslexic child with their reading, spelling and homework, as well as all the other issues that affect their lives.

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Kingsalmarkt World Famous Foodstore

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Taste Life!

Kingsalmarkt, the world-famous foodstore!

We are known for our wide range of products from countries all over the world. ‘Taste life’ is what we call that. Read More
 

Books


Beth’s Book Blog Feb 2016

IMG_0260 By Beth Johnson,  Boekhandel Van Rossum   hen compared to the complexity and size of Bone Read more
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By Beth Johnson,  Boekhandel Van Rossum   City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg Garth Risk Hallberg Read more

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Footprints in the snow

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

Art and Culture


The Spanish Masters | Hermitage, Amsterdam

WOA_IMAGE_2 By Alison Smith   I love the sense of calm I always get when I enter Read more
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Edvard Munch at the van Gogh Museum

By Alison Smith   I was looking forward to the Edvard Munch exhibition, currently showing Read more

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Artist – Paul Ellis

by Alison Smith   Catching up with Artist – Paul Ellis About two and a Read more

Britsoc Chairman


Britsoc Chairman’s Report | Feb 2016

Muddy Nick Dear Britsoc members and friends, You’ll be pleased to know that our Christmas Charity Ball raised Read more
Nick's Nosh

Chairman’s Corner Dec 2015

Dear Britsoc Members, It was terrible to see the events in Paris recently and on Read more

Nick Queens Day

New Chairman’s Corner Oct 2015

    Hello Everyone, After Ian’s announcement in the last issue, I decided at the Read more
 

Cooking Coach


Leek and Bacon Quiche | Cooking Coach | Feb 2015

QuicheLeekBacon1 By Karen Vivers Leek and Bacon Quiche I have this thing about ‘Having Something In’. Read more
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Trifle | Cooking Coach | Dec 2015

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

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Cooking Coach. Oct 2015

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

Photography


Britsoc Photo Lesson #14

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


Nick’s ‘W’osh | Feb 2016

Mr Porter   By Nick Nugent Mr Porter *** W Hotel   Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN, Amsterdam Tel: Read more
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Nick’s Nosh | Feb 2016

  By Nick Nugent Brasserie Ambassade *** Herengracht 339 1016 AZ Amsterdam Tel:  020 5550255 Read more

Balti-House

Balti House |Nick’s Nosh| Guest Reviewer

By Andy Symmonds Readers may have spotted the fact that the regular author of Nicks Read more
 

 

 

Music


Texel Island Discs | Feb 2016

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Texel Island Discs | Nov 2015

Top Ten Tunes for Texel    By Leigh Ann Arthur Marooned on Texel and the songs Read more

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Texel Island Discs | Oct 2015

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

Education


The British School in The Netherlands – Britsoc Sponsors

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The British School of Amsterdam – Britsoc Sponsors

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

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British Language Training Centre | Britsoc Sponsor

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

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