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


An interview with Beth Johnson

Beth in her bamboo garden 30,000 books hanging in the air A peek inside Beth Johnson’s Boekhandel van Rossum: Her newly expanded Read more

Beth’s Book Blog July/Aug 2015

  By Beth Johnson,  Boekhandel Van Rossum Beth Johnson is the owner of Boekhandel Van Rossum (Beethovenstraat 32 in Amsterdam). Beth writes about Read more


Beth’s Book Blog June 2015

By Beth Johnson,  Boekhandel Van Rossum Flood of Fire, the long-awaited third book in the Ibis Read more

Food and drink

Cafe Scrapyard

Cafe-Scrapyard_0120Carol-Moore Scrapyard By Carol Moore What a gem of a cocktail bar to find in a Read more

Biertuin—by The Beer Hunter

 By Andy Symmonds   Eastern Gardens The visit to the Biertuin was a very happy 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


Naked in the bath

IMG_0132 By Dave Thomas   Naked in the bath At least I might have been a Read more

Shakespeare Karaoke (As You Like It)

Shakespeare Karaoke (As You Like It) 20 AUG 20:15: Mikes BADHUIS Theatre, Amsterdam Compered by Wil Sutton Read more

England, my England

England, my England

England, my England From 28 August to 6 September the Utrecht Early Music Festival presents Read more



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 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. Membership provides a link to other like-minded members and reduced entry to all major Britsoc events and activities.


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