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

A to Z Contacts and Services



Our directory is a growing resource of contacts and services for English expats. If you know of a person or business in the Netherlands of interest to English expats, please e-mail us and we’ll add them to this list.



Here is a selection of contacts for English-speakers doing business in the Netherlands:

British Consulate Amsterdam – Information for British citizens and passport department Koningslaan 44, 1070 AL Amsterdam

British Embassy in the Hague – Information for British citizens

Central Statistics Agency of the Netherlands

Chamber of Commerce – Site with information for doing business in Netherlands.

Citizens First

City of Amsterdam – Official site from the municipality, giving links to other web resources. Click on the words English Site.

Dutch Ministry of Finance – Offering on-line guide to Taxation in the Netherlands. Click the link saying English at the top

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Offering on-line guides “Coming to the Netherlands” and “the Netherlands in depth

IOD Netherlands – UK Institute of Directors – Netherlands Branch

Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce – Specialists in Anglo-Dutch trade promotion.

Nuffic – Guide to higher education, professional and vocational courses in the Netherlands, taught in English.

UK Meets NL – Your one-stop shop for successful cross-border business

Children's Activities

Children’s Activities

Fun! Fun! Too much fun and sugar!

Apenheul – Apeldoorn – A zoo dedicated to Apes.

Archeon – Alphen aan den Rijn – An archeological theme park.

Cirque de Soleil – A circus/gymnastic act show of outstanding quality. (Dutch)

Diergaarde Blijdorp – Rotterdam. – A renovated zoo, with its huge undersea world exhibition.

Kids & Trips

Kids Gids English – A children s guide in English focusing on the Randstad area.

I am Amsterdam family and kids

Kids in the City

Militaire Luchtvaart Museum – Soesterberg – Aircraft museum.

A single mother’s survival guide – A handy survival guide

Omniversum – The Hague An IMAX Dome theatre truly puts you in the centre of the universe!

Pathe– For an afternoon at the cinema.

The Beach – Alsmeer – An indoor beach.

The Efteling – Kaatsheuvel. – A Childrens Theme Park.

The Robbeburg – We are an international not-for-profit playgroup run by Mothers for children aged 0-4. Meeting on a weekly basis in one of our nine sessions (English, Spanish, Japanese and Swedish language groups) this is a great way to meet others and make friends

The Speelkastel

TunFun Speelpark – An underground children’s playground located in the heart of Amsterdam.


Church Services

Church Services

For religiously-minded members

Christ Church Amsterdam

English Reformed Church

Holy Trinity Church, Utrecht

Anglican Church Twente


Local municipalities


The Hague



Other members have recommended the following:

Amsterdam English-language dentist


Find the cheapest Dutch energy supplier

Energievergelijken (Site in English)

Cheapest energy supplier

Food and Drink

Food and Drink


Dinner Site – Restaurants in Amsterdam

Dutch food and eating outthe Netherlands food site

Holland-at-Home – Dutch online supermarket which was recently established for the Dutch Community

Special Bite – Your guide to special dining

The English Cake Lady – The English Cake Lady – beautiful and delicious birthday cakes and cupcakes for all ages

Linda’s Little Britain — Food shop and web shop in Hilversum

Language Courses

Language Courses

For language classes


BLTC (British Language Training Center)

Regina Coeli Welcome to the Nuns of Vught. Rapidly learn a foreign language in a manner which suits you best.


Multimedia offerings

ACCESS MagazineThe publication is available for reading online at the ACCESS website. General information on lifestyle, events, and culture are featured in this magazine.

BBC Radio – The top Dutch news stories in just five minutes a day

English Breakfast Radio – Tune in on 99.4FM Amsterdams only English speaking radio show! Weekdays 7 – 9 am

Family Matters Magazine – Bi-Monthly publication offering practical information and articles about family life in the Netherlands.

Here’s Holland — Here’s Holland provides visitors of all ages and interests with a unique insight into Holland’s treasures and pleasures, it’s culture and customs.

Radio America

Radio Netherlands

West International.

The Local Expat – This newspaper began circulation in May 2007 and targets expats in The Hague and Wassenaar.

The Xpat Journal – For expats looking for more technical information, such as healthcare, taxes, job searches, schools, housing, legal issues, and more.

Xpat.nlis the information source for expats in Holland. Read all about Dutch habits, festivities and events!

Other Expat Organisations

Other Expat Organisations

Being away from your native country doesn’t have to be so hard

ACCESS – Provides information in English on living in the Netherlands. Includes publications, counseling services, welcome services, events and courses, volunteers and information helpline.

AngloINFO – Everything you need to know about moving to the Netherlands

Antwerp British and International Women – A meeting place for English speaking women.

Autism Association for Overseas Families (NL) – An English-language group consisting of parents and professionals who offer support and information to families of individuals with autistic spectrum disorders living in the Netherlands.

British Club the Hague – A valuable meeting place and everyone can expect a friendly greeting.

British Expats – The free online lifestyle magazine and community for British expats.

CONNECTing Women – A network for professional and internationally aware women, based in the Hague.

Dutch Hashing on the Web – The home of the Hash House Harriers in the Netherlands.

E-lynx – Information directory and activities for expat

Expat Exchange – Comprehensive source of expat information

Expat Focus

Expatica – News and community for the expatriate in the Netherlands.

Expats Reunite – A site for all expats. International Jobs Section. Useful recourse on moving or working in another country. Find lost friends from around the world. Play the UK and Euro Lottery from anywhere in the world.

Go And Connect – Amsterdam – Amsterdam Connect. Useful information, telephone numbers, links.


IMAGES International Photography Club – We hold monthly meetings, in English, as well as field trips, visits to exhibitions, practical sessions and workshops, and social evenings.

International Almere – Connecting Expats in Almere

International Women’s Club of Rotterdam (Pickwick)

Steven Pemberton’s Internet Guide to Amsterdam

The Delftians – Casual drinks 2x a month for expats in Delft region.

The Hague Online – Everything that is happening in and around The Hague.

The Irish Club – Netherlands


Out and about for Adults

Out and about for Adults

Older folks like these kinds of things.

Amsterdam Hotspots

Amsterdam’s Uit Buro

Easylaughs – Comedy improv shows every Friday at The Crea, Amsterdam

Eat Drink Etc

Health & Beauty Centre – Romana Health & Beauty Centre

Health City – Hoofddorp.

Special Sports – Amstelveen

Therman Lamer – Almere Haven – A Beauty Clinic located just off the A6 exit Almere Haven.



Great places our members enjoy

Deventer – one of the Hanseatic towns (Dutch only).

S-Hertogenbosch (or Den Bosch) – All about ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Worth a visit (both the site and the city).

Welcome to Holland



Arriving or Leaving the Netherlands

International Movers – Save on international moving from and to The Netherlands – Free Quote

Move to the Netherlands – Expat life certainly isn’t all about fascinating activities in a foreign country and fitting in with the locals -We manage several short term rental apartments and have a booking platform with almost 500 properties in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam HousingAmsterdam Housing has the biggest stock of houses and apartments in and around Amsterdam and Amstelveen.



Universiteit Nimbas – Utrecht – For those interested in taking their Masters or MBA (part-time or full-time) in an English speaking environment within The Netherlands.– The British School of Amsterdam– The British School in the Netherlands The International School of Amsterdam



For the little or big help that you might need.

Consider it done – Amsterdam – Concierge / Relocation Services in Amsterdam

MisterWhat – Local Business Search. Find Companies, Phone Numbers, Area Codes, Maps, Addresses, Company Profiles. Add your Company for free!

Pararius — Rental apartments for expats. 20,000 rental apartments available in The Netherlands. Site in six languages.


For the competitive

amsterdamgac – Amsterdam Gaelic Athletic Club focuses on playing Gaelic Football in Amsterdam. The club has a number of different nationalities playing and hosts men’s and ladies teams who play in the Iretex European Gaelic Football League.

House of Running – We are a social running club offering programmes for all fitness levels to prepare for various races, such as the Amsterdam Marathon, half marathon or 8km race. Get in great shape, make friends and have fun. The group meets weekly in Amsterdam during the training season. We are an international group. – all about golf in the Netherlands

VRA Cricket Club – VRA Cricket club of Amsterdam has a rich history in the cricketing spheres within Holland.


When you need to get away

Aerfares – Excellent low-cost airline search engine, will even plan connections for you!

Amsterdam Hotels & Travel Information – (including Amsterdam Public Transport Information)

Basiqair (Transavia) – For bargain flights between Amsterdam & London Stansted airport (commencing on 26th May 2003).

British Airways

Country Advice (Know before you go) – Travel advice issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

De Treinreiswinkel (The Rail travel shop) – The specialist for rail tickets and rail arrangements. Tickets to almost every station, round trip tickets, all discounts and special offers.

Dutch National Railways – including online timetables

EasyJet – The Web’s Favourite Airline. Check their timetables and book your flights with them on the web.

KLM – Flight timetables, fare information and travel details. Click and go special offers for on-line booking and next day travel.

Schiphol airport – flight departure and arrival information and airport information.

Stenaline – Book ferry travel to Ireland, Britain and Holland at the official Stena Line website for the lowest fares online and special offers.

Visit Britain – Your official travel guide to Britain