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The British Society offers a program of social activities and welcomes all English speakers to its extensive range of events. Regular weekly sporting activity such as badminton and tennis with seasonal golf and sailing.


The Great British Ball

The Great British Ball is back on Saturday the 12th February 2022, at the fabulous, newly renovated British School of Amsterdam, the new home of Britsoc. We will holding our Best of British Gala evening this year in the magnificent Great Hall Theatre which has its tasteful age appropriate character and is nestled into the specifically designed forward looking facilities.

Cost: €100
Where: The British School of Amsterdam, How to buy tickets: Click here


Burns Night

Our traditional Britsoc Burns Night will be held on the 22nd January 2022 at the fabulous, newly renovated British School of Amsterdam.

Cost: Adults €39.50, Children €15
Where: The British School of Amsterdam, How to buy tickets: Click here


Evening Badminton

About:  Beginners and regulars are welcome to join us for some fast action Badminton. We have a regular booking on the first two courts each week and usually end the evening with drinks and snacks upstairs.  We can supply shuttles and rackets if needed.
When: Every Wednesday  (Aug – mid–May),  20.00-23.00

Where: Sporthal de Pijp, Lizzy Ansinghstraat 88, 1072 RD Amsterdam

Cost:   One-off for whole season – €110

Contact: David Pollack

Registration required?  If you are new, yes please



About:  Ever picked up a racket?  Then you’ll be able to pick-up this Japanese version of lawn tennis (played outside if dry).  The game uses a lighter ball and more spin than regular tennis.

Tuesday Tennis

When: Every Tuesday, 20.00 – 21.00
Where: Indoors on court 19, Amstelpark Tennis Centre, Koenenkade 8, 1081 KH Amsterdam
Cost: € 10
Contact: Geoff Dudley ( for more information

Sunday Tennis / Soft Tennis

When: Every Sunday, 17.00 – 18.00
Where: Indoors on court 19, Amstelpark Tennis Centre, Koenenkade 8, 1081 KH Amsterdam
Cost: € 8
Contact: Sharron Reed ( for more information


Every 3 weeks May to September

Where: Either Kaag or Loosdrecht (see

Cost: Kaag: € 45 per boat (afternoon);  Loosdrecht: €75 per boat (whole day).  2-5 persons per boat

Contact: Geoff Dudley ( for more information



The main criterion for Britsoc Golf is to be able to play to a standard that doesn’t hold up play, English language based. There are a few lower handicappers, and others in the 20’s.

Games are on the Hogedijk course (near the AMC), on either the Saturday or the Sunday of each weekend (usually alternates by weeks).

That course is home to the Olympus club, of which many BritSoc players are also members. (The club has a competition schedule and some Britsoc golfers join some competitions).  We have a simple weekly process where an invitation mail goes to the mail list on Monday AM for golf the following weekend.

Mail info includes: 

  • Start day/time (One of either Saturday or Sunday), Usually quite early, ranges from around 7:30am to 9:00am on different weeks.
  • Which course combination, (Holendrecht, Bullewijk, Abcoude, all at the Hogedijk course)
  • Max number of people (usually 12 in Spring/Summer, based on 3 consecutive T times, e.g. 8:00, 8:10, 8:20).

Golfers who want to play reply to the mail by end of Wednesday, and the booking is confirmed by me to players and club on Thursday by email. If players are interested in signing up to the mailing list then contact golf@britsoc.nlIf players do sign up but need to cancel, they should inform the Hogedijk course directly, with 24 hours ahead, and cc the mail box.

Annual Events

Our British flavoured enjoyable events are one-off events that are run throughout the year, the most notable being our very popular Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night, Burns night and last, but not least, our spectacular Charity Christmas Ball and Boat trips. We have something to offer all ages and all tastes and we welcome members of any age, from young to ageing nicely, and remember you don’t have to be British.

Burns Night

Video of Burns Night 2019

Bonfire Night

Bonfire night photos from 2018

Christmas Ball

Christmas Ball photos from 2018

Britsoc Calendar

Regular Sports & Annual Events