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Events

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.

 

Burns Night 2023

Burns night 2023We will be celebrating Burns night on the 21st January 2023 where we will celebrate the life of the poet Robert Burns, Famous for Auld Lang Syne.

We have the fabulous McVities Band playing for us and we will be once again dancing the night away at the British School of Amsterdam in their Grand Theatre.

The centre piece of any Burns night is the traditional Burns Supper which this year will be served with a tot of whisky.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Adult Ticket 39.50 euros
Child Ticket 17.50 euros

Valentine’s Jazz Extravaganza

1920s party

On the 11th February we will be celebrating our Valentine’s Roaring Twenties evening with a great 3 course meal and fabulous entertainment from Decadentia.

Come and join in all the fun on the 11th February at our themed Roaring Twenties Valentine’s evening starting at 7pm. The event is being held in the Grand Theatre at the British School of Amsterdam, it will be a magical evening with great food cooked up by our fabulous chef and entertainment from our Jazz dance band Decadentia who will help to dance the night away till Midnight.

We are delighted this year through our raffle to be supporting some great charities so don’t miss out.

Dress code: Roaring Twenties or Evening wear.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Ticket 80 euros (limited so first come first served)

 

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 (Sept – June), 20.00-23.00

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

Cost:   One-off for whole season – €140

Contact: David Pollack  badmin2@britsoc.nl

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Registration required?  If you are new, yes please

 

Tennis

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 (tennis@britsoc.nl) 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 (tennis@britsoc.nl) for more information

Sailing

sailing
When:
Every 3 weeks May to September

Where: Either Kaag or Loosdrecht (see britsoc_sailing.droppages.com)

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

Contact: Geoff Dudley (sailing@britsoc.nl) for more information

 

Golf

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 golf@britsoc.nl 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.

Recent Photos

Burns Night

Video of Burns Night 2019

Bonfire Night

Bonfire night photos from 2018

Christmas Ball

Christmas Ball photos from 2018

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Regular Sports & Annual Events

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