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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our sizzling September edition of the Zine.  Now the heat is slowly subsiding we can look forward to our exetensive programme of Autumn and Winter events.

We recently held our AGM on 1st September which is a bit earlier than normal.  There are few changes to the society to which were agreed at the meeting.  I would like to thank our outgoing Treasurer, William Tweddle thanks for his many years of service and would like to welcome on board Rupert Apthorp as our new treasurer.

There are a a number of other things we have agreed in the meeting such as our commitment to free membership for the coming year.  We have also created some new committee positions.

Since the relationship with English speaking schools is very important to us, we have created school liasion positions on our committee so they can have their say in what would interest their families and staff for social events and get togethers. It is a pleasure to welcome Paul Morgan the new Principal of the British School of Amsterdam on our committee and we hope to feature an interview him soon.  We are still looking for liasions for the other English Langauge schools in Amsterdam and surroundings.  If you are representative of the school be it teacher or parent and would like to join our board and give the British Society some direction then we would be happy to welcome you.  We meet around 4 times per year to discuss the Society.

We have also created the position of Events Coordinator.  This is a new position and at the moment remains unfilled.  If you are a dynamic person with some free time on your hands and would like to organise social events with the financial backing of our organisation then this is the job for you.  Please feel free to contact me at

Our Autumn/Winter season is the busiest we have.  Please keep your eyes peeled for the following:

Expactica Fair – 2nd October, Beurs van Berlage

We need a bit of help on the stand so if you dont mind standing around for a couple of hours I can promise a couple of free drinks are in it for you.  Please contact me a

Expatica Ad

Booming Business 3 – 12th October, Boom Chicago (TBC)

Bonfire Night 2016 – 6th November


Glitz & Glamour Charity Ball – 10th December


The las 2 events are our to premier events and sell out extremely quickly please do not be dissapointed.  Tickets go on sale very shortly.

For our smaller events please see our Meetup site:

We have our sports clubs, comedy nights, curry nights and many other events which we get exclusive discounts and special offers for our members.

British Society of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NL
976 Britsoc Friends

The British Society organises events with a British flavour. A very social club, we’re open to people of every nationality who are looking to meet new friends, play sports and…

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Britsoc Website Official Launch

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British Ambassador’s Residence 23rd January, The Hague—Today the British Society Of Amsterdam and the Netherlands (Britsoc) officially launched their new website during the second annual Consular Contacts Reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence in the Hague.

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Stories and Articles Wanted

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Keen to share your ideas and thoughts on Amsterdam and the Netherlands? Have something  you want to promote or share?

Get free exposure to nearly 45,000 Brits living in the Netherlands. Including 11,000 in Amsterdam.


Who are they, what are they interested in, what do they need, where do they go, who do they meet?  The only way to find out is to ask you directly.

We are keen to hear from anybody who wishes to submit an article, video, image,  or want to promote ideas, events or businesses that are of interest to British expats.

We are looking for a range of topics that include: Architecture and Design, Arts and Culture, Amsterdam 2013, Beauty and Health, Family and Kids, Fashion and Style, Food and Drink, Meeting  People, Music and Theatre, Photography, Science and Fiction, Sports and Life, To Do AmsterdamTravel and Holidays 

If you are willing to create free content, your reward will be free exposure  in our popular online ZINE magazine and our new magazine style website:

While we have been serving the British expat community since the 1920s, there has never been a greater opportunity or range of tools and technologies to enable us to reach out, listen and join the conversation.

We aim to become the number one resource for British Expats in the Netherlands and are looking forward to working with you to build our readership and expose you to a wider audience.

So what are you waiting for?

Get out that camera, video recorder, pen and paper and start making expat history.

Contact the Zine Magazine Editor here

When you click the link above you will be taken to the Contacts Page.  Please choose ‘ZINE magazine editor’ from the drop down menu on the Contact Form and indicate which type of article you wish to product and we will get right back to you.  

The Britsoc Marketing Team