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Britsoc Photography Sponsor | Nov 2015

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Benjamin Arthur

The British Photographer in Amsterdam

WEDDINGS  | CORPORATE EVENTS | PORTRAITS  | PARTIES | WALKABOUTS | CHILDREN’S  PORTRAITS | EVENTS | FINE ART

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About Benjamin Arthur
I’m a leading independent freelance photographer, working with corporate & individual clients in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, UK and elsewhere. Capturing the spirit of you or your event is my first priority.

Passion, creativity and professionalism
The areas I focus on can be seen in my galleries and I love each individual commission with the challenges they bring and the fun we have together. Passion, creativity and professionalism are the three things above all that I bring to my work. I love it all … from the dreaming and planning through to the execution & delivery. My approach throughout is 1000% focused on you – placing you and your needs at the centre of everything.

Reportage photographer
Successful outcomes are the result of strong relationships. In terms of style, I describe myself as a reportage photographer. I like to work as far as possible with natural light and that applies as much to my portraiture work as it does weddings, events and parties.

I try to blend in rather than stand out
I quietly observe what’s going on around me. Then, when I need to step up for a large group photo, I’m lucky to have a strong voice that can marshal everyone into shot.

Well travelled
Based in the stunning city of Amsterdam, I also regularly work in Prague and will happily travel across continental Europe and the world on assignment. I’m blessed to be married to Leigh Ann who helps me in a thousand ways and is a true partner. When not behind my lens, you’ll find my nose in a book or a saucepan or, too rarely, tramping around England’s stunning landscapes.

I look forward to working with you
So, whatever your photographic needs please do contact me using the details below. I look forward to hearing what we can do together!

Contact Photographer Benjamin Arthur
I try to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and, during the working week, am available for one on one appointments.

www.benjaminarthur.com

The British School in The Netherlands – Britsoc Sponsors

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The British School in the Netherlands

Our mission at the BSN is to deliver academic excellence and create inspiring places for children and young people to learn and grow into confident individuals.

Building on the proven quality of the British and International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum we also foster a global perspective.

Reaching our five campuses (three primary and two secondary), located in and around The Hague, is quick and easy wherever you happen to live. We make transport convenient for families with our door-to-door pick up services or coach services from Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

There are plenty of transport options available to suit the family’s needs. Not convinced? We’ve done the hard work for you – take a look at our video or contact our admission team.

 

or call our admissions team below.

BSN Admissions Department

Christine Matthews – Senior Admissions Officer
Pauline de Zwart – Admissions Coordinator

Vrouw Avenweg 640
2493 WZ, Den Haag

Click for map & directions

T : +31 (0)70 315 4077
E: admissions@britishschool.nl

Benjamin Arthur | The British Photographer in Amsterdam – Britsoc Sponsor

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The British Photographer in Amsterdam

WEDDINGS  | CORPORATE EVENTS | PORTRAITS  | PARTIES | WALKABOUTS | CHILDREN’S  PORTRAITS | EVENTS | FINE ART

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About Benjamin Arthur
I’m a leading independent freelance photographer, working with corporate & individual clients in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, UK and elsewhere. Capturing the spirit of you or your event is my first priority.

Passion, creativity and professionalism
The areas I focus on can be seen in my galleries and I love each individual commission with the challenges they bring and the fun we have together. Passion, creativity and professionalism are the three things above all that I bring to my work. I love it all … from the dreaming and planning through to the execution & delivery. My approach throughout is 1000% focused on you – placing you and your needs at the centre of everything.

Reportage photographer
Successful outcomes are the result of strong relationships. In terms of style, I describe myself as a reportage photographer. I like to work as far as possible with natural light and that applies as much to my portraiture work as it does weddings, events and parties.

I try to blend in rather than stand out
I quietly observe what’s going on around me. Then, when I need to step up for a large group photo, I’m lucky to have a strong voice that can marshal everyone into shot.

Well travelled
Based in the stunning city of Amsterdam, I also regularly work in Prague and will happily travel across continental Europe and the world on assignment. I’m blessed to be married to Leigh Ann who helps me in a thousand ways and is a true partner. When not behind my lens, you’ll find my nose in a book or a saucepan or, too rarely, tramping around England’s stunning landscapes.

I look forward to working with you
So, whatever your photographic needs please do contact me using the details below. I look forward to hearing what we can do together!

Contact Photographer Benjamin Arthur
I try to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and, during the working week, am available for one on one appointments.

www.benjaminarthur.com

Rent a boat and discover Amsterdam

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Ten Britsoc Bloggers Rent a Boat

This Thursday, July 16, a group of us from the Britsoc Zine blogging team have been invited to test ‘Rent A Boat Amsterdam‘ by the family run  Canal Motorboats Amsterdam.

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20% Boat Hire Discount
Ron has kindly offered a 20% discount for boat hire during weekdays to all Britsoc members and Zine subscribers

We will be back soon with pics and a small blog about how we got on.

Meanwhile here some background to this family run boat rental company.

Canal Motorboats: rent a boat easy and simple

Canal Motorboats has an extensive tradition when it comes to the rent a boat business. As a family company, we are the oldest boat rental company in Amsterdam. From our central location, which is in walking distance of the Central Station, you can access the famous Amsterdam canals within a couple of minutes.

A navigation license is not required to take our boats out on the town!

After our clear and expert instructions, you will hit the water feeling like a seasoned captain. Our staff is always helpful and nice, as it is our ambition to offer you the best possible Amsterdam boat experience.

Affordable boat rental

When adding this to our sharp prices, you have the formula for success for an unforgettable time on the water. Canal Motorboats is open year round from 10:00 am ‘til sunset/10:00 pm.

Our boats are 5,50 m long and 1,80 m wide and can fit up to 7 persons.

Your safety is always guaranteed

Our boats have a built-in system that prevents them from sinking under all circumstances.

Canal Motorboats
Zandhoek 10 A
1013 KT Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 (0) 20 422 70 07
Mail: info@canalmotorboats.com

Web: www.canalmotorboats.com

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Benjamin Arthur | The British Photographer in Amsterdam – Britsoc Sponsor

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The British Photographer in Amsterdam

WEDDINGS  | CORPORATE EVENTS | PORTRAITS  | PARTIES | WALKABOUTS | CHILDREN’S  PORTRAITS | EVENTS | FINE ART

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About Benjamin Arthur
I’m a leading independent freelance photographer, working with corporate & individual clients in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, UK and elsewhere. Capturing the spirit of you or your event is my first priority.

Passion, creativity and professionalism
The areas I focus on can be seen in my galleries and I love each individual commission with the challenges they bring and the fun we have together. Passion, creativity and professionalism are the three things above all that I bring to my work. I love it all … from the dreaming and planning through to the execution & delivery. My approach throughout is 1000% focused on you – placing you and your needs at the centre of everything.

Reportage photographer
Successful outcomes are the result of strong relationships. In terms of style, I describe myself as a reportage photographer. I like to work as far as possible with natural light and that applies as much to my portraiture work as it does weddings, events and parties.

I try to blend in rather than stand out
I quietly observe what’s going on around me. Then, when I need to step up for a large group photo, I’m lucky to have a strong voice that can marshal everyone into shot.

Well travelled
Based in the stunning city of Amsterdam, I also regularly work in Prague and will happily travel across continental Europe and the world on assignment. I’m blessed to be married to Leigh Ann who helps me in a thousand ways and is a true partner. When not behind my lens, you’ll find my nose in a book or a saucepan or, too rarely, tramping around England’s stunning landscapes.

I look forward to working with you
So, whatever your photographic needs please do contact me using the details below. I look forward to hearing what we can do together!

Contact Photographer Benjamin Arthur
I try to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and, during the working week, am available for one on one appointments.

www.benjaminarthur.com

British Language Training Centre | Britsoc Sponsor

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Welcome to the British Language Training Centre located in the heart of Amsterdam

Your centre of choice for English and Dutch courses as well as Cambridge Examinations, Business English, International Legal English, International Financial English and Teaching English (TEFL) qualification courses

The BLTC trains for internationally recognised Cambridge certificates and is the Dutch Test Centre for IELTS, the International English Language Testing System. In March 2015  BLTC became an official examination centre for Cambridge Business Examinations  BEC, ILEC and ICFE.

Getting there

The BLTC is located in Oxford House in the centre of Amsterdam, close to Spui.

Oxford House
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 328/E
1012 RW Amsterdam

E-mail: bltc@bltc.nl 

Tel. : 020 622 36 34
Fax : 020 626 49 62

British Language Training Centre
Welcome to the British Language Training Centre located in the heart of Amsterdam

Car parking is limited. The nearest parking garages are Bijenkorf, De Kolk, and Muziektheater/Stadhuis.

Trams 1, 2, and 5 stop in front of the door (tram stop ‘Spui’).
Trams 4, 9, 14, 16, 24, and 25 stop at Rokin (a two-minute walk).

Amsterdam International Community School | Britsoc Sponsor

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Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)

The Amsterdam International Community School is a Dutch International Primary and Secondary School offering international education in English.

To be a community where learning is at the heart of everything we do.

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Contact:

Amsterdam International Community School

Prinses Irenestraat 59

1077 WV Amsterdam

Amsterdam International Community School
Dutch International Primary and Secondary School offering international education in English.

The International School of Amsterdam | Britsoc Sponsor

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Setting the stage to excite and develop young minds

At the International School of Amsterdam (ISA), we believe that great facilities can set the stage for great learning. ISA is housed in a space specially designed for international education. And inspiration.

Our facilities include a four-floor library/media center, a 400-seat theatre, science labs and specialist studios for music, art, and drama. More than 400 computers are joined in a school-wide, online network. Students work with laptops and iPads in the classroom. Two state-of-the-art gyms, discovery oriented playgrounds and adjacent playing fields are large, well equipped and secure.

ISA’s campus is not a luxury. It’s where ideas are born.

 

Sportlaan 45

1185 TB Amstelveen

The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 347 1111

www.isa.nl

Kingsalmarkt World Famous Foodstore & Britsoc Sponsor

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Taste Life!

Kingsalmarkt, the world-famous foodstore!

We are known for our wide range of products from countries all over the world. ‘Taste life’ is what

we call that. Visit us for your favourite American cornflakes, brownies and soups, British jams and

honey, Mexican tortillas, Spanish tapas and ham, Italian coffee and pasta and French cheese.

Of course you can pick up the rest of your groceries too.

 

Contact details:

Rembrandtweg 621, 1181 GV Amstelveen-noord,

Tel: 020 643 37 51

Email: info@kingsalmarkt.nl

Kingsalmarkt: The world famous foodstore
Easily reached by car (free parking) and public transport (5 or 51 tram to Kronenburg). Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm