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Britsoc Tennis Club seeks new Recruits

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The British Society tennis club meets twice per week and is looking for a few new recruits to bolster the ranks.  If you are a keen tennis player without out a regular partner why not join them on either Tuesday or Sunday.

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Tuesday tennis 20-21.00 indoors at Amstelpark. Level intermediate.

Charge EUR 9 pp

Contact Geoff Dudley


Sunday tennis 17-18.00 indoors at Amstelpark. Various levels.  We also sometimes play soft tennis (Japanese tennis) and we have spare racquets.  There is usually an opportunity to play on more courts or to play for longer, so we are open to more than 4 players each time.

Charge EUR 6 pp.

Contact Sharron Reed


Once per year they hold a tennis tournament.

More details can be found on our events page:

Open Events Calendar

7 aside football for the over 35s and 45s

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Our friends at NFC Masters Football are recruiting!

NFC has +35 and a +45 teams that are currently looking for new players. Both teams are international selections, with some of the classiest has-beens and could-have-beens you can find in Amsterdam.

We’re a friendly group off the field, but some of the old competitiveness still sneaks out when we strap on the boots and step onto the field – we all still love the beautiful game. We play a 7 x7 format on a half-sized field, with games or friendlies most weeks in Autumn and Spring, usually followed by a quiet beer afterwards.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, or even if you just want a good excuse to get out of the house one night each week, please contact the team leaders:

45+ Justin Sherrard: or Stephen Huyton:

35+ Jacques D’Arrigo:

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Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Screening and buffet Dinner

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Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Screening and buffet Dinner. April 11th from 5pm@ Miuden.

The_Boat_RaceBritsoc members invited by the Committee of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of The Netherlands.

We are again joining forces with the boat club in Muiden and setting up a large screen with satellite TV link in order to watch both races, followed by a buffet dinner.

Timetable: arrival in Muiden from 5pm, women’s race starts at 5:50pm, men’s race at 6:50pm, buffet dinner at 7:30pm. (All local Dutch times, not UK times!)



The address of the boat club is:

Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil- & Roeivereeniging,
Westzeedijk 7, 1398 BB MUIDEN

Britsoc members welcome.

Download all the details here

Download Application Form here-PDF

Download Application Form here-Word

Annual Irish Club~Netherlands Golf tournament

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Date: 12th October 2013

Annual Irish Club~Netherlands Golf tournament – always a great day out..

First T-Off is 12:00 midday – 13:30



Golfbaan Rijswijk

Delftweg 59

2289 AL Rijswijk

070 3954864

Great prizes for Ladies and Gents including neary, longest drive etc.


Members (ICN/GAA): €75 and non-members €85 covering green fees and afterwards (NOT BBQ) dinner (steak or fish) and of course a snack/s for the walk etc.

Register ASAP as closing date is 4 October 2013 to giving name, contact details and handicap.

Any questions you can call me on 06-20573678 ONLY OUT OF OFFICE HOURS