Britsoc: The British Society of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Serving the British Expat community since 1920.

Chairman’s Corner May 2016

Chairman’s Corner May 2016

Hi everyone,

After a false start to spring in April, it seems like we have been plunged into winter again. And now May is here and we are back with the sun and thoughts of arranging picnics and BBQs on the beach!

I feel I have to comment on what seems to be becoming a tragic year for celebrity losses.  Maybe this is just a consequence of the media age.  All the fond memories of all these great artists who have graced our stage and screen for many years will still live on.  Nevertheless, we are only ¼ of the way into the year and the grim reaper seems to have quite a haul already.  It seems we will have to wrap up the rest of our childhood heroes in cotton wool for the rest of the year.

I have two requests for help from our members:

  1. Hervormd Lyceum Zuid (HLZ) in Amsterdam-Zuid is looking for approximately 15-20 native speakers who would be willing to have a chat with their students on June 9th (9am-3pm)

On that day, students (14-15-year-olds) will have to show us how well they can keep a conversation going in English (with a native speaker).

They will receive a couple of situations, such as: ‘The police office’ or ‘Host family’.

The only thing you would need to do is have a short conversation with the students and give them a mark out of 10. The school offers a lunch, snacks, and they will also give a gift card to those who are participating.

Please contact Stephanie:

  1. A student is looking for some help with her thesis and is asking people to complete an online survey about English landscapes.

If you have some time please help here out by filling in this survey.

May activities will include another Curry visit this time to our first Indonesian, Jun.  Please keep an eye on our Meetup page for details.

British Society of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NL
416 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…

Next Meetup

Extra Players for Britsoc Tuesday Evening Squash

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 PM
1 Attending

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Sailing starts also on Saturday May 7, 2016 so please look at our events page for details:



I hope to have some news about some theatre and comedy trips shortly as well.  The Ball committee will begin to start organising shortly as well so if you would like to be part of please contact me.