groups and clubs in the Netherlands

Expat groups and clubs in the Netherlands - Part II

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Here is part II of our guide: Educational / Professional, Expatriate, Family, Fine Arts, Food & Wine, Gay & Lesbian, Language / Conversation, Music, Photography, Political, Religion, and Social.


Society of English-Native-Speaking Editors (SENSE)

SENSE was set up in 1990 by a group of English-native-speaking editors. It has grown rapidly and they now have more than 300 members, many of whom also work as translators, copywriters and teachers of English writing skills. 


The Hague International Network (THIN)
Address: The Hague
Contact: Marianne van Zon
Tel: 070 306 2211
Fax: 070 358 7921

THIN is a place for the international community to meet and develop relationships of all kinds. The purpose of THIN is to create a social environment where a diverse international group of professionals can meet, reflect, exchange ideas, discuss and develop new business contacts. The reason for the gatherings is more informal in nature since they are usually held towards the end of the working day.


Toastmasters Club
Contact: Bill Monsour
Address: Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam
Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (except for holidays)
Time: 19:30 - 21:30.

Toastmasters is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the public speaking and leadership skills of its members. The organisation is built-up by local clubs, each one independent and self-organised, consisting of 20 - 50 persons who meet regularly. During these meetings members perform different public speaking activities: prepared or unprepared speeches or evaluations of other members' speeches, thus creating a mutually supportive and friendly environment that enables members to steadily improve their public speaking and presentation skills. The club is open to everyone who has a reasonable command of English and is over 18 years of age.



Alliance Française de La Haye
Address: Kettingstraat 2, 2511 AN The Hague
Tel: 070 362 1523
Fax: 070 362 1743


Amsterdam Expat Meetup Group

A social club for Amsterdam expats with an international membership that includes both recently relocated Expats and long term residents. The primary goal is to meet interesting people and make new friends. While the group is primarily focused on expats, native Dutch are also encouraged to join.

British Club of The Hague
Address: Nieuwe Duinweg 25, 2587 AB The Hague
Tel: 070 346 1973

British Society of Amsterdam (BritSoc)
Contact: Stephen Huyton
Address: Postbus 7429, 1007 JK Amsterdam 

It provides a forum to meet new people, get more out of life here and settle into a new environment. It welcomes all English speakers to its extensive range of events. They welcome all members from 8 to 80 (and beyond). The society aims to offer 'something for everyone' regardless of age, nationality and interests. Regular activities range from the more active weekly sporting events such as badminton and squash to less physically demanding but equally fun events such as restaurant, pub, dance and film nights. The Society's 'Mothers and Others' group provides invaluable contact for spouses with young children. Many other members enjoy the bridge nights, play, reading and book club events, and many other things.


Canadian Expatriates Club of Amsterdam (CECA)
Contact: Laurie Henderson

CECA is a social club that meets about once a month at various venues usually in the Amsterdam area. It's a club where Canadians find other Canadians. However the club is NOT limited to only Canadians and thus is very international. 


Address: The Hague

This is an expat community for all Scandinavians living in Europe. The Club offers a cosy atmosphere and a lot of activities, such as pub-evenings and mother-child days, all over Holland, and other European countries. Membership is free.


Deutscher Klub in den Niederlanden
Address: Postbus 85 678, 2508 CJ Den Haag



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