Looking for an Anglo-Dutch Club or Society, an association of Britons and Nederlanders together, in London, the Home Counties, anywhere in the UK? Seek no further!
For almost a century, the Anglo-Netherlands Society has worked to develop goodwill and understanding between the peoples of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The Society has as its purpose the promotion of the social, artistic, literary, educational, scientific and other interests that the Dutch and the British have in common. It is a non-party-political, non-profit making organisation with a national remit, based in London, and run by voluntary effort. The Society’s events are conducted in English.
The Anglo-Netherlands Society reaches its members by publishing a quarterly Newsletter, by organising social functions and by arranging visits to exhibitions, concerts, country houses and other places of interest in Britain. It arranges occasional visits to the Netherlands.
A number of major companies with business interests in the UK and the Netherlands, among them ABN-Amro Bank, Heineken, ING Bank, Philips, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Rabobank, Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever and in particular the Royal Netherlands Embassy, have over many years given generous support.
Summary in Dutch : Méér dan een Nederlandse Vereniging of club in Londen, zijn wij een levendige vereniging welke leden van zowel Engelse als Nederlandse afkomst samen brengt. De Anglo-Netherlands Society, opgericht in 1920, heeft als doel bevordering van de sociale, artistieke, literaire, educatieve en wetenschappelijke interesse in elkanders land. Daartoe organiseren wij regelmatig lezingen en bezoeken, waarbij naast het leren over ons gastland ook sociaal contact een rol speelt. De voertaal van de vereniging is Engels, veel leden spreken uiteraard ook Nederlands.
The Society was founded in June 1920 as the Anglo-Batavian Society and adopted its present name in 1944. It is occasionally referred to as the Anglo-Dutch Club, or sometimes the Anglo-Dutch Society, although its correct name is Anglo-Netherlands Society.
Throughout its history it has enjoyed the support of the Royal Families of both the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and has benefited greatly from the support and hospitality of successive Netherlands Ambassadors in London.
JOINING THE ANGLO-NETHERLANDS SOCIETY
CoViD-19 notice : Please be advised that under the circumstances -irrespective of any ‘lockdown’- the Society’s Administrator will limit visits to the office as much as possible. Mail -including cheques and aplication forms- is therefore unlikely to be seen for in principle months on end. The Society can however still be reached – please refer to the Contact Details page.
Any person or organisation desirous of promoting the objects of the Society is eligible to apply for membership, subject to acceptance by the Society’s Council. The annual subscription is surprisingly good value, with a reduced rate for members who live away from London; there is no entry fee. Please refer to the Membership page for details.The Anglo-Netherlands Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee, number 4322131.
Registered office: 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DY, England.
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