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 over 95 years 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, Royal Dutch Shell and in particular the Royal Netherlands Embassy, ING Bank and Unilever, 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 interest and hospitality of successive Netherlands Ambassadors in London.
JOINING THE ANGLO-NETHERLANDS SOCIETY
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 entrance fee. Please refer to the Contact Details page in the “Membership – the Society” section for further details.
Sir Michael Perry GBE
H.E. The Netherlands Ambassador and The Hon. Sir Clive Bossom BtThe Anglo-Netherlands Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee, number 4322131.
Registered office: 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DY.
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