About the Anglo-Netherlands Society

The Anglo-Netherlands Society was founded in June 1920 as the Anglo-Batavian Society and adopted its present name in 1944, it is sometimes referred to as the Anglo-Dutch Club, or the Anglo-Dutch Society.

Any person or organisation desirous of promoting the Aims and Objects* of the Society is eligible to apply for membership, subject to acceptance by the Society’s Council.

* The gist of the Aims and Objects is “the promotion of the social, artistic, literary, educational, scientific and other interests that the Dutch and the British have in common” ; the Society is a non-party-poliical non-profit organisation, run by voluntary effort.

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.

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, Shell, Unilever and in particular the Royal Netherlands Embassy, have over many years given generous support.


The annual subscription is 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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