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The St. Andrew's Society of The Netherlands was formed in 1985. Its aims are to promote Scottish culture and, by doing so, raise funds for charities in Scotland and The Netherlands.

 

The principal occasion, St. Andrew's Day [30th Nov] is celebrated in traditional formal style with St. Andrew's Ball. Other more informal events, such as Ceilidhs and a Burns’ Night dance, are held from time to time.

 

Charities which have been supported in recent years include the Clini Clowns, KiKa, Myloma UK, Stichting Pink Ribbon and Stichting Hester.  In 2014 our charity was Stichting Blijf Vrouw, in 2015 St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh, and in 2016 Stichting Kinderarmoede.

 

In addition, the Society runs a weekly Friday evening Reel Club during the autumn and spring dance seasons. There members and friends can learn or simply enjoy Scottish Country dancing. The emphasis is on enjoyment - we have been at the British School, Diamanthorst 16 (the number is on the gate), 2592 GH The Hague, since early 2011. On your own? There are plenty of people waiting to dance with you!!!

 

The Society is run by a committee, elected annually by its members. Volunteers are always welcome to help organise and run the social functions or join the committee.

 

Your first two Reel Club visits are gratis; come and try us out.  Thereafter the Reel Club is €10 per attendance, along with €40 “B” annual membership.  Our “A” annual membership, inclusive of Reel Club attendance, is €120. These rates are reviewed annually at the Society's AGM.