Dutch in London
Are you a Dutch person living in London or someone seeking culture from the Netherlands in the capital? Here you will find everything that is Dutch in London.
Estimated Dutch Population in London: 25,000
Main Areas: Various
Embassy: 38 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 5DP, Ph: 0207 590 3200
Famous Dutch London Stranger: Vincent Van Gogh was a very famous Dutch artist who only lived a short 37 years in the 19th century but who made an ever lasting impact on the art world. In 1873 Vincent moved to 87 Hackford Rd, Brixton and worked for an Art Dealer, Goupil and Cie in London. He later worked as a supply teacher for a school in Ramsgate, Kent and Isleworth, Middlesex. A troubled soul during life, Van Gogh's work was not really recognised until after he was found shot dead in 1890, believed to be self inflicted although no gun was ever found near his body. He also famously cut off his ear and sent it to a prostitue called Rachel and of course he is an acclaimed artist.
Celebrations/Events: Kings Day
Dutch Bars and Restaurants in London
De Hems Dutch Cafe (Soho) This has long been a central meeting point for the Dutch in London, it is a great place to be part of the orange army when the Netherlands have an important football match.
Lowlander Cafe (Covent Garden) The Dutch and Belgians make some great beers, Lowlander is a beer lovers dream where you can experience these great beverages for yourself.
Dutch Services in London
Dutch Community Groups/Associations in London
Dutch Church: Based in central London with mass every Sunday.
Netherlands-British Chamber of Commerce: Promotes Netherlands and British trade and investment interests by providing information, running events and giving opportunities for businesses and professionals to network.
Vlaamse Club Londen: Is a Flemish social club that runs a range of events for those interested in Flemish culture.
NL Borrels: International network and forum for Dutch entrepreneurs and professionals.