Flemish and Belgian organisations

Vlaamse Club Londen (VCL)

The VCL organises various activities for the many Flemish and other Dutch speaking people in the Greater London area, ranging from a pub night, a Saint Nicholas / Sinterklaas celebration to more cultural activities.


Vlamingen in de Wereld (ViW)

This is a worldwide network for Flemish expats.


Contact in the UK: Brit Beckers and David Vermylen info@viw.be

Contact in Ierland: Jacques Vanhoucke, info@viw.be

Vlamingen in Surrey

This association organises meetings and events for Flemish people who live near Surrey, mostly focused on family activities.


Contact: Brit Beckers, info@vlamingeninsurrey.co.uk  

Orde van den Prince

The Order promotes the Dutch language and culture. They also encourage the collaboration between Flanders and the Netherlands, with bimonthly meetings in London.

Contact: Wim Blancke wimblancke@doctors.org.uk 

Anglo-Belgian Society (ABS)

This society promotes Anglo-Belgian relations and organises a number of events including an annual ball or dinner, and monthly ‘First Tuesday Drinks’ in collaboration with the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.


Contact : Jean-Christophe Maerten secretary@anglobelgiansociety.com

Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the UK

This Chamber of Commerce dates back to 1890 and helps Belgian and Luxembourg companies who are active and set-up in the United Kingdom.


Contact: Michel Vanhoonacker  info@blcc.co.uk

Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Ireland

The Belgium Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Ireland is part of a global network of Belgium Luxembourg chambers in 60 countries. Based in Dublin, Ireland, they assist companies in their search for new business opportunities and trading partners in these markets.

Contact: Patricia MacKay, patricia@blcc.ie


Beleire is a non-profit organisation aiming to facilitate business networking between member companies and individuals in the Belgian and Irish business communities. They work closely with Irish and Belgian trade agencies to strengthen commercial relations between the two countries.

Contact: Guy Ooms, info@beleire.com

KU Leuven alumni London

KU Louvain also has an alumni chapter in London. From time to time it hosts events with interesting speakers on a wide variety of topics.


UCL Dutch & Flemish Society

The society is linked to the University College London (UCL) and welcomes all who like to experience Dutch and Flemish culture and food. They organise various events, such as 'koffie-uurtjes', free language lessons, food tastings, pub crawls and trips to Flanders and the Netherlands.

http://studentsunionucl.org/clubs-societies/dutch-and-flemish-society,  uclu-dutchandflemish@ucl.ac.uk

Oxford University Belgian Luxembourg Society (OUBLS)

This society unites Belgian and Luxembourg students in Oxford and organises various events, including an annual dinner.

http://oubls.webs.com,  oxforduniversitybelgoluxsoc@gmail.com

Cambridge University Belgian Society (CUBS)

This society unites Belgian students in Cambridge and organises various events, including interesting debate and panel events.