The AlphaBet Club hosts events for internationally minded people in Amsterdam and Madrid. The AlphaBet Club was founded on the principal “It’s not important where you go, what matters is who you’re with.” At our events we aim to have a good mix of foreigners (living in Amsterdam & Madrid) and locals in a new environment that is very easy to meet others in. Funds raised with events support our pre-school projects in Bangalore, India. We are an ANBI certified charity run by volunteers only.
Many that have recently moved to Amsterdam or Madrid claim that The AlphaBet Club gatherings have introduced them to many people who have helped them get adjusted to living in their new city. The AlphaBet Club has 300+ people attend each monthly weeknight event. Madrid was launched in September of 2009 and averages 350 attendees per event.
Our charity focus
Although the focus of our events is on fun, the AlphaBet Club is a legal charity (Stichting) that raises funds to improve children’s lives through education. The AlphaBet Club is an ANBI certified charity organization, funded by proceeds from events as well as donations and sponsorships, The AlphaBet Club focuses on building and sustaining the operation of educational infrastructure for children in need. Creating sustainable opportunities for children in poverty for a better life through education, it all begins with ABC.
We have actively worked together with the local non-profit organizations to help them ensure operational excellence and sustainability of the projects we fund. Currently The AlphaBet Club is focusing its efforts on projects in India. Over the last years we have build a strong relationship with the Building Blocks charity in Bangalore, India. This has enabled us to support the opening of a school for pre-school children from the GD Mara slum, and the opening of a 2nd pre-school near the Chinnappa Garden slum.
How did it start?
The AlphaBet Club was started by Troy Swanson in Amsterdam in 2006 and we have hosted over 90 gatherings since it began. ABC was founded in Madrid in September of 2009, and events are organized in both cities by a large group of active volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with The AlphaBet Club please send us your information. Or email us if you have any other questions we can help you with.
AlphaBet Club Stichting
KvK number 34348300
Netherlands registry of corporations
Email us at
Our postal address
Prinsengracht 185 HS
1015 DS Amsterdam