IWCE offers something for everyone
Aside from our monthly general meetings, IWCE members are welcome to join Special Interest Groups (SIGs) — one of our most attractive features. These groups meet during the day or evening to share their interests and passions. Our SIGs range widely from Choir to Film Group, Bridge to Italian Conversation, Gourmet Club and so on.*
The IWCE offers other activities as well such as the popular Explore Eindhoven and Beyond (EEB) group, which organises outings during the evenings and in weekends for members and their immediate family members. Children are sometimes welcome too.
The SIGs are the core of the IWCE. Below is a short description of each of our seventeen current SIGs.
IWCE members are welcome to join the SIGs throughout the season.
For more details, members can go to Members Only and log in or refer to the monthly Newsletters.
The IWCE also introduces its members to unaffiliated groups such as the Culture Club and La Place.
The Culture Club consists of IWCE members as well as non-members. The Culture Club explores cultural sites near Eindhoven or elsewhere in the Netherlands, and easy distances to Belgium and Germany. Active membership is required. Members take turns organising outings.
La Place Lunch is a casual gathering where all are welcome to catch up over some tasty food or a drink. The group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month usually at La Place in the Piazza (Piazza 62, 5611 AE Eindhoven) from 12-15h.
Unofficial Groups open to IWCE members: Culture Club and La Place
IWCE Special Interest Groups
Baby - Toddler Play
For mothers with babies and toddlers. This group meets each first Thursday of the month during the morning/afternoon. The group is flexible with nap times, and rotates to member's homes.
Do you love reading and are you in for a lively debate? Then the monthly evening (1st Wednesday) or Tuesday Morning (2nd of the month) Book Clubs are worth exploring. A second evening group has recently started.
Bridge and Bridge Lessons
Join this group if you enjoy fun and competitive card games. For those who wish to learn the game or refresh their experience, there are free Bridge lessons as well. Mondays (advanced and moderate) and Tuesdays (beginners) (AM).
Centrum Coffee Morning
The Java is piping hot and the conversation is too! We meet in the city centre for coffee/tea, a sweet treat and good company. Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday (AM).
This group gives you a chance to practice your Dutch language skills in a friendly atmosphere lead by a professional teacher (AM). 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.
A new informal group for anyone who would enjoy speaking French. For the moment we are all non-native speakers. But any native speakers would be very welcome to help us along!
Offers both fun and the feeling of achievement when the songs come together. You do not need experience to join. Every Thursday except the 3rd Thursday (AM). We perform at the summer and winter holiday IWCE lunches.
Crafts for Moms
is more than crafts alone, it is a base for talking to-gether as mothers while living in a country other than your place of birth.
A discussion group for non-native English speakers who wish to improve or feel more comfortable in their command of the Club's main language. All levels welcome. Leaders are native English speakers. 1st and 3rd Fridays (AM).
A group of members and their spouses/partners meet to enjoy the menu of the month. 1st Saturday (7 PM). Hosting is in various members' homes. For those who wish to make friends with other couples.
For everyone who enjoys speaking Italian and likes Italian culture. Broaden your vocabulary and build confidence! 2nd and 4th Mondays (AM).
Once per month, this group watches the latest movies on the last Tuesday (PM). Come and discover that the film group is a great way to meet other IWCE members and make new friends!
Want to learn a new skill in a short time in a relaxing atmosphere? The Handicrafts group offers contemporary craft workshops with a social 'twist'. 3rd Monday (AM).
IWCE members can find details on this new group in the Newsletter.
Lunchpauze Concert Group
Enjoy good classical music every Thursday (except the 3rd)
lunchtime at the Muziekgebouw. Concert tickets are 2€. Meet at 11.45 AM by the ticket booth to get joining seats.
Start your day with a walk in the fresh air! With the Walking Group, you discover nature in and around town. Most walks are dog friendly.
2nd Friday (AM)
Mahjong is a tile-based game played all over Asia and we want to keep enjoying it in the Netherlands! Every Thursday (except the 3rd), AM.
Wellness & Beauty
Spend some time on recharging and relaxing your body and mind. Wellness group members share advice and tips on balancing life's daily stresses. 3rd Tuesday (AM).
*Members can find details and changes of the SIGs in the monthly newsletter.
Members take part in any of the IWCE’s activities at their own risk. The IWCE does not accept liability for any form of damage, injury, or loss sustained during or in connection with the activities.
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