Are you new to Eindhoven and would you like to meet women from all over the world? The International Women's Club Eindhoven may be just what you are looking for!
We are a social club for international women living in the Eindhoven area. Our mission is to ease the transition for newcomers to Eindhoven and we have been welcoming them for more than 50 years.
Our club has about 150 members from over 40 nationalities, some have just arrived, others have lived in The Netherlands for over 30 years. People join our club for a variety of reasons: to learn more about Eindhoven and Dutch culture, to make new friends, to practice their English, to get acclimatised quickly and to join our vibrant expatriate community. IWCE is here to make Eindhoven feel smaller and more welcoming for you. We make it our mission to introduce you to the rich cultural diversity that this wonderful city has to offer.
Each month, from September to June, IWCE scouts out interesting and often highly original activities for our members, featuring guest speakers, workshops and outings.
These are perfect opportunities to spend time together and share new, exciting experiences.
To help our members feel at home, we have Area Representatives in each area of the city of Eindhoven and the surrounding regions. An Area Rep is a contact point for the club members in her area. She welcomes the new members, introduces them to the other members in the same area, and invites them to get together. Area Reps can also answer any practical questions a member might have.
The IWCE also gives back to the wider community, organizing fundraising efforts, such as bake sales, raffles and the annual Winter Market. Once a year members help select the IWCE's charity of the year to which we donate the proceeds of our fundraising efforts. Additionally, we invite guest speakers from various charitable organisations to introduce themselves, promote their goals and share the ways members can give support.
We have workshops scheduled for this season... Custom-designed meetings where we share knowledge and experience on a particular subject like writing, job search... stay tuned! We will announce them on our WORKSHOP section on this website or you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.
Save the date: May 19th
Club outing to the St. Benedictus Achelse Kluis, Hamont-Achel. This outing on Thursday 19th May takes the place of our normal monthly meeting.
The Sint Benedictus Abdij has existed since 1846 as the convent of the Trappist Monks. They have since developed the surrounding lands and practiced both agriculture and livestock as well as all sorts of artisanal activities, the most famous being brewing beer.
In 2018 the 'Fazenda da Esperança' (Farm of Hope) took residence at the Achelse Kluis. The monks remain at the convent.
The site of the Achelse Kluis is now recognized by the Flemish government as an open monument.
For more information, please see the website (in Dutch) at: https://www.achelsekluis.org/nl.
The IWCE members will first be taken on a tour of the site which will take about 75 minutes.
Then, we will enjoy a casual sandwich lunch consisting of 'Abdij'- and regional products.
Please read all the details in the invitation emailed to IWCE members.
Save the date: June 16th - Annual General Meeting (AGM) and our traditional Summer Luncheon. This event will be held at the Auditorium, Conference Center Glorieuxpark, Eindhoven.
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There are other workshops and activities scheduled for this season. We will announce the events on our website or you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.
You still haven't registered as a member of the IWCE? Join us! For more information about membership fees and how to become a member, please click on the button.
We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at the next meeting!
Through our daytime and evening activities, IWCE promotes networking and friendship between English speaking women from many different countries. Aside from our monthly general meetings featuring guest speakers, workshops and outings, IWCE members are also welcome to join Special Interest Groups (SIGs) — one of our most attractive characteristics. These groups meet during the day or evening to share their interests and passions. Our SIGs range widely from Choir to Film Group, Book Clubs to Italian Conversation, Gourmet Club, Walking Groups and so on (check the Activities and Groups to learn more).
Gather together, roll up your sleeves, and get something delicious done. A fun way to explore international cuisine.
A bite of happiness!
A great way to stay connected with a community of like-minded readers while also expanding your understanding of what literature has to offer.
"Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes, and fill up my heart " Oprah Winfrey
Specifically designed for the Seventh Art lover.
Watch quality films and enjoy a post-movie chat.
Be part of something fun and share your passion.
We live at a time where beauty, health and wellness are rapidly converging in meaningful ways. A group to share these thoughts along with advice and tips on balancing life's daily stresses.
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"It's so much easier to feel integrated and at home with people sharing similar stories."
"Returning to the Netherlands was not so easy. I felt more like a 'world' citizen and the IWCE helped me to meet like-minded women."