If you're an international woman living in the Eindhoven area, or you're a Dutch woman who has returned after living abroad, and you want to meet other women from around the world: The International Women's Club Eindhoven may be perfect for you!

We are a social club for international women living in and around Eindhoven. Some of our members have just moved here, and others have lived in the Netherlands for decades. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere of friendship and support. This year we celebrate our 55th year!

Women join the IWCE for a variety of reasons: to make new friends, to feel less alone in a new place, to practice English (and Dutch!) and to enjoy a sense of community. IWCE is here to make Eindhoven feel more welcoming for you. We make it our mission to introduce you to the rich cultural diversity that this wonderful city has to offer.

IWCE Friendship - Three women lifting their hands - Photo by Simon Maage on Unsplash

Make Friends

Establish friendships with other internationals and returning Dutch ladies throughout the year:

  • Enjoy guest speakers during our monthly meetings
  • Learn together at member workshops
  • Explore nearby sights on group outings
  • Connect at our annual summer and winter luncheons
IWCE Dutch Lifestyle - Bicycles and tulips-  Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

Adapt to the Netherlands

It's hard to move to a new country. Our members are from across the world, so we know the challenges of being new. Area Representatives are ready to answer new members' questions and help them feel at home.

Join a Special Interest Group for the perfect opportunity to enjoy activities together such as cooking, seeing live music, or getting coffee in the city.

IWCE Be part of the community - Two women sitting on windowsill chatting  - Photo by Christina Wocintechchat on Unsplash

Be Part of the Community

The IWCE regularly gives back to the local community. We organize fundraising through bake sales, raffles, and the annual Winter Market, and each year we donate to a charity chosen by member vote.

We also partner with area organizations and participate in events in and around Eindhoven.

"It's so much easier to feel integrated and at home with people sharing similar stories." 

Susan (UK)

"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." 

Corine (Netherlands)