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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.

IWCE Monthly Meetings - People laughing and talking - Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Monthly Meetings

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.

IWCE Area Representatives - Welcome sign and a white teapot -  Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash

Area Representatives

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.

IWCE Giving Back - Love decor on the window -Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

Giving Back

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.

IWCE Workshops for members

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.


Next Monthly Meeting

Save the date: February 17th

The IWCE Board has great pleasure to invite you for our General Meeting on Thursday, February 17th between 10 and 12 am.

Guests speakers: Chaitali Sengupta and Desiree Simoes

Location: Witte Hoeve at Glorieuxlaan 36.

Stay healthy and happy!

We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at the next meeting!

IWCE 54th Handbook Edition

We are thrilled to announce that the 54th edition of the Handbook is waiting for you! It is as amazing as always thanks to our wonderful ladies, Heidi Los-Vis and Clare Smears, and the brilliant graphic designer who collaborates with us, Marjon Vreeswijk. We were hoping to distribute the Handbooks among our members during the January General Meeting, but as the Covid-19 measures haven't been relaxed that much yet, we would like to invite you to pick them up on the following dates in the following places (please check your email inbox for the exact pick up locations):

Monday, the 24th of January, 10.00-12.00, at (Eindhoven south)

Tuesday, the 25th of January, 18.00-20.00, at *Eindhoven centre)

Monday, the 31st of January, 10.00-12.00, at Son en Breugel

Please feel free to pick up the Handbook for your Club friend who can't do it themselves.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Join us for our next event

Click on the button "Join Us," if you wish to get a taste of who we are (without obligation) by attending one of our monthly members’ meetings.

More info will follow … stay tuned!

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.


Most of the groups are now meeting online.

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!

Book Club

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

Film  Group

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.

Wellness & Beauty

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.


Stay tuned for the latest news!!!


"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)