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 current SIGs.
IWCE members are welcome to join the SIGs throughout the season.
For more details, members can refer to the Handbook or the monthly Newsletters.
Unofficial Groups open to IWCE members: Culture Club and La Place
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.
IWCE Special Interest Groups*
Do you love reading and are you in for a lively debate? Then the monthly evening (Wednesday or Thursday)) or Tuesday Morning Book Clubs are worth exploring.
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).
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.
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.
For ladies who work full time or don’t get the chance to join many day events, but also for all ladies wanting to join others for an evening a 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!
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).
For mums and children of any age. We meet after school hours once a month to talk about being a family here in Eind-hoven and explore all that is fun to do.
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.
Through Psychology Lenses
Are you interested in Psycology behind various topics of daily life, eg romantic relationships, children, cultures, social behavior, personal growth etc?Join this group to examine the psycological concepts behind a topic, discuss & do a small activity
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).
Join this group if you enjoy fun and competitive card games.There are different groups who play at different levels on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Chinese Conversation is for people who would like to learn basic Pinyi, understand Chinese culture and have fun and coffee
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).
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!
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).
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.
Exchange tips, patterns and ideas. Sew by hand or machine, knit or cro-chet, all are welcome!
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)
Evaluating individual needs and empowering you to a more conscious body. Yin Yoga is a deeply nourishing practice; easing into and holding postures for longer, accessing and yielding to the deeper layers of connective tissue within the body
*Members can find details and changes of the SIGs in the IWCE monthly newsletter and/or update emails. The information on this website may not be up-to-date or complete. The user of the website is solely responsible for the use of the information provided on the website.
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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