Activities and groups

International Women's Club Eindhoven

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, Book clubs to Italian Conversation, Gourmet Club and so on.*


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*

Book Club

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.

Dutch Conversation

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.

Evening Social

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.

French Conversation

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).

Kids Included

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 Group

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). 

Running & Cycling

We meet every Monday morning from 10-12am. Via running and cycling, we hope to empower ladies with a healthy body and spirit, as well as having fun and making friends. 


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. 

English Conversation

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).

Film Group 

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!


Gourmet Club

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.

Italian Conversation

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.

Sewing Club

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)


Yin Yoga

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

Circle of Compassion

This group will create a positive, connected and elevated forum where through ancient and new learnings we will bring out the very best in ourselves. It’s a dialogue as we continue to discuss and learn from best practices and from each other, eliminate loneliness and foster confidence in ourselves. We meet on the 2nd Monday


*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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