Activities and groups



Do you like to bake? Sing? Make art? So do our members! In addition to monthly meetings, IWCE members can join Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These popular groups meet regularly to enjoy common interests and passions. Our SIGs range widely from Choir to Film Group, Book Club to Baking, Mahjong, and more — check out the descriptions below!

SIGs are the core of the IWCE, and members are welcome to participate throughout the season. For more details:

Art Group

The aim of this group is to promote and support the artists among the members of IWCE as well as members who are interested in art. This group visits museums, galleries and artist ateliers and if possible, participates in workshops by artists at their ateliers. 

Baking Club

If you are a baker, baking enthusiast, or if you would just like to hang out for coffee and cake, please join us!

Meets: 1st Friday morningof the month

Book Club

Do you love reading and are you interested in a lively debate? Then the monthly Book Club is worth exploring.

Meets: We offer several different book clubs. Some meet mornings and others meet evenings.  


The choir offers fun and the feeling of achievement when songs come together after rehearsing. You do not need music experience to join this group. The choir performs at the summer and winter holiday IWCE lunches.

Meets: 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday morning of the month. Please note this is a paid activity.

Coffee in the City

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.

Meets: 1st Wednesday and 3rd Friday mornings of the month

Cooking Club

This group is for people interested in eating and making food. Every member takes a turn to host and will teach the others how to cook a typical or special dish from her own country. Afterwards everyone will eat the meal that is cooked.

Meets: 2nd Monday of the month

Crafts for Moms

This group is more than just making crafts. It is a base for talking together as mothers while living in a country other than your place of birth.

Meets: 1st Monday morning of the month

Dutch Conversation

This group gives members a chance to practice their Dutch language skills in a friendly atmosphere led by a professional teacher.

Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursday morning of the month

Film Group

This group is for those members who enjoy watching and discussing films together. You are invited to come and discover that the film group is a great way to meet other IWCE members and make new friends!

Meets: 3rd Monday evening of the month

Gourmet Club

A group of members and their spouses/partners meet to enjoy the menu of the month. Hosting is in various members' homes. This group is perfect for those who wish to make friends with other couples. 

Meets: 1st Saturday evening of the month


Do you 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'.

Meets: 3rd Monday morning of the month

Hobby & Chat

Join this relaxed group forcoffee and conversation over a variety of activities: Complete a puzzle, chat and colour in, help build a Lego house or join a relaxed game of pétanque.

Meets: 4th Monday of each month

Lunchpauze Concert Group

Enjoy good classical music during lunchtime at the Muziekgebouw. Concert tickets are €3.

Meets: Every Thursday of the month (except the 3rd). We meet at 11.45 AM by the ticket booth.

Mahjong Group

Mahjong is a tile-based game played all over Asia, and this group enjoys it in the Netherlands! Meets: Weekly on Thursday mornings (except the 3rd Thursday due to the monthly club meeting) 

Support Group

A support group that provides an opportunity for all members who are directly or indirectly affected by a particular issue, illness or circumstance to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies or firsthand information about it.

Walking Group

Start the day with a walk in the fresh air! With the Walking Group, members discover nature in and around town. Most walks are dog friendly.

Meets: 2nd Friday morning of the month at a different park space outside the city

Walk and Talk in the City

We meet every Monday morning and walk for 90 minutes (5-7 km) in a green area in or near the city. We enjoy starting the week with exercize and a social opportunity. 

Meets: Weekly on Monday mornings

An Unofficial Group Open to Club Members

The IWCE also connects members to unaffiliated groups such as the Culture Club, which consists of IWCE members and non-members. This club plans outings to different cultural sites around the Netherlands, and nearby Belgium and Germany. Active membership in the Culture Club is required. Members take turns organising outings.

One of these groups catch your eye?

Become an IWCE member and take part!