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 Cooking Club to Film Group, Book Club to 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:


Learn a new skill in a short time in a relaxing atmosphere. The Handicrafts group offers contemporary craft workshops with a social 'twist'.

Meets: 1st Monday morning of 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.  

Chef's Table

We love to cook, eat and dine with good company. Once a month, on Saturday night, we get together at a member's house, where we share a menu of a famous or local chef. And not only for members, also for partners if they are free or in the mood.

Meets: 3rd Saturday of the month

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

Running Group

Runners of all levels can to share experience and enjoy running in and around Eindhoven.

Meets: Weekly on Saturday mornings

Lifestyle Group

Develop your personal style and discover what colors suit you best. With color and style analysis, you can feel inspired to dress for the woman you are today.

Meets: 3rd Tuesday 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

Hobby & Chat

Join this relaxed group for coffee 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 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

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. No fixed schedule.

French Conversation Group

Practise your French skills through friendly conversations.

Meets: 1st Friday mornings of the month

Cooking Group

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. Members socialize and learn new recipes.

Meets: 2nd Monday of the month

Spanish Group

Practise your Spanish skills through friendly conversations.

Meets: Monthly on Tuesday

City Walk

We meet every other Tuesday to explore in and around Eindhoven on foot with lovely IWCE ladies as company. 

Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings

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) 


The choir offers fun and the sense 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.

Support Group

One-on-one support for 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.

Unofficial Groups 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!