Join Us



Would you like to meet interesting people, learn a new skill or share your favourite activity?

Then please join us! Please read below how you can first join us as our guest.

To apply for membership of the IWCE, please fill out the Application Form on this site. After contacting us, eligible, prospective members receive a confirmation that they can join the club.

Membership fees should be paid in full before membership can be confirmed.

Our Mission
The primary goal of the club is to assist the expatriate, foreign international & returning Dutch ladies to adjust to life in the Netherlands and to provide an atmosphere of friendship and support. The club is non-denominational, non-political and non-commercial in nature.


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To form friendships

The IWCE provides the opportunity for expatriates, internationals and returning Dutch ladies to establish friendships. Monthly meetings and social events put you in touch with women living in Eindhoven and the surrounding region.

IWCE Make settling easier - Woman sitting on gray sofa chair holding mug  - Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

To make settling in easier

Moving involves new challenges. The IWCE gives you an opportunity to meet with women in similar situations. We can offer support and learn from each other, and socialize in the process. Our members are from many countries, nationalities, and walks of life.

IWCE Dutch Lifestyle - Bicycles and tulips-  Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

To learn about the Dutch lifestyle

Although the IWCE is for internationals, our intent is not to shut ourselves away from the local culture, but rather to help each other adapt and gain a better understanding of the Dutch lifestyle and mentality. That's why we encourage Dutch ladies who have returned to the Netherlands after living abroad to become members too.

Get a taste of who we are by attending one of our members meetings as a guest

If you are an international woman — or a Dutch woman who has returned to the Eindhoven area after spending at least three years abroad— we would be happy if you decide to attend one of the IWCE's members’ meetings as a guest. The general members’ meetings usually take place in Son en Breugel, near Eindhoven, on a Thursday morning from 10am till 12, approximately eight times per year.

Guests should let us know in advance if they wish to come by using the Contact Form on this website or by sending an email to:

Child care available

Thermae Son also offers professional child care at a small cost if you arrange this on the Monday prior to the meeting. (Sorry, the website is in Dutch only).

Get to know the Club (150 members from over 40 countries) and its Special Interest Groups and rest assured of a warm welcome!


Unless announced otherwise, meetings take place from 10am to 12pm at Conferentiecentrum Eindhoven (Auditorium/Chapel)

Geldropseweg 168a,  5613 LN Eindhoven

Conferentiecentrum Eindhoven's telephone number is 040 211 68 88.


How to get there by car

  • When driving select Geldropseweg 170 at your navigation.

  • Free parking space is available on the grounds.

  • You can park at Parking 2 and walk to the chapel 200 metres.

  • At departure, the gates will open automatically by crossing the white line.

By bike

  • Enter the gates and you see the chapel on your left.
  • Park your bike in front of the chapel.

Directions using public transport

  • From Eindhoven Central Station take bus 320 or 24 direction Helmond.
  • Get off at stop St.Jozephburch.

Extensive info about the location and directions, you may also find at their beautiful website Scroll down for the map and directions. The auditorium is number 168a on the map.


New Members

The annual membership fee is €65 for the first year (includes a one-time registration fee of €10).

The financial year runs from September 1 to August 31. A reduced fee of €45 applies if you join as a new member after February 15 (€35 + New Member fee of €10).

Please pay dues fees into the IWCE bank account with IBAN details:

NL55 RABO 0177 4075 06, referencing your name and surname, and "membership fee". Fees should be paid in full before membership can be confirmed.


For existing members, membership renewal is €55 per year. Fees are non-refundable. In order to remain a member in good standing, annual fees must be paid before or at the October Meeting, or a €10 late fee will be charged.