About Us

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the International Women’s Contact Utrecht website. We are a club made up of International (from over 30 different countries) Women (of all ages) who live in the Province of Utrecht. We seek Contact with each other so we can get to know each other and form friendships and networks. 

We share the common thread of moving countries and (re)adjusting to life here in the Netherlands. When life takes you away from the connections you had elsewhere it is really important to build new ones in the place you land, and it helps to be with people who understand how we feel. This is why the IWCU exists – to help ourselves and others to build more connected lives. 

We build connection through sharing social moments and events, like excursions, coffee mornings, pub nights, dinners out, dinners at homes, games nights, mums and tots groups, book clubs, a small business group and special annual events. All of this is run by members of the club who volunteer their time and effort to make it all happen. 

If this sounds good to you, we always welcome new members. So, if you would like to make new friendships, be part of an international community, and get to know others at different events and activities, please go to the Join page to sign up.

I look forward to meeting you. 

Harmony Folz, Chair IWCU



The IWCU was established in 1992 to promote contact between English-speaking women living in the province of Utrecht. We are a non-political, non-religious, non-commercial organisation for internationally minded women. We have over 150 members from 30 different countries around the world.

Our purpose is to provide a place for women to meet each other, find support and information, make friends and socialise. We do this through offering a calendar full of activities and events, a supportive international community, and the opportunity to connect with other women to foster new friendships. 

The IWCU is a proud member of Open Door, a network of International Women's Associations. This network connects us to sixty-six other clubs around the world and five of these are located in the Netherlands.

IWC Amsterdam
IWC Breda
IWC Eindhoven
lWC South Limburg
IWC The Hague


The IWCU is a membership based organisation, run by members, for members. We have a creative and active membership that organises our calendar of activities and events. Alongside our team of activity and event coordinators, the IWCU is guided by an Executive Board, chosen and appointed annually by our members.

The Board is comprised as follows: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Social Coordinator and Website Coordinator.

Our members are the driving force of the IWCU and together we shape the identity of our club.