ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
The IWCU offers a calendar of activities and events to suit a variety of interests and tastes. They allow members to socialise and learn, while sharing hobbies and interests with others. The range of activities we offer are based on the interests of our members and can change over time. Are you interested in starting your own activity? We welcome ideas for activities that any member would like to organise.
We have regular activities that take place at least once a month, annual events, and pop-up events. Our annual events include the Annual General Meeting, Easter Egg Hunt, Spring Fling, Boat Trip, Summer BBQ, Halloween Party, Winter Social, Christmas Market Bus Trip and Christmas Party. Recent pop-up events include a Georgian Wine Tasting, Yoga Class, Painting Workshop, Dance Class and Coaching Workshops.
Our Monthly Activities include:
Bookworms: Do you love to read? Do you like to meet women from different countries? Then this group is waiting for you. The book club meets every third Monday evening of the month and also organizes a DVD night and a poetry evening as well.
Café Mornings: Café mornings are a great, low-stress way for you to come, meet and chat with other members. Come find us in Utrecht, Zeist, Amersfoort, or Woerden – just listen for English.
De Nederlandse Boekenclub - Online: The purpose of this group is to enjoy and discuss adult-level dutch books. By seeking out books that are written for adults, but at a "dutch is not my first language" level, we hope to together learn to read and speak a bit better Dutch while enjoying a good story.
Dutch Conversation Group: How's your Dutch? Would you like to practice more? This is a great opportunity to practice among friends and start to feel more confident in speaking Dutch.
Pub Nights: Pub nights are a great opportunity to have a drink, meet other members, and make new friends in a relaxed setting. We have monthly pub nights in Utrecht and Zeist and a special men's pub night in Utrecht.
Small Business Club: A support group for all IWCU members who either have a small business, are thinking of starting one, or just enjoy the exchange of creative energy and tips concerning projects they are working on.
Board Games Evening: You're never too old to play games! Well, have we got just the thing for you. Come join us for an evening of board games each month. Games night is a good way to bring friends together and keep the laughter (and wine) flowing. We’ll select a different game each month from our favorites list, such as Sushi Go, Exploding Kittens, and Regenwormen. Feel free to bring your favorite games. The more games, the merrier. Get the adrenalin pumping and make the night a memorable one.
Sewing Circle: This is an informal get-together for both beginners and advanced seamstresses. The idea is to pool our knowledge and help each other. Bring along your current project including machine-sewing, cross-stitch, patchwork, knitting, darning, lace-making, or any other needlework. Let's get sewing!
Let's Eat Out: Join us for a night filled with delicious food and good conversation at one of the many eateries, restaurants, and cafés in Utrecht.
Let's Take a Walk: Come along and explore the Dutch countryside. Walks vary in length from 5 to 15km, so there is something for everyone.
Mums and Tots: If you're looking for a coffee and chat, these informal playgroups provide a fun way to meet other IWCU members. The children get to spend two hours with English-speaking playmates. Come along to one of these friendly, lively mornings or afternoons to pick up some useful advice, have a great time, and a good chat.
Museum Visits: Every month we head off to a different museum, somewhere in the Netherlands. Come along and learn!
Themed Dinners: These dinners are an opportunity to explore different cuisines and enjoy each other’s company at the same time. Challenge yourself in preparing food from a different country or with a special theme, get together with other members to taste delicacies, and enjoy the special atmosphere.
Let's Explore: Join this fun day trip to picturesque sites throughout The Netherlands. Explore new locations and create great memories with other club members. Let's Explore meets up every other month. Enjoy history, museums, shopping, canals, and lunches. The Dutch towns are charming, filled with history, cobblestone streets, picturesque architecture, canals, and windmills. Whether you've been here forever or are brand new, there will be something for everyone.