Monthly meeting of members who have an interest in craft as a hobby. Many workshops are organized to learn various techniques such as decoupage, porcelain painting, Tiffany glass and jewelry making. Art Lectures covering a wide variety of subjects and periods, and guided tours of special art exhibitions form a regular part of the year’s program of activities.
Arts and Craft Group
The club hosts several book groups, at the moment we offer English and Dutch for non-native speakers. Each group meets to discuss the chosen books, and to improve language fluency and vocabulary in a positive and enjoyable way.
The bridge group meets once a month to play bridge in a friendly atmosphere. A separate beginners group includes lessons for a small fee per session.
Evening Film Group
It’s fun watching and discussing films with friends. This evening event is for members and their partners. The film screenings take place once a month in Wassenaar Library (Bibliotheek), Langstraat 40. All those who have registered will receive full details by email and at the Monthly Meetings.There is a nominal per film, to be paid in advance.
For all members who are interested in hands-on gardening. The only requirement is enthusiasm, as the group is ably guided by a landscape gardener. Everyone is welcome. We meet fortnightly on a Friday.
Enjoy the many golf courses in The Hague with the golf enthusiasts in the Club. If you are interested in joining the IWC golf players, register at the Monthly Meeting. The group plays once a month. Cost: green fee.
Sessions for beginners and advanced of all ages. By doing simple Yoga postures, breathing and relaxation, we can improve the health of our body, dissolve tension and come closer to an inner balance. There is a fee per session.
International Luncheon Group
At the moment there are around 30-35 participants divided into four groups of 6-8 members of different nationalities. Once a month a member prepares the menu of her choice and invites the group to her home. A cooking demonstration is not necessary.
Language Conversation Groups
For those with a basic understanding of the language, who would like to practice their Dutch or French or any language if there is an interest group for.
The game of Mahjong involves skill, strategy, memory and calculation, as well as a certain degree of luck. At IWC, we play this traditional Chinese game according to women’s international clubs rules. The group meets twice a month on Thursdays. Beginners are very welcome. Help and guidance is on hand. Cost: €1 per session; includes coffee and biscuits.
Patchwork & Quilting
We either work on our own projects or a joint venture. Beginners are welcome – help is always at hand. You are also welcome to come along for coffee and a chat with your other knitting or cross-stitch projects. Join us every Wednesday morning.
The Badminton group usually plays on Friday mornings.
Take a brisk walk in good company every Tuesday morning, rain or shine. Between November and April we meet at The Hague Central Station, at the entrance Rijnbaan side (INSIDE), and in Spring/ Summer time (April-November) we meet at the Museon, we walk for a good hour and half and have a coffee afterwards.
Coffee is Ready
Coffee mornings, afternoon teas and “happy hours” are informal gatherings and a great way for members to meet each other in a homely atmosphere. The coffee mornings are organized in seven areas of The Hague and provide a perfect opportunity to meet and make friends in a cozy setting.
We wear our name badge and the conversation is always English unless it is a special “Language Coffee” for the purpose of speaking the foreign language. At the moment there are Coffees in Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French and German.
Everyone is always welcome at every area coffee, regardless of where you live and it’s good way to make new friends.
Cheap & Cheerful
Once a month we will explore a neighbourhood in The Hague and have a simple and reasonably-priced lunch together (maximum 15 persons).
Compassion and sharing with others in need, is one of the goals of IWC The Hague. Over the years our club has raised money to support many charity projects, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
The Club raises money through raffles, proceeds from art tours/lectures and excursions, as well as proceeds from events organized by various interest groups, such as the Patchwork & Quilting group, Bridge group, Spanish conversation, etc.
Each Year the IWC of The Hague is supporting a charity project and it is our aim is to raise money throughout the year with all our activities.