Founded in October 1978, the International Women’s Contact The Hague is a social and cultural club with the aim of fostering contact and friendship between ladies from abroad and internationally-minded Dutch Ladies.
Today we have about 300 members from some 60 countries and our main language is English.
We are entirely run by volunteers and have non-profit status with the Dutch government. Our enthusiastic volunteers organize exclusive events, inspiring lectures, interesting excursions and many other activities.
The pandemic hasn’t stopped us completely! We’re continuing to offer a monthly lecture, physically (where possible) or via zoom. The lectures are held from September to June, usually on the second Monday morning of each month. The programming includes guest speakers and a variety of cultural presentations from different countries.
LECTURES- EVENTS programmed in the current Club year:
September 2020 “100 years of the Ninfa Garden” presented by Dr. Azzurra Piattella
November 2020 “The Netherlands in the 21st Century” presented by Prof. Dr. Paul Schnabel
February 2021 “The discovery of a Rubens oil sketch “presented by Drs. Emilie den Tonkelaar
March 2021 “The female heart” presented by Dr. Elise Kessler
April 2021 “Towards a new balance of power in the world?” presented by Mr. Cees van der Laan
May 2021 “Hidden treasures” presented by Mrs. Nicole Uniquole.
June 2021 “Pest time and similarity with Covid time” presented by Mrs. Jeanne van der Stappen – t.b.c.
Furthermore, about once or twice a week many other presentations and meetings on various topics are organized online by volunteers. In line with the Dutch government’s Covid-19 guidelines our walking group, gardening group and book club are still active!
If you would like to join us, please email our membership officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to meeting you.