Welcome to IWC The Hague

Welcome from the President

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 coming 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! We’ve continued to offer a monthly lecture, LIVE at the Marriott Hotel in The Hague or online.

The lectures are held from September to June, usually on the second Monday morning of each month. The program includes guest speakers and a variety of cultural presentations from different countries. Also, we’re still organizing excursions and various activities with all due safety measures, of course.

Our next main events in 2021 are:

Monday 11th October 2021 ‘Climate change from an international perspective” presented by The Climate Envoy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E. Ambassador Jaime de Bourbon de Parme

Monday 8th November 2021 ‘ Leadership working solutions’ presented by Mrs.Pauline Kromkamp-Struik

Thursday 16th   Red Christmas Charity Luncheon at the Restaurant Van der Valk – De Bijhorst in Wassenaar, where a Christmas raffle will be held in favor of the Children Cancer Center in Lebanon.

In line with the Dutch government’s Covid-19 guidelines for attending our events it’s required to bring your Corona QR-code or a proof of vaccination certificate or a negative corona test result.

If you would like to join us, please email our membership officer membership@iwcthehague.nl

Looking forward to meeting you,

Cristina Battistig-Nizzica IWC President

BECOME A CLUB VOLUNTEER

HUNDREDS OF MEMBERS

The club has about 300 members of various nationalities who share common time and interests in a relaxed and supportive environment.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

At our Monthly Meetings we get together for coffee followed by Lectures on a wide variety of topics presented by experts in their field to expand and inspire the mind.

OVER 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

In October 1978, Hanneke van Eekelen, the late Saramata Voorhoeve and the late Henriette de Lange came together with their experiences in an international environment and formed a committee of women of all ages to meet and welcome newcomers to The Hague.

Would you like to be part of a multicultural club?

We welcome new members!

Some of our activities

Our History

In October 1978,  Hanneke van Eekelen, the late Saramata Voorhoeve and the late Henriette de Lange came together with their experiences in an international environment and formed a committee of women of all ages to meet and welcome newcomers to The Hague.

IWC The Hague has been, from its birth to the present day, a very lively and harmonious Club, with various activities and interesting Monthly Meetings.

IWC honors the countless members who have dedicated so much of their time serving with energy, dedication and enthusiasm on Executive Boards, the many Committees organizing bazaars, food fairs, charity events and memorable jubilee celebrations. Truly a wonderful legacy for all the IWC members.

Club Historian

Diny van Herwijnen

Honorary Members

Founders of IWC The Hague
Mrs. Hanneke van Eekelen
The late Mrs. Henriette de Lange
The late Mrs. Saramata Voorhoeve

OUR SPONSORS

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