International Women's Contact The Hague

Regular activities

For all of our activities listed below, please view our Calendar for more details.

Art & crafts
Arts and Craft Group – Monthly meeting of members who either love to paint and draw or have an interest in craft as a hobby. Many workshops are organized to learn various techniques such as decoupage, porcelain painting, Tiffany glass and jewellery 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.

Book group
Book Groups – The club hosts three book groups; English, and Dutch and Italian 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.

Bridge – 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, including coffee, tea, refreshments.

Film group
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.

Gardening flower
Gardening Group – 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.

Golf – 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.

Hatha Yoga – 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.

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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, English or Spanish.

Mahjong – 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.

Patchword quilting
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.

Badminton – The Badminton group usually plays on Friday mornings.

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Morning Walk – Take a brisk walk in good company every Tuesday morning, rain or shine. We meet in front of the Museon, walk for a good hour and half and have a coffee afterwards.

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).

Round Table Group- An (inter)active way of getting together to socialize and become friends. Groups of 8 -10 ladies. Each month a different theme, subject or interest is chosen by a member of the group. It could be anything from demonstrating a hobby, discussing a topic, serving high tea, a city walk with a theme or watching a film.

Scrabble- New Activity Once a month