Interest Groups

Each month the IWC Breda offers a variety of activities to suit a range of interests.

Coffee Morning – This is a great time to catch up with familiar faces and make new friends. Each month we meet in a central location, have some coffee and chat. Very often there are happenings at the coffee morning such as cake sales, book give-a-ways and special presentations.  If you are new to the club, this is a great way to meet a lot of us at one time. Children are also welcome!

Book Club – The book group meets in a different member’s home each month. Books are chosen by vote at the beginning of each year. Recent books read and discussed were in the genre of mystery, biography and humour. Have a look at what we’re reading lately and come and join us for some lively discussion!

Evening Meal – Breda is known for its Bourgondisch lifestyle which means that we love our food, drink and social activities. Each month a new restaurant in town is chosen. Chances are good that you will have a tasty meal with some great company. This event works well for those of us who work and cannot attend the daytime meet-ups.

Handiwork/Craft Group – This group meets monthly.  All levels are welcome from beginner to expert.  Want to learn a craft? We’ll be glad to help.  Participants gather at a members home to share ideas and work on their current projects. Any handiwork or craft is welcome.

Museum Group – For the art lovers and critics among us there is a group dedicated to visiting museums and exhibitions currently running in the Netherlands. Although the group meets regularly there is no fixed schedule as it largely depends on which exhibitions are currently running. Some displays recently visited include an Exhibition of Amish Quilts and the International Sculpture Exhibition.

Film and Theatre Group – Have a fun night out at the cinema or theatre to check out the latest and greatest, or that one obscure film no-one has heard of. 

Cooking Club – A monthly rotation or self-organised workshops, demonstrations, potluck, eating out, or discussions over food, nutrition and cooking. 

Walking Group – Visit the beautiful forests around Breda and neighbouring areas. This activity is open to the whole family, furry members included. 

Mahjong Group – Play the Chinese game of skill and strategy with a group who meet every fortnight. The group is open to all members, beginner to advanced. The game is easy to learn, fun to play and a nice way to meet up with fellow members. 

In addition to our standard monthly activities, the IWC Breda encourages its members to organise various events. It’s very important to us that we offer a variety of experiences that appeal to women from different countries with diverse interests. Some of our recent events included an arboretum tour, a photography workshop, yoga workshop, painting workshop, bike ride, and cooking demonstrations with lunch afterwards. Check out some of the activity reports written by our members for more details.

Have an idea for a new interest group or activity? We would love for you to let us know.