Upcoming Activities, Outings & Monthly Meetings

June:

Tuesday 18 June Diva Outing: Museum More

Museum MORE is the largest museum for modern realism in Europe. Currently on display is the spectacular 8-metre-by-3-metre panorama ‘The Rule of Law’. Oomen painted the work from 180 degrees with ‘black holes’, spheres in a deep black color that optically distort the panorama. Together with the soundscape of composer Bart Huskes, it’s an experience for your eyes and your ears.

Tuesday 25 June Activity: Jewish History Tour

Amsterdam’s Jewish population has played an important role for centuries, despite being deeply affected by the Holocaust. Join this walking tour exploring the Jewish Quarter near the Portuguese Synagogue and learning about Jewish history in Amsterdam. 

July:

Tuesday 16 July Activity:  ABN/AMRO Art Collection

Take a guided tour through one of the largest corporate art collections in the Netherlands, at the head office of ABN AMRO. The bank demonstrates its dedication to supporting visual arts in The Netherlands by buying art from contemporary artists.

August:

Tuesday August Activity:  Hortus Botanicus

Date to be confirmed – August 2024

The Hortus is located in the Plantage district in the hectic center of Amsterdam, but behind the 300 year old gates, the bustle of the city seems to disappear. Join this interesting and informative walking tour with an experienced and enthusiastic guide in and around the gardens of the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam.

See key collections of medicinal plants known as “The 17th century pharmacopoeia of Amsterdam”, not to mention the South African collection and Carnivorous plants, as well as many other exotic specimens.

Monthly this summer: Borrels (Dutch for Friday night drinks)

21 June, 26 July and 23 August, from 17:00 to 19:00

Partners and friends welcome!

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Not to mention many, many more events throughout each week, including our massively popular IWC Walking Group every Wednesday, monthly book clubs, Thirsty Thursday, our lunch group in ‘tGooi, Coffee in the City, canasta, mahjong and much more! See the INTEREST GROUPS section for more details.

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If you are interested in joining one of our monthly meetings or activities, please contact our Membership Officer. membership@iwcamsterdam.nl

Meeting dates in 2024:
Tuesday 3 September
Tuesday 1 October
Tuesday 5 November
Tuesday 3 December: our Holiday Lunch!

Monthly Meetings

IWC Amsterdam meetings take place, as a rule, on the first Tuesday of the month, but occasionally they are held the following week. They occur each month from September to May. We meet at 10:00 in the historic Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club on Dam Square.

We start with tea or coffee and chat before the meeting begins. There are assigned members looking out for new members at every meeting, so if you are new, they will welcome you and introduce you to other friendly women in the club. At 10:30 we assemble in the Groote Zaal to listen to our guest speaker. After the meeting, from 12:00 to 12:30, the IWC offers you a glass of wine or a soft drink. Members then often meet in small groups and head to lunch in the “Rienstra’s Eetzaal” Restaurant of the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club, or to one of the many restaurants nearby.

Dress code: Smart casual: the KIGC does not permit trainers of any style.

Please note: There is a €10 fee for all guests wishing to attend a meeting.

Directions: from Centraal Station, walk down Damrak to Dam Square. The Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club is opposite de Bijenkorf and to the left of the Gassan diamond shop.
Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club
Dam 27
1012 JS Amsterdam

Please note that English is the official language of our Club.