Ongoing Activities

At AWC The Hague, we’ve got something for EVERYONE! All events and activities are organized by member volunteers.

*Please register for activities through our Calendar. Or contact info@awcthehague.org. Guests are welcome to participate in two AWC events and activities per calendar year.

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WALKIE TALKIES

Meet at the AWC Clubhouse – Mondays @ 9:30 a.m.

Taking a walk with friends for a couple hours every Monday morning is a fun way to start the week. Join us for an energetic walk to various destinations–across the dunes, through the woods, and/or into different corners of the city.  No two walks are the same!   To receive Walkie Talkie update emails contact Emily van Eerten or Greetje Engelsman.


CHAT, CRAFT, AND CAKE

AWC Clubhouse – Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

The AWC welcomes all crafters! Whether you are a quilter, a scrapbooker, or just need a place to stitch, bring your supplies to the Clubhouse so you can chat with fellow AWC members while you work. Ours is a friendly forum for all lovers of crafts, with side-orders of home-baked cakes and coffee.  If you have questions, please contact Suzanne Dundas.


Wassenaar Coffee and Conversation

Location varies – First Thursday of every month from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

If you live in or around Wassenaar, join your neighbors for a friendly coffee gathering at a member’s home once a month. Members and prospective members are welcome.  For an invitation to this group, please contact Suzanne Dundas.


Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Locations and dates varY

If you’re interested in exploring new restaurants around town, join us once a month for lunch.  A different restaurant is selected each month, and recommendation are always welcome.  If you have questions, please contact Greetje Engelsman.


Daytime Book Club

AWC Clubhouse – Once a month @ 10 a.m.

A informal group of members who love to read a new book each month, our AWC Daytime Book Club meets monthly at the Clubhouse, and one member brings snacks and leads the discussion over coffee.  Contact Teresa Mahoney if you have any questions.


Evening Book Club

Location varies – Once A Month @ 7:30 p.m.

Similar to the Daytime Book Club but with different book selections and meeting times, our AWC Evening Book Club usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month.  A different member hosts at their home and provide snacks for the lively discussion over wine.  Contact Dena Haggerty for the location and details.


Heart Pillow Workshop

AWC Clubhouse – Every third Tuesday @ noon

For more than 10 years, AWC members have made heart-shaped pillows to support the arms of breast cancer patients in area hospitals. No sewing skills are needed; just the ability to cut and stuff! We are proud to provide women with something not only practical, but comforting as well. For more information, please cont Jan deVries.


Thirsty Thursday

Locations vary – Third or fourth Thursday, FROM 6:00 p.m.

Had a busy week? Need an excuse to leave the office/house for a while? It’s time for a break! Members and prospective members are welcome to join us at local restaurants, cafes or bars for Thirsty Thursday, a fun social event. There’s no need to RSVP, just come by when it suits you and stay for a drink or two. The date and location of Thirsty Thursday is always announced on our Facebook page.


WOMEN WITH DUTCH PARTNERS (WWDP)

Locations AND ACTIVITIES vary 

We have a large number of members with Dutch partners who enjoy getting together for various activities, including lunches, dinners, and annual holiday parties. Partners are invited to several events. To join the WWDP mailing list, please contact WWDP.


NEWCOMERS CLUB

Locations AND ACTIVITIES vary 

For all newcomers to the club, including newcomers to The Hague, we organize various events and activities throughout the year aimed at bringing new members together and sharing useful information and tips to make the transition to living here a smooth one.


MAHJONGG

AWC CLUBHOUSE – TUESDAYS FROM 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

This ancient Chinese games is played with tiles and 4+ persons, and is a great exercise for the brain! We play the international version with 144 tiles and no scoring. Be prepared for a game of strategy and luck that will quickly become addictive! Don’t know how to play? Come to one session for a practice lesson. Please contact Jen van Ginhoven for more details,  jenvanginhoven@gmail.


PICKLEBALL

SPORTSHALL HOUTRUST (OR OTHER LOCATION) – THURSDAYS FROM 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA, and becoming more and more popular internationally. It is a mix of tennis, badminton and table-tennis, and is played with a paddle and plastic ball on a badminton sized court. We play doubles games, and all skill levels are welcome – no previous playing experience is necessary. For more information, contact Sarah Partridge.


WOMEN IN BUSINESS

AWC CLUBHOUSE – ONCE A MONTH

Are you a business owner or thinking about starting a business? Come to our meetings for networking and discussion among AWC Members about being a business owner in the Netherlands. All are welcome, no matter how much ownership experience you have . Every meeting will include a topic of interest and time for questions, discussion and networking. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Brennan.


MONTHLY GENERAL MEETINGS

Our General Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month and often feature a guest speaker. Newcomers are always welcome. Check the Calendar for details or the latest copy of Going Dutch.


SEMI-ANNUAL KICK-OFFS

We host an open house at our Clubhouse twice a year: in September–to “kick off” the new Club year, and in January–to welcome members back after the holidays. These events are great opportunities for potential members to drop in and learn more about AWC The Hague. Each year, the dates and times are posted on our Facebook page, in our Calendar on this website, and in Going Dutch.