All posts by Margaret Wuisman

First Friday Night Drinks on 5th July.

It was lovely to see so many people at our Friday Night Drinks event on 5th July.

Our new venue of Cafe Nul36 on the Grote Markt has been a successful choice, and the beautiful weather tempted us all outside. All our events will be continuing through the summer, so we look forward to seeing you all, familiar faces and new at the same place on Friday 2nd August.

Nieuwsuur – Dutch Language Cafe

On 8th June the Dutch programme ¨Nieuwsuur¨ came along to film International Almere´s Dutch Language Cafe.
They were investigating the theme ¨What is the Dutch Identity?¨ and came to ask for the Ex-pat point of view. Several of our members gave interviews, in their best Dutch, and they filmed us in action, practising our Dutch speaking skills, as well as enjoying our Dutch bitterballen.
The programme was aired on Tuesday 25th June.

Volunteers Meeting

A big thank you to all the people who came along to our volunteers meeting on 28th May. It was great to meet you all, exchange ideas and receive so many offers of support and help. We will be contacting those of you who signed up and we look forward to working together.

If you have any good ideas or would like to offer your help as a volunteer (even if just once a year) please contact us at We love hearing your suggestions.

Indian Summer Festival

Members of our board were invited as VIP guests to the Indian Summer Festival in Almere Stad. This was a colourful, musical gathering on the Esplanade showing all that is best of Indian culture. We were entertained with dance and music and there was an amazing selection of Indian cuisine to sample at the many stalls.

A big thank you to the Indian community, especially Deepa, for all their hard work and we look forward to next years edition.

Volunteers Night!

Volunteers Night!

We are holding a get together for everyone who wants to get involved in International Almere activities.
If you have any ideas you’d like to share…
If you have any skills that could be useful…
If you have a few hours to help at events…
If you would like to be involved and support the group in whichever way works for you…
Or even if you just want to come along and hear what is said…

We will meet at

Het Baken Park Lyceum
Bunuellaan 4
1325 PL Almere
Tuesday 28th May 19.30

See you on the 28th!


Pub Quiz

Time once more for our monthly Quiz Night!
THE ONE and ONLY pub quiz in English in Almere!

Teams of 3-6 people; get your team together, or come along and we will find a team for you.
€3 per person entry (payable in cash/mobile bank transfer)

Now the “winner team stays on” – the members of the winning team will be waived entry fee for the next quiz!

Doors open at 19:45 and Gerard Danks will be waiting for you!

Be there on time, they will start on 20:00 hours SHARP!

The upcoming event will take place on 17th May 2019 at: The Black Cockatoo – Bottelaarpassage 89, 1315 ER Almere-Stad

New board

On 15th April we held our EGM to elect a new board. We had an amazing turnout and we would like to thank everyone who turned up and everyone who voted by proxy.

You are the members and the members make IA. It is good to know there are so many people supporting us.

Now we would like to introduce ourselves: your new board (in the photo) are: Brenda (social media), Tyla (secretary), Connie (treasurer), Margaret (chairman) and Teresa (events). It may take us a little time to find our feet, but we’re looking forward to the challenge!

If you have any ideas, offers, comments or complaints we would like to hear from you. Please keep giving us feedback and that way we can move forward.

You can reach us at