We are women who are looking to develop ourselves – our identity, our strengths, our dreams.
We are vastly different, yet we all share the common vision to help each other reach our full potential.
Ultimately, we share common experiences and stories, and embrace our differences to grow together.
We host 10 Coffee Mornings a year (excluding August and December). These are easy events to participate in – you are welcomed by the host and invited to sit at one of the reserved tables. The combination between new and regular faces ensures that the conversation always flows easily. Traditionally we used to move around cafés to give our community the chance to explore Arnhem, but as we have become such a large group we now stick to Focus Restaurant unless otherwise advertised.
A girls night out – what is not to love? These events are organised approximately every two months at different locations throughout Arnhem. We organise a venue to meet at, and you are responsible for where the evening takes you! They are a great way to just enjoy being out with others who understand your perspective and can empathise with either your need to let of steam or to dance the night away.
We often work with local entrepreneurial or established businesses to curate events for our community to enjoy. For example, we hold film evenings with Focus Cinema or we arrange Walking Tours with Arnhem Life. Arnhem itself has so much to offer, we enjoy working to make opportunities more accessible to the multicultural English-speaking community.
Over the years we have hosted many workshops run by members of our community and we look forward to doing many more! We have had Indian Cooking, Pottery, Sustainable Living, Inspirational Leadership, Brazilian Night, Business Development and Intercultural Training to name a few! These are always such a joy to take part in and we look forward to planning many more.
After hearing so many women talk about how they were missing out on training opportunities only provided in Dutch, or that they were frustrated and unsure about which direction to go in, we designed and gave Personal and Professional Development workshops that were really successful. We look forward to running these again shortly.
Tots & Teas is an International Playgroup that meet twice a week – Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning in or around Arnhem. This is a group for parents from pregnancy and beyond. It is a closed group as personal details are shared, but they have a Facebook page or contact us directly.
Once a year we organise a Family Picnic near the end of the Summer. These are always relaxed events filled with a sharing of blankets, food and games – an informal way to meet one another. The Picnic usually takes place in the beautiful Sonsbeek Park and is perfect for both families with or without children.
Testimonial about our Coffee Mornings:
“I know how it feels…
I am new, I don’t know anyone, do I go to this coffee morning for expats?
But, I don’t know anyone. I hope I meet someone.
Coffee morning for Arnhem Together is very welcoming and great place to meet people, hear amazing stories. The even basically runs on its own, literally no efforts needed. Just bring yourself. Returning people, new people, they all share a table and share their stories. Ladies makes new friends, exchange phone numbers to meet again or soon. I often go to coffee morning after shuffling my motherly duties schedule and show up 5 min late. All the tables are full, lot of new faces and of course familiar faces.
Ghanaan and Sophie has this incredible energy to make anyone new welcomed and they make sure they meet them in person. At the table, you tell your story. This is a place where you are yourself, you introduce yourself as XXXX. Not, I am his partner or so and so’s mom. The time I am sitting at the table, I feel so liberated, so unreal that serotonin and estrogen is dancing through my brain and I smile, happy dose. No filter, not censored. All the ladies are engaged in conversations, new conversations, new connections, we are feed off of our each other’s amazing stories. Once I am finished with my second cup of tea, I look at my watch and it’s time to turn into a pumpkin.
Why did it take me so much effort to come here, yet I don’t want to leave??” (Yuka)
Founders Arnhem Together