AWCA Newcomers

The American Women’s Club of Antwerp is designed to help American – and other English-speaking women from around the world – settle into life in Belgium. The Newcomers portion of the AWCA is specifically designed to address issues, answer questions, and provide a meeting place to get to know all the other women new to Belgium who are experiencing the same difficulties, experiences and laughs. Newcomers helps clear the fog of the unknown.

Our newest members attend monthly Newcomers Coffees where they can meet other women who are new to the area, have their questions answered, and learn more about life in Belgium. In addition there are occasional Newcomers Field Trips designed to make your day-to-day life in Belgium easier. For example, visits to local grocery stores, local fresh farm markets, the bakery, the American Food Store and the British Food Store. We also have a Newcomers Committee which is dedicated to helping make your transition go more smoothly.

Getting There: We are very happy to arrange transportation or give directions to meetings and field trips. Just ask! Also, babies and children are welcome to join!

If you would like to know more about Newcomers, please do not hesitate to contact us at