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Event Date: February 18, 2021
On Thursday 18 February 2021 14:00-17:00, there will be an online career event, “Meet Your Future in the Digital World”, with companies and jobs from the Northern Netherlands The Northern Netherlands […]
Event Date: January 28, 2021
Event Date: February 10, 2021
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Event Date: March 4, 2021
January 22, 2021The term was recently used in a satirical Dutch song to refer to someone that knowingly breaks Coronavirus rules Translated by Thomas Ansell As reported by the Omrop Fryslân, the emergence of the Dutch-language term ‘Wappie’ to connote a person [...]
January 22, 2021No large-scale events may be organised in the province of Drenthe or the city of Groningen until 1 June at least As reported by RTV Drenthe, and the GIC, mayors across the Northern Netherlands have taken a series of decisions stopping large-scale eve[...]
January 22, 2021Anyone out after 21:00 without a ‘valid reason’ could get a 95 euro fine By Thomas Ansell As reported by the NOS, following accord in the Dutch parliament, a curfew will come into effect in the Netherlands from Saturday evening. Everyone [...]
January 22, 2021As part of the Dutch governments newest Coronavirus measure package (including a curfew), border restrictions have again been tightened with a full shutdown of travel between the Netherlands and the UK, South Africa, and most of South America By Thom[...]
January 22, 2021
Via The Northern Times and the Dutch government’s website The Dutch governments continuing efforts to stop the spread of new variants of the Coronavirus has led to several strict border measures […]
January 7, 2021
With the Coronavirus vaccine rollout getting underway in the Netherlands, our media partners at The Northern Times have produced a Q&A-style article full of information that may be of use. […]
December 18, 2020
December 17, 2020
16 December: Due to illness of the IND representative, the IWCN needed to close unexpectedly on Wednesday, 16 December, and will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, 17 and […]
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Dear Welcome Center Personeel,
I’m sending this email to thank you for being so friendly and helpful.
I have lived in several countries (USA, Germany, Russia, Egypt) but I have to say that I have had the best experience at the Welcome Center in Groningen.
Thank you again!
Having originally been drawn to the Northern Netherlands by the status of the Zernike Institute, where I studied for my Master’s degree in Nanoscience, I decided to continue researching for my PhD. The Institute, allied to the University of Groningen, is rated as amongst the top ten institutes for research on material science. The IWCN has been helpful throughout, but particularly as a place to get reliable information.
Though I originally came to the Center to pick up a residence permit, I left with quite a lot of printed information (all in English!) that was very helpful when it came to taking the inburgeren (integration) exams for my Dutch residence application. I am currently looking to settle more permanently in the North, I love living in Groningen itself for the bike-friendliness and its young and lively spirit.
I would recommend the IWCN for new Internationals, who would like help finding their feet, but also for those who have been in the Northern Netherlands, as the information on offer is very extensive.
How happy it makes me to learn that the flowers got there and that they brightened up everyone’s day.
This was my goal.
You guys work hard, and I wanted to make sure you guys know that your work is meaningful and very well appreciated in the city.
Dank voor de mail en de afhandeling. Top service.
The idea to have such an office to welcome foreigners is a formidable one and this is a good tangible result. I wish there had been such an office, and people like you, 13 years ago when we arrived! It would probably have made our lives so much better especially the first years. But better late than never, so please tell your other colleagues, or the people of the Gemeente and RUG who thought about it, that this office has an important function and that it delivers immediate results.
Bedankt voor je snelle en duidelijke reactie.
Waar zou het MKB zonder het IWN zijn? Ben zo blij met jullie!