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The International Welcome Center North (IWCN) is a one-stop shop for international people living in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe.

We offer services in three areas:  government formalities (residence permits and municipal registration); information (practical information and referrals to reliable service providers); and events (a chance to start building a social and/or business network during events).

All of this happens at one location, and we are open five days per week from 10:00 to 17:00 (read more).


Dutch Tax Matters – About the Dutch Tax System – 12 February

Dutch Tax Matters – About the Dutch Tax System – 12 February

January 21, 2019

This workshop provides an overview of the Dutch tax system. During the workshop, a Blue Umbrella tax adviser navigates you through the Dutch tax requirements. Typical international user cases will […]

News from the North

The Northern Times

The Northern Times offers you all the latest news from the TopDutch region, which covers Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe.

  • The Northern Times

    Snowy scenes across the north

    January 23, 2019
    Up to five centimetres of snow covered much of Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland on Wednesday after hours of steady snowfall on Tuesday afternoon and night. Here are some of the sweetest snowy scenes across the north. Friesland:   View this post [...]

  • The Northern Times

    Seeking resolution at the Sugarhomes

    January 22, 2019
    International students have been living in the Sugarhomes for three months now, and residents say that there is still room for improvement. Some tenants have started taking matters into their own hands, but what does the future hold for the container[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Code yellow for entire country due to expected snow showers

    January 22, 2019
    Snow showers are expected to move into the north on Tuesday afternoon, and the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) has issued a code yellow weather warning for the entire country. Translation by Traci White Snow showers and ice-covered [...]


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