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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

Dutch Tax Matters – About the Dutch Tax System

  Event Date: February 19, 2020

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

    Special bus for trips to new Anne Frank exhibition in Veenhuizen

    February 20, 2020
    Tours will also be given by real prisoners Visitors to the National Prison Museum in the province of Drenthe can get a unique experience this week, during the school holidays. An authentic- period prison transport bus has been called into action to t[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Saturday and Sunday: no trains between Groningen and Assen

    February 20, 2020
    Rail. Replacement. Bus. There will be no trains between Groningen and Assen this weekend. But fear not! Both NS and Arriva will be making sure that there are shuttle buses for travellers. As reported by the Groninger Internet Courant. Saturday 22 Feb[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Law students: Harmony Complex safety an issue

    February 20, 2020
    A recent fire drill raised concerns “The safety of the Harmony complex is at stake” says a party of student representatives of the law faculty of the University of Groningen. The students suggest that the fire alarm in the Harmonie comple[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Martini tower clocks to be refurbished

    February 20, 2020
    The restoration of the Martini tower’s four timepieces started this week Translated by Alexis Veenendaal The work started on Monday and since weather conditions allowed it, parts were brought down and for refurbishment on Tuesday, under the sup[...]


  • Free Online Introduction to Dutch course starts 24 February

    Free Online Introduction to Dutch course starts 24 February

    January 29, 2020

    If you don’t speak Dutch and would like to learn, take a look at the Future Learn Language Centre Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Introduction to Dutch”. The next […]

  • IWCN Holiday Closures

    IWCN Holiday Closures

    November 24, 2019

    The IWCN will be closed for the holidays on the following dates:Monday 23 December 2019 through Sunday 5 January 2020.During this time, we will not be able to respond to […]

  • Brexit update 23 September

    Brexit update 23 September

    September 26, 2019

    The IND updated it’s information page on Brexit on 23 September 2019. UK citizens living in the Netherlands can read about what will happen with regards to their right to […]

  • New IWCN Welcome Guide

    New IWCN Welcome Guide

    September 26, 2019

    We are proud to announce that the 2019-2020 issue of the IWCN Welcome Guide to the North is hot off the presses! Come get your free new guide, full of […]



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