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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).


ABN AMRO Free Financial Advice

ABN AMRO Free Financial Advice

  Event Date: February 19, 2019

On Tuesday 19 February from 13:00 to 16:00, ABN AMRO Bank will give free financial advice at IWCN for internationals. “In maximum 48 hours, you can open up a bank […]

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

    ‘Sexy Farmers’ calendar looking for new models

    February 20, 2019
    The ‘Sexy Farmers’ calendar is looking for new models. The calendar aims to raise awareness of the agricultural sector, and is looking for models for its 2020 edition. As reported by RTV Drenthe, the ‘sexy farmers calendar’ is now looking for[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Clash XXL Festival is back for a heady mix of electronic music and contemporary art

    February 20, 2019
    Clash XXL Festival is back for a heady mix of electronic music and contemporary art. The festival of electronic music and art comes to Groningen on Saturday 6thand Sunday 7thApril. Performances will take place in multiple locations in the city centre[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Super Snow Moon visible over Groningen

    February 19, 2019
    Moon-chasers and amateur astronomers alike will be gazing skywards this evening, with the first super moon of 2019. Known as the ‘super snow moon’, it will illuminate the night sky brighter than at any other time, as reported in the Dagblad van h[...]


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