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Service Partners 2019

The IWCN has a wide range of reliable service partners for internationals living in the Northern Netherlands. The partners offer expert services in various areas, including Housing Agents; Relocation Services; Home Services; Legal & Payroll; Finance & Insurance; Tax Consultants; Health & Child Care Travel & Leisure; Education; Jobs and Career Support. All of the partners of the IWCN offer services in English.

BED’R Apartments


At Bed’r we try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We develop our own apartments and studios, designed with care and knowledge of how a temporary home functions best. That’s why all of our apartments are private, very luxurious and fully furnished.
We decorate with care to make sure the apartment feels like a home away from home. Our apartments are situated only at the best locations of Groningen.

We strive to be as flexible as possible. That’s why we choose to offer short as well as long term rental contracts. It is also possible to rent an apartment for your employees. We are glad to offer a custom-made rental plan, designed to fit your needs.

Flowently (live language sessions)


Want to speak real-life, social conversational Dutch? Flowently’s unique ‘live language sessions’ make it much easier. Identify your goals and start learning Dutch in real life situations with a private tutor. We customise every session, focus on interaction skills and back that up with the grammar theory you might need. Meet up in a cafe, learn ‘the magic phrases’ and explore your neighbourhood with your personal tutor. Sessions are available for all language levels. Meet the locals & have fun.

Customised flexibility from 8am – 10pm, Monday – Sunday.

Our services: Dutch Courses for Expats, Dutch for Kids, In-company Training for Individuals & Groups, Welcome Session, Intercultural Awareness Workshops, other languages.

Recruit a Student Groningen | Senior Staffing

Recruit a Student | Senior Staffing has developed into an all-round company in which staffing and recruitment is the core business. Quality and talent are our main values. With national coverage and nearly 25 years of experience we ensure the perfect match between employers and candidates.

We offer the best side jobs and starter positions in various industries. From a flexible job in the auto motive industry, cleaning jobs, jobs in the catering industry to full time administrative functions. Recruit a Student | Senior Staffing provides the perfect (side) job for you… Sign up and join us!

Rental Law Consultancy Frently 

Rental Law Consultancy Frently is a Groningen-based legal advice bureau that specializes in housing law. It was founded by Denise Zonnebeld, following several issues with her housing whilst a student, and continues to provide advice and representation for those struggling with the complexities of the Northern Dutch housing market. One of the main services provided by Frently is its rental price checker, which helps tenants calculate the maximum price their home can be rented at, and then have the rent reduced and claim the money back through the Dutch legal system. After hundreds of successful cases, Frently is the go-to place in the North for housing law advice, and representation. As part of its association with the IWCN, Frently will be holding free walk-in housing advice sessions regularly throughout the year.  

AnderZ Makelaar

AnderZ makelaar has been active on the Northern property market for over 20 years. Groningen Real Estate is sub divison of AnderZ, specialized in helping internationals finding their new home abroad. Buying a house in a foreign country is a big step, which you cannot do without the help of a local real estate agent. We guide you at the viewings, we help you look for potential problems (for now and in the future),  help you ask the right questions (for example about earthquake damage). We determine the right price for the property and then we start negotiation with the sellers to arrange the best deal for you.

Our ultimate goal is to help you find a dream home, not just a place to live in. We listen to your wishes and dreams so we can find the right property for you. As a leading  real estate agent we specialize in buying, selling and renting property. We can also assist in buying investment property or help you find a mortgage. Once you get to know our agencies over a cup of coffee you will know we are the ones to turn to. No cure, no pay ! So you have every reason to call us.

Wij Verzekeren B.V. 

Our insurance company is located in the heart of Groningen and is within walking distance of the IWCN. Our team consists of 9 individuals who enjoy finding the best insurances for you. As a foreign professional, it is important to be well-insured and we can assist you in arranging that.

From our office in Groningen we work independently and we negotiate with all insurers to find the best tailor-made solution for you. Our way of working may sometimes seem a bit unconventional, but we always have your best interest at heart. We simply believe that strictly following the protocol does not always give the best results for our clients.

We look forward to helping you any way we can!

Domus Aegis B.V.  

For Subsidies, Grants and Project Funding

Domus Aegis B.V. is active in the project funding business since her start and combines the today’s 25 years of experience of her founder, Onno van der Kuip LLM, in this branch.

Project funding,  grants and subsidies are considered as complex and legal matters. For that reason start-ups, scale-ups and companies with expansion contract Domus Aegis to guide them from the start till the end of a funding process.

Domus Aegis is experienced on:

  • Start-ups & Scale-ups Investments
  • Business Expansion
  • Research & Development
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Biobased Economy
  • Smart Industry & IoT

Rabobank Assen en Noord-Drenthe 

Rabobank, working abroad without financial worries.

Arranging all your financial needs in a new country can be overwhelming and stressful.

A new environment, a new culture and different habits. In order to help expatriates in the Netherlands with their specific questions and needs the Rabobank has set up a specialized expatriate service, the Rabobank Expat Desk. Specialized staff are on hand to make the transition to the monetary system in the Netherlands smooth and efficient.

Rabobank Expat Desk offers the following products:
–       Checking and savings
–       Investments
–       Mortgages
–       Insurance

Rabobank Group is an international financial services provider operating on the basis of cooperative principles. It offers retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management, leasing and real estate services. Our focus is on all-finance services in the Netherlands and on retail and wholesale banking, and food & agri internationally.

Rothwell International  

Rothwell International is a Contract Management Company who specializes in the unique financial needs of all the stakeholders in the contracting industry. Our mission is to be the best in the industry and to maintain sustainable growth.

Highly skilled Consultants (IT or Technical) who market themselves and/or find their own contracts and negotiate their own rates need the services of Rothwell to handle the administration of their contracts with the Client Company.

Rothwell International will assist in arranging work- and resident permits, your tax registration and application for the thirty percent ruling (where applicable). We will take care of your yearly tax return to the Dutch Tax Authorities, free of charge under certain conditions.

With our services you will optimize your billable hours by reducing administration. You will improve your cash flow with effortless client billing and collections, and enjoy specialist advice and guidance regarding tax compliance and optimization to maximize savings on expenses.

Talent in Bedrijf    

Talent in Bedrijf focuses on strengthening of the management, executive management and specialized functions in both public sector organizations and the business sector. One of our core activities is the finding and scouting of talent. We approach potential candidates and open conversations on behalf of organizations and companies. From our own expertise and experience we showcase a high professional level and we know to trace and place people in the context of the company or organization.

Paping Belastingadvies B.V.   

Welcome to the Netherlands!

We have a very generous, but complicated tax code. Dealing with the tax authorities can be difficult when arriving new in the Netherlands, they only communicate in Dutch. I can advise you about different tax benefits and allowances you can use and assist you in tax filing. Furthermore I am also specialized in the M-form which you need to file for the year you arrive or leave the country.

The introductory meeting is always free. It is always easier to do things right from the start, rather than fix them later.

Connect Relocation B.V.   

Successful relocation is a complex process. It requires organization, professional implementation and comprehensive follow through. Connect Relocation covers all stages of relocation: immigration, pre-arrival information and orientation, home-finding and settling in.

Connect Relocation’s team brings a wealth of personal experience with relocating and living in another country. We know how important it is that your expectations meet the reality once you arrive in a host country.

Individual relocation services are our core competence, but we also manage processes for short and long-term assignments of larger employee groups.

‘We go the extra mile’ by providing services that support our customers and helps them to have an uncomplicated new beginning.

Pathé Groningen   

A modern cinema in the heart of Groningen city center. There is a café that can be used for various occasions and events. There is a car park under the cinema.

  • Perfect image and sound quality
  • Comfortable seats
  • Pathé Café for a welcome drink or event
  • Centrally located
  • Well accessible by car and public transport, parking under the cinema
  • Climate control system
  • Nine theaters with varying capacity (86 – 545 seats)

FVB De Boer Financial Consultants      

Expat in The Netherlands? Buying and financing your home in The Netherlands can be a challenging operation. De Boer Financial Consultants are financial advisors with a deep understanding of the hurdles that Expats encounter when buying a property in The Netherlands. We are specialized in expat mortgages.

Is your income or your partner’s income not in Euro currency?
Do you hold a temporary residence status?
Are you enjoying the 30% ruling?
Is your contract of employment of a temporary nature?

Although these are standard issues we encounter on a daily basis, you will never be a standard client to us. We will try to give you the best and most efficient service possible and be your beacon during the house buying and financing process and beyond. We remain at your disposal in the future and gladly give you guidance on financial planning issues.

Please note that besides our Wassenaar (The Hague) office, we also have an Amsterdam office. The contact details for our Amsterdam office are:
Johannes Verhulststraat 163 hs
1075 GX Amsterdam
Tel.nr.: 020-6645578.

So please contact us for:

  • Financing or refinancing your home in The Netherlands or Germany
  • Advice on financing planning and asset management
  • Insurances such as home insurance, life insurance etc.

Expat Management Group        

What´s in a name??! The Expat Management Group is a dynamic corporate group of recognized legal experts in the Netherlands. We deliver specialized services in the main professional aspects of expat mobility management to the Netherlands (immigration, relocation and tax) and provide comprehensive immigration solutions for corporations, individuals, entrepreneurs and investors alike. Next to the end-to-end mobility services to the Netherlands, our extensive global network of international immigration offices and partners allows us to actively coordinate and assist our clients to set their footprints in new jurisdictions and send their employees across the globe.

Klusbedrijf Plantinga  

Klusbedrijf Plantinga is an all-round handyman company specialized in housing maintenance, renovations and redecorations, as well as almost any kind of odd job.
A few examples of our services: interior and exterior painting, wallpapering, bathroom renovations, tiling, sanitary and plumbing.
Our focus is on quality and service. You can be sure of getting your job well done, on time and care-free. Of course all our work is guaranteed.


Housing4u.nl is a special service of Thuisinwoningen.nl. We offer a list of quality rental properties for internationals. With over 15 years of experience in the housing market in the region of Groningen, Thuisinwoningen.nl can help you with the buying, selling, renting, styling, mortgage advice or value appraisal of your home. By listening to your needs and giving good advice with the right information, we can assist you to sell your current house and to find the house of your dreams.

The Student Hotel      

Centrally located in the hip and artistic Ebbinge Quarter, The Student Hotel Groningen is the perfect launchpad for adventures in this youthful, cultural city. Explore car-free Groningen center by foot or bicycle. Local area highlights include the iconic Martini Tower, Mendini’s Groningen Museum and the English landscape park, Noorderplantsoen. At The Student Hotel, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind space that combines the energy and spontaneity of a university campus with the style and full-service amenities of a boutique hotel. In our super sleek communal spaces, everyone is welcome to kick back, relax, play a game of ping pong and soak up some of that groovy atmosphere.

Ziggurat Taaltrainingen   

Ziggurat Language Training Center offers individualized instruction, scheduled group classes, and company courses. The intake interview, given to all prospective students, establishes what the student wants and needs from a language training, the preferred learning style, and the current language level. The teachers and managers at Ziggurat look for different ways to help students learn the language faster and will adapt a course in any way to make it even better. When you give your time and best efforts to language learning, Ziggurat works hard so you get the most out of that time.

Real Estate Consultancy Vastgoed   

Real Estate Consultancy Vastgoed is a company known for its personal approach, creativity and involvement. We assist our customers throughout the rental process – a process that a tenant or a landlord can be unfamiliar with. We keep all the parties informed throughout the whole rental process. To rent properties from landlords and to accompany tenants to find the right accommodation are our strengths! Real Estate Consultancy is distinguished by the high level of expertise in the Expat market. If you are looking to buy a house or rent an accommodation, you can reach us seven days a week. The accommodations we handle are varied: from fully furnished accommodations to short term or long term agreements. We are ready to help.

Expats at Ease   

Your company recruits professionals from abroad. Expats at Ease understands that the expat (impat) has a more-than-full-time job, which does not leave much time to make all arrangements. We can assist you with all International Assignment Services and arrange for a smooth integration of all family members for which we have developed a tailored workshop, “Gezellig hè?”  Never underestimate local knowledge. Your success is our goal.

Holland Payroll   

Registered as a fully recognized sponsor with the Dutch Immigration Department (IND), Holland Payroll can apply for, transfer and administer expatriate entry and work & residence permits, allowing you/your contractor(s) to legally live and work in the Netherlands. Following the process, Holland Payroll becomes the legal Dutch employer and is therefore responsible for issuing employment contracts, the 30% Ruling application, and payment of income taxes and net salary(ies). Our dedicated Highly Skilled Migrant unit is ready and willing to take on this responsibility, so that you can focus on the exciting challenges ahead.

Focuz Support   

Focuz Support provides a wide variety of services, ranging from housing accommodation, Hertz Rent a Car service, hotel booking agent to facility management. We are ‘focuzzed’ on service and quality in everything we do. Please visit our website or contact us to see what we can do for you!

Nescio Hotel Groningen      

Nescio Hotel Groningen is a comfortable three-star hotel, conveniently located near the city of Groningen. The hotel is located in a beautiful area in the center of Haren, which is a town near the Paterswoldsemeer and Groningen Airport Eelde, and only a five-minute drive from the city of Groningen.

HLB Nannen Accountants and Consultants      

The accountants and consultants firm HLB Nannen has sites in Groningen and Emmen. Although we are part of a national and international network, HLB Nannen has retained its local focus. Our company has been rooted in the north of the Netherlands since its beginnings in 1942 – our employees are from our region, speak the language and are involved. We like to provide personal advice on your tax matters and make sure you do not miss opportunities. It goes without saying that we can help you meet your fiscal obligations.


Lefier strives every day to provide affordable housing in good neighborhoods. We are client-focused and involved in the local communities. Lefier rents good accommodations for a fair price and in diverse price classes. Soft-furnished and fully-furnished rentals are both possible.

High Standard Travel   

High Standard Travel focuses on organizing beautiful, accessible and high quality trips for individuals as well as groups. These trips can be daytrips but also multiple-day trips abroad. The company knows its destinations, its accommodations, and its guides, and the bus is driven by one of the founders. In almost all cases, the organization can satisfy the requirements of the clients.

Pallas Attorneys-at-Law    

Pallas Attorneys specializes in employment law and employee participation law. Within this area of expertise, Pallas Attorneys engages in advising, guiding and litigation for employers, employees, directors, expatriates, freelancers and works councils.


SKSG (Stichting Kinderopvang Stad Groningen) provides all forms of professional childcare at childcare centers and with child-minders spread over the city of Groningen and the region.

Blue Umbrella   

Blue Umbrella is a professional and experienced full service provider for Dutch tax matters. It is their mission to help your international staff to stay compliant with the Dutch Tax Rules and Regulations. Blue Umbrella acts as an English language interface between your staff and the Dutch Tax Administration.

ABN AMRO Bank    

ABN AMRO offers private customers, private bankers and corporate customers comprehensive financial products and services. They provide in-depth financial expertise, broad knowledge of many sectors and an international network for the purpose of national and international activities.

Language Centre University of Groningen   

Communicating successfully starts with language skills and cultural understanding. Advanced proficiency in communication will increase your opportunities. The Language Centre combines academic expertise and innovative learning with practical experience for professionals and students.

Van der Meulen Makelaars   

Van der Meulen Makelaars is a major rental agent in Groningen. Specializing in the rental of furnished accommodation in Groningen, their wide range of properties consists of houses and apartments, with or without gardens, for both temporary or indefinite stays in and around Groningen.

Groningse Schoolvereniging   

The GSV is a regional primary school with a Bilingual and an International Department. Their Bilingual Department provides lessons in both English and Dutch, while in their International Department, the children are taught in English.

International School Groningen   

The International School Groningen serves the secondary school needs of the International Community in the north of the Netherlands. The International School Groningen educates young people to become responsible world citizens through creative, critical and meaningful contributions to society.