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News from the North
Despite concerns over their impact on the value of art, copyright infringements, and their inability to consistently create people with the right number of fingers, AI generated images are here to stay. Anything you’ve ever imagined can be turned into reality with a simple click –admittedly with different degrees of success. The Northern Times explored […]
The asylum seeker reception centre in Ter Apel was able to comply with its legally imposed capacity last weekend but the solution is only temporary. 1935 asylum seekers stayed in Ter Apel on Saturday. This makes it the first time since October 2023 that the centre is complying with the administrative agreement of limiting capacity […]
If you find yourself wondering how to contribute to your community and your Dutch is niet zo goed, this event is for you! Make it in the North, in collaboration with ICW and Link050, is organising an event to tell you all you need to know about how to find the ideal volunteering position. During […]
Feel at home in the North in just a few steps
We understand there are many things to take care of when getting settled in a new country.
That’s why it’s our mission to provide a welcoming space where you can take care of everything at one convenient location.
We helped 35,000+ international people
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“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!”