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Event Date: February 11, 2020
After a fantastic first edition with 400 visitors in Groningen, Make it in the North is taking it’s English career event to Friesland! For Talent: Join us on 11 February […]
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January 17, 2020Dutch farming exports cleared the 100 billion mark for the first time, with a total of 104.4 billion euros sold Translated by Thomas Ansell As reported in the Leeuwarder Courant, 104.4 billion euros of Dutch agricultural products were exported in 201[...]
January 17, 2020What does it mean to make it in the north? This is part of a series of portraits of local people, organizations, and companies working to further internationalize Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe. This time we spoke to Arno Zijlstra and Bernard Maar[...]
January 16, 2020The company in question hopes that fresh juice can strengthen immune systems Translated by Thomas Ansell The Drents business Versapers is coming under huge criticism for its position, as reported by RTV Drenthe. Versapers is based in De Groeve (munic[...]
January 16, 2020The municipality, centred around Drachten, is a European City of Sport for 2020 Translated by Thomas Ansell Thursday evening will see Drachten kick off its year as European City of Sport, reports the Omrop Fryslân. “It is a possibility that gives [...]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 30, 2019
Startups, Jedis and wizards wanted! Groningen is looking for ambitious startups to come up with new and innovative ways to tackle societal issues and urban challenges. Find your challenge, pitch […]
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Dear Welcome Center Personeel,
I’m sending this email to thank you for being so friendly and helpful.
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!
Having originally been drawn to the Northern Netherlands by the status of the Zernike Institute, where I studied for my Master’s degree in Nanoscience, I decided to continue researching for my PhD. The Institute, allied to the University of Groningen, is rated as amongst the top ten institutes for research on material science. The IWCN has been helpful throughout, but particularly as a place to get reliable information.
Though I originally came to the Center to pick up a residence permit, I left with quite a lot of printed information (all in English!) that was very helpful when it came to taking the inburgeren (integration) exams for my Dutch residence application. I am currently looking to settle more permanently in the North, I love living in Groningen itself for the bike-friendliness and its young and lively spirit.
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.
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.
(Onze medewerker) heeft zijn verblijfsdocument en BSN nummer bij u in ontvangst genomen.
De gehele procedure is zeer soepel verlopen: ook voor uw bijdrage wil ik u nog hartelijk bedanken.
Dank voor de mail en de afhandeling. Top service.
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. But better late than never, so please tell your other colleagues, or the people of the Gemeente and RUG who thought about it, that this office has an important function and that it delivers immediate results.