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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 Monday through Thursday from 9:30 to 16:30 (read more).

If we can’t assist you via telephone or by e-mail, then face-to-face information appointments can be made by calling the IWCN.

Formalities appointments are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

COVID-19/Coronavirus information, including public health, business information, official matters and FAQs, can be found at this link.

UPCOMING EVENTS

View all Connect International activities

View all Connect International activities

  Event Date: September 15, 2021

Check out this link for further information. Now that corona restrictions have loosened, it’s time to consider picking up hobbies again, with live and in person events! Connect International organizes […]

IWCN Webinar – Dutch health insurance

IWCN Webinar – Dutch health insurance

  Event Date: October 11, 2022

Welcome walks; Selwerd

Welcome walks; Selwerd

  Event Date: October 15, 2022

Welcome walks; Ebbingekwartier/Binnenstad Noord

Welcome walks; Ebbingekwartier/Binnenstad Noord

  Event Date: October 16, 2022

Connect Leeuwarden – Craft club

Connect Leeuwarden – Craft club

  Event Date: October 22, 2022

Leeuwarden pub evening

  Event Date: October 28, 2022

 

News from the North

The Northern Times

IWCN News

  • IWCN – Closed for the holidays

    IWCN – Closed for the holidays

    October 6, 2022

    The IWCN will be closed from Wednesday 21 December 2022 through Tuesday 3 January 2023. We will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

  • Get to know the north through Welcome to NL platform

    Get to know the north through Welcome to NL platform

    September 19, 2022

    Welcome to NL is a platform designed to inform people considering moving to the Netherlands from abroad about what working and living here is really like for internationals. For the […]

  • Connect International introducing student membership

    Connect International introducing student membership

    September 12, 2022

    As part of a closer working relationship between International Welcome Center North, Connect International and City Central, IWCN is introducing a discounted student membership option for bachelor and master’s students […]

  • Changes are coming to IWCN!

    Changes are coming to IWCN!

    September 7, 2022

    We have some exciting news here at the IWCN, we are going to be joining forces with Connect International and City Central to form one organization! What this means, is […]

 

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