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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).

LATEST IWCN NEWS & EVENTS

EVENT
ABN AMRO Free Financial Advice

ABN AMRO Free Financial Advice

  Event Date: April 18, 2019

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00 to 16:00 hrs, ABN AMRO Bank is present at the IWCN to offer financial advice and service for internationals. ABN AMRO will be there […]

EVENT
New recruitment partner at IWCN

New recruitment partner at IWCN

  Event Date: April 24, 2019

EVENT
Frently: Free Housing Law Consultancy

Frently: Free Housing Law Consultancy

  Event Date: April 26, 2019

IWCN Closed

IWCN Closed

  News posted on: April 1, 2019

EVENT
Free 20 minute tax consultation

Free 20 minute tax consultation

  Event Date: April 15, 2019

EVENT
Frently: Free Housing Consultation

Frently: Free Housing Consultation

  Event Date: March 15, 2019

 

News from the North

The Northern Times

  • The Northern Times

    Many Easter bonfires cancelled due to dry conditions

    April 18, 2019
    The annual tradition of bonfires across the north during Easter weekend will not be happening at many locations due to a prolonged dry spell in the region. Translation by Traci White Due to a dry, sunny and warm forecast for the weekend, regional saf[...]

  • The Northern Times

    EV Biotech’s digital lab is on the frontier of innovation

    April 17, 2019
    What does it mean to make it in the north? This is part of a series of portraits of local people, organisations, and companies working to further internationalise Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe. In this instalment, we meet Linda Dijkshoorn, the fo[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Easter Weekend sees Groningen host huge traditional flower market

    April 16, 2019
    The daffodils, tulips, and crocuses bedecking the city of Groningen can only mean one thing: this coming Friday is the moment when Spring really bursts through Groningen with the Good Friday flower market. Yearly, more then a thousand people (for a g[...]

The Northern Times offers you all the latest news from the TopDutch region, which covers Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe.

  • The Northern Times

    Yearly Easter market returns to Drachten on the 22nd April

    April 16, 2019
    As reported by the Drachtster Courant, the traditional yearly Easter market is returning to the city of Drachten. From 09:00 on Easter Monday (22nd April), the city centre will be filled by huge numbers of stallholders. Aside from the market, other a[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Economic growth in the North, except for eastern Groningen

    April 16, 2019
    According to the Dutch Central Bureau of Statictics (CBS) the economy in the Northern Netherlands is mainly on the up, with especially South-West Friesland seeing runaway growth numbers. The economy in the whole of the Netherlands grew by around 2.7 [...]

  • The Northern Times

    Sleep researcher: ‘British time is the best time for the Netherlands’

    April 15, 2019
    The Netherlands must decide to use a permanent summer or winter-time over the next year. Sleep researcher Marijke Gordijn from the University of Groningen has an alternative: pin Dutch time to British time. Translated by Thomas Ansell Dagblad van het[...]

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