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Event Date: February 19, 2020
This workshop provides an overview of the Dutch tax system. During the workshop, a Blue Umbrella tax adviser navigates you through the Dutch tax requirements. Typical international user cases will […]
Event Date: February 24, 2020
Event Date: February 26, 2020
Event Date: March 9, 2020
February 20, 2020Tours will also be given by real prisoners Visitors to the National Prison Museum in the province of Drenthe can get a unique experience this week, during the school holidays. An authentic- period prison transport bus has been called into action to t[...]
February 20, 2020Rail. Replacement. Bus. There will be no trains between Groningen and Assen this weekend. But fear not! Both NS and Arriva will be making sure that there are shuttle buses for travellers. As reported by the Groninger Internet Courant. Saturday 22 Feb[...]
February 20, 2020A recent fire drill raised concerns “The safety of the Harmony complex is at stake” says a party of student representatives of the law faculty of the University of Groningen. The students suggest that the fire alarm in the Harmonie comple[...]
February 20, 2020The restoration of the Martini tower’s four timepieces started this week Translated by Alexis Veenendaal The work started on Monday and since weather conditions allowed it, parts were brought down and for refurbishment on Tuesday, under the sup[...]
January 29, 2020
If you don’t speak Dutch and would like to learn, take a look at the Future Learn Language Centre Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Introduction to Dutch”. The next […]
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 […]
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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.