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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 10:00 to 17:00 (read more).

The IWCN will be open for limited services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Regular formalities appointments will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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

Information about public health, business information, official matters and FAQs concerning the Coronavirus can be found at this link.

UPCOMING EVENTS

View all Connect International activities

View all Connect International activities

  Event Date: September 15, 2021

Now that the summer is over and corona restrictions are loosening, it’s time to consider picking up hobbies again, live and in person! Connect International organizes many different activities each […]

Starting & Developing Your Career in the NL

Starting & Developing Your Career in the NL

  Event Date: October 27, 2021

International Pub ‘Noon Emmen

International Pub ‘Noon Emmen

  Event Date: October 28, 2021

Connect Travel Club

Connect Travel Club

  Event Date: October 30, 2021

Dutch Customs & Culture Workshop

Dutch Customs & Culture Workshop

  Event Date: November 2, 2021

 

News from the North

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IWCN News

  • Guide to healthcare system in the NL

    Guide to healthcare system in the NL

    October 19, 2021

    Healthcare in the Netherlands is ranked amongst the best in the world. Some things, however, may work differently from what you’re used to. For example, the GP (general practitioner, ‘huisarts’ […]

  • Use of CoronaCheck app for entry to events and horeca

    Use of CoronaCheck app for entry to events and horeca

    September 21, 2021

    Updated 18-10-2021 – Telephone number for making an appointment in Groningen for registering a foreign vaccination certificate Updated 13-10-2021 – GGD Groningen may become second location for registering foreign vaccination […]

  • View all Connect International activities

    View all Connect International activities

    September 15, 2021

    Now that the summer is over and corona restrictions are loosening, it’s time to consider picking up hobbies again, live and in person! Connect International organizes many different activities each […]

  • Anti-Discrimination Center Groningen to hold public meeting for Internationals

    Anti-Discrimination Center Groningen to hold public meeting for Internationals

    August 24, 2021

    The Anti-Discrimination Center in Groningen is the place to go for support and advice if you feel like you might be the victim of discrimination. Whether it’s at your place […]

 

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