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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 […]
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April 18, 2019The 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[...]
April 17, 2019What 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[...]
April 16, 2019The 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.
April 16, 2019As 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[...]
April 16, 2019According 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 [...]
April 15, 2019The 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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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.