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June 19, 2019On the Northern Dutch island of Terschelling, one of the most popular performing arts festivals in the Netherlands, Oerol, is in full swing through the 23rd of June. By Hans de Preter Comparable to Noorderzon in Groningen, the 2019 edition of the an[...]
June 19, 2019On Wednesday morning, three men were taken into police custody for involvement with threats made to business owners connected to the wind turbine parks in the north. Translation by Traci White The Groninger Internet Courant reports that the suspects [...]
June 19, 2019Following performances in Amsterdam in late 2019, MartiniPlaza will be putting on a limited run of “Lazarus”, a musical about David Bowie, in May of 2020. Translation by Traci White The Groninger Internet Courant reports that the musical, which p[...]
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June 19, 2019Due to the ceiling of the WTC Expo being deemed too low, the city of Leeuwarden is the first Dutch city to be ruled out as a potential host for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Translation by Traci White Alderperson Sjoerd Feitsma told the Leeuwarde[...]
June 19, 2019Ex-Olympic swimmer Maarten van der Weijden’s second Elfstedenzwemtocht will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Swettehaven in Leeuwarden, and dining establishments in the city of Sloten will be closed while Van Der Weijden swims through the city.[...]
June 18, 2019Former Groningen council member for the VVD Koen Schuiling was put forward to succeed Peter den Oudsten as the mayor of Groningen during a closed municipal council meeting on Monday night. Translation by Traci White The Groninger Internet Courant rep[...]
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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.