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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 […]

Planning on buying a house in The Netherlands?

Planning on buying a house in The Netherlands?

  Event Date: December 7, 2021

Connect Travel Club – 11 Dec

Connect Travel Club – 11 Dec

  Event Date: December 11, 2021

Planning on buying a house in The Netherlands?

Planning on buying a house in The Netherlands?

  Event Date: December 16, 2021

Planning on buying a house in The Netherlands?

Planning on buying a house in The Netherlands?

  Event Date: December 20, 2021

Introduction to Dutch

Introduction to Dutch

  Event Date: February 21, 2022

 

News from the North

The Northern Times

  • The Northern Times

    Meet SCDAI: A Groningen-based student organization advocating for diversity and inclusion

    December 3, 2021
    The Northern Times sat down with Genesis Saragoza, co-founder and current social media coordinator of “The Student Center for Diversity, Advocacy, and Inclusion” (SCDAI). The student organization founded at Hanze University in 2019, has q[...]

  • The Northern Times

    What do voters in Groningen care about?

    November 24, 2021
    Ahead of Groningen’s municipal elections around 500 citizens have participated in an online survey in which they were asked to identify their 5 most important “election themes”, topics they would like to hear about from political pa[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Riot in the Centre of Groningen, Mayor issues emergency order

    November 22, 2021
    Groningen – After a protest against new Corona measures on Sunday afternoon took place without complications, a group of young rioters took over Grote Markt in the evening. They were behaving in a disorderly manner, lighting fireworks and detac[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Covid test provider Spoedtest.nl temporarily closed

    November 17, 2021
      Translated by Ilaria Molinari Spoedtest.nl turned out to be the provider of Corona tests that was closed down on Monday night because of allegedly falsified vaccination certificates, reports RTV Noord. Spoedtest.nl has several testing faciliti[...]

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