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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 five days per week from 10:00 to 17:00 (read more).

LATEST IWCN NEWS & EVENTS

EVENT
Free 20 minute tax consultation

Free 20 minute tax consultation

  Event Date: May 6, 2019

On Monday, 6 May, Paping Belastingadvies (one of our IWCN Service Partners) will be offering free, 20 minute consultations on your Dutch tax questions at the IWCN. You must sign up to […]

EVENT
ABN AMRO Free Financial Advice

ABN AMRO Free Financial Advice

  Event Date: April 25, 2019

EVENT
New recruitment partner at IWCN

New recruitment partner at IWCN

  Event Date: April 24, 2019

EVENT
ABN AMRO Free Financial Advice

ABN AMRO Free Financial Advice

  Event Date: April 18, 2019

EVENT
Free 20 minute tax consultation

Free 20 minute tax consultation

  Event Date: April 15, 2019

 

News from the North

The Northern Times

  • The Northern Times

    New city beach, De Papiermolen pool both opening on Saturday in Groningen

    April 25, 2019
    Starting on King’s Day, the Suikerterrein will be home to the newest city beach in Groningen and De Papiermolen public pool will be reopening following 18 months of renovations. Translation by Traci White Swimming season in the city of Groningen is[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Five new train stations in the north by 2028

    April 25, 2019
    Over the coming decade, up to 30 new train stations are planned to be built across the Netherlands, including at least five in the northern provinces. Translation by Traci White DutchNews.nl reports that ProRail, the organisation responsible for rail[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Jewish history of the Northern Netherlands Part III: Liberation and life after the war

    April 25, 2019
    Part III: Liberation and life after the war When Canadian forces liberated the north in the spring of 1945, there were still 900 people being held prisoner in Westerbork. Many of the Jews were told to remain in the camp for their own safety: even tho[...]

The Northern Times offers you all the latest news from the TopDutch region, which covers Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe.

  • The Northern Times

    Claudia Woolgar: a one-woman cultural tour de force

    April 24, 2019
    Born and raised in the UK, she’s run theatres, directed art festivals, and was one of the leading lights in delivering Leeuwarden’s programme as the European Capital of Culture 2018. We sat down with Claudia Woolgar to discuss Leeuwarden’s year[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Jewish history of the Northern Netherlands Part II: Occupation and the Holocaust

    April 24, 2019
    Part II: Occupation and the Holocaust After Adolf Hitler became the leader of Germany in 1933, Dutch Jews still continued to lead normal lives that were increasingly indistinguishable from their fellow city dwellers throughout much of the 1930s. But [...]

  • The Northern Times

    New earthquake compensation policy to start next year

    April 24, 2019
    In 2020, homeowners living in the earthquake zone in the province of Groningen are set to be compensated for the depreciated value of their homes, even if their individual property has not been damaged by the ongoing quakes. Translation by Traci Whit[...]

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