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Welcome to the Northern Netherlands! Discover everything you need to know to make this beautiful region your new home.
Monday till Thursday from 9:30 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 16:30
AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers in the Spotlight
To honor this year’s Day of the Volunteer, we want to highlight four of our amazing volunteers. What drove them to start a writing club, why do they love teaching internationals to cycle, and what would be their tips in case you would want to volunteer. Get ready to meet Ragini, Saskia, Sezin and Janny.
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News from the North
A pro-Palestine demonstration at Groningen Central Station turned turbulent on Thursday early evening. Initially, there was little trouble, until the police ordered the demonstrators to leave. That led to resistance and scuffles, whereupon the police arrested two demonstrators. Around 50 to 60 demonstrators had gathered at Groningen Central Station at 6 p.m. for a sit-in […]
Embracing internationalisation came with various advantages at Econvert, according to its HR advisor Renée Katuin. In a recent conversation with the local job platform for internationals Make it in the North, Katuin said that the atmosphere at Econvert resembles that of a close-knit family. Established in 2012 with a primary focus on anaerobic wastewater treatment, […]
A new study by Nuffic, the Dutch organization for international cooperation in higher education, sheds light on the factors that influence international students’ decisions to stay or leave the Netherlands after graduation. The study, which surveyed 680 former students from around the world, found that quality of life and career opportunities are the most important […]
Feel at home in the North in just a few steps
We understand there are many things to take care of when getting settled in a new country.
That’s why it’s our mission to provide a welcoming space where you can take care of everything at one convenient location.
We helped 35,000+ international people
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“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!”