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The International Welcome Center North (IWCN) is a one-stop shop for international people living in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe.

Together with Connect International and City Central, 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 9:30 to 16:30 (read more).

If we can’t assist you via telephone or by e-mail, then face-to-face information appointments can be made by calling the IWCN.

Formalities appointments are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

COVID-19/Coronavirus information, including public health, business information, official matters and FAQs, can be found at this link.

UPCOMING EVENTS

View all Connect International activities

View all Connect International activities

  Event Date: September 15, 2021

Check out this link for further information. Now that corona restrictions have loosened, it’s time to consider picking up hobbies again, with live and in person events! Connect International organizes […]

Guest webinar: Becoming a landlord 101

Guest webinar: Becoming a landlord 101

  Event Date: January 26, 2023

Parents coffee morning Groningen

Parents coffee morning Groningen

  Event Date: January 26, 2023

International coffee morning Groningen

International coffee morning Groningen

  Event Date: January 27, 2023

IWCN Webinar: Filing your Dutch income taxes

IWCN Webinar: Filing your Dutch income taxes

  Event Date: January 30, 2023

Connect Talk: Having a baby in The Netherlands

Connect Talk: Having a baby in The Netherlands

  Event Date: January 31, 2023

 

News from the North

     

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IWCN News

  • University of Groningen executive board pleased with continuation of International Welcome Center North

    University of Groningen executive board pleased with continuation of International Welcome Center North

    January 25, 2023

    In a statement shared on the University of Groningen’s intranet for academic and support staff, the executive board of the RUG announced their vote in favor of IWCN’s new status […]

  • Introducing: Lekker Kletsen!

    Introducing: Lekker Kletsen!

    January 11, 2023

    Apetrots? Doodmoe? Say what now? Does learning Dutch drive you bananas? No worries: Lekker Kletsen is here for you! Deze spreekvaardigheidsgroep is voor iedereen die Nederlands op niveau A2 of […]

  • Website and social media changes in 2023

    Website and social media changes in 2023

    January 9, 2023

    Happy New Year! Over the course of 2023, City Central and Connect International will officially become part of International Welcome Center North. All of the members of our international team […]

  • IWCN closed for the holidays

    IWCN closed for the holidays

    December 8, 2022

    The IWCN will be closed from Wednesday 21 December 2022 through Tuesday 3 January 2023 for the Christmas and New Year holidays. We will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2023. […]

 

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