please call: +31 (0)50 367 71 97
or mail your question:
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 […]
Event Date: July 7, 2022
Event Date: August 8, 2022
Event Date: August 15, 2022
Event Date: September 1, 2022
Event Date: November 3, 2022
July 6, 2022
Thirty asylum seekers slept on the floors of the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) in Ter Apel on the evening 5th of July. While there was available room in emergency shelters elsewhere, many members of the group decided to [...]
July 5, 2022
“Hundreds of billions were earned. If you look at what has been invested in independent knowledge development, there is very little,” said expert Hans de Waal, a researcher for oil company Shell and the State Supervision of Mines (SodM[...]
Since early in the morning on the 4th of July, protesting farmers have blockaded a canal lock in Gaarkeuken, a hamlet in west Groningen. While cars are still able to cross the lock, the blockade has effectively halted ship traffic in the area, inc[...]
July 4, 2022
Farmers angered by government plans to limit carbon and nitrogen emissions out of their farms began another day of protests by blocking supermarket distribution hubs in several northern towns, including Beilen (Jumbo), Gieten (Coop), Heerenveen (L[...]
June 28, 2022
Do you have some spare time this summer? Then consider an intensive summer course in Dutch or English at the Language Centre! Over the course of two or three weeks, […]
Data collected by IWCN and all the other expat centers in the Netherlands show which are the 15 companies that employed the most internationals in 2021. We were very pleased […]
June 23, 2022
We will be hosting our annual Partner Meeting on the 7th of July at ASTRON! If you are a partner or supporter of IWCN but didn’t receive an email inviting […]
June 3, 2022
The IWCN will be closed on Monday, 6 June, for Pentecost. We will be open again on Tuesday 7 June and look forward to seeing you then!
become a member
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.
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.
Bedankt voor je snelle en duidelijke reactie.
Waar zou het MKB zonder het IWN zijn? Ben zo blij met jullie!