Welcome to the North

Moving to a new country can be overwhelming. Trust us, we know: many of us on the IWCN team are internationals ourselves!┬áThat’s why we’re here to help you make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

But who are we, really? ­čĹç­čĆ╝

About Us

The International Welcome Center North is equipped with everything you need to make your transition to life in the Northern Netherlands. Whether you are a professional, an international partner, or a student, we are here to welcome you and help you make the most of your time in our beautiful region.

  • Need to collect your┬áresidence permit? You can do it right here.
  • How about your municipality registration and BSN number? Yep, also here.
  • Opening a bank account? We can facilitate that, too.
  • Learning about Dutch culture and language? We’ve got you covered.
  • Want to meet new people? Just sign up for one of our many events!

At our welcome center, we recognize that integration goes beyond just the practical matters and formalities of moving to a new country. To feel at home, you need a sense of community. That’s why we also offer a range of social events, clubs, and activities to help you meet your new social circle and feel at home in the Northern Netherlands.

Our History

Let us help you

We've got the answers to your questions about living in the northern Netherlands. With more than 35,000 internationals helped since opening our doors, we promise you're in good hands.

Founders and Supporters of IWCN