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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).



News from the North

The Northern Times

  • The Northern Times

    “City centre café” to show off plans for the future of Groningen

    March 18, 2019
    How is the new Kattenbrug coming along? Where will new bus stops at the Stadsschouwburg and the Provinciehuis be placed? What will the city look like in 10 years? At the new Binnenstadscafe exhibition, city residents can get a sneak peek of the futur[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Two dead, two seriously injured in Hooghalen crash

    March 18, 2019
    Two young men were killed and two were seriously injured in a single vehicle crash in the Drenthe town of Hooghalen on Saturday night. All four of the passengers are believed to be related, and three of the passengers are reportedly brothers from Syr[...]

  • The Northern Times

    Groningen fire fighters get thank you note from Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

    March 15, 2019
    When the Groningen fire department decided to send a baby gift to Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, they were most likely not expecting anything in return. But the firefighters received a response from Kensington Palace this week.[...]

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


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