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Service Partners 2023

The IWCN has a wide range of reliable service partners for internationals living in the Northern Netherlands. The partners offer expert services in various areas, including Housing Agents; Relocation Services; Utilities & Home Services; Legal & Payroll; Finance & Insurance; Tax Consultants; Health & Child Care Travel & Leisure; Education & Translations; Jobs & Career Support. All of the partners of the IWCN offer services in English.

SCL Rotterdam B.V.

Moving to The Netherlands? Bring your car with you and benefit from enormous tax advantages!

In many cases it is cheaper to bring your car with you when you move to The Netherlands instead of buying a new car in The Netherlands. Expats can benefit from various tax exemptions by using a special permit for removal goods which makes it attractive to bring a car. SCL Rotterdam can take care of the shipment of your car from Door-To-Door, we ship your car safely and take care of all the paperwork including the Dutch license plate registration so you can hit the Dutch roads in your own car within no time.

Except for the services mentioned above SCL offers all kinds of additional services such as vehicle cleaning and conditioning services, updating of your vehicle’s infotainment and navigation systems to comply with EU-roads and installation of alarm systems and vehicle tracking systems.

International vehicle relocations are made easy by our unique combination of vehicle logistics expertise and in-house facilities. We have helped thousands of consumers and businesses with importing their vehicles to The Netherlands. Read more about requirements, our services and receive a free quotation via sclrotterdam.com/moving.

Regenesys B.V.  

Regenesys is the experienced partner for the development of business cases for future-proof projects. If necessary, we will support you in finding the right partners for your project. We regularly guide entrepreneurs in the transition from startup to scale up and from research project to production. With our experience, expertise, working method and integrated approach, we are from A to Z your committed partner for your innovative company.
For projects based on a healthy business case, we can provide the grant applications, project management and the accountability of innovation projects. For tax schemes to reduce the cost of R&D and for energy and environmental investment tax deduction you can contact us as well.
Innovation projects can never be financed by subsidies alone. In addition, co-financing and/or own investment is always required. Regenesys supports you in this process.

iQ Makelaars & 123Wonen / Expat Rentals Holland

iQ Makelaars Groningen is located in the center of Groningen. We are specialized in helping expats and internationals to buy a new home in Groningen.
Through our extensive local network in Groningen we can find the best deals for our clients. Together we have over 20 years of experience and we would be glad to be of service to you. 
We have offices in more than 20 cities in The Netherlands, so we can assist you when moving from one city to another.

123Wonen is the biggest real estate agent in The Netherlands specialized in rental homes.
We offer an extensive service in finding a rental place for our clients. We can do viewings for our clients when still abroad, so you can move in your new home immediately upon arrival. 


Alice Karmelita (CPC, ELI-MP) is a double-certified, professional coach, former international HR specialist, an expat. Alice is specialized in coaching clients going through stressful transitions in career, business, and relocating, driven by her mission of helping people create conscious careers and gain satisfaction thriving in a cross-cultural environment. If you have been going through a change in your life and career, work with Alice to:

  • Reduce your stress level
  • Learn how to understand and deal with emotions
  • Gain clarity and plan specific action steps
  • Gain confidence and reach your career goals
  • Adapt to a new culture with ease instead of anxiety

Expat Housing Network

For expats, by expats – your go-to team for expat housing.

At Expat Housing Network, we believe that everyone deserves to feel at home in Groningen. We know first-hand what it’s like to navigate the housing market as an international. We’ve been there ourselves and we’re here to ensure that you have the best experience possible.

With our team of knowledgeable and experienced Expat Buying Specialists, we’ll help you successfully secure your dream home in Groningen. With our fixed, transparent, and honest pricing, and our highly-rated client experience, our team will ensure you feel confident and supported throughout your homeownership journey.

Rafaela Kremer, buying agent for Groningen, can be contacted by email or phone on business days from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs.

If you wish to make a personal appointment, please follow this link and check the appointment calendar: https://calendly.com/rafaela-17/30min?month=2022-02. Rafaela is available for personal appointments here at the IWCN Groningen on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 to 13:00 hrs.

Lebara B.V.

Lebara is a telecommunication company, providing prepaid and postpaid services by using KPN’s reliable 4G network.

Lebara was founded in the UK in 2001 by three migrants with one purpose: being able to call home at affordable rates. No matter how far away from home you are. And these three definitely didn’t let themselves be stopped by the UK telecom market’s pesky rules that they ran into. They wanted to give people freedom. And they succeeded in doing so. Lebara now offers everyone the same affordable Sim Only and Prepaid-bundles.

The Advantages of Lebara Sim Only

  • Monthly adjustments free of charge: Upgrade or downgrade your own bundle.
  • Arrange it all yourself through My Lebara.
  • A total overview via my lebara app.
  • Control over your costs through the outer bundle ceiling. Max. 10 euro outside bundle.
  • No credit check.
  • Option can be canceled monthly.
  • International bundles
  • Free (Dutch) number porting.

The Advantages of Lebara prepaid 

  • Special call credit for calling outside EU.
  • All-in Holland (NL) plan: Calling, texting and data on the same plan.
  • All-in International plan: Calling and texting to 44 countries and data on the same plan.
  • Free call from Lebara to Lebara.

Packimpex Netherlands B.V.

Founded in 1977, Packimpex employs over 150 people and has thirteen offices across Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, UK and The Netherlands. As one of the market leaders in Europe, the company tailors innovative and sustainable relocation solutions to the needs of international companies and transferees. Packimpex offers a full range of destination services, temporary living services, corporate apartment management, visa and immigration services, and the coordination of household goods moves.

The TaxSavers

The TaxSavers is an all-round tax firm. We can assist you with all questions regarding Dutch taxes, the M-form, and the annual income tax return.

Visit our website for more information or just give us a call on +31 (0)20 – 2170120.

Anderz Makelaar / Expat Groningen

Anderz Makelaar / Expat Groningen has been active on the Northern property market for over 20 years and is specialized in helping internationals finding their new home abroad. Buying a house in a foreign country is a big step, which you cannot do without the help of a local real estate agent. We guide you at the viewings, we help you look for potential problems (for now and in the future),  help you ask the right questions (for example about earthquake damage). We determine the right price for the property and then we start negotiation with the sellers to arrange the best deal for you. Our ultimate goal is to help you find a dream home, not just a place to live in. We listen to your wishes and dreams so we can find the right property for you. As a leading  real estate agent we specialize in buying, selling and renting property. We can also assist in buying investment property or help you find a mortgage. Once you get to know our agencies over a cup of coffee you will know we are the ones to turn to. No cure, no pay ! So you have every reason to call us.

Expat Mortgages B.V.

With an open mind, you can really start going places. 

We are Expat Mortgages. Financial experts who think in terms of opportunities and growth. 

We open new doors when we push boundaries together. The doors to your expat adventure, to your dream home, in a vibrant, new city. 

Whether you’re new to the Netherlands or just don’t quite feel at home in the world of mortgages, we’re here to help you achieve your goals. Together, on our tested paths or the way that suits you. 

Look beyond what you know. Spot the opportunity and move right in! Say “Yes!” to your new life. 

What are you waiting for? We get the most out of life when we work together.

Vertaalbureau f.a.x. Translations b.v.

In 1988 we started as a translation company for Scandinavian languages and over time we gained enormous amounts of knowledge and experience. Now, 31 years later, we help many businesses and institutes with their international communication in almost any language and specialisation; using the latest technology of course. We also provide certified translations, apostilles and authentication. Our team of skilled in-house translators and linguists will be pleased to assist!

Our international clientele consists mainly of companies, from sole traders to multinationals in a wide range of sectors. We also work for lawyers, government agencies and provincial and municipal authorities. We are ISO 17100 certified.

Flowently (live language sessions)


Want to speak real-life, social conversational Dutch? Flowently’s unique ‘live language sessions’ make it much easier. Identify your goals and start learning Dutch in real life situations with a private tutor. We customise every session, focus on interaction skills and back that up with the grammar theory you might need. Meet up in a cafe, learn ‘the magic phrases’ and explore your neighbourhood with your personal tutor. Sessions are available for all language levels. Meet the locals & have fun.

Customised flexibility from 8am – 10pm, Monday – Sunday.

Our services: Dutch Courses for Expats, Dutch for Kids, In-company Training for Individuals & Groups, Welcome Session, Intercultural Awareness Workshops, other languages.

Recruit a Student Groningen | Senior Staffing

Recruit a Student | Senior Staffing has developed into an all-round company in which staffing and recruitment is the core business. Quality and talent are our main values. With national coverage and nearly 25 years of experience we ensure the perfect match between employers and candidates.

We offer the best side jobs and starter positions in various industries. From a flexible job in the auto motive industry, cleaning jobs, jobs in the catering industry to full time administrative functions. Recruit a Student | Senior Staffing provides the perfect (side) job for you… Sign up and join us!

Rental Law Consultancy Frently 

Rental Law Consultancy Frently is a Groningen-based legal advice bureau that specializes in housing law. It was founded by Denise Zonnebeld, following several issues with her housing whilst a student, and continues to provide advice and representation for those struggling with the complexities of the Northern Dutch housing market. One of the main services provided by Frently is its rental price checker, which helps tenants calculate the maximum price their home can be rented at, and then have the rent reduced and claim the money back through the Dutch legal system. After hundreds of successful cases, Frently is the go-to place in the North for housing law advice, and representation. As part of its association with the IWCN, Frently will be holding free walk-in housing advice sessions regularly throughout the year.  

FVB De Boer Financial Consultants      

Expat in The Netherlands? Buying and financing your home in The Netherlands can be a challenging operation. De Boer Financial Consultants are financial advisors with a deep understanding of the hurdles that Expats encounter when buying a property in The Netherlands. We are specialized in expat mortgages.

Is your income or your partner’s income not in Euro currency?
Do you hold a temporary residence status?
Are you enjoying the 30% ruling?
Is your contract of employment of a temporary nature?

Although these are standard issues we encounter on a daily basis, you will never be a standard client to us. We will try to give you the best and most efficient service possible and be your beacon during the house buying and financing process and beyond. We remain at your disposal in the future and gladly give you guidance on financial planning issues.

Please note that besides our Wassenaar (The Hague) office, we also have an Amsterdam office. The contact details for our Amsterdam office are:
Johannes Verhulststraat 163 hs
1075 GX Amsterdam
Tel.nr.: 020-6645578.

So please contact us for:

  • Financing or refinancing your home in The Netherlands or Germany
  • Advice on financing planning and asset management
  • Insurances such as home insurance, life insurance etc.

Expat Management Group        

What’s in a name??! The Expat Management Group is a dynamic corporate group of recognized legal experts in the Netherlands. We deliver specialized services in the main professional aspects of expat mobility management to the Netherlands (immigration, relocation and tax) and provide comprehensive immigration solutions for corporates, individuals, entrepreneurs and investors alike. Next to the end-to-end mobility services to the Netherlands, our extensive global network of international immigration offices and partners allows us to actively coordinate and assist our clients to set their footprints in new jurisdictions and send their employees across the globe.

Holland Employment Experts   

Work without worries

Are you looking to work for a Dutch employer but they can’t help you with applying for your work and residence permit? Holland Employment Experts makes sure that expats and knowledge migrants can work without worries in The Netherlands.

At Holland Employment Experts, we make sure that employer and employee alike can fully concentrate on their work. We specialize in employment migration. We take care of expats and knowledge migrants, as well as the employers they work for. As a recognized IND sponsor (Immigration & Naturalization Service), we can assist you with the following:

–              Become the recognized sponsor and legal employer of the highly skilled migrant
–              Prepare for and submit the IND application of the highly skilled migrant
–              Apply for and administer the 30% ruling
–              Prepare for and submit the application for family members (if required)
–              Consult companies in all aspects of working with expats, for instance assist in becoming a recognized sponsor of the IND
–              Perform an audit on full IND records at a company, to assess the compliancy and if all possibilities and benefits are being utilized

At Holland Employment Experts, we make sure our clients and employees can fully concentrate on their work. Administrative and legal matters? No worries. We can arrange all that.

Want to know more about our services? We would love to help you! Visit our website.

HLB Nannen Accountants en Adviseurs     

The accountants and consultants firm HLB Nannen has sites in Groningen and Emmen. Although we are part of a national and international network, HLB Nannen has retained its local focus. Our company has been rooted in the north of the Netherlands since its beginnings in 1942 – our employees are from our region, speak the language and are involved. We like to provide personal advice on your tax matters and make sure you do not miss opportunities. It goes without saying that we can help you meet your fiscal obligations.


Lefier strives every day to provide affordable housing in good neighborhoods. We are client-focused and involved in the local communities. Lefier rents good accommodations for a fair price and in diverse price classes. Soft-furnished and fully-furnished rentals are both possible.

Pallas Attorneys-at-Law    

Pallas Attorneys-at-Law is a boutique employment law firm, with offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Our services have a special focus on the international legal aspects of employment, people and workers’ participation. At the moment we have 9 attorneys-at-law working for Pallas.

Pallas’ attorneys are experienced in handling a wide range of employment law and employee participation law cases, both nationally and internationally. Pallas’ client portfolio exists of national and international multinational companies, Dutch middle market companies, works councils, executives, directors and expats.

Our core values

  • A personal approach.
  • High quality and vision, guaranteed through professional knowledge and many years of experience.
  • Close collaboration with network partners.
  • Good value for money.
  • Pleasure in our work.

Excellent value for money

Pallas Attorneys-at-Law is a boutique firm and as such a flexible law firm, with a high level of specialization, against very competitive rates. Our level of specialization can only be found at the large law firms with high rates. Hence, it is our strong believe that we offer our clients excellent value for money.

Blue Umbrella   

Blue Umbrella – Dutch Tax Matters

The Netherland’s largest online income tax return service provider. Sign up for free and experience how you can file your taxes quick and easy for a fixed fee of € 145 (including VAT). Blue Umbrella also files your US taxes for €315 (including VAT).

Receive your tax letters from the Dutch tax office online through Blue Umbrella. They translate your Dutch tax letters and advise you on requests from the tax office. A piece of mind service for just € 109 per year (including VAT).

Are you self-employed or a business owner? Check out Blue Umbrella’s business services. Unlimited business tax support for a fixed fee per month.

For information about the 30 percent ruling, childcare allowance, the Dutch income tax and childcare allowance calculator, and much more, visit our website.

Blue Umbrella – the online tax adviser.

ABN AMRO Bank    

ABN AMRO offers private customers, private bankers and corporate customers comprehensive financial products and services. They provide in-depth financial expertise, broad knowledge of many sectors and an international network for the purpose of national and international activities.

Language Centre University of Groningen   

Successful communication requires language skills and intercultural understanding. At the Language Centre, you can improve both. Our international team combines innovative teaching with practical experience. Let us help you achieve your learning goals in a tailor-made course, or join our fast-paced group lessons that will start you off in your target language from Day One. The Language Centre offers language courses in Dutch, English and many other languages. To get started learning Dutch, you can follow a free online introduction to Dutch course which starts multiple times a year!

We also offer unique intercultural competence training courses that can help you attain your personal and professional goals. Entrust your prose to our professional and experienced translations and text correction service. And finally, our testing service can help you document your proficiency.

Van der Meulen Makelaars   

Van der Meulen Makelaars is a major rental agent in Groningen. Specializing in the rental of furnished accommodation in Groningen, their wide range of properties consists of houses and apartments, with or without gardens, for both temporary or indefinite stays in and around Groningen.

Groningse Schoolvereniging   

The GSV is a regional primary school with a Bilingual and an International Department. Their Bilingual Department provides lessons in both English and Dutch, while in their International Department, the children are taught in English.

International School Groningen   

The International School Groningen serves the secondary school needs of the International Community in the north of the Netherlands. The International School Groningen educates young people to become responsible world citizens through creative, critical and meaningful contributions to society.