IWCN service partners

The IWCN has a wide range of reliable service partners for internationals living in the Northern Netherlands. The partners offer expert commercial services in various areas, including Housing & Relocation; Legal Services, Insurance & Finance; Tax Consulting; Health & Child Care; Payroll & HR; Travel & Leisure; Education; and Career Support. All of the partners of the IWCN offer services in English. So if you are looking for assistance in any of these areas, why not contact one of them to find out how they can help you?


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.

Blue Umbrella

Blue Umbrella is a professional and experienced full service provider for Dutch tax matters. It is their mission to help your international staff to stay compliant with the Dutch Tax Rules and Regulations. Blue Umbrella acts as an English language interface between your staff and the Dutch Tax Administration.

Boxx Global Expat Solutions

Boxx Global Expat Solutions is a completely independent (privately owned) service provider that is fully specialized in the international tax, social security, immigration, HR, legal and coordination aspects of corporate global mobility. Boxx and its employees are dedicated solely and passionate about global mobility. We see our business as a human-to-human activity; we bring our business by being up close and personal. Would you like to get to know more about Boxx? Then visit our website!

Connect Relocation V.O.F.

Successful relocation is a complex process. It requires organization, professional implementation and comprehensive follow through. Connect Relocation covers all stages of relocation: immigration, pre-arrival information and orientation, home-finding and settling in.
Connect Relocation’s team brings a wealth of personal experience with relocating and living in another country. We know how important it is that your expectations meet the reality once you arrive in a host country.
Individual relocation services are our core competence, but we also manage processes for short and long-term assignments of larger employee groups.
‘We go the extra mile’ by providing services that support our customers and helps them to have an uncomplicated new beginning.
We also have a branch office located at the following address: Waterfront 25, 5658 SB Eindhoven.


Europass is an initiative of the European Commission facilitating mobility in working and learning. Ensuring qualifications and competences are transparent is essential to improving the mobility between European countries and national sectors.

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.

Expats at Ease

Your company recruits professionals from abroad. Expats at Ease understands that the expat (impat) has a more-than-full-time job, which does not leave much time to make all arrangements. We can assist you with all International Assignment Services and arrange for a smooth integration of all family members for which we have developed a tailored workshop, “Gezellig hè?”  Never underestimate local knowledge. Your success is our goal.

Focuz Support

Focuz Support provides a wide variety of services, ranging from housing accomodation, Hertz Rent a Car service, hotel booking agent to facility management. We are ‘focuzzed’ on service and quality in everything we do. Please visit our website or contact us to see what we can do for you!

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 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.

Groningen Airport Eelde

Since its founding in 1931, Groningen Airport Eelde has become a very complete international airport, located near Groningen, and offers high quality facilities and a market-orientated approach. Groningen Airport Eelde wants to become the first choice in airports for vacationers and the business world in the northern part of the Netherlands. A few of the advantages of Groningen Airport Eelde are the accessibility, the favorable departure times and the quick check-in.

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.

High Standard Travel

High Standard Travel focuses on organizing beautiful, accessible and high quality trips for individuals as well as groups. These trips can be daytrips but also multiple-day trips abroad. The company knows its destinations, its accommodations, and its guides, and the bus is driven by one of the founders. In almost all cases, the organization can satisfy the requirements of the clients.

HLB Nannen

The accountants and tax lawyers 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.

Holland Payroll

Registered as a fully recognized sponsor with the Dutch Immigration Department (IND), Holland Payroll can apply for, transfer and administer expatriate entry and work & residence permits, allowing you/your contractor(s) to legally live and work in the Netherlands. Following the process, Holland Payroll becomes the legal Dutch employer and is therefore responsible for issuing employment contracts, the 30% Ruling application, and payment of income taxes and net salary(ies). Our dedicated Highly Skilled Migrant unit is ready and willing to take on this responsibility, so that you can focus on the exciting challenges ahead. is a special service of We offer a list of quality rental properties for internationals. With over 15 years of experience in the housing market in the region of Groningen, can help you with the buying, selling, renting, styling, mortgage advice or value appraisal of your home. By listening to your needs and giving good advice with the right information, we can assist you to sell your current house and to find the house of your dreams.

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.

Klusbedrijf Plantinga

Klusbedrijf Plantinga is an all-round handyman company specialized in housing maintenance, renovations and redecorations, as well as almost any kind of odd job.
A few examples of our services: interior and exterior painting, wallpapering, bathroom renovations, tileing, sanitary and plumbing.
Our focus is on quality and service. You can be sure of getting your job well done, on time and care-free. Of course all our work is guaranteed.

Language Centre University of Groningen

Communicating successfully starts with language skills and cultural understanding. Advanced proficiency in communication will increase your opportunities. The Language Centre combines academic expertise and innovative learning with practical experience for professionals and students.


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.

Pathé Groningen

A modern cinema in the heart of Groningen city center. There is a café that can be used for various occasions and events. There is a car park under the cinema.

  • Perfect image and sound quality
  • Comfortable seats
  • Pathé Café for a welcome drink or event
  • Centrally located
  • Well accessible by car and public transport, parking under the cinema
  • Climate control system
  • Nine theaters with varying capacity (86 – 545 seats)

Pallas Attorneys-at-Law

Pallas Attorneys specializes in employment law and employee participation law. Within this area of expertise, Pallas Attorneys engages in advising, guiding and litigation for employers, employees, directors, expatriates, freelancers and works councils.

Postillion Hotel

Postillion Hotel Haren Groningen is a comfortable three- star hotel, conveniently located near the city of Groningen. The hotel is located in a beautiful area in the center of Haren, which is a town near the Paterswoldsemeer and Groningen Airport Eelde, and only a five-minute drive from the city of Groningen. Moreover, the municipality of Haren has been awarded ‘Best Municipality of 2011′.

Real Estate Consultancy Vastgoed

Real Estate Consultancy Vastgoed is a company known for its personal approach, creativity and involvement. We assist our customers throughout the rental process – a process that a tenant or a landlord can be unfamiliar with. We keep all the parties informed throughout the whole rental process. To rent properties from landlords and to accompany tenants to find the right accommodation are our strengths! Real Estate Consultancy is distinguished by the high level of expertise in the Expat market. If you are looking to buy a house or rent an accommodation, you can reach us seven days a week. The accommodations we handle are varied: from fully furnished accommodations to short term or long term agreements. We are ready to help.


SKSG (Stichting Kinderopvang Stad Groningen) provides all forms of professional childcare at childcare centers and with child-minders spread over the city of Groningen and the region.

The Student Hotel

Centrally located in the hip and artistic Ebbinge Quarter, The Student Hotel Groningen is the perfect launchpad for adventures in this youthful, cultural city. Explore car-free Groningen centre by foot or bicycle. Local area highlights include the iconic Martini Tower, Mendini’s Groningen Museum and the English landscape park, Noorderplantsoen. At The Student Hotel, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind space that combines the energy and spontaneity of a university campus with the style and full-service amenities of a boutique hotel. In our super sleek communal spaces, everyone is welcome to kick back, relax, play a game of ping pong and soak up some of that groovy atmosphere.

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 and indefinite stays in and around Groningen.

Ziggurat Taaltrainingen

Ziggurat Language Training Center offers individualized instruction, scheduled group classes, and company courses. The intake interview, given to all prospective students, establishes what the student wants and needs from a language training, the preferred learning style, and the current language level. The teachers and managers at Ziggurat look for different ways to help students learn the language faster and will adapt a course in any way to make it even better. When you give your time and best efforts to language learning, Ziggurat works hard so you get the most out of that time.

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