Useful links and information for newcomers

If you are new to the North of the Netherlands and are feeling a bit out of your depth below is a list of some useful websites where you can gain additional information (generally in English).

Connect International has worked for over 20 years with the international community in the North of the Netherlands.  Our ultimate goal is to help internationals coming to live in the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe to feel at home as quickly as possible.

General information (Northern Netherlands):

General information (whole of the Netherlands):

Dutch news & events:

Northern Netherlands groups & clubs:

Health information:

 Transportation:

Company comparison sites:

For Energy, Insurances, Health Care, Utilities, TV/Internet/Telephone

 Working in the Netherlands:

 International schools (Northern Netherlands):

Universities with international programs (Northern Netherlands):

In addition to this list, Connect can recommend the IWCN Service Partners. All service partners can offer their support in English.

Still feeling a little lost or full of questions? Contact Connect International to see how we can further help you.