Newsletter - International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region -
August 2023
Hi there,

The sun is finally back. Catch some rays as you sip a cooling drink at our Internationals Get-Together or join one of the other events to meet people, connect with the local community and obtain practical information about working and living in Utrecht Region. Have a browse through our recommendations and reach out to us with any questions.

Kind regards,

The International Welcome Centre team

Meet new people
At our next Internationals Get-Together this Thursday, August 17th. Meet fellow newcomers while you enjoy a drink and bitterbal. You can find us on the sunny terrace of Bar Camping Ganspoort in Utrecht. Come on your own or bring a friend and get a warm welcome. The event is free - please register in the link below. Can't make it this time? Join the next one; follow us on Facebook for all event announcements.
More info and register
Open a bank account without a BSN
No BSN yet? No worries! You can now open a bank account without a BSN (your personal Dutch identification number that you will receive after registering with the municipality) at ABN AMRO. Do however apply for a BSN upon your arrival because you must provide them with your BSN within 90 days after opening your account. Please find more information on our website.
How does it work?
Looking for work?
Join the free Job Fair 2023 organised by Midden-Utrecht Werkt Door - a government organisation providing free support to people looking for a (new) job. The event will take place on October 24th in Breukelen and is the perfect place to meet employers. Don't speak Dutch or English? No worries! Interpreters will be there to help you translate. Come along and give your job prospects a boost.
More information
Support for new parents
Are you a (soon to be) parent in the Netherlands and looking for information and support? Our partner Parenting across Borders organises free dialogue series for international parents. Whether you are an expecting mother looking for medical information about childbirth, or a brand new dad figuring out the ropes of fatherhood in a foreign land, the dialogue series offer an open and non-judgmental space to connect with other international parents.
Visit website for more information

Meet locals at the Buurcentrum
Do you want to get to know some people from your neighbourhood? Or enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat? Visit your local Buurtcentrum to meet locals and enjoy activities.
More info


17 Aug
Internationals Get-Together
Meet fellow internationals at this free and bimonthly network event. Come alone or bring a friend and get a warm welcome.
26 Sep
Film Festival Movie Night
Enjoy a fun night out and learn about the Dutch film scene during this special event during the Nederlands Film Festival.
Newcomer Networking Event gecomprimeerd
15 Nov
Newcomer Networking Event
The Newcomer Networking Event is back! Join us for a night of networking and information gathering.
More info
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