Newsletter - International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region -
October 2023
Hi Robert,

Yellow leaves on the trees mark the beginning of autumn. The start of this new season also brings exciting events to Utrecht Region. We have highlighted some of them for you in this newsletter, besides the usual interesting reads and practical information. And don’t hesitate to visit our helpdesk for more information and assistance.

Kind regards,

The International Welcome Centre team

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Meet new people
At the Newcomer Networking Event on 15 November at the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht. Join the event to meet new people during a fun and interactive game; browse the stands of service providers to receive information about loads of settling-in topics such as housing, employment, and education; and enjoy live music, drinks and streetfood bites. Find more information in the link below and secure your early bird ticket.
More info
Frequently asked questions
Most people have a lot of questions when relocating to the Netherlands: What is a BSN and how to obtain one? Can I register without my own address? Where to pick up my permit? There are a lot of questions and even more answers. If you're feeling confused by the information overload, check out our new frequently asked questions page, where you can find accurate answers to commonly asked questions.
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Want to learn Dutch?
There are many ways to go about learning Dutch. You can consider subsidized courses, local language schools and cafés, and self-study options. Find more information about the different learning opportunities in Utrecht Region in the link below. One thing is for sure: learning the Dutch language will open up new opportunities and enhance your experience of living in the Netherlands.
Check out the learning possibilities
Yashar's journey
Meet Yashar Hosseinpour. He decided to relocate from Iran to Utrecht to work for a tech startup. "One of the main reasons I decided to move to the Netherlands was its emphasis on social freedom and awareness [...]. I was attracted to the country's robust social welfare system, stunning natural beauty, and healthy, dynamic economy." Looking back, what was it like to relocate? And how is he experiencing living and working here now?
Read his story to find out

Expat Mortgages
The housing market trends in the Netherlands
Find some Dutch housing market facts and figures in this article by Expat Mortgages.
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Higher education: going Dutch
Thinking about studying in the Netherlands? Utrecht Region is the place to be. Why? Find out in this article by Tio Business School.
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Giving and getting feedback in the Netherlands
How to give and get feedback when working in the Netherlands? Learn about the B.I.O. method in this article by Channable.
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Theatre, dance and youth theatre in Theater Kikker
Want to enjoy theatre and dance? Check out the Language No Problem programme of Theater de Kikker. They have listed three tips for you.
Read article


24 Oct
Job Fair
Looking for a job in Utrecht Region? Join this job fair organised by the local government in Breukelen. It's not a problem if you don't speak Dutch or English: interpreters will be there to help you translate. Come along, meet recruiters and give your job prospects a boost.
26 Oct
Centraal Laat ‣ DOX x Statement chairs
A homage to the chair. Reflect on the many forms and meanings of the chair during this interactive and playful evening filled with dance, theatre and performances at Centraal Museum Utrecht.
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15 Nov
Newcomer Networking Event
The Newcomer Networking Event is back! Join fellow internationals for an evening of networking and information gathering at a really special location: the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht. It is the perfect place to meet new people.
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