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December 2023
Hi Emma,

The holidays are just around the corner. We have listed some fun activities for you to stroll and soak up the festive atmosphere in Utrecht Region. Check them out in this newsletter.

We wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and all the best for 2024!

Warm regards,

The International Welcome Centre team

Internationals Get-Together
It's time for another Internationals Get-Together. This time in Amersfoort! Are you new in town or around for a while and do you want to meet fellow internationals? Join this free networking event on Thursday 25 January 2024 at the brewery De Drie Ringen, nicely located next to the historical Koppelpoort in the old city town. Come alone or bring some friends and get a warm welcome.
More info and register
Orientation Year Visa
Have you recently graduated or obtained a PhD and do you want to find a job or start your own company in the Netherlands? The Orientation Year Visa enables you to explore the career possibilities here. During the orientation year, you and your spouse are granted free access to the Dutch labour market. Find more information about the visa and its benefits, and check whether you are eligible for the visa on our website.
More info
Events for internationals
Our UR-Glocal ambassadors have a lot of exciting events for internationals planned in 2024. Expect a Dutch language cafe, pub quiz, crafternoon, and movie night coming soon. These events are free and great fun. They are also a nice opportunity to meet some new people. Keep an eye out on their Facebook and Instagram channel to not miss the event announcements. And we hope to welcome many of you there.
Visit the UR-Glocal Facebook page

Dutch parenting hacks for internationals
Children raised in the Netherlands rank amongst the happiest in the world. Here are 5 things you can take from the Dutch parenting approach while adding your own cultural parenting flavour.
Read article

2024 changes: the 30% ruling
Significant changes to the Dutch 30% ruling for expats will reshape the landscape for international talent and their employers. This article gives insights in the changes set to take effect from January 1st 2024.
Read article

Internationals put Amersfoort on the map
The last few years have seen record numbers of relocations to Amersfoort, especially from abroad. The International School Amersfoort explains why.
Read article

Festive season activities

Amersfoort Light Festival
1 - 31 Dec
Amersfoort Light Tour
Enjoy Amersfoort this December during a magical walking route. You'll find the city dressed with lights, and festively decorated shop windows.
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11 Dec - 7 Jan
Kleur de stad
'Kleur de stad' puts Utrecht in the spotlight. All kinds of drawings from Utrechters are projected on historical buildings. Check them out in the old city centre everyday between 5 and 9 p.m.
31 Dec
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Celebrate New Years Eve at the Onze Lieve Vrouwentoren in Amersfoort. You'll be treated with a visual spectacle and a DJ to kick-off 2024.
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