Survive and Thrive in The Netherlands

Welcome! ICF is your home away from home. We want to help you survive and thrive in the Netherlands.

Scroll to find tips for your first Dutch Language Learning, and international shops and emergency numbers. And don’t miss our upcoming events!

Video guides

Great Dutch Words

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Leonie introduces you to some of the most useful Dutch words to know when starting out in the Netherlands.

Learn to Pronounce Dutch

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Channah and Stephen show you how to learn Dutch pronunciation using the Aap, Noot, Mies board, just like the Dutch have done for 100s of years.

Upcoming ICF events

Sunday services in English

September services on the theme Surviving and Thriving. Check our website for the latest time and address.

Chinese Students

Meal and fellowship every Friday evening as we explore Christianity.

International shops and restaurants

Explore food from all over the world

Wageningen is a wonderful place to try food and ingredients from a wide variety of cultures! We have highlighted a number of these fantastic places in a handy map for you to use. The places mentioned are:


Zam Zam Market – Middle Eastern

Toko Indrani – Asian

Turkish Bakery – Turkish

Kruiden Al Diwan – Spices


King’s Garden – Chinese

Yummie-Africana – African

Soek Damascus – Syrian

Xin Chao – Vietnamese

My Asia – Thai

Tiga Star Indonesia – Indonesian

Café de Zaaier – NL and Belgian beers

Useful contact information


Call 112 for emergency medical, police, or fire assistance.​


Hospital: Willy Brandtlaan 10, Ede

Doctor: 0318 20 08 00


List of dentists in Wageningen:

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Public transport

Link to bus times and train times: Click here

Places to relax

Along the river Rijn,

Arboretum, Torckpark, Hooilanden


Your home away from home:

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We would love to meet you!

We hope you enjoyed our guide to surviving and thriving in The Netherlands as an International. Watch the video to experience a taste of who we are. We would love to see you at one of our upcoming activities!

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