Contact us

If you have any questions you can contact the Expat Center East Netherlands by giving us a call or send an email:

Please note that due to season holidays the Expat Center will be closed on Monday April 22 (Easter), Thursday may 30 ( Ascension day), Monday June 10 ( Pentecost).

Visiting address:

In World Trade Center Twente
Expat Center East Netherlands
Industrieplein 2
7553 LL Hengelo
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 09.00 – 14.00

Phonenumber: +31 (0) 74 2503325


Welcome Center

Every Monday we are present in the Stadskantoor in Enschede, at our Welcome Center, for the combined services with IND and municipality.
In the Stadskantoor
Hengelosestraat 51
Opening hours:
Monday: 11.00-16.00
Please call us for an appointment: 074-2503325

About us

Expat Center East Netherlands is an initiative of  World Trade Center Twente (WTC)  and we work closely together with International School Twente (IST), Immigration & Naturalisation Service (IND) and Twente Branding ( We are supported by the province of Overijssel (through the projects “Ontwikkel Agenda” and “Techniekpact”) and “Regio Twente” and specifically the municipalities of Almelo, Borne, Enschede, Hengelo, Hof van Twente and Oldenzaal. The office of Expat Center East Netherlands is located within the WTC Twente in Hengelo and once a week we host our Welcome Center at the Stadskantoor in Enschede together with IND to provide services for highly skilled migrants – expats.

Our aim is to provide information and offer services to companies in the east of the Netherlands and their highly skilled international employees on all matters concerning moving to the Netherlands. With this we want to make the relocation for both HR managers and expats as smooth as possible.

Together with our social and service partners we offer services which vary from practical (formalities, finding a house, information meetings, Dutch language training) and social aspects of moving to another country. For the latter we organise events on a regular basis, like the monthly Expat Meet&Greet and family outings a few times a year. Through our English newsletter and social media we keep the internationals informed about practical matters, but also fun facts and interesting activities in the area.

The Expat Center East Netherlands is a central point for companies and expats. Our team of locals and expats is here to serve you: Your Connection To Twente!