Deventerwijzer.nl is a website with information aimed at the citizens of Deventer who have questions about housing, welfare and health care within the municipality of Deventer. The purpose of this website is to provide visitors with information and point them in the right direction if more information is needed.

Unfortunately, not all information is available in English.

Do you have a question about housing, welfare or health care?

We advise you to contact the municipality of Deventer if you have any questions about housing, welfare and health care in Deventer. You can reach the department “Publiekscontacten Zorg” by telephone at 14 0570.

Do you have a question about integration?

If you have come to live in The Netherlands for a longer period of time, and you are from outside the EU, you might need to integrate.

If you are obliged to integrate, you will receive a letter from DUOwith the date on which you have to start your integration. You will have 3 years to integrate. This is called your integration period.You will have to take an exam after 3 years.

It is also possible to integrate of your own free will, voluntarily. You may choose to do so, when you wish to naturalize and become a Dutch citizen.

If you are obliged to take the Dutch integration exam, either you can learn for the exam by yourself or you can follow a course at a school with the specific “Blik op Werk” certification. On the website ikwilinburgeren.nlyou will find all certified schools. Only if you follow the course at one of these schools, you can borrow money from DUO to support your tuition costs. More information can be found on the website of DUO.

More information in English on integration in The Netherlands can be found here:

https://ind.nl/en/Pages/Integration-in-the-netherlands.aspx

https://www.government.nl/topics/dutch-nationality/becoming-a-dutch-national

https://www.inburgeren.nl/en/

Do you want to learn Dutch or improve your Dutch language skills?

Whether you need to or want to integrate, or whether you would like to improve your Dutch language skills, the library Deventer will help you find the way. The library knows where to be in Deventer and will help you find the best options.

To make an appointment you can send an email to (basisvaardigheden@bibliotheekdeventer.nl) or call us at 0570-675700.

This website is an initiative of the library Deventerand the municipality of Deventer