Oberhausen is a city just across the border, in Germany. Each holiday season, CentrO shopping and leisure centre hosts one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany, plus they have over 220 stores inside the large shopping mall, perfect for doing a big Christmas present shop.
Connect International Blog
Welcome to the Connect International Blog!
Starting from January 2017, Connections is moving fully online and digital in the form of a blog.
We will keep you up to date on international news, events and more, with articles published through out the month. You can also now easily search back through our archive, with articles going back to 2009.
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Christmas, the time of giving, receiving and indulging! Every country has their own best Christmas foods that are enjoyed at this time of year and here are 10 amazing Dutch Christmas food suggestions (in no particular order) for you to try this year.
During November and December you will find a number of special markets take place across the North of the Netherlands as people prepare for the holidays. Here is an overview of some of the markets this holiday season.
Connect International’s journey began on 10 November 1998 as a merger between two other foundations, the International Club Noord Nederland (IntCNN) and Stichting Connect. The IntCNN, a social club for international managers, was founded in 1995 by five different companies in order to provide better services to the international community in the Northern Netherlands. Stichting Connect, founded in 1996, began as the brain child of a ‘trailing spouse’ who had found a lack of practical information in English about the Northern Netherlands upon her arrival and set up Connect to rectify the situation. After two years of working side by side, the two organizations merged to become Connect International.