Tilburg Travel Guide

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Tilburg Highlights

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    RPW says…

     Nice people, very good location for travelling to other places, good easy going lifestyle, great parties. 

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    David_Holland says…

     Some ugly buildings, less shops compared to other cities. 

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     Don't mis the party!! 

Tilburg Things to Do

  • Architecture

    This building a few years ago was the first large tower to be seen when approaching Tilburg, the red, brown tower of 'Interpolis'. However recently another big tower can be seen as well, 'Westpoint' (see other tip)l. These buildings of Interpolis were built in 1998. The highest tower is ca. 98 metres high.

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  • Surrounding area

    Another pic of the amusement parc showing the oldest part, the fairy tale park. That was the only part that existed when I was still a kid, but since the 80s many, many new attractions have been added.

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  • Nederlands Textielmuseum

    Until the 1960s, Tilburg was the textile capital of the Netherlands. Look at the various ways and the different types and style of machinery used to make fabric through the years. Many are still working today and being demonstrated on how they work.

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  • Reptielenhuis De Oliemeulen

    Tucked away unconspiciuously in a quiet area of this city you'll find "de Oliemeulen", a tiny zoo which calls itself a reptilian zoo, but which has a collection of other animals as well. Other inhabitants are for instance birds of prey, raccoons and tiny monkeys. Several velociraptors standing guard at various places among the bamboo, give the...

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  • Museum De Pont

    This is where I learned to appreciate modern art. This museum is housed in a former wool factory and has a collection of art by famous and not so famous artists. Some of the exhibits are mysterious, others are funny, others are just beautiful while some I find crap. A must-visit if you like modern art, but still recommended if you don't. You just...

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  • Reptilian Adventure

    Tucked away unconspiciuously in a quiet area of this city you'll find "de Oliemeulen", a tiny zoo which calls itself a reptilian zoo, but which has a collection of other animals as well. Other inhabitants are for instance birds of prey, raccoons and tiny monkeys. Several velociraptors standing guard at various places among the bamboo, give the...

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Tilburg Restaurants

  • Special dinner offers

    Together with the Anvers and Living restaurant the Sinjoor offers a kind of Antwerp atmosphere in the center of Tilburg.Great terrace for people watching and great dinner offers with a help yourself salad bar. They are all perfect.Even when you eat with just two person you get all the viarities of potatoes/fries and vegetables.

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  • Ice cream

    The Intermezzo IJssalon is the best place in town for ice cream.More than 20 ice cream flavors are available.Business hours:Daily: Noon - 10PM Stratiatelli ice cream.

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  • Pancakes

    De Pannekoekenbakker Tilburg is a branch of a chain of pancake restaurants in the South of the Netherlands.The bakery restaurant is housed in a former carriage place of 1897.Business hours:Tu-We: Noon - 7PMTh-Fr: Noon - 8PMSa: Noon - 7PMSu: Noon - 8PM

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Tilburg Nightlife

  • 013 music hall

    013 is the premier spot in Tilburg or that matter in the whole of Noord Brabant for up to date music and the very best of home grown and International bands. I have been there on a number of occasions to listen to some of the best modern bands in the World. Great quality beer served at this venue. Casual dress

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  • Cool Place for Great Music in centre of...

    013 is the premier spot in Tilburg or that matter in the whole of Noord Brabant for up to date music and the very best of home grown and International bands.I have been there on a number of occasions to listen to some of the best modern bands in the World.Great quality beer served at this venue. Casual dress

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  • Music is in the air

    Near the City Centre there is a great pop centre. It offers a wide variety of concerts (a few examples from the past years: Marilyn Manson, Nick Cave, Train, No Doubt, Heather Nova to name a few). It attracts people from neighbouring countries as well. It's the largest music hall outside the 'Randstad' (A'dam, Rotterdam, the Hague area). If you are...

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Tilburg Transportation

  • Tilburg Train- and Bus Station

    The present Tilburg train station dates from 1965 and is designed by architect K. van der Gaast. He created much space at the Spoorlaan in front by shifting some of the station underneath the railroad tracks.The first station was openend at October 5, 1863 and was remodelled three times in the course of time. Station facilitiesIn front of the train...

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  • Tilburg car parking

    The Koningsplein Parking garage is midtown at Piusstraat 1 with 451 spaces, everything at walking distance.Tarifs:? 1,20 per hour.? 0,50 minimum, ? 9,80 maximum per day.Other Tilburg garages are:-Tivoli: 775 spaces. Achter de Heuvel 3. Northside of center city at the Spoorlaan.-Emmapassage: 297 spaces. Paleisring 27-29. Midtown at the...

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  • Bicycles everywhere

    These bicycles are parked at the University, but I have never seen so many at one time before. Not even at the University I work for in Cambridge, MA. This is only a few! Notice the bag being used as a quick way of "spotting" your own bike? At least, I thought that was what it is being used for. I'm told it's to keep the seat dry if it rains. Boy,...

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Tilburg Shopping

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  • Second Hand Books

    Also at Tilburg is a branch of the well-knoiwn Dutch chain of the De Slegte second hand books.Expect loads of new surplus books at a low price and second hand books as well.In June 2013 the name of the stores was changed into POLARE.2014 update: Well the POLARE giant had a short life. It looks like most shops will return in some local form with a...

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  • Tilburg's best music store

    Sounds - Records took over the lead position of the Tilburg second hand music resale.There is a ever refreshing collings of records, CD's and DVD's.BTW The vinyl section in the rear is run by a different store keeper (Jaap).Business hours:Mo: Noon - 6PMTu-We: 10AM - 6PMTh: 10AM - 9PMFr: 10AM - 6PMSa: 10AM - 5PM Records and CDs Deals are possible

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  • CANDY!!!

    De Soete Inval is a small shop that carries over 500 kinds of Dutch candy.Do look inside!Business hours:Tu-We: 10AM - 6PMTh: 10AM - 8PMFr: 10AM - 6PMSa: 10AM - 5PM Candy.

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Tilburg Local Customs

  • Carnaval!!!!

    In February/March we celebrate Carnaval in Tilburg. This starts at Friday with a "dweil-tocht". Lots of people hop from one bar to another and drink beer and "schrobbeler". Most people wear a costume, so during carnaval you can see elves, angles, devils, farmers, nurses, monsters, etc. etc. On Saturday there is more beer-drinking and all sorts of...

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  • "Houdoe"

    If you hear people saying something that sounds like "how do", they're not asking how you're doing, they're just saying goodbye. Spelled '"houdoe", this is the common word when saying goodbye in the provice of Noord-Brabant. Where it comes from? I don't know.

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  • Tilburg is in the south of the...

    Tilburg is in the south of the country, meaning it is mainly roman-catholic. This religion is reflected in pompous abbeys and churches.

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Tilburg Warnings and Dangers

  • One of the unsafest places in The...

    I really hate to say it, but Tilburg is one of the most criminal cities of the country. That's sad. Perhaps it's even sadder that we got used to it, until we finally had enough and moved to Belgium. Just before we left there were street-robberies every day, and perhaps a murder every week. I don't get the impression things are much better now....

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  • Bikes/theft

    Holland is a country of bikes. Most people have at least two and mostly the oldest one is used in town. Like any other town in the Netherlands theft of bikes is a major problem. So if you rent a bike make sure you've got a good lock, especially when you go to a cafe (pub) in the evening/night. Without a good lock you can be sure that you will have...

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  • Beware of the busses!

    Busdrivers in Tilburg drive like madmen. As soon as they're at the wheel they feel like they're kings of the world. They'll threathen you with their busses and make extremely clear that they are big and you are small. This behaviour is, of course, the result of the fact that each and everyone of them is marriaged to a wife who's much more of a man...

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Tilburg What to Pack

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    Miscellaneous: It amazes me to see how many people, tourists and locals alike, insist on drinking bottled water. Come on people, this ain't no Paris! Tapwater in Tilburg is very drinkable. It's even bottled and sold commercially. So save yourselves a few bucks, it's the same liquid.

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Tilburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Surrounding area

    Not far from Tilburg (between Kaatsheuvel and Drunen) there is a very beautiful and exceptional area. It's part of a national park (2400 hectares). In summer and during the weekends many people go out there to have a stroll through the large dunes that are surrounded by woods. Only 25 kilometres from Tilburg! If you stay nearby and have a day off...

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  • "On the road" - from Tilburg to Domburg

    Early 1980s - a souvenir of a bike trip that I made with fellow students Maarten en Annemiek, from Tilburg in the province of Noord Brabant all the way to Domburg on the North Sea coast. This picture was taken somewhere between Hoogerheide and Woensdrecht. We covered a distance of about 135 kilometers (90 miles) in a single day.

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  • Parks

    Don't forget to go and have a look at the many parks Tilburg has. King Willem II liked Tilburg so much that he wanted to live here. He is believed to have said something like "Here I can breathe and feel free". He especially liked how green Tilburg was. What remains of the 19th century greens are now parks:- Wilhelminapark, with a collection of...

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Tilburg Sports & Outdoors

  • Swimming Stappegoor

    Swimmingpool with both recreational and sports facilities. Entrance fee about 4 euro for a single visit - a reasonable price. Probably cheaper if you are a frequent visitor.

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  • Tilburg Ten Miles

    De first edition of Tilburg Ten Miles took place in 1988 but at the time it was still 10 kilometres. Later it was changed to 10 miles and moved to the city centre of Tilburg. Today the race consists of different categories and a women's race and a men's race. Especially the women's race has a strong international field. The next race is scheduled...

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  • Events

    Some major events that happen every year. No exact dates available. Meimarkt: in May. This day the whole centre is turned into a big fleamarket. Tilburg Hap Stap Festival: end of May. The restaurants of Tilburg let you taste some of their stuff at one big festival. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Festival van het Levenslied: Early June. Festival dedicated...

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  • Nederlands Textielmuseum

    Tilburg Textile Museum. Visiting the University was nice but then a visit to a lovely Textile Museum was my favorite. I love crafting ... as many of you know. So I find it very interesting to see how cloth and items made of fabric are weaved into works of art. I even love the FEEL of fabric! I think Bill found the different machines used to be...

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  • The Local Tourist Office

    The local Tourist Office (VVV-ANWB) is located opposite the Tilburg Central train Station into the Nieuwlandstraat.It moved from the Spoorlaan 364 - 5038 CD Tilburg to Nieuwlandstraat 34 - 5038 SN Tilburg.Tel: 0900-2020815Business hours:Mo: 1PM - 6PMTu-Fr: 9.30 AM - 6PMSa: 10AM - 4PM

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