Tilburg International Club

OUR MISSION

tíc is a non-profit association that provides social and educational activities for internationals living in Brabant. Read more About tíc.

Upcoming Events

  • Book Club: The Reader's Room 8 February 2023
  • Valentine's Cookie Decorating Workshop 11 February 2023
  • TICMovie Night 17 February 2023
  • Curling Clinic 30 March 2023
  • Check passport expiry 1 December 2023

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News Archive

Book Club INVITE: The Reader’s Room

Join us for our next book club! Spend a relaxed evening chatting about the book (and often many other life topics!), with your favourite drink in hand.

Tilburg International Club Expat Book Club
Date
: Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Time:
19:30

RSVP: by 7 February 2023

Member Cost
: Free!

Guest
s
: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

TIC Registration Link

 

 

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tíc Membership and Benefits

Tilburg International Club MembershipStarted in March of 2008, the tilburg international club has already hosted many activities to meet the needs and wishes of its international members living in and around the area of Tilburg.

tíc is a non-profit volunteer organization that:

  • Provides social, educational and networking activities for internationals living in and around Tilburg;
  • Represents the international community to local governmental bodies; and
  • Aims to further positive relations among people of different nationalities

Our members join us from around the world, 30 different countries and counting! We try to provide information, activities and events that support and enhance the experiences of our expat member families while living in the Netherlands, whether they are here short-term or indefinitely! Learn more about Membership.

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#FBF: A personal Ugly Sweater Christmas borrel!

Tilburg International Club Christmas BorrelTwo years ago our celebrations looked a lot different than previous years, but for #flashbackfriday, in honor of our traditional holiday borrel and massively ugly sweaters, let’s take a look at how our evening of personally delivered snack and drinks turned out!

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Cameras On, Sweaters On, Party On!

18 Jan 2021. by Mala Raman. We had an awesome evening in our ugliest Christmas Sweaters!

Our Snacks

For those members who were able to join this fun event, each participant received a wonderful surprised beforehand. tíc board members personally delivered a plate of snacks and drinks including a special vegan platter from Picnic Platters! We had a choice of white or red wine or a La Trappe Tripel; there was a little something for everyone. (more…)

President’s Message – December 2022

Tilburg International Club president

Yolonda van Riel, Tilburg International Club President

Where are we now

I sit with mixed emotions as I type out my last president’s message for TIC. The privilege of serving on the tic board has greatly enriched my life as an expat. As I reflect on my tenure as president, I am truly grateful for all the amazing people I have met and experiences I have shared with all of you. We had some challenges along the way – from trying to recruit board members, finding new things to offer members and perhaps the biggest challenge of all – learning how to navigate virtually through corona
lockdowns!

With each of those challenges, came even bigger rewards. Welcoming new internationals, scoping out different places to hold events, late night meetings with my fellow board members and delivering goodies to everyone’s home during corona times are only a few of the things I will miss from being on the board.

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#FBF tícMovie Night review: Respect

Tilburg International Club Movie NightTonight we’ll meet up for another tícMovie Night. For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look back at the Pathé movie “Respect”!

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review by Yolonda van Riel

17.09.2021. Respect – what I give Jennifer Hudson for taking on the iconic role of Aretha Franklin. It must have been a daunting task to try and emulate the “Queen of Soul” but I can’t imagine anyone else capable of singing all those hits any better (except Aretha, of course!)

A small group of tic movie lovers gathered for the film at Cinecitta and, although our seats were quite close to the front, it was almost like being at a concert. (more…)

ticMovie Night: Ticket to a fun night

ticMovie Night Ticket to Paradisereview by Mala Raman

15 Oct 2022. After quite the hype of the “dream-team” coming back to the theaters, I was curious to see the newest RomCom at the latest tic Friday night movie. An equally curious small group met in the lobby of Pathé to check out the night’s move. We enjoyed chatting a bit and getting acquainted/reacquainted before going into the film.

The Movie

With the no-fail pair of Julie Roberts and George Clooney, our expectations were high…and we were not disappointed! The interplay of sharp barbs and natural chemistry between the 2 co-stars made for seamless delivery of some great one-liners while paving the way for a deeper story line of love, loss, forgiveness and new beginnings.

Overall it was a light-hearted, fun film that left us with a feel-good optimistic ending and a nice way to end the night.

 

#FBF: Hatha Detox Yoga review

Tomorrow morning we’ll meet up again for another yoga morning! For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look at our Hatha Yoga session from 2019!

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13 Apr 2019. by Essi Koskela. 

Right before noon on Saturday we gathered near the Spoorzone in Tilburg in the hip-looking studio Sooss, which many of us had been hoping to get a reason for to visit. Amazingly, everybody was on time, and after some review of yoga histories, we moved to the cozy classroom on the second floor, just big enough to host the eight of us. (more…)

Guests are Welcome!

Guests are always welcome at #TilburgInternationalClub events. It’s a great way to get a feel for the club, our members and the types of events you can come to expect as a member.  In the past, many of our guests have become members after a full tíc experience!

Many expats feel, even after living in the Netherlands for a longer period of time, never fully welcomed into Dutch society and therefore, never feel an affinity with the culture. A key upside to being a guest of tíc, is getting out to meet locals, learning about the country, better understanding social routines and customs all within a supportive group of individuals and families with like circumstances. Want to know more about attending a tíc event as a guest? (more…)

A great night with the Brabantse Jazz Orchestra at Paradox

TIC Jazz Nightreview by Dietrich Haas

05 Oct 2022. Jazz might not be everybody’s favourite – and yes, it is definitely not mainstream – but it is heaps of fun and definitely once in your life a must-try if you have not visited a concert, yet.

The Orchestra

TIC gave everybody a chance to broaden their musical horizons by organizing a Jazz night at Tilburg’s Paradox with Het Brabantse Jazz Orchestra. This is a proper bigband with almost 20 years stage experience, who performed all the pieces from their latest recording. (more…)

Meet the board! Events Coordinator

Tilburg International Club Events Team

Lily Gonzalez, Events Team

I grew up in the northern part of Mexico (Baja California). Since I was young, I was really interested in other cultures just by listening to people talking in their own language (even though I did not understand a word) or reading books where the story was somewhere in Europe. This gave me the idea that it would be nice to live somewhere outside Mexico, somewhere in Europe.

It was in August 2016 when my dream to live in Europe came true and I had the opportunity to do my Masters in Geo-Information Science at Wageningen University (NL). During my studies, I learned about other cultures, taste traditional dishes from those countries and I discovered more cities in the Netherlands. Moreover, I realized how easy it was to travel to other countries close by and “just like that” I felt in love with the country (although not with its weather but that is another story) and I have lived in the Netherlands since then!

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