Tilburg International Club


tíc is a non-profit association that provides social and educational activities for non-Dutch citizens living in and around Tilburg. Read more About tíc.

Invitation! Borrel at the Hap Stap Festival

Date: Friday, 7 June 2019
Place: Spoorlaan 298, in the garden behind the Interpolis building
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Register by5 June 2019 (Registration form below)
Cost: First drink is free!

Hap Stap 2018

Feeling the Friday vibes? Then plan to join us Friday, June 7th for the opening night of Tilburg’s annual HapStap festival.

During HapStap (“Bite Step”), local restaurants set up small stands where they sell drinks and small dishes that you can sample while you enjoy live music or a dj and a gezellig outside spring evening.  For the list of participating restaurants and other information, see http://www.hapstap.nl (Dutch only) for the list of participating restaurants and other information.

We’ll be meeting in the garden behind the Interpolis building (Spoorlaan 298).  Look for us at a table in the middle of the garden by the water basin.

The festival always attracts a crowd, so we’ll make a WhatsApp group for those attending so that you can text if you’re there but can’t find us. If you want to be a part of the What’sApp group, include your phone number in your RSVP.

We hope to see you there.

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tíc Facebook page

Did you know that #tíburginternationalclub regularly posts on Facebook? Facebook is a social networking website where users can post comments, share photographs and post links to news or other interesting content on the web, chat live, and watch short-form video.

We share information about local news, area events, #Dutch culture and much more! You can also see all of our invitations to tíc events making it that much easier to stay up-to-date on all of our club activities. We also pass along news articles, requests for participation and much more from local businesses and organisations who would like to specifically stay in touch with the international community in and around Tilburg.

Join us on Facebook @tílintclub to keep up with the latest tílburginternationalclub happenings as well as events in around the Tilburg area!


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Book review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

reviewed by Anita James

1 May 2019. The book is a deceptively easy and amusing read about a brilliant and creative architect, Bernadette, who suffers recurring traumas from the wanton destruction of her revolutionary architectural creation, the move to an alien city, and after repeated miscarriages, the dangerous surgeries on the infant that was finally born.

One can get PTSD for less, and indeed Bernadette shuts out the world except for her immediate family, and then devotes her life to raising her daughter, Bee. Bee is a bright child who sees in her mother not an eccentric woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, but a fun and magical creature who will always have her back, and would never ever abandon her.
On this basic story line an unconventional and quirky book is developed. It is told in a multitude of voices through mediums from emails, letters, narration, phone
calls and even secretarial and hospital bills.
Yet the author nevertheless keeps the tale flowing, guiding it through a bewildering number of topics:  brilliance, creativity, eccentricity, high tech, Microsoft, agoraphobia, misanthropy, architecture, Russian mafia, Antarctica, psychiatric care, modern parenting, American education, snobbery, Seattle, Canadians, family relationships and even self-help groups such as the amazing VaV – Victims against Victimhood, not to mention adultery and leaking roofs.
After a hyperactive beginning, Bernadette disappears but Bee absolutely refuses to accept the vanishing and after assiduous detective work goes all the way to the South Pole to find her mother.
And there she is, happily involved in the challenges of polar architecture. Creativity, her raison d’etre restored, she can face life again and Bee gets her eccentric family back together. Kudos for Maria Semple for a vertiginous ride brought to a safe end.

#bookclub #tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #WheredYouGoBernadette

We need your EVENT IDEAS!

The tíc Events Team works hard to plan activities and events that are fun, inspirational and educational for its membership. We strive to create experiences that encourage our members to form social networks while getting to better know the city and country in which they live.

We are now beginning to plan the our 2019 – 2020 club year and our event team wants to hear your fantastic ideas!

Do you know of fun outings that would be perfect for our club members?  Do you know of some awesome activities that every club member should experience? Do you believe there is a way that our club can give back to the local community by volunteering? We want to hear from you!

Please take one moment to fill in the form below, we would love to hear from you!!

#tilburg #expatlife #International #club #events

Save the Date! 2019 TICnic!

Let us know if you plan to join us!

We are at the end of another club year and it is time for our annual picnic, or the tícnic” as we like to call it.  This event is always a lot of fun and a good moment to kick off the summer holiday season! Members, partners, kids of all ages, guests …everyone is welcome!!

#tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #Tilburg #picnic #fun

Upcoming Events

  • Book Club: West With the Night 5 June 2019
  • Hap Stap 7 June 2019
  • Nacht van de Vluchteling Charity Walk 15 June 2019 – 16 June 2019
  • TICnic 30 June 2019 Annual tíc picnic

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