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

  • Poker Clinic 20 May 2021
  • tic Morning Mug 24 May 2021
  • Book Club: Parable of the Sower 25 May 2021
  • tíc Morning Mug 1 June 2021
  • tic Morning Mug 7 June 2021

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News Archive

Hot Topic: How to Raise Multilingual Children

Tilburg International Club Multilingual Children Webinar18 March 2021. by Anne-Lise Artaud. We had a very lovely evening around a hot topic for us expat. How to raise multilingual children? This subject was presented and all our questions answered by an experienced researcher that has herself personal experience on this matter. It was very interesting to learn about the flexibility and resilience of children that from a young age are able to learn and retain different languages.

Language forms part of our identity

The Netherlands is a country that welcomes a large number of immigrants and expats, making it a very culturally rich and diverse nation. A part of this cultural diversity is the great variety of languages spoken both inside and outside the home. And, language forms an important part of who we are.

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We know what “Too Loud A Solitude” feels like

Tilburg International Club Expat Book Club15 Mar 2021. by Essi Koskela. Our selection for book club this time was Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal, a mere 100 pages of quotable digression aimed to baffle the reader. This sentence from the book perhaps describes the best how Hrabal’s book should be read, “I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol, infusing brain and heart and coursing on through the veins to the root of each blood vessel.” (more…)

#TBT Paradox borrel

Tomorrow we’ll be online again for another fun borrel/game night. For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a look back at one of our borrels from 2014 at the Paradox! (Hopefully we’ll get back to hosting in-person barrels again soon!)

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by Patricia Gonzalez. Confession time. I’ve lived in Tilburg for two years now, practically in the neighborhood of Paradox, and I profess to be a lover of all things jazz. Yet I had never been there until the night of TIC’s borrel. It wasn’t because I had never heard of the place. Paradox is a popular jazz venue among Tilburg residents and the non-profit foundation has been around for almost 30 years. Still, I had never gone. (more…)

Reminder: Morning Mug with tíc!

Grab your favorite drink and a quick morning chat with us!

Let’s start the week together.

Tilburg International Club coffee morningWe’ll meet every other Monday from 10:30 – 11:00. And, we’ve also added new dates! We’ll also have alternating Tuesday mornings.

Morning Mug Schedule

Monday, 26 April
Tuesday, 4 May
Monday, 10 May
Tuesday, 18 May

We’ll have a new discussion topic for every meeting.
So, mark your calendar and join us.

No worries if you’re unable join at the beginning or stay the entire time – just drop in to say hello. See you there!

REGISTER NOW!

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“Beerophiles” gather… hilarity ensues

Tilburg International Club Beer Tasting 5 March 2021. by Essi Koskela. Unlike the several devoted beerophiles attending the tic beer tasting event, I was hesitant at first. My preference has settled in the plain pilsje and lager after years of empirical research, and I was not sure I was ready to challenge this concept.

The Experience

Unfooled by my prejudice, I set out to experience the selection of four local craft beers: a hazy landbier (Beerze Classic),  IPA, a subtle triple (School Strafwerk), and a thick, rich porter (Engelbertus Zachte Heelmeester). Joining us online was our beer master, Hans from HetBierMoment. Thanks to tic, 4 beers + a beer glass were delivered straight to each participant’s door.  That’s tic service at its best! (more…)

Join (virtual) Book Club!

Expat Book Club

Are you up for a good discussion with a group of friendly book-lovers?

Would you like to expand your reading horizons by reading a book you may not have chosen yourself?

Do you want to spend a relaxed evening chatting about a book, and often many other life topics, with a cup of tea, coffee or perhaps glass of wine in your hand?

Join tíc’s Book Club where we meet up approximately once every 6 weeks to discuss the latest book pick by the group.

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Meet the Board – Communications and Outreach

Tilburg International Club Communications

Mala Raman

Tilburg International Club has come a long way from its start in 2008.  Since we started the club, I’ve contributed invarious capacities on the Board and have enjoyed seeing the club from all different perspectives. I’m currently in the role of strengthening our online presence, supporting the growth of our membership base and developing sustainable business partnerships.

Our Online Presence

Our communications priority has always been to create a strong online awareness of our club, events, goals and attractive membership benefits through Facebook (feel free to visit now!), Twitter @tilintclub, Instagram @tilburg_international_club and, of course, our own Tilburg International Club website. We rely on our members, guests, sponsors and community leaders to help spread the word about what our club can offer internationals in Brabant. (more…)

TIC needs a new Treasurer!

Tilburg Interternational Club TreasurerWe are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer* to help us with our club finances!

Our current Treasurer is moving on from her role and we are looking to fill this important position within the club Board of Directors. Don’t know much about finance, but you’re detail oriented? No problem, we can fully train you to take over!

The Treasurer plays an important role in the club by overseeing all of our financial matters.  Being part of the Board also means that you get to meet a lot of people from different cultures and countries, you can contribute to club activities that benefit the international community, and you have the potential to gain new skills.

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Anita has something to say about Morning Mug

Tilburg International Club coffee morningAnita says…

If human ingenuity has no limits, that of the tíc Events Team manages to exceed even that. In the midst of a pandemic, which qualifies pre-eminently as force majeure, no one would have blamed the team if they had shelved their efforts and waited for more propitious times. But no, on they soldiered, even when their numbers were reduced owing to a crop of adorable babies. Mazeltov!

Expanding our virtual world

Indomitable, they grabbed the virtual world by the horns and ran with it.  Virtual parties with Netflix and boardgames, then with goodies delivered to the door, same with a virtual beer tasting session, and the Book Club zoomed on regardless and for those starved of human company the Morning Mug was born.

 

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Open Volunteer Position, Events Team

Tilburg International Club Event PlannerWe are looking for enthusiastic volunteers* to help organize and host club events.

We usually have 2 – 3 people (plus the other Board members) helping to develop and propose ideas for cultural, educational and/or social events that fit the mission of tíc. We always try to find fun, unique and experiential activities for our members and guests. We want energetic candidates with fresh ideas and strong organizational skills. Most of all, we want to welcome to this volunteer position team players who are committed to the success of club events and are dedicated to having a lot of fun!

Contact us now!

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