Started 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. Our members join us from around the world, more than 30 different countries and counting! We try to provide information 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!
As a member of tíc, you will be entitled to participate in a variety of events and activities especially geared toward expats living in Holland. Here are just a few of our diverse activities:
- 🔹 Special topic educational lectures featuring expert guest speakers
- 🔹 Day trips to various destinations around the country
- 🔹 Workshops in a fun, social atmosphere
- 🔹 Monthly happy hours at different bars and/or restaurants around town
- 🔹 Annual events including our Welcome to Tilburg event, Holiday Dinner, Christmas Cookie workshop and TICnic (picnic)
- 🔹 Special Interest Groups: tícMovie Night, Walking Club, Book Club
Joining the club also means, you have a built-in social, business and cultural network. It is a group in which you will find fun, support, friendship and information about Tilburg, Brabant and the Netherlands. In addition, tíc is proud to offer its members:
- 🔹 networking and socializing opportunities with other internationals,
- 🔹 participation in Book Club, Walking Club and lectures as well as first drinks at the monthly borrels at no cost,
- 🔹 tours and day trips to other cities and attractions offered at a very attractive price,
- 🔹 Access to Sligro (volume shopping store), located at Ringbaan Zuid (must show membership card).
- 🔹 tíc quarterly newsletter (September through June)
- 🔹 a tíc welcome gift
All members receive a copy of our Membership Directory, a membership card and the tíc Constitution and By-Laws.
Who Can Join?
Regular membership is open to non-Dutch citizens living and/or working in the Netherlands and is at least 18 years of age.
You may apply for Associate membership if you are a Dutch citizen (single nationality) with a strong connection to the international community.
Admission is subject to TIC board approval.
What are the Club Dues?
€50,00 Regular membership per Club year
€50,00 Associate membership per Club year
(A supplemental fee may be required for some tíc events for associated costs such as guides, admission, food, etc.)
Membership includes you, your partner and your children.
Some employers pay the tíc annual dues to support the integration of their international staff. We would be more than happy to help navigate this process with your employer.
Tilburg University pays the annual dues for all their international employees (including international PhDs) for their first 2 years of membership. (Read more about that process.)
You are always welcome to attend a maximum of two (2) events as a guest (Read More about attending a tíc event as a guest) to get a better feel for our club, activities and membership. This is a great way meet some of the tíc Board members, other international club members and to learn more about the club in a relaxed, social atmosphere!
How Do I Join?
To join tíc, simply complete our online Membership Form. Once we receive your completed online membership form, we will confirm receipt of your application within 1 to 3 business days. You will receive further instructions for payment of membership dues and once your dues are received, your membership will go into effect. If you are an employee of Tilburg University, we will contact them directly on your behalf for membership dues.
We hope the TIC will become a rewarding addition to your life in Tilburg!
Do you have more questions? Just complete the form below and let us know!