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

  • Coffee Morning 26 January 2021
  • Webinar: Dutch Income Tax & Subsidies 28 January 2021
  • Coffee Morning 1 February 2021
  • Escape Room 5 February 2021
  • Coffee Morning 9 February 2021

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tíc Membership and Benefits

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.

tíc is a non-profit volunteer organization that:Tilburg International Club Membership

    • 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!

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Meet the Board – tíc President, Yolonda van Riel

The Tilburg International Club Board of Directors currently has 4 members who help lead our club activities. Meet Yolonda van Riel, our President!

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Tilburg International Club PresidentI have worked and lived in the Netherlands since 2005.  Sometimes it feels like I have been here forever and other times it feels just like yesterday! I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA but lived most of my life in Knoxville, Tennessee. I grew up as a typical American kid. My father taught high school and my mother was a secretary. My brother and I were very lucky to have such devoted parents and they always appreciated and supported that I had a different view of the world.  From a young age, I had a tremendous fascination for “all things European” and I desperately wanted to travel and take in all the beautiful wonders that Europe had to offer. But, alas, I put those dreams on hold and followed a more traditional path, working towards my Master’s Degree and taking a “safe and secure” government job. (more…)

#FBF: Book Club review “The Coffee Trader”

Next week we’ll meet up for another Book Club.  For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look back at The Coffee Trader. x—x—x—x—x—x by Sondra Grace 14 May 2016. It may have been Venetians who introduced coffee to Europe, but it was Dutch merchant Pieter van den Broecke who smuggled coffee bushes out of Mocha (Yemen), and the … Continue reading

Resources for Expats

Did you know that we have a page on our website dedicated to
national, regional and local expat resources?

Visit our Resources page for regional and national expat resources.

This page covers the basics for Dutch life, but we’re looking to expand what we can share.

Do you know of some great resources that would help other expats with their lives here abroad, locally and/or nationally? Know of any great websites that every expat should visit?

We love to hear from you, so send us your suggestions!

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Pub quiz competition was fierce!

by Katie Schweitzer 22 Oct 2020. I went to my first general meeting for the Tilburg International Club the other week. It was a virtual event where they talked about the club, and then afterwards we had a pub quiz. The “business” part of the meeting was very interesting. It was nice to get an … Continue reading

President’s Message – November 2020

Yolonda van Riel President Tilburg International Club Like most of you, I have been working from home for what seems like an eternity. I can barely remember what my desk looks like or how long the commute is from home to office. I close my laptop in the early evening and take the long journey … Continue reading

Book Club review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold

by Anne van Oorschot. 23 Jun 2020. Since our last book discussions had been virtual ones, it was a special treat to be able to actually get together this past June. There was still a virtual flavor to things as Katie, an active past TIC member who relocated to LA, California 7 years ago, had heard about … Continue reading

We congratulate Anne van Oorschot for receiving a Royal Decoration!

Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau
Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassau

Tilburg International Club Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassauby Hein van Oorschot

April 2020. 

Anne van Oorschot is one the founding members of the  tilburg international club.

She established the club in 2008 and served as its first president for 6 years.

She recently received a decoration from the Royal House of the Netherlands (Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassau) in April 2020!


What is the Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassau?

The Order of Orange-Nassau is a civil and military Dutch order of chivalry founded on 4 April 1892 by the Queen regent Emma, acting on behalf of her under-age daughter Queen Wilhelmina.

The order is a chivalric order open to “everyone who has earned special merits for society”. These are people who deserve appreciation and recognition from society for the special way in which they have carried out their activities.

Anne’s many years of contributing to Dutch Society

Anne was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She moved to The Netherlands in 1981 and married Hein van Oorschot in 1982. She became a Dutch citizenship in 2003. They have 3 children (all in their 30’s) and Anne took up many volunteer jobs which led to the Royal recognition. (more…)

#FBF: tícMovie Night – Blinded by the Light

 

Tilburg International Club Expat Movie ClubNext week we’ll meet up for another tícMovie Night.  For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look back at the Cinecitta movie “Blinded by the Light”!

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by Dietrich Haas

27 September 2019. For September’s tíc movie night, we were all “Blinded by the Light” at Cinecitta.

Without spoiling too much for those who still want to watch this film about the impact of “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen’s music has on a Pakistani teenager living in England, I give it two thumbs up!

Not only an uplifting and touching story of courage, hope and the unique way in which family can lift the human spirit, this film was also a good starter for discussions while having drinks and hapjes after the movie. I found it a great chance to get to know new people while having interesting chats on life in and around Tilburg as well as future activities of tíc. Count on me for the next movie night, I will be definitely in!

2020 Welcome Event in Het Spoorpark!

by Mala Raman Welcome to Het Spoorpark! 19 Sept 2020. This year’s Welcome Event was a bit different from other years.  Because of the coronavirus guidelines, our event started at the T-Huis with masks, hand sanitizing and filling out of forms. Once that was out of the way, expats both new and settled were welcomed by Yolonda … Continue reading

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