15 February 2023 18:13 / Leave a comment
tíc President, Katie Schweitzer
I have been living in the Netherlands since Aug 2017. I am originally from the US. I was raised outside of Philadelphia, PA, but moved to Washington, DC for my bachelor’s degree and then worked there for 5 years before moving to the Netherlands.
I knew I had wanted to move to Europe at some point. I had been going to Ireland to visit family – my mother is Irish – since I was a kid. But a study abroad semester in Germany really left a lasting impression. Not only did I love the lifestyle, I loved being able to travel to so many different countries, and experience different cultures, with only a short plane or train ride. (more…)
10 February 2023 18:10 / Leave a comment
Our finished cupcake creations!
Tomorrow, we’ll have the second of our workshops for Cookie Decorating given by TIC member, Coree Forman. For #FlashBackFriday, we’re taking a look at one of our very first Cupcake Decorating workshops (that Coree attended!)
by Mala Raman
23 February 2013. The cupcake workshop turned out to a lot of fun and a labor of love. A workshop that was originally supposed to be 1½ hours of cupcake decorating ended up being 3 hours of creative glory.
We started with an explanation of fondant, its properties, how to properly roll it out for the first layer of the cupcake topping and how to
7 February 2023 18:15 / Leave a comment
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.
10 January 2023 18:35 / Leave a comment
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:
- 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.
16 December 2022 18:30 / Leave a comment
Two 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!
Cameras On, Sweaters On, Party On!
18 Jan 2021. by Mala Raman. We had an awesome evening in our ugliest Christmas Sweaters!
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…)
2 December 2022 17:36 / Leave a comment
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
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.
25 November 2022 18:43 / Leave a comment
Tonight we’ll meet up for another tícMovie Night. For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look back at the Pathé movie “Respect”!
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…)
23 November 2022 18:56 / Leave a comment
review 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.
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.
18 November 2022 18:36 / Leave a comment
Tomorrow morning we’ll meet up again for another yoga morning! For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look at our Hatha Yoga session from 2019!
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…)
15 November 2022 18:51 / Leave a comment
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…)