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

  • Jazz Night: Het Brabants Jazz Orchestra 5 October 2022
  • Movie Night 15 October 2022
  • ​Book Club: The 10,000 Doors of January 18 October 2022
  • Mexican Sopes Workshop 3 November 2022
  • Pool night 9 November 2022

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News Archive

Silly Tilly Comedy Show Review

Silly Tilly English Comedy Showby Mala Raman

19 October 2021. For our first in-person event after our successful Welcome Event, a group tíc members and guests arrived at Theater de Boemel in  the Spoorzone to enjoy a night of comedy with international comedians from around the world! We had a very entertaining MC in comedian Stephen Bell. Bank15 and Stephen have collaborated in Tilburg by creating the Silly Tilly comedy nights.

Every comedy evening features different comedians. In a relaxed, fun and cozy backroom of the theater, we enjoyed a  line-up of guest comedians included Alina Sharipova from Uzbekistan, Victor Patrascan from Romania and “2021 Funny Women Award winner” Lara Ricote from Mexico! Isn’t that just what the doctor ordered in these tough times? (more…)

Our Welcome Back Borrel had a big crowd!

04 Feb 2022. “If you missed TIC’s first-in-a-long-time-in-person-borrel last Friday evening, you missed a fun get together! I don’t know about you, but I was pretty starved for in-person communication and the borrel hit the spot for me! 🙂 ~ Anne van Oorschot

Check out some of our pictures from a great tgif!

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Finance Series: Insurances webinar review

by Essi Koskela

18 Nov 2021. “We in the Netherlands like insurances, we don’t like to be surprised.” – Tim Dircken

Tilburg International Club webinar Finance Series Dutch InsurancesIn the third part of the tíc financial webinar series, a small audience gathered in front of their laptops to hear about a subject that even the presenter named as his least favorite on the financial series: Insurances in the Netherlands.

Starting with the main message, the Dutch insurances don’t differ that much from other countries and pretty much anything can be insured. We covered the basics in about half an hour and then proceeded into an engaged Q&A session, where participants got the chance to get their fears professionally assessed from a financial perspective. Speaking on the behalf of participants, we were positively surprised by how interesting the webinar was.

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STE Languages – Open Enrolment 2022

Tilburg International Club partner

STE Languages is a vibrant, intercultural hub where different cultures meet. Internationals come here to strengthen their language skills, which ultimately results in better performance, improved command of the language and feeling more at home in The Netherlands.

We offer face-to-face and online classroom courses, integration & language exam preparation, qualified and passionate trainers, tailor-made solutions and much more.  LEARN MORE.

Our group language training is available to students by means of our Open Enrolment courses. Open Enrolments are training courses that have a fixed start and end date, such as our Level Increase (high educated and medium educated level) course, Conversation Training, Language Boost and Exam Training for the Integration and State Nt2 Exams. Check out the new 2022 schedule! (more…)

Tilburg International Club - Anna (UA/US) testimonial

Meet the board! tíc Events Team

Tilburg International Club Events Team

Lily Gonzalez, Events Team

I grew up in the northern part of Mexico (Baja California). Since I was young, I was really interested in other cultures just by listening to people talking in their own language (even though I did not understand a word) or reading books where the story was somewhere in Europe. This gave me the idea that it would be nice to live somewhere outside Mexico, somewhere in Europe.

It was in August 2016 when my dream to live in Europe came true and I had the opportunity to do my Masters in Geo-Information Science at Wageningen University (NL). During my studies, I learned about other cultures, taste traditional dishes from those countries and I discovered more cities in the Netherlands. Moreover, I realized how easy it was to travel to other countries close by and “just like that” I felt in love with the country (although not with its weather but that is another story) and I have lived in the Netherlands since then!

After my master’s I found a job at a start-up in Den Haag and the next move was to find a house close to the office but as you can imagine, it was really difficult to find a decent and affordable place. It was a day of a BBQ where “luck” was on my side and by talking with some friends living together in Tilburg they offered the opportunity to transfer their rental to my partner and me. That’s how I started to officially have a place in Tilburg in November 2019. (more…)

Tilburg International Club - Dietrich (DE) testimonial

Happy Holidays from tíc!

Tilburg International Club Holiday greeting

#FBF: Ugly Sweaters and a good borrel was had by all!

Next Sunday we’ll meet up again for our annual Ugly Sweater Borrel. For #FlashbackFriday, here’s a look at our “ugly” gathering from 2018!

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by Mala Raman

22.12.2018. Once again, we had a great time socializing and snacking during our traditional Christmas borrel.  This year we met at Cafe Bakker with everyone charged with wearing their best “ugly sweater.” It was interesting to see what our members’ ideas were of an “ugly” sweater.

Despite the overcrowding around the Korte Heuvel that we were expecting, it was pleasantly cozy in Cafe Bakker where members shared their happiness of starting the holiday season and discussing Christmas and New Year’s plans.

A borrel was the perfect way to bid everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

tícMovie Night – The French Dispatch

by Katie Schweitzer

11 Nov 2021. For our Friday night movie, we chose a film full of well known actors that looked absurd and funny – The French Dispatch. The clip looked pretty absurd at any rate 😉Tilburg International Club Movie Night

The French Dispatch is a classic Wes Anderson movie (apparently, I’ve only seen one other one) about “The French Dispatch,” a newspaper based in France which circulates in Kansas, USA, bringing foreign culture, events, and perspective to a place that otherwise would have no exposure to them.

The core of the film was focused on three distinct short stories, which were featured in that very newspaper. A notable group of famous stars played roles big and small.

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