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This weekend, tíc is taking a trip to the Dickens Festival in Deventer. In honour of #ThrowbackThursday, let’s take a look back at last year’s trip to the Christmas Market in Muenster, Germany.
by Andrew Kelly
10 December 2017. It has become a tradition that every year tíc takes a winter day trip and this year we chose to go to the wonderful German city of Muenster. Our meeting point was at Tilburg University where our bus was waiting to take us to Muenster. The bus was very comfortable and sharing Christmas cookies made the bus ride go a little more quickly.
Of course, once we arrived it started to snow and the city really started to get the Christmas spirt.
Let’s just say it was really cold and a lot of my time was spent drinking the hot Gluhwein in their traditional mugs and eating all the lovely food which I think added an extra 10kg to my weight.
Exploring the Classical city of Muenster in the snow was also an experience and I would recommend it to anyone if they enjoy taking a drive down to see the city.
As many people do not know, Tilburg has the best club ice-hockey team in the Netherlands, the DESTIL Trappers (Pedals). So, in the sprit of getting to know our city and club, we arranged a trip to see one of the games, Trappers vs MEC Halle 04 Saale Bulls, the Bulls being a team from Germany as the Trappers are at a too high level to play in the Dutch league.
We started the day by finding our seats in the victors sections which due to distance was very empty. Anne was very good to print out the rules of Ice hockey, as for many of us this was our first game.
Then with a bang, the games started with a light show and the fans singing Trappers songs. Anyone that has ever attend a William II game would know all the songs.
The game was fast and full of action with no team having a clear advantage in the first half until, of course, the away team scored just before the end of the half. During the break I did enjoy some of the fatty foods that are on offer during sporting events.
In the second half, Tilburg had something to prove. They came out fighting and managed to even the score, but in Sport, that is never enough. So, the Trappers do what they do best and put a puck in the net to end the game 2:1 . A great result and a great game. If you get the chance, please check them out.
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