Tilburg city life
Tilburg is a city with an active city life and plenty of opportunities for spending your free time. The city is eco-friendly, so renting a bike is the most practical way for you to reach the touristic sites. Some of the cultural sites are the statue of Willem II, museum of Modern Art – De Pont Foundation and Noordbrabants Natuurmuseum.
Leijpark, Reeshofpark, together with Wilhelmina Park, Wandelbos forest, the natural Huis Ter Heide and the national Loonse en Drunense Duinen park are some of the places where you can relax or even study for your programme outdoors.
While walking around in Tilburg you will also notice the open air art, that ranges from drawings on walls to the controversial spinning house from Hasseltrotonde.
The city of Tilburg, however, focuses especially on entertainment and nightlife. Cultural events are often held, as well as festivals. Some of the largest events are the annual Incubate, Festival Mundial and Roadburn Festival.
Some of the local most popular sports are football, running, rowing and hockey.
International atmosphere in Tilburg
Tilburg is one of Netherland’s most populated cities and plenty of international students enrol in local universities yearly. Almost a quarter of the city’s population consists of foreigners, such as Turks, Moroccans, Indonesians, Surinamese, Somalis and others.
Locals are friendly and open to visitors and gladly respond to their questions. There are high chances you might even meet locals at the pubs that student prefer. The atmosphere is creative and lively.
Weather in Tilburg is split between the four seasons. Winters are cold and, sometimes, snowfall appears, while summers are hot. Unlike other cities of Netherlands, Tilburg has a higher amount of thunderstorms every year. Average temperatures are 0.0°C (32°F) in January and 23.2°C (73.8°F) in July.