Tilburg International Club


tíc is a non-profit association that provides social and educational activities for non-Dutch citizens living in and around Tilburg. Read more About tíc.


Invitation to Donate: Nacht van de Vluchteling

Charity: Stichting Vluchteling (The Refugee Foundation)
Date: 15-16 June 2019
Route: 40 km from Nijmegen to Arnhem
tíc Goal: Raise €2000 for Stichting Vluchteling

National Event

This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Night of the Refugee. With more than 7,000 participants spread over 10 cities throughout the country, it’s expected to be another memorable occasion. Where will the tic team be? Walking Nijmegen to Arnhem!

Together with the help of thousands of people, the charity aims to raise the biggest amount possible in order to provide more emergency aid to refugees and internally displaced people. This aid is badly needed with more than 68.5 million people on the run from war and violence.

By participating and while being sponsored, you too can help refugees in need. The more money you raise, the more emergency aid comes available for them.

About the Event

On the night of June 15-16th (Saturday-Sunday), participants walk a set route together at night in order to momentarily identify with the plight of refugees who flee danger at home on foot. (Of course, the charity provides amenities along the routes so it’s not as harrowing as the actual refugee experience). While those who walk the route are expressing their solidarity with refugees, they are also encouraging people to donate to the charity to provide emergency aid for refugees.


Visit the tic team page to see who is participating on our team, how close we are to reaching our team goal, and how you can get donate.


Want to make a meaningful contribution? Go to the tíc Nacht van de Vluchteling page (listed above) and:

  1. Donate now (click on the yellow “Donate now” button) to support the charity on the tíc team page.
  2. Spread the word! Repost the tíc team page on social media (buttons on the top of the Nacht van de Vluchteling page) to encourage others to make a donation to help refugees.

tíc thanks you for your support and for doing your part to help get emergency aid to refugees!

Are you interested in joining the tíc team for the walk from Nijmegen to Arnhem? Contact us!

#tilburginternationalclub #charitywalk #nachtvandevluchteling #expatlife


Reminder: Candle Making Party!

Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (2:00 – 4:00pm)
Location: De Kaarsen Tempel, Bredaseweg 134, 5038 NJ Tilburg
Member Cost: €10,00 per child/adult (incl. sweet treat, drink and candle-making materials). Children must be 6 years of age or older!
Guest Cost: €13,50 per child/adult  (READ about how €3,50 can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)
Register by: 23 March 2019 (registration form below)

Disclaimer: If you cancel after the RSVP date and your place remains unfilled you will be required to pay the full fee of your reserved space.

Hello tícKids and tíc adults!

It is time for a new (TICkids) event! This is a fun event for our youngest members as well as our members who are young at heart!

We have 12 available spaces in this workshop and priority will be given to kids (adults will be put on a waiting list) and we encourage ticKids to bring their friends.

So, to all our tícKids, here is the plan: you have 2 hours to get totally creative and make your own candles while enjoying some sweets and drinks. Afterwards, you can proudly take your creations home with you!

Please note: Only registered children and adult participants may stay during the 2-hour workshop. Parents who are not registered are expected to drop off their children and pick them up at the end of the workshop. There is no waiting area within the shop for non-participants to observe or wait. There will be adults present to supervise the group.


  • If you are coming by car, tell your parents that they can park on the Bredaseweg for € 1.00 per hour, they can only pay with PIN!
  • If you come by bike you can park in the street around de Kaarsentempel
  • If you come by bus the closest bus stop is: Line 7, Bushalte Wilgenstraat or Bushalte Noordhoekring with lines 1,2,3,7,8

#tilburginternationalclub #tickids #candlemaking #expatlife #artsandcrafts

Can you help tíc on Twitter?

For the last 2 years, one of our major priorities has been to create a stronger online awareness of our club, events, goals and attractive membership benefits through Twitter. Twitter is one of the best social media platforms to find out what people think about our club and build our club “brand”.

We would love the help of a dedicated “tweeter” for our club.  You can help us by doing any of the following:

  • tweeting 3 – 5 times a week
  • commenting on tweets
  • re-posting tweets
  • coordinating themes with our other social media platforms
  • share helpful links and tips with our followers

If you are interested in social media, specifically Twitter, this would be a great opportunity to gain some experience with this tool. And, you would be making a significant contribution to the efforts of our club to expand its membership base as well as communicating in a fun and educational way with expats in Brabant.

If this you’d like to help us out, just fill out the form below to let us know!

#twitter #Expatlife #socialmedia #helpwanted

Join us on LinkedIn!

Engage with us and stay informed about all of our activities, events and club-related updates.

You can be part of the community – receive all the latest club news, look for English language jobs through our connections, participate in member conversations, make connections and expand your network!

Connect with us on our LinkedIn page!


#tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #linkedin #networking

Book Club Reminder: Educated: A Memoir

: Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Time: 19:30 (7:30 pm)
Register by: 18 March 2019 (registration form below)
Member Cost: Free!
Guests: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

We had 3 good books to choose from for our last meeting, and decided on…Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover

Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected.

She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn’t exist.

As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far. If there was still a way home.

EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, from her singular experience Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

We hope you will get the book and join us!


#bookclub #Tilburg #tilburginternationalclub #expatlife #EducatedAMemoir

Upcoming Events

  • Yoga Workshop 13 April 2019
  • Tilburg Zingt 26 April 2019
  • Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? 1 May 2019
  • Pub Quiz/AGM 11 May 2019
  • Nacht van de Vluchteling Charity Walk 15 June 2019 – 16 June 2019

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