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Visit Tilburg

Tilburg is a great destination if you're looking for variety: it's close to a theme park, nature reserves and a few other cities in Brabant worth visiting.

Tilburg is a university town full of culture, museums and of course a vibrant nightlife. It's also very close to a number of nature reserves and a really cool theme park.

Tilburg was famous for its wool mills and played an important role in the textile industry for hundreds of years. The many factories that were opened here in the 19th century contributed to the city's rapid growth. Today, Tilburg is a small city with the vibrant atmosphere which can be expected of a university town.

Join in the fun in carnival season, sit at one of the many sidewalk cafés and watch the world go by in summer and enjoy the culture Tilburg has to offer anytime of the year. For example, the TextielMuseum, or the De Pont, a museum for modern art which is located in an old spinning mill. The 19th-century Neo-Gothic Sint-Jozefkerk on busy Heuvelplein is also a must.

There's also a lot to do around Tilburg, such as Efteling, a theme park for both young and old. You can also hire bicycles and cycle out to De Loonse en Drunense Duinen or drive out to De Biesbosch. Cities such as Breda and Den Bosch are a short drive away and also easy to reach by train.

If you’re travelling by car, there are seven parking garages in the city centre to choose from as well as two park and ride (P+R) parking lots which provide cheap and sometimes even free parking. If you're travelling by train, the centre of Tilburg is a stone's throw from the main station. Walk around town or take in the architecture while relaxing at one of the many sidewalk cafés!

If you're already in the Netherlands and travelling by train, Tilburg is about 1.5 hours from Amsterdam. Take the train to Utrecht Centraal and change for the intercity to 's-Hertogenbosch. Tilburg is also easy to reach by car. Your satnav should be able to get you there.

Whether you're looking for culture, nature, fun or just want to watch the world go by from a sidewalk café, Tilburg has something for everyone. Don't miss it!

Top hotels in Tilburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Bastion Hotel Tilburg
Bastion Hotel Tilburg
3.5 out of 5
Kempenbaan 2, Tilburg
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Situated in Tilburg, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Koningshoeven and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Safaripark Beekse Bergen. Trappist Abbey of Our Lady ...

4.1/5Very Good! (439 reviews)

"Aardige medewerkers. Fijn ontbijt. Voor je neus bakken van eieren. Top."…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019

Bastion Hotel Tilburg
ibis Tilburg
ibis Tilburg
3 out of 5
Dokter Hub Van Doorneweg 105, Tilburg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Situated in Tilburg, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tilburg University, Scryption and De Pont Museum. Dutch Textiles Museum and Koningshoeven are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (345 reviews)
i will recommend this hotel to stay

"Good Hotel for the price and very friendly staffs and helpful. I really enjoyed during the stayed."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

ibis Tilburg
Mercure City Tilburg Centrum Hotel
Mercure City Tilburg Centrum Hotel
4 out of 5
Heuvel 37, Tilburg
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Located in the heart of Tilburg, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of De Pont Museum, Dutch Textiles Museum and Trappist Abbey of Our Lady of Koningshoeven. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (488 reviews)

"Central location to nightlife and easy to get back to."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2019

Mercure City Tilburg Centrum Hotel

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Verified traveler

Sep 15, 2019

Tilburg is a lovely city - this was my second visit (the last being two years ago). The people are welcoming and the pace of life seems to be a little less frenetic compared to some other cities. It's also very clean and there's plenty to do

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 19, 2019

Will return,

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 18, 2019

The textile museum was nice and it's worth of visiting.