The 10 Best Things to Do in Tilburg, The Netherlands

July 18, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Tilburg (Dutch: [ˈtɪlbɵr(ə)x] ( listen)) is a city in the Netherlands, in the southern province of North Brabant. With a population of 214,157 (April 30, 2017), it is the second largest municipality in North Brabant, and the sixth largest in the Netherlands.
Restaurants in Tilburg

1. Textile Museum

Goirkestraat 96, 5046 GN Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 536 7475
Excellent
47%
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4.5 based on 192 reviews

Textile Museum

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

I must admit having been a bit apprehensive going into this place and I was pleasantly surprised. There I found myself amazed of the similarity between street organs with cardboard 'software' and looms that had there 'computer code' also in cardboard form. Amazing. Then there was the central engine with a clever system of transporting that rotating energy to other parts of the factory by way of belts on the same rotating beam. And then there are several Exhibitions of textile/fabric art.

2. Beekse Bergen Safari Park

Beekse Bergen 31, 5081 NJ Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 900 2335732
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4.5 based on 994 reviews

Beekse Bergen Safari Park

Reviewed By Lorna M - Scotland, United Kingdom

Absolutely fantastic! The space and design of the enclosures were fantastic! I had an amazing time and got the honour of speaking with the keepers during my visit as well. Jeroen was fantastic, very knowledgeable and polite in answering every question I had. I only wish we had more time that day so that we could have stayed longer. Really good and memorable day without a doubt this is a must see.

3. Museum De pont

Wilhelminapark 1, 5041 EA Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 543 8300
Excellent
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4.5 based on 220 reviews

Museum De pont

Reviewed By Erick T

Newly extended, the museum offers one of the best international collections you may find in Holland. Kapoor, Viola, Boltanski, Dumas, Schutte, de Bruyckere, Long, Turrell, Richter and many more of course. Great staff, relaxed atmosphere !

4. Natuurmuseum Brabant

Spoorlaan 434, 5038 CH Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 535 3935
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Natuurmuseum Brabant

Natuurmuseum Brabant provides an experience for the whole family, whether you're 3 or 83! Come along to do some nature research in the OO - ZONE, admire the sperm whale or go on a discovery tour. Natuurmuseum Brabant is a family friendly museum about the lives of plants and animals, with special attention for the human perspective. Hunt Mammoths in the Ice Age exhibition (IJstijd), observe wolves in the True Wolf exhibition (De Ware Wolf) or become a detective in the OO - ZONE, where you will find over 2000 objects in an imitation museum depot. For our youngest visitors we have the exhibition Frog & Friends (Kikker is Hier!), where they can visit Frog's house and play a variety of games.

Reviewed By newlueh_la - Ipswich, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed wandering round the museum looking at the very varied exhibits. Was a real surprise just how much was packed into here. Kept a group of nerdy adults entertained for hours. Used our Google Translate app to translate the exhibition descriptions which worked really well.

5. Zoopark The Oliemeulen

Reitse Hoevenstraat, 30, 5042 EH Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 463 0026
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4 based on 99 reviews

Zoopark The Oliemeulen

Reviewed By newlueh_la - Ipswich, United Kingdom

We visited here not expecting too much but were really wonderfully surprised by a very friendly team of people and some happy animals.
One of the ladies that came and introduced herself and told us about the attraction explained it was a family business and that the animals are essentially pets. We met the very friendly skunk who couldn't get enough grubs to eat and really enjoyed seeing all there was to see!

Louis Bouwmeesterplein 1, 5038 TN Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 549 0390
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Theaters Tilburg

Reviewed By Poolaap - Tilburg

From the best Dutch comedians to Toneelgroep Amsterdam you can see it all at the Theaters in Tilburg. I like the way the stage is built with the balconies at the side. Been here many times and always had a good time.

7. Burgemeester Jansen

Piushaven 22, 5017 AN Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 545 1008
Excellent
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Burgemeester Jansen

Reviewed By NomadicTraveller7 - Fuerteventura

After being recommend to visit by a very nice man at the hotel we were staying at and Reading the latest review, we decided to visit the bar for a couple of beers. It is a little walk from the town centre, and over an hour's walk for us, in a rather nondescript area. It is a typical Dutch bar in many ways apart from the unusually high ceilings. There is a great range of beer on tap at a reasonable price. We went in the afternoon not long after they opened at 1500 and it was a bit quiet. The staff were very pleasant but you would expect this anyway in a Dutch bar.
We would probably go back on our next visit, if only for the exercise walking there.

8. Hasselt Chapel

Hasseltplein 7, 5042 AB Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 468 1089
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5 based on 10 reviews

Hasselt Chapel

Reviewed By Robert937 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The modest 16th century chapel was restored in 1972, and was a place of pilgrimage since the 19th century. Nowadays it is still a place of worship and the people maintaining it keep the place immaculate and in very good shape with fresh flowers in front of the madonna with child and lots of activities like Concerts and the weekly 'rozenhoedje' on Mondays. It is a small and cozy place with in addition to the niche with madonna, sixty chairs and a small organ.
Interesting to visit if you want to find out about Roman Catholic tradition and culture that still constitutes the core of the value system in Brabant.
Note the relics near the madonna (legs, knees, hearts etc.) and the plaques with words of thanks to the holy mother on the wall left next to the entrance: "thank you for having opened my eyes."

9. Duvelhok

Sint Josephstraat 133, 5017 GG Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 822 8588
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4 based on 10 reviews

Duvelhok

The Duvelhok is a studio and arts centre housed in a uniquely industrial location. One of Tilburg's oldest textile mills is now the centre for cultural and social entrepreneurship in the city. The Social Salon and Social Sofa give a glimpse of the social character of this national monument, while the plethora of workshops, Exhibitions and lectures offers you the chance to explore how contemporary art comes into its own in this fantastic piece of cultural history. Come enjoy yourself, and on weekdays from 10:00 to 17:30, let the open ambience of this beautiful space, built completely from wooden trusses, inspire you.

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

This place has history, it was an old factory. Now it has many uses. That is better than tearing every old building down right away. Interesting name also: cage of the devil.

10. Helga Deen Garden & Tilburg Synagogue

Willem II straat 20, 5038 BG Tilburg, The Netherlands
Excellent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Helga Deen Garden & Tilburg Synagogue

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

The Helga Deen Garden is relatively small. There is a nice sculpture, a couple of benches and some grass. The building on the left of the piece of grass is the Tilburg Synagogue. That has been kept up well. The front looks smallish, but it is much longer than it is wide.

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