Tilburg is located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant and is landlocked municipality as well as a proud city of the Netherlands. Tilburg has over 200,000 inhabitants and is it ranked as the second largest city in the province. When talking about the Tilburg municipality, the area also includes three villages, namely Udenhout, Berkel and Enschot. The city is also ranked as sixth largest one in Holland and together with the Goirle municipality forms a grand agglomeration of over 229,000 inhabitants.
During its history, the town has established a funfair that is now the largest in Benelux. This funfair lasts up to ten days and it is hold every year in July.
The municipality has three railway stations, namely Tilburg Reeshof, Tilburg and Tilburg Universiteit.
The town is rather famous for being the home of the Tilburg University along with Fontys University of Applied Science and Avans University of Applied Science. Tilburg University is renowned in the Netherlands and outside and it attracts scholars from all corners of the world, yearly. Higher education plays an important part in Tilburg and as a result, a big part of its inhabitants are students, reaching a number of 13,000 students out of which, about 8% are from outside Holland. Because of the high number of students from foreign countries, and because there are so many interested in attending Tilburg University, there have been developed both Dutch-taught and English-taught programmes.
Tilburg University has steadily gained reputation in education and research fields. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is ranked as first in Europe in the field of economics, with regard to top journals publications. Also, in the field of law, the university was ranked number 1 in the Netherlands for the last three years.
Because of the influence the higher education institutes have upon the city, Tilburg educational and cultural environment grew and the city is now part of the EU intercultural cities programme and it is also a pilot city of the council of Europe.
There are several things that are unique to Tilburg, such as the Schrobbeler liquor which is locally manufactured and which has as a trademark a relatively sweet flavour although its alcohol percentage is of 21.5%. This beverage even has its own glass, which is larger than a Jägermeister glass and it’s sold in a stone jar and it is usually drank cold. Another well-known alcoholic drink that is typical of Tilburg is Peerke’s Nat which is actually stronger than Schrobbeler and is sold in bottles of 70 centiliters.
Tilburg also has its own trappist beer that is brewed at the Koningshoeven Brewery. This brewery has been founded in 1884 and it is the only one to brew this type of beer specific to Tilburg.
The Tilburg municipality has a higher cultural standing every year and over time the city has built some rather famous buildings that are used regularly.
One of the best profs that Tilbury has a high cultural degree is the number of open air art present in the city. One of the most famous example is the turning house that is located on the Hasseltrotonde, which was erected in 2008 on the roundabout. There is also the Art in the Open space Tilburg which is responsible for modern art but also gives information regarding older work of arts such as the statue on the Heuvel.
In the municipality of Tilburg, there are many festivals that take place on a regular basis, such as the Festival Mundial, the Incubate and the Roadburn Festival among others. There are also numerous famous locations where starts like Nick Cave and GZA performed, and even a place where experimental jazz and improvised music can be found. Related to the Fontys University of Applied Sciences there is a pop-academy where the students that attend often perform on local stages.
Along with the many locations where people can have fun and express themselves, there are also outstanding museums such as the museum of Modern Art – De Pont Foundation and the Noordbrabants Natuurmuseum and lots of parks and forests where people can enjoy some recreational time together with their loved ones. Such parks as the Leijpark and the Reeshofpark which are the largest among Tilburgs are not just famous for their beautiful views and pleasant atmosphere but also for the events that happen there, such as the Festival Mundial which takes place in the Leijpark.
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