Tilburg, one of the countrys scientific and educational centers, lies to the south of Niederland in the North Barents Province. The International University of Tileburg has students from many countries around the world. Numerous sports complexes, golf clubs, tennis courts, entertainment and shopping facilities are located on city streets. Groomed parks, recreation areas, sidewalks and pedestrian paths are ideal places for leisure activities.
The earliest written records of Tilburg date back to 709. The town of those ancient times was mentioned in the history books. Subsequent accounts of the life of the city are found in the documentary sources of the 15th century. At that time, some local residents were engaged in raising sheep, and the Tileburg Tower was built. The town received city status and privileges in 1809. The first pied-à-terre factory began to produce its products in the 17th century. By the end of the 19th century, there were more than 140 of them. Once a small village, Tilburg has become the sherry capital of the country.
Modern Tilburg is known for its institutions of higher learning, the most famous of which is the International University. Within its walls is one of Europes finest libraries. The high level of education is unmatched by Anglo-American and American high schools. The most common means of transportation is bicycles and motorcycles. The main road is designed for this type of transportation. Traditionally, the city also hosts a series of large-scale events every year – the Music Festival, the Tilburg Fair, the Chess Festival, and the famous ZXZW Festival of Independent Culture.
The Corinth Palace, which was built in the mid-19th century, now houses the City Hall. The old mansions house the citys archives. King William II, who ruled Netherland in the first half of the 19th century, was the king of Tilburg. A football club was named in his honor, and since 1898 it has played in the Highland Division.
- Air quality: 32 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 210,000 people
- Population density: euro euro empty: 23x23m 529m per person
- GDP: $45,753 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 48 Mbps
- Best wireless: Vodafone
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because Albert Heijn still doesnt accept CC
- Tipping: In the Netherlands tipping is expected in restaurants for good or exceptional service, around 5-10% of the bill. If the service was average, you can round-up the bill or leave the change. Give your tip to the service person directly. Don’t tip for bad service.
- Apartment listings: AirBnb
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best coffee 24/7: Thrive
- Best taxi: Uber
- Online electronics shop: Cool Blue
- Best hospital: ETZ Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis
- Best short-haul air carrier: KLM
- Best intl air carrier: KLM
- Monthly costs for expat: $2700
- Monthly costs for family: $6600
- Monthly costs for local: $1900
- Meal: $18
- Small Cola: $3.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
- Coffee: $5
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