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Top Choice Brewery in Tilburg

La Trappe Brewery

Brewed in the leafy surroundings of Koeningshoeven Monastery on the outskirts of Tilburg, La Trappe was, until 2012, the world's only non-Belgian Trappist beer. The monastery's proeflokaal (tasting room) is a modern…
Top Choice European in Tilburg

De Burgerij

In the expanded living room of a Tilburg townhouse, this lovable restaurant offers modern Burgundian food with a touch of old Dutch or, in their words, everything from kale to caviar. So you can order a stamppot tha…
Museum in Tilburg

Textile Museum

Winner of the Netherlands' 2017 'museum of the year' award, this innovative place celebrates, and continues the production of, original textiles – an industry that was Tilburg's economic mainstay for at least a cent…
Sculpture in Tilburg

Draaiend Huis

Slowly turning around the Hasselt Rotonde, this lonely 'house' is actually a controversial artwork by architectural-sculptor John Körmeling.
Craft Beer in Tilburg

RAW

Hipster industrial chic pervades this former railway repair workshop. A superhelpful beer sommelier can help you find the best brew for your tastes, whether international or local (including double IPA from LOC Brew…
Brown Cafe in Tilburg

Burgemeester Jansen

With 22 beers on tap and at least 100 more by bottle, this evocatively traditional wood-panelled cafe stands out from the other mostly modern restaurants of the Piushaven waterfront regeneration. Sit on classically …
Museum in Tilburg

De Pont Museum

With regularly changing exhibitions, this expansive contemporary art space occupies the site of a former wool-spinning factory. Even if the museum is closed, it's worth the 1km walk northwest from Tilburg Centraal t…
Carnival in Tilburg

Kruikenstad Carnival

Parties and processions engulf the city for the three days before Ash Wednesday. During the carnival period, Tilburg renames itself the Kruikenstad 'city of jugs', a teasing nickname based on the possibly apocryphal…
Fair in Tilburg

Tilburgse Kermis

The biggest street fair in Benelux. This 10-day party is more remarkable for its size than its imagination but it's a great insight into the old-school pleasures of fair rides, beer, bad music, sugary treats and sta…