Tilburg is a city in the province North Brabant and has over 200 thousand inhabitants, which makes it the 6th largest city in the Netherlands. Cities near to Tilburg are ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Breda and Eindhoven (Tilburg lies somewhat in the middle of these cities).
The city is a mix of traditional and modern architecture, from factory houses and villas to sprawling housing estates. Tilburg also has the tallest residential tower in the Netherlands, the Westpoint tower.
Things to do: Animalpark Oliemeulen is one of the weirdest animal parks in the Netherlands. It has some strange animals you can meet face to face, like free roaming little skunks, flying dogs and a snake with two heads.
There are demonstrations with constrictors, tarantula’s and on busy days with birds of prey. There is also a cafeteria where you can get snacks and drinks.
The Brabant Nature Museum is a family museum about nature and landscapes in Brabant. You will learn more about the life of plants and animals. The museum is located across the Central Station in Tilburg which makes it very easy to go there by public transportation.
Breda (7 Miles from accommodation) is a wonderful fun-loving city in the southern part of Holland. Visit the historic monuments dating from the Nassau era, such as a Great Church, Begijnhof and Breda Castle. There are some great shopping areas and a wide variety of cafés and restaurants.
The pleasant historic centre of Breda is a perfect shopping environment. Its many shopping streets offer a wide selection of fashion, shoes, accessories, interior decoration and specialty boutiques. In addition there is a market in the centre nearly every day.
Other nearby attractions include Amusement park Efteling (12 miles from accommodation)
Efteling is the best known theme park in Holland. It has been welcoming people to its ‘World of Wonders’ since 1952.
Holland’s biggest theme park started out with the Fairytale Forest, which brought famous fairytales and sagas to life. Through the years, the park evolved into a modern theme park with the most modern attractions, a hotel and a holiday park.
Since 2010 Efteling has been open every day. It is one of the best theme parks in Europe and draws millions of visitors from Holland and abroad each year.
Efteling consists of a central area and four realms. Fairytales and sagas are brought to life in the Fairy Realm. The roller coasters and other attractions in the Adventure Realm guarantee a lot of excitement and sensation. See if you can visit the forbidden cities and haunted castles in the Alternative Realm without breaking a sweat.
Travel through Holland’s top theme park by boat, train or another means of transport in the Travel Realm. Naturally the park has countless restaurants where you can rest up with a drink and a bite.
Camp Vught (25 miles from accommodation) was a Nazi concentration camp. It was the only SS concentration camp outside Nazi Germany. The camp was first used in 1943 and held 31,000 prisoners and 749 prisoners died in the camp. Part of the prisoners were moved to other camps shortly before the Allied Forces liberated the camp in 1944.
Today you will find a memorial centre at the former camp site. There are prisoner barracks, three guard towers and the original fences, as well as a reconstruction of cell 115 where the horrifying bunker drama occurred. The execution site was converted to a national monument in 1947, bearing the names of all 329 male resistance fighters who died here.