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Everybody is welcome in Tilburg, the 'heart of Brabant'. Whether you would like to wander through the beautiful nature which surrounds the city or want to visit a museum, Tilburg has a lot to offer. Fancy a concert or a movie? It's all possible. But there are also many chances for studying, working and living over here.
Having more than 200,000 inhabitants, Tilburg is a versatile city that is growing and renewing in the suburbs and the centre.
Culture is an important issue in Tilburg. Although the city doesn't have many material examples of a rich cultural history, it has a lot to offer. Almost every evening you can enjoy live shows in the centre: popmusic in 013, jazz in Paradox, classical music in the Concertzaal and performing arts in the Stadsschouwburg.
On Wednesday nights during the summer vacation there are so called 'muses-concerts' at the university campus. Free concerts of well known artists in The Netherlands and Belgium. Next to that, there's the 'Kermis' (Fair) every July. It lasts for ten days and is one of the biggest fairs in Europe. Tilburg is also an excellent place to celebrate 'Carnaval'. Carnaval lasts four days (the exact dates change every year), Tilburg has a nice Carnaval Parade on Sunday afternoon.
Throughout the town you will notice the several red colored cycle tracks. The development of the city fortunately has not been at the expense of the scenery. Tilburg has many woods and parks like the Wandelbos, Oude Warande, Leypark and Wilhelminapark.
Historically, Tilburg is a worker's city, dominated by the textile industry. In the Textile Museum you can find more details. In the 70's unfortunately most of the old buildings were demolished to make way for more modern houses. So there is no cosy old center as in many other Dutch cities. Much of the architecture is new.
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As a tourist in the Netherlands you should visit Kinderdijk. 19 windmills are standing in the landscape and two windmills (Blokweer and Nederwaard) are open to visit. A ticket gives access to the two windmills as well as the visitors center Wisboomgemaal. The windmills of Kinderdijk are a Unesco World Heritage site. During the second complete week of September, they`re lighted by night, they call it “Mills in Floodlight” it gives you an unforgettable impression!
There`s a restaurant, a gift shop, bike rental (cafe de klok) also you can make a boat trip from the first may until the end of September.
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