The centre of Tilburg is in the midst of redevelopment. Various shopping areas are being linked. Covered shopping centres alternate with exciting streets to stroll down full of boutiques and wider shopping boulevards. The centre of Tilburg reveals its versatility immediately. Different museums, shops, catering places, cinemas, popular venues and parks create a unique merging of the past, present and future. Shop 'till you drop', dance the night away or relax on a terrace, courtyard or urban park.
Tip: VVV Tilburg has lots of information about the city centre and the hotspots of Tilburg. Come and see us, we are happy to help you!
The Meandering area consists of small, atmospheric and authentic streets, an area you can roam around for hours. This part of the city centre includes the Stationsstraat, Noordstraat, Tuinstraat and Nieuwlandstraat.
Tip: Follow the 013 streets route, which you can pick up for free from VVV Tilburg, as part of it runs through the Meandering area. Certainly remember to visit the new Sunday market 'De Dwalerij'. It takes place on the last Sunday of every month in the Noordstraat.
Landscape park Moerenburg is a region dedicated to nature and landscape. Moerenburg forms part of 'Het Groene Woud' [the Green Forest], the national park lying between Tilburg, Eindhoven and Den Bosch.
'Het Groene Woud' belongs to one of the loveliest areas of the Netherlands and is a particular attraction for Tilburg. Moerenburg lies in the countryside, near the Piushaven, and is popular with walkers and bicyclists.
Tip: Follow the Natuurleerpad, it's fun for all ages. The 3-km route passes ten points where you can read about something specific or special in Moerenburg. Using a QR code you can access the information on your smartphone. For children there are nature assignments, with which they learn about nature in a playful way.
The Piushaven is located in the middle of city. A lively area with lots of cafes and restaurants and facilities for recreation on the water. You can easily walk from the harbour to the centre of Tilburg. Many events are organised around the Piushaven, from music to theatre. Read more >
Tip: Get out on the water, sailing or floating. Explore the Tilburg waterways in a boat! There are various boats with a theme that you can hire for small or large groups.
The Railway zone is a surprising mix of heritage and new architecture: rough, raw and refined. The area is 75 hectares in size and is situated in the centre of the city, along the railway tracks and the station. Living, working, entertainment and business come together in an area that is growing and very popular.
A key aspect of the railway zone is the word binding: the area must bind all facets of a neighbourhood together. The area is very popular with the young and the elderly. Read more >
A recreation and nature area covering 1,400 hectares for and by the people of Tilburg. An undiscovered treasure southwest of Tilburg. The Stadsbos [urban forest] is larger than the one in Amsterdam or the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. In the forest, urban and nature meet, with the help of citizens and people creating initiatives from Tilburg and the surrounding region.
Everyone is welcome to leave ideas to make the forest even more beautiful and unique on the Stadsbos013 website.
Tip: Always wanted to be one with nature? Then the barefoot path is really something for you! It is a footpath you walk along in your bare feet. You are challenged to try new experiences, how it feels to walk on clay beads, gravel or pebbles, sand or mud or a pine cone. Take this walk and explore nature from very close up!
The Cattle market quarter is an area of Tilburg with an unusually high concentration of creative companies. The name Cattle market quarter comes from the name of the street which runs through this area. Until the beginning of the 20th century, cows, horses and pigs were traded there. Nowadays around 200 companies in the creative and innovative industry work there in an inspiring setting. Poppodium 013, clustergebouw V39 and FAXX define the street scene.