LOT Winter School 2020 – Local Information
Meeting Point and Information Desk
To meet fellow students and teachers, or to ask any kind of question, come to the Meeting Point and Information Desk we will staff for most of the School’s duration. It is located on the ground floor of the Dante building (the ‘Dante foyer’).
Travelling to Tilburg
Tilburg University campus is easy to reach by train or by bus.
You can take a train to Tilburg University train station. Coming from direction ‘s Hertogenbosch, exit the train station by the stairs and go left, crossing beneath the railway; then either continue walking toward the traffic lights and turn right onto Professor Verbernelaan, or go up the stairs and walk along the railway for a couple hundred meters. Either way, you enter the campus after a few minutes. Coming from the direction of Breda, walk back in the direction from which the train came: you can exit the station at the end of the platform and you immediately walk onto campus. The tall building that says ‘Tilburg University’ on it is more or less middle of the campus. You can almost always simply follow groups of students from the train, or ask them for directions. There are also signs. A detailed map can be found on https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/contact/campus-map/
By bus (from Tilburg Central Station)
Bus lines 2, 3 and 4 (all with final destination Reeshof) stop close to the university when you’re travelling from the central station. With lines 2 and 3, get off at the stop Tilburg University and walk to campus as indicated above (you can also get off at the stop before, which is one block away from campus). Line 4 actually goes onto campus, and the stop is close to the Dante building. Names of bus stops are displayed and mentioned electronically inside the bus. For more information, check http://9292.nl/en
If you come from the airport or elsewhere in Holland, you can reach Tilburg by train. Check the website of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (www.ns.nl) for schedules and, if Holland is unfamiliar to you, information on how to buy tickets (easiest is to buy an ‘anonymous public transport card’ and load money on it. You can use these cards on all trains and buses, as long as you keep it topped up. You can travel to Tilburg via ‘s Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven or Breda, depending on where you start your journey. Tilburg University train station is on the slow trains (called ‘Sprinter’; no irony intended presumably) from any of these directions; but you can also come on Intercity trains, get off at Tilburg central station and either change to a slow train to Tilburg University or leave the train station and take a city bus (see above). If you travel from Schiphol airport and you take the Intercity Direct to Breda, make sure you also buy the extra ‘supplement’ before boarding the train. You can also buy your train tickets online before arriving to the Netherlands. Prices will be the same. If you come from abroad, there are also airports in Eindhoven and Rotterdam. From there, too, make your way to the city’s central train stations and make your way to Tilburg from there.
Map of Tilburg University Campus
Walking route from Tilburg University Station to the Dante Building (meeting point)
In case of an emergency, you can contact the head BHV (emergency rescue) of Tilburg University via (+31) (0) 13 466 3100, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or the emergency number 2525 (there are telephones in all classrooms).
Wi-Fi and printing on campus
There is wireless internet access, so it would be good to bring your own laptop. Everybody with an Eduroam account can use the Eduroam network (laptop, tablet, phone). For participants without Eduroam access, guest accounts are available, and can either be renewed every day or be acquired for seven-day periods. We can guide you through the process upon arrival (at the information desk); for the 7-day option you may need to go to the IT-desk (see below).
Printing will be possible from a guest account.
More details on ICT and Wi-Fi: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/students/it
NB: Please note that not all rooms have enough sockets to charge your devices. We will have some extension cords available at the info desk.
If you have any problems logging in, contact the helpdesk, in Building G: room G 112. They are open from 8.30 till 17.00. You can reach them through the number (+31) (0)13 466 2222. Their email address: ITSupport@uvt.nl.
You can study alone or in a group in various places around campus (such as the various canteens and the university restaurant), but most appropriate is the library, which is open until midnight and in the weekends.
Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 24:00 hrs.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 24:00 hrs.
Supermarkets and ATM
The nearest supermarket is an Albert Heijn at the edge of the university campus on Professor de Moorplein. There is an ATM inside. There is also an AH To Go on central campus. Near the Tilburg University train station, on the other side as the campus, there is a shopping mall called ‘Westermarkt’.
Restaurants on campus
There are quite a few restaurants spread over the campus. These restaurants are accessible to everyone.
|Restaurant||What is On Offer?||Location / Opening Hours*|
|Top Croque Bakery||Soup, egg dishes, panini and sandwiches||Academia Building | 10:00 – 14:00|
|Lunchroom Cobbenhagen||Pick one from each of 3 selections and pay a fixed price. It is also possible to buy the products individually.||Cobbenhagen Building | 8:30-17:00|
|Grand Cafe Esplanade||Enjoy a drink or a meal||Esplanade Building | 09:00 – 22:00|
|Starbucks||Coffee bar||Goossens Building | 08:00 – 17:00|
|Pepper Restaurant||Mediterranean food selection||Prisma Building | 08:30 – 17:00|
|Mensa Restaurant||Self-service restaurant of Tilburg University||Restaurant Building | 08:30 – 20:00|
|Döner Company||Turkish pizza, sandwich döner, sandwich falafel, etc.||Restaurant Building | 10:00 – 20:00|
|Top Croque||Sandwich bar: hot sandwiches and biological juices||Restaurant Building | 10:00 – 19:00|
Restaurants in Tilburg
There are many restaurants in the Tilburg city center. Some of them offer student discounts, or special deals for students on certain days of the week. Popular restaurants amongst students include: Happy Italy, Studio, and Havana.
Tilburg offers a lot of opportunities to go out at night. One of the most popular places to go to amongst internationals is Carpe Noctem. This bar is owned by international student association I*ESN. The other big student associations also host open parties from time to time, which are accessible to all students. Other popular bars and pubs include Brandpunt, Bolle, and Club Philip. Tilburg’s 013 is one of the Netherlands’ largest (pop)music venues, hosting concerts almost every night.
A guide around Tilburg: https://www.inyourpocket.com/Tilburg