What to expect when coming to The Netherlands

2018-2019 Exchange Students

– with some advice from other exchange students! By Mirthe Levels Hello and welcome to all new students! So, the new semester is about to start, as is your exchange experience. Do you feel like you’re ready for everything? I know that it can seem quite daunting to start your …

King’s Day

By Mirthe Levels – Communication Committee Since being here you have probably heard something about King’s Day. But what is it, why do we celebrate it, and how do we celebrate it? Kingsday is a national holiday celebrating the birthday of our king Willem Alexander I, and is celebrated on …

Keukenhof

By Mirthe Levels – Communication Committee A lot of you have probably seen a picture of the Netherlands with the windmills in the background and rows of different coloured tulips in the front. Those flowers are a typical image that a lot of people see when they think of this …

Fresh and Tipsy

Well believe it or not, the sun shines in Tilburg and the people take the chance to dich some of their clothes. Off course as an I*ESN member you will not get into the mood by only drinking beer, and a shot of Schrobbeler in this weather will get you on …

How to celebrate Kingsday?

This Friday King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands will turn 51. In the Netherlands this is one of the biggest national holidays of the year. All over the country there will be festivities for everyone. The king himself is visiting a different city every year. Last year he came to …

Easter Full of Chocolate

Written by Saleem Shallah Do you like chocolate? Wanna share the love and celebrate Easter with your fellow students? Here is the simplest way to bring them joy and happiness in the coming blessed days! Believe it or not this is a recipe from Syria. People there make it on …

An Introduction to Dutch food

Written by Claire Nief Since I arrived here in the Netherlands, I have been discovering many different Dutch cultural aspects. As a lot of international students, I was surprised by the amount of bikes in the city – and the fact that Dutch people have incredible biking skills (yes, being …

It’s Carnaval in Kruikenstad!

Tomorrow Tilburg will transform into ‘Kruikenstad’. This means it is the time of Carnaval again. You might already have seen people dressed up in the city during the past weeks and some parts of the city are already decorated in the orange-green colours of Kruikenstad. Where for locals this festival …

Dutch Holidays

You might already have noticed it, the Dutch celebrate different holidays than you do. The Dutch do celebrate some of them the same as you know, others are not celebrated at all and they even have their own ones. In the holiday season now, this is even more visible. Who …

Horoscope May 2017

Taurus (April 20-May 20) The gala is coming up and now is the ideal time to put yourself in the spotlight. Get that dress/suit from the non-discount section of H&M and rock it! You look better in it than that one girl/guy in the other Verbs tower anyway. You may …

May 4th & 5th

You probably noticed there is something special with this week. And with that I don’t mean the amazing party we had last Tuesday or the weather that is finally getting a little bit better. You have probably noticed the university is closed on Friday! But why? Let’s start with the …

Kingsday

Jup, we have a king. And yes, the whole country celebrates his birthday. It’s normally done with a lot of orange clothing and a lot of beer drinking (like almost every Dutch holiday). But there is a bit more behind it! Kingsday was celebrated for the first time in 1891 …