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Social program Tilburg University Summer School

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Besides interesting academic courses, Tilburg University Summer School also organizes a social program for its participants. Make the most of your summer and combine your summer course with a unique social and cultural experience!

Social program 2018

During your stay in the Netherlands TUSS organizes a diverse and fun-packed social program for you to enjoy your summer and meet people from all around the world! The social program will consist of basic activities and optional activities.

Basic activities are free for all TUSS participants. These activities range from theme parties to international dinners. Attend these activities to make your summer school experience an unforgettable experience!

Optional activities are not covered by the basic social program fee. These activities require a small additional fee to cover their costs. You can sign up for these activities when you register for your summer course.

Check the Social program booklet for more information about all activities!

Citytrip Den Bosch and Boat Tour Binnendieze

Den Bosch, the capital of the province of Brabant, is home to the famous chocolate delicacy the “Bossche Bol” and is known as the birthplace of the famous painter Jheronimus Bosch. This city has one of the oldest and most complete medieval city centres of the Netherlands and its inner city has the largest walled-in area in the country.

This activity will take you to Den Bosch to explore the city. During the boar tour, you will get a taste of the rich history of Den Bosch’s inner city by sailing the Binnendieze. The Binnendieze is a network of small rivers that mostly flow beneath the city of Den Bosch. This boat tour will show you the city from a completely new perspective.

Safaripark Beekse Bergen

The Beekse Bergen takes the concept zoo to a whole new level. This park mimics its animal’s natural habitat by recreating African landscapes. The park is home to over 150 different animal species and you can go on safari by foot, bus, boat or even a combination of all three!

Go on safari with us and look into the eyes of wild animals while enjoying the beautiful nature of Safaripark Beekse Bergen.

Citytrip Amsterdam and Anne Frank Museum

Being the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is one city you definitely want to visit! This city is famous for its museums, its canals and the beautiful Vondelpark. The city breathes diversity and its people are incredibly creative.

Our mentors will take you to visit the sights and we will go to the Anne Frank Museum, where we will learn more about the story of Anne Frank, a girl who had to go into hiding during World War II. Her diary, which she wrote during the war and got published shortly after, is now translated into 63 languages and is famous worldwide.

Tilburg by Boat

Are you curious to see a different side of Tilburg? Explore Tilburg from the water for a real summer experience. While enjoying a drink and some snacks, we will have a nice, sunny boat tour in and around Tilburg.

Bowling & Karaoke

Get ready for a fun night with friends. For this activity, our mentors will take you out so you can show off your bowling skills! The night will continue by singing all your favorite songs during karaoke.

Camp Vught National Memorial

An important part of Dutch history is written during the Second World War. During the war, concentration camps were built in Vught and Amersfoort. This activity will visit the former.

The Camp Vught National Memorial is located on part of the former SS camp Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch, also known as Camp Vught. The center combines various exhibitions, a memorial room and a wall of reflection. It impressively shows the vast impact the war has had on the Netherlands and its inhabitants. A model of the camp shows the extensive size of the camp. You will also be able to see a reconstruction of the camp’s watchtowers, a crematorium, the execution area and a barrack which shows how the prisoners lived.

End of Summer BBQ

No summer is complete without a barbecue! Celebrate the successful completion of your summer course with food, drinks and great company. TUSS - Intro 5


Some activities are included in included in the basic social fee, which means summer school participants are free to visit them! Other activities are optional and require an extra fee.


Tilburg University Summer School also strongly recommends you rent a bike for the time you spend in Tilburg. It is the easiest and quickest way to travel to the city center and the university. We will make arrangements for you to rent a bike with the company Save a Bike.

Sports Center

During your stay in Tilburg you are able to visit the sports center, connected to the Tilburg University. It is located at walking distance from the campus, and gives you the opportunity to practice different sports, such as tennis, swimming and fitness.

For approximately 30 Euros, you can buy a sports membership for the entire summer. Or you can buy a daily pass for 7 Euros. The daily pass is valid on the date of purchase.

Note: prices for 2018 are subject to change. It is not possible to go swimming with a daily pass.

Important to note

Please note that Tilburg University Summer School remains the right to cancel or change its social activities at any time, in case of insufficient applications or other reasons. In case this concerns an activity of the additional program, your fee will of course be refunded.

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