Experience Efteling and industrial-chic Tilburg

Discover the region and star in your own fairy tale

A vibrant city, beautiful scenery, great attractions and the largest theme park in the Netherlands. The region of Tilburg, Waalwijk and Kaatsheuvel is extremely versatile and fun for young and old. Be surprised and experience the best of the area. 

Explore the region, discover culinary highlights and stay the night in one of the beautiful hotels in or outside the city. Want to discover even more of this region? Then also read: Spot the big five and discover the beautiful Oisterwijk.

Efteling: World of Wonders

Whether you're looking for thrilling roller coasters, enchanting rides or spectacular shows, theme park Efteling is the place for creating wonderful memories. And all that in the middle of the Brabant countryside. If you don't want the fairy tale to be over at the end of the day, stay in the Efteling Hotel or in the charming holiday parks Efteling Loonsche Land or Efteling Bosrijk. Or sleep in the beautiful Guesthouse Hotel with its unique roof garden and lovely family rooms, which is also within walking distance of the theme park. 


Tilburg, originally a town with a large textile industry, now a bustling city where there is always something happening, but which also has tranquil areas for people who would like some peace and quiet. For example in one of the many parks like Stadsbos 013. Explore the maze of streets in the Dwaalgebied area or the industrial-chique Spoorzone with the extensive Spoorpark.

Be amazed in Doloris' Meta Maze where you can wander through works of art in a surreal maze, after which you can enjoy the rooftop bar with fantastic views over the city. Or visit one of the many impressive museums, such as TextielMuseum, Natuurmuseum Brabant or Stadsmuseum Tilburg (with Vincent's Art Room). Would you prefer an original outing with friends or family? Then head over to City Brewery 013, Schrobbelèr, or De Voltage (Tip: kids will love Voltkids). But where will you get dinner? And where will you stay? We’ve listed our insider tips below! 

Restaurant in Tilburg


North of Tilburg you will find Waalwijk, a town with lovely pavement cafés and historical paths, which is known for its shoe industry. An unusual feature of Waalwijk is the defunct Langstraat railway line, which partly runs through the town. This was once an industrial railway line from the village of Lage Zwaluwe to the city of 's-Hertogenbosch. The Halvezolen route (51 km) follows the original railway line as much as possible and while on it you will see old signal houses, railway bridges such as Moerputten bridge, benches and information signs. 

Do you love the beauty of the countryside? Then you should not miss the Sahara of Brabant: the Loon and Drunen Dunes. You will find this beautiful area of over 35 square kilometres between the cities of Tilburg, Waalwijk and ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Stroll through the shifting sands, cycle through the forests or walk over sand hills and along heathlands. This walking route along various catering establishments is one of our favourites. 

Landgoed Huis ter Heide is another favourite of ours. Here you will find one of Brabant’s beautiful wooden walkways. Tip: a stone's throw away from this nature reserve you will find restaurant De Zwammenberg. It’s not only a restaurant, it’s also a mini-campsite and boutique hotel. 

  • Loonse en Drunense Duinen | De Brabantse Sahara
  • Kempentoren Tilburg Spoorpark