There are three railway stations within the municipality: Tilburg, Tilburg Universiteit and Tilburg Reeshof.
The 75-hectare (185-acre) "Spoorzone" area around Tilburg Central station, once a Dutch Railways train maintenance yard, has been purchased by the city and is being transformed into an urban zone. The name "Tilburg" first appeared in documents dating from 709 AD but after that there was no mention for several centuries.
Tilburg is known for its ten-day-long funfair, held in July each year.
The Monday during the funfair is called "Roze Maandag" (Pink Monday), and is primarily LGBT-oriented.
With a population of 210,289, it is the second largest city in North Brabant, and the sixth largest in the Netherlands.
Tilburg University is located in Tilburg, as are Avans University of Applied Sciences and Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
One of the Tang wares is a dark brown early pot, which was originally given to a Taoist monastery by Emperor Taizong of the Tang dynasty to commemorate his victory over the Eastern Turks in AD 630.