City in Northern Brabant, with about 180,000 inhabitants. It was originally a manor that included several villages and a castle. Municipal rights came from Louis Napoleon in 1809. During the 19th century, Tilburg grew into the wool capital of the country, and when this industry collapsed in the 1960s, it was replaced by a great variety of new prosperous enterprises. Part of the neogothic town hall was built as a palace for King William II(the local football team still bears his name). Tilburg has a university (founded in 1927 as a Ro man Catholicpolytechnic and since 2002 called Tilburg University); museums for contemporary art, textiles, and nature; and recreational facilities. The nearby popular amusement park De Efteling (in Kaats heuvel, opened in 1952) is one of the oldest in the Netherlands.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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