What to bring?

Sound preparation makes for a carefree TOP Week! Below is a list of things that you need to bring:

A bicycle 

The activities during TOP Week are spread out all over Tilburg. You cannot do without a bike, as you will be cycling from one activity to the next. Note that the police will be carrying out extra stolen bike checks this week! You can of course also rent bikes in Tilburg. Make sure if you want to rent one to arrange things in time, because there are lots of people renting bikes this week. During the Registration Days at the Tilburg University campus, it will be possible to buy or rent a bicycle.

Don’t feel like bringing your bicycle with you from home? Use a Swapfiets!


After we have received your payment, you will receive confirmation of your registration by e-mail. This e-mail contains a link to your e-ticket(s). You can also download e-tickets via your TOP account. Your e-ticket is your proof of registration, so make sure you print it and bring it to registration on Monday morning, August 20. Exchange students register for TOP Week at the Registration Days of Tilburg University on Thursday and Friday, August 16 – 17.

Please note: If you have made any changes to your registration, the barcode will have changed as a result and you will have to make a new print of the e-ticket.


To be able to register for TOP Week, you will not only need your e-ticket but also your passport or ID card. We also need your passport or ID card to check your age in connection with the Dutch legal drinking age, which is set at 18.

Bank card/cash

During TOP Week you have to pay for your own drinks. At several activities you can pay for these with your TOP wristband, which you can upload at those location or online via the TOP application. During other activities you will have to pay with cash for your own drinks.

Phone and charger

A special TOP Week application (app) is available for your smartphone. This app contains all the necessary TOP Week information, such as the program, the locations and push notifications if there are any changes in the activities. You can download the application by searching ”Tilburg Orientation Program” in the app store!

Swimwear and sportswear

During various activities in TOP Week you will need swimwear and sportswear. So make sure you take this with you!

Rain clothing 

Make sure you are prepared for bad weather and take waterproof / rain clothing with you during TOP Week. 

Sleeping equipment

If you do not yet have a place to sleep in Tilburg during TOP Week, there is no need to worry. After you have registered, your mentors will make sure everybody has a place to sleep. However, you have to take care of your own sleeping equipment. 


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