Coming up

The Living Room
Board Games
Friday 19 January
Dutch Pancake Party
Friday 26 January
Group Singing Lesson
Friday 2 February
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Eat and Meet
Sunday 28 January

Food for Thought
Friday 9 February

Church service 

Every Sunday
10.30h coffee
11.00h start service
Dutch service (English translation available)
Diederikdreef 14 

About us


For several years, Connect, a Christian international student group, has been active in Tilburg. Our goal is to be of service to foreign students: to provide hospitality and help you feel at home in the lowlands, hoping that you will have a good and enriching time here.

Currently, our main activities are the Eat & Meet-evenings, which we organise every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Connect is associated with IFES-Netherlands (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students). In addition to its work among Dutch students, IFES supports ministries to international students in the Netherlands. IFES is currently ministering in about 20 cities throughout the country. Furthermore, IFES organizes a number of conferences each year for which you are also gladly invited.


The Ontmoetingskerk is a Dutch Protestant church (Ontmoeting means 'encounter' and kerk is 'church'). We are characterised by a strong Biblical foundation and open for people from all backgrounds. We have about 200 members (age 0-87), a full-time pastor, Sunday services and prayer meetings / small groups during the week.

Our church services are in Dutch, but we offer translation to English so that you are able to join in! We are different in colour and culture, but we are one in our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope that the cultural diversity in these services will be an enriching experience both for International and Dutch attendants.

Whatever the situation you are in, whether you're a Christian or not, feel free to come as you are. You're very welcome!

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