Bed and Breakfast Tilburg "Gust van Dijk" is a welcoming
Bed and Breakfast where you can have a comfortabel overnight stay. Apart from a enjoying a
relaxing stay, B&B Tilburg is also a place where you can enjoy contemporary art. B&B
Tilburg -Gust van Dijk- was awarded 'Best B&B' in the first episode of "Bed and Breakfast"
TV-series broadcasted in the Netherlands by the broadcasting association MAX . B&B-Tilburg
bit the brunt of this very successful -in 2012 introduced- TV-series, comparing each episode 3
Dutch B&B's through the eyes of the owners.
Since the 1930s on this spot, Gust van Dijk (1884–1977) had a flourishing shop with a
wide assortment of wine and tobacco. His son Kees (1913–1996) continued the business until
the 1990s. In 2010 the building has been thoroughly renovated. The characteristic and authentic
elements of the house and its architecture were maintained.
Well-known Tilburg architect Frans Ruts (1897-1978), was famous for the striking
combination of light and space in his designs. This impressed Gust van Dijk so
much that he asked Ruts in 1936 to design his new shop and home which he wanted build
next to the mayor's residence. In 2010, the building has been converted from luxurious shop
into its new purposes: A Home to
Contemporary Art, an artistically oriented B&B with two lovely rooms
right in the
centre of Tilburg.
On the ground floor there is an exhibition room, where alternating Contemporary
art and Design projects are on show.