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    Maastricht Favorites

    If you have the chance, on a sunny morning, to contemplate the medieval towers of Maastricht from Mount Saint Pieter, you will not find it hard to imagine yourself back in centuries past. Strolling down the hill towards the city, you might pass along cornfields, stroke a horse’s head over the barbed wire and pick a poppy flower from the grass. Your...

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  • Vrijthof

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    The Vrijthof is the city's main focus for both locals and tourists. The eastern side is a row of terraced cafes which face the twin churches of St Jan (with its distinctive red tower) and St Servaas. Also around the square is the former Spanish Government House, the old Customs House and the Vrijthof Theatre. On the square itself are several...

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  • Pinkpop

    Every withsundayweekend the Pinkpopfestival is held in Landgraaf.It's one of the mayor festivals in Europe with a capacity of around 60,000 people. The festival takes place from saturday to monday during the withsundayweekend and usually hosts well known (rock) artists/groups on 3 stages.Faithless shot a part of the videoclip for "God is a DJ" at...

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  • Mistletoe

    In many trees in Limburg you will see a round ball of branches. They look like birdnests. But it is mistletoe. It is a protected plant and it is forbidden to cut the mistletoe, and even to take mistletoe home that has broken off by storm or something.

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  • Meerssen

    Meerssen was an important place in 870 when the Frankisch Empire was split in the treaty of Meerssen.In the middle of the 10th century Meerssen was owned by Gerberga, daughter of emperor Hendrik 1 and wife of the king of France. In 968 Gerberga gave her belongings including the chapel to the Benedict Abbey in Reims. The chapel became a church and...

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  • Burn a candle

    Burn a candle in the Onze Lieve Vrouwe church in Maastricht. Walking through Maastricht on a sunday you will see many people go inside the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk.They go there to burn a candle, in honor of the Holy Mary. Why light a candle?A candle is a light in the darkness.The more candles the more power it has, especially when its coming from...

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  • Language

    Limburg has its own officially recognized language, Limburgs. Let's call it Limburgish in English. It's divided in numerous dialects and is spoken in most of the province and in large parts of Belgium and Germany. Which makes its name questionable, as the province of Limburg actually is only a small part of the area where the language is spoken. It...

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  • Real castles

    Apart from farms that look like castles, Limburg has many real castles too, although these often have their origins in farms. In fact, you won't find that many castles anywhere else in the Netherlands. One of the most impressive castles is Hoensbroek, near Heerlen, another big one is Neubourg in Gulpen. Many have become restaurants or hotels,...

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  • Farm buildings built like castles

    The standard type of farm building in much of Limburg is the closed one, with four wings arranged around a square. This one is in Mamelis, a tiny hamlet near Vaals. This type of farm is quite old and gave protection against robbers. Several farms eventually became real castles.

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  • The good life

    Being in Limburg you can?t miss it. People like to enjoy life. They like their beer.There are many beerbreweries in Limburg:- Lindeboom, in Neer http://www.lindeboom.nl- Brand bier, in Wijlre, part of the Heineken group, http://www.brand.nl- Alfa bier, in Schinnen http://www.alfa-bier.nl-St Christoffel, in Roermond,...

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  • Carnival

    The event of the year in Limburg is Carnival. Everybody dresses up in a silly way and the party starts. It is all about beer and fun.The picture was taken during the big parade at sunday, march 2nd 2003 in Maastricht.

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  • Religion

    Limburg is known for its religious believes. Most people in Limburg are Roman Catholic. One can see this in the entire provincie: lots of religious statues and roadside chapels.This is a monument on the Gulpenerberg.

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  • Walking in the dutch mountains

    Limburg is the only dutch provincie to have (what we call) mountains. The landscape of south Limburg is just right for cycling or hiking. The footpaths are good and many routes are well marked by colored poles. Just follow the yellow, the red or blue route. They are mostly roundtrips.If you see markers with red and white horizontal striping, this...

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  • A catholic province.

    Until the 1960's the biggest power in the province of Limburg was the Roman Catholic church. Over 90% of the population was catholic, and faith was the one thing that united this province. The church influenced every aspect of everyday life. Although the church has lost importance in this province too, Limburg still looks catholic. There are...

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  • Half-timber houses

    Houses with a wooden skeleton construction are found mostly in the southern half of the province. In most cases the wood is painted black while the rest of the walls are white.

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  • Maastricht

    Maastricht, the capitol of Limburg, is one of the best cities in our country. The people are friendly and warm, and they know how to enjoy life. Maastricht is an old city and one can still see the old citywalls in several places.

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