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  • 1. Dialect

    Because of its location and diverse modern history Maastrichters have developed a dialect unique to the city which is heavily influence by Belgian and German and even has some French and Spanish minor...

  • 2. Carnaval

    it afternoon in town and the town hall is full of crowds. With an invitation you can get in and see the ‘ sleutel-overdracht’ ( handover the key of the city). It is always celbrated they saterday...

  • 3. Student associations

    After I had been riding around Maastricht for a few hours, it gradually dawned on me that I had come during the Students’ Introduction Week or INKOM, in which...

  • 4. Grass

    Until recently Maastricht was a popular destination for foreigners wanting to buy marihuana and other soft drugs. From 1976 to 2012 the ‘coffee shops’ were...

  • 5. Wieckse Witte

    Wieckse Witte is a beer that originated in Maastricht and is now controlled by Heineken. It has a cloudy pale yellow color, a thick white head that fades, a...

  • 6. Wieckse Rosé

    Wieckse Rosé is another beer under the Wieckse label that is now controlled by Heineken. It has a red color, thick white head that fades, raspberry flavor, and...

  • 7. Limburg Anthem - Dutch version

    Gerardus Leonardus Hubertus Krekelberg. Weaver, later schoolteacher at Vlodrop, Limburg, The Netherlands. He was a poet and wrote the words to the Limburg...

  • 8. Limburg Anthem - English version

    Maastricht is the capital of the province Limburg.Official anthem (in Dutch, by G. Krekelberg and H. Thyssen) of both the Netherlands Province of Limburg and...

  • 9. Football Fever

    I was quite fortunate to be visiting the Netherlands during the 2010 Football World Cup finals and there seemed to be a permanent party atmosphere everywhere I...

  • 10. Sunday Afternoon Concerts

    The street leading from the railway station (Stationsstraat) to the St Servaas bridge is a twin-carriageway boulevard but not a particularly busy one regarding...

  • 11. Play bowls

    During my visit in Maastricht, on August, I was very surprised to see a tournament of bowls in Vrijthof, the main square of the town. I was surprise to see many...

  • 12. löbtrèkke

    löbtrèkke is an old traditional local sport, just like poodleclubbing, origining in the early middle-ages. Allthough popular in the region for a few centuries,...

  • 13. Toon Hermans

    everyone knows Toon hermans in the Nerherlands. ‘ Mien waar is mijn feestneus” , ‘ er ruist iets door het struikgewas’ Toon was born in Sittard, where he spend...

  • 14. uninteresting facts about uninteresting things

    1. Shoppingmall the ‘ Brusselse Poort’ was called by locals always the ‘ Miro’ because in the eighties it was one of the shops in the mall after which they...

  • 15. Drei Köninge

    a traditionally catholic event is ‘ three kings’ held in the beginning of jauary. It cebrates that the three kings, who were led by the big star in the sky,...

  • 16. Sinterkloas in Mestreech

    Sint Nicolaas is a traditional holiday, celebrated in the whole country. At 6 december, children see in the liveringroom a table with presents, brought to them...

  • 17. Beer Saint and beer

    in the middelages the beer brewers had their patron saints, on eof them, Sint-Arnoldus has caused miracles in the past in which beer had played a role. Arnoldus...

  • 18. what to eat?

    Some interesting local products you can taste in restaurants are the following ones. 1. Chervil soupe. (aromatic fresh chervil with croutons of bread in it) 2....

  • 19. Andre Rieu op ut Vrietof

    The Vrijtof square now and then, in summer, gets a stage for the concerts of Andre Rieu, the world famous ‘ stage geiger’ from Maastricht. Rieu has had hugh...

  • 20. Talk to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling...

  • 21. Contamporary Maastricht scene

    Of whom are the Maastricht proud in these days? Maastricht has some persons who got national or international fame. In case you are interested in the...

  • 22. Historical figures

    Fons Olteridden (born in 1865, he was teacher, writer, organistator of big festivals and parades, director, comedian, art historian, painter, pedagogist,...

  • 23. MVV

    Maastrichts soccer club MVV (Maastrictse Voetbal Vereiging) has it’s stadion at “the geusselt” and is a soccerclub dating back from 1902. Untill 1908 the club...

  • 24. Queensday

    On 30 april from 10.00 Heineken Queensday is celebrated in the Citypark. At the Our Lady’s wall there are many performing acts from artists. The whole day there...

  • 25. De 11 vaan de 11

    11 november is the official opening of the carnival season. The day starts at 11.11 am and ends at 20.00 at the Maastricht Vrijthof. The Whole province of...

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