23 Sep, 2017 in Limburg

The summer highlight for the Limburg region are the many music festivals in the area. This year I went to Pukkelpop in Hasselt, about 30mins from Maastricht, for a day of music, and got to see London Grammar, Bastille, George Ezra, Hasley (?), and others. The event was very well organized and laid out, lots […]

20 Jun, 2017 in Maastricht

Like caves and tunnels? Then Maastricht is just the place for you. In this very small area of the Limburg province in the southern part of Netherlands are an endless array of tunnels dug deep into the regional hills. You don’t get many hills in the Netherlands, and since they’re made from lime stone they’re […]

23 Apr, 2017 in Limburg

Lots of funky underground tunnels all over the Limburg area around Maastricht. I previously wrote about the remarkable Roman Catacombs in Valkenburg and the Fort Sint Pieter and underground tunnels Maastricht, and today I’ll mention two more, and there’s another that I’ll write about later on, which is a bit more unique. If you’re visiting Valkenburg and the Valkenburg […]

21 Feb, 2017 in Maastricht

Maastricht is pretty flat and there aren’t any tall buildings, so to see Maastricht from above you’ll either need to head to Saint Pieter hill fort or go up a church tower. At the center of Maastricht is Sint Janskerk and you can climb up a very narrow flight of stairs all the way to the top […]

14 Nov, 2016 in Maastricht
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The small town of Maastricht has quite a few great tourist attractions, but perhaps the biggest highlight has to do with the Maastricht Saint Peter hill which features the Saint Pete Fortress and a large array of underground tunnels. A combined tour can last about 2 hours and give you an introduction to the long […]

20 Aug, 2016 in Limburg
Labyrint Drielandenpunt Belgium (9)

  On the Dutch side of the 3-country border with Belgium and Germany is the small town of Vaals (Vaalsberg). From Vaals up south on towards the mountain is an interesting place worth visiting. On the exact point the countries meet is a little sign with three flags you can take your photo with, and just […]

29 Jul, 2016 in Limburg
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I was visiting northern Limburg with my parents, and after roaming around and seeing white town Thorn and some of the nearby lakes, we decided to head over and check out Roermond. Turns out that Roermond features a very large outlet center and my parents wanted to see if there was anything interesting to bring […]

25 Jul, 2016 in Maastricht
Museum aan het Vrijthof Maastricht (19)

In mid April Maastricht in southern Netherlands hosted its first Museum night (“Museumnacht Maastricht”). From 8pm to 12pm all museums in Maastricht were open to the public and hosting funky events. That’s when I realized that Maastricht actually has quite a few specialty museums, and that night I visited 3 of those. The last of those […]

22 Jul, 2016 in Limburg
Valkenburg Castle Netherlands (20)

Valkenburg, only a 20 minutes drive east of Maastricht is a gorgeous little town with lots to see and do. Surprisingly for the Netherlands, there are hills, and so many of the Valkenburg highlights are about things that are either on top or under the hills. There are hills with chairlifts (A GoGo Valkenburg), and […]

20 Jul, 2016 in Limburg
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One of the great things of living in Maastricht down in the southern Dutch region of Limburg is that it’s very close to the border with Belgium and Germany. There is one area in Vaals, where you can stand on the exact point where the three countries supposedly meet. If you’re looking for grand panoramic scenic views of […]

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