I never expected the little town of Maastricht at the southern tip of the Netherlands to be this lively, but even during the gloomy cold winter time there’s lots going on surrounding the carnival. Maastricht proclaims itself to the the carnival capital of the world, no less. You might think that’s a bit overdoing it, I know I did, but the carnival festivities were, indeed, quite crazy. The Maastricht carnival offers crazy costumes, parades, music, parties, food, it’s pretty intense and all great fun. Don’t know about comparison to other places in the world, but there’s no doubt that this is a mega annual event for a town this size, so I found it quite exceptional.

 

I’ll start with two videos.

The first is a summary of the parades I watched :

 

The second is to show you a bit of the party vibe:

 

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Had a blast, can’t wait to see what’s up next year.



Tags: 2016; carnaval; carnival; event; Maastricht; music; Netherlands; parade; party; videos;


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