27 Sep, 2017 in Limburg

A samba festival in the Netherlands? In Heerlen? Yep, you got it, one lazy weekend I noticed a weird Facebook event near Maastricht and decided to go check it out. Turns out some of the regional Samba groups decided to throw a festival by taking over the small town of Heerlen, 20min from Maastricht, to […]

7 Aug, 2017 in Lodz

If you tell someone you’re from Maastricht and they’ve heard of Maastricht before, then it’s probably because of Andre Reiu, Maastricht’ local export and pride, roaming around the world with his orchestra bringing popular folk and classical music to the eager masses. His Maastricht concerts around July are world famous, and his concerts are very […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 May, 2016 in Limburg
Alden Biesen Castle Rijkhoven Belgium (1)

At the small village of Rijkhoven in the eastern Belgium region of Limburg bordering with the Dutch Limburg and the city of Maastricht is a 16th century castle – Alden Biesen. It’s not the grandest or the most beautiful castle in the area, but if you’re in the area, or looking for a day trip […]

9 May, 2016 in Limburg
South Limburg Old Steam Train Netherlands (39)

I was looking for some interesting attraction within the Limburg province no too far away from Maastricht, and folks kept suggesting a historic steam train in the area that runs on Sunday. So on a chilled weekend when my parents visited we decided to go and give it a try. The South Limburg Steam Train is, […]

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