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Meet Maastricht

By Meet Maastricht
Since 2016, Meet Maastricht has been bringing English-language cultural and heritage-focused experiences to the people of Maastricht. While we can't take you on any tours (for now), we've decided to bring our own special brand of Maastricht culture and heritage to the airwaves! That's right, we've started a podcast.

Our podcast will bring you a deep dive into the amazing hidden gems in Maastricht which aren't always open to the public (fortunately we've got some insider knowledge for you). Join us and explore our favourite Dutch city from the comfort of your own home!
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Episode 37: Bankgebouwen and the Markt (Bank Buildings and the Market)
You cannot miss the large market square (the Markt) in Maastricht and this week we're talking all about it! From the bankgebouwen (bank buildings) to the square itself, this is not one to miss. Amendment: In this episode Lucy referred to the Stadhuis (city hall) as a renaissance style building but it is actually in the Holland Baroque style. For some great archival photographs find the YouTube video for this episode here and the webpage here!  As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
45:52
April 30, 2021
Episode 36: Love in a Mist Exhibition at Bureau Europa with Floor van Spaendonck
TW: This podcast contains discussions of fertility and abortion. This week we are joined by Bureau Europa director Floor van Spaendonck to chat about their new exhibition Love in a Mist - the architecture of fertility. The exhibition will run until 15 August - hopefully we'll all be able to visit it in person before then! Tune in as we discuss fertility, architecture, some of Limburg's wonderful women and more. A big thanks to Floor for joining us on the podcast. Floor is organising walks with Maastricht locals, so if you would like to take her around your neighbourhood you can contact her here: f.vanspaendonck@bureau-europa.nl As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
44:43
March 12, 2021
Episode 35: Maastricht FAQs with Joes Minis (Part Two)
This week we're back with part two of our Maastricht FAQs with special guest Joes Minis. This time we cover the Helpoort, that crumbling medieval wall, university buildings and more! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
36:55
March 6, 2021
Episode 34: Maastricht FAQs with Joes Minis (Part One)
Ever wonder about the history of Fort Sint Pieter? Or perhaps the history of the Vrijthof square? This week we're joined by special guest Joes Minis to answer some FAQs about Maastricht! This is only part one of our discussion so make sure to tune in next week for part two. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
34:60
February 26, 2021
Episode 33: Ambachtsschool (Trade School)
Ever wondered where the 19th and 20th century tradesmen of Maastricht learned their trades? This week we're talking about the old Ambachtsschool where boys would be trained in mechanics, woodwork and other valuable skills! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
45:13
February 9, 2021
Episode 32: The Koepelkerk
Welcome back to the Meet Maastricht podcast! For our first pod of 2021 we thought we would stick with another beautiful church - the Koepelkerk (or dome church), also known as the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Join Lucy and Katrina as they discuss this church's place in Maastricht's colourful history. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
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January 21, 2021
Episode 31: Sint Servaaskerk (part two)
We all know the Sint Servaaskerk is a beautiful structure but have you ever wondered about the stories behind the architecture? This episode is part two of our Sint Servaaskerk discussion (make sure to check out part one here) and we're talking about the church itself! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
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December 17, 2020
Episode 30: The Sint Servaaskerk (part one)
This week we are finally tackling one of the biggest and most iconic historical buildings in Maastricht - The Sint Servaaskerk (the church of Saint Servatius)! Since this is a big one, this is only part one where we will be talking about the people surrounding the church including (of course) the Saint himself. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
59:07
December 7, 2020
Episode 29: Borders and Belonging with Joes Minis (part two)
In part two of our Borders and Belonging discussion, we are joined again by special guest Joes Minis as we discuss all things cultural identity and Maastricht after the Belgian Revolution. Tune in to find out more! A special thanks to Joes for joining us on this podcast, as well as his girlfriend Nina who makes an appearance (or two)! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
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November 23, 2020
Episode 28: Borders and Belonging with guest Joes Minis
This week we are back with special guest Joes Minis to talk about borders and belonging! How were the borders around Maastricht - and the Netherlands - decided? How have they changed over the years? What do they mean for local people? Find out this week on the Meet Maastricht podcast! A special thanks to Joes for joining us on this podcast, as well as his girlfriend Nina who makes an appearance (or two)!  As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
35:52
November 11, 2020
Special Episode 27: Torenmolen van Gronsveld with Matthew Stefanski
The windmill is an icon of the Netherlands and we have a special episode to honour Maastricht’s own Torenmolen van Gronsveld (Gronsveld Tower Mill)! This episode is brought to you by Matthew Stefanski, a fan of the podcast. While studying in Maastricht, Matthew recorded his visit to the windmill and was kind enough to share it with us. You can follow Matthew on Twitter at @MStefanski1 As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
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October 30, 2020
Episode 26: The Scale Models of Maastricht
Did you know there are several scale models of Maastricht hidden throughout the city? This week we talk about three tiny versions of Maastricht and the who, where and why of how they came to be! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
39:22
October 23, 2020
Episode 25: In den Ouden Vogelstruys
While we wait for our local cafes and restaurants to re-open, here's a podcast on a Maastricht favourite - the Vogelstruys! Tune in as we learn about this famous café and the many stories (and drinks) it has provided over the centuries. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here. You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
36:43
October 15, 2020
Episode 24: The Nieuwenhof
Our focus this week is a building that has been used continuously for centuries, first for the religious Beguines, then for poor orphaned children and now by the Maastricht University College! Yes, this week we're talking about the Nieuwenhof or 'New Court', tune in to find out more. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! For some more information and great archival images, check out the youtube video for this episode here and the webpage here.  You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
36:59
October 7, 2020
Episode 23: The Mastreechter Staar and Staargebouw
Music has always been a big part of Maastricht life and this week we are talking about two contributors to the Maastricht sound! You guessed it, for this episode we're talking about both the men's choir The Mastreechter Staar and their old digs, the Staargebouw. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht The two Mastreechter Staar audio clips used in this episode belong to their respective owners.  Ave Maria audio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkuSGC-ZvHM The Exodus Song audio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4471oaX_x6M To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
29:24
September 2, 2020
Episode 22: Sint-Matthiaskerk (St Matthew's Church)
One of only a few parish churches in Maastricht, this week we're talking about Sint Matthiaskerk (also known as St Matthijskerk or St Matthew's)! Tune in as we discuss this beautiful church and its role in the local community throughout history. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information! You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
30:54
August 19, 2020
Episode 21: Spaans Gouvernement (Museum aan het Vrijthof)
Chances are if you've visited the Vrijthof, you've seen the Museum aan het Vrijthof (AKA the Spaans Gouvernement)! This week we're talking about a building which used to accommodate visiting royalty and now houses a brand new photography museum. Tune in to find out more! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information! You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
40:58
August 12, 2020
Episode 20: Mestreechs - The Maastricht Dialect with special guest Joes Minis (part two)
Part two of our Mestreechs discussion is here. In this episode Lucy, Katrina and special guest Joes Minis chat about Mestreechs literature, music and, of course, Carnaval! Join us as we laugh and learn about local language and culture. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information! You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
31:40
August 4, 2020
Episode 19: Mestreechs - The Maastricht Dialect with special guest Joes Minis (part one)
Ever wondered about the meaning behind the ubiquitous ‘Haw Pin’? Or why some Maastricht street signs are in two languages? Well, this week we’re diving deep and discussing Mestreechs – the Maastricht dialect! Join Lucy, Katrina and special guest Joes Minis as we talk about all things dialect. This is only part one of our dialect discussion, make sure to tune in next week for part two! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information! You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
39:26
July 23, 2020
Episode 18: Sint-Martinushofje
This week we're talking about a sweet (now) hidden gem not far from the city centre - the Sint-Martinushofje! Tune in as we talk through over 300 years of this little housing community. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information! You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
29:07
July 15, 2020
Episode 17: The Jesuits Mountain (Jezuietenberg)
Did you know that Maastricht has an incredibly decorated mine system? Or that these decorations were done by the Jesuits studying and living here? In this episode we’re talking about the Jesuits Mountain (Jezuietenberg) and some of the amazing stories it has to share! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information! You can find us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
27:16
July 6, 2020
Episode 16: City Hall (Stadhuis)
This week we're talking about a building we're sure you have all walked past - the Stadhuis, or City Hall! Unmissable on the Markt, the City Hall has remained relatively unchanged over the centuries but has lots of stories to tell. Join us as we share some of them with you!    As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes!  Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information (links below)! You can find us at:   Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website.   (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
27:22
June 23, 2020
Episode 15A: Saint Andrew's Chapel ADDENDUM
After recording our St Andrew's Chapel episode we realised there was something we just had to add. This little extra recording includes some information about the chapel's life as the SHCL (social history) archives - enjoy!  Visit the website for the SHCL here.  As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information (links below)! You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
02:47
June 19, 2020
Episode 15: Saint Andrew's Chapel
This week on the podcast we’re talking about a hidden gem – Saint Andrew’s Chapel! This spot is now a beautiful modern design and exhibition space but did you know it was once home to a community of beguines (begijnen in Dutch)? Listen to find out more! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information (links below)! You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
38:02
June 16, 2020
Episode 14: Under the Arches (Onder de Bogen)
Have you walked under the arches on the western side of the Sint Servaas Basilica? Learn more about the fascinating history of the men and women who lived and worked beside them including the Sisters of Charity of Saint Carolus Borromeus! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information (links below)! You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
33:48
June 8, 2020
Episode 13: The Momus
If you’ve wandered the Vrijthof you may have spotted a building with a jolly jester on top – that would be Momus! The Momus building is only one part of the Momus Society’s history so join us this week as we talk about the group and their previous headquarters. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes!  Don't forget to check out the YouTube video and webpage for this episode for lots of great archival images and additional information (links below)!  You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
34:49
June 1, 2020
Episode 12: The Court of Tilly
The building we’re discussing this week was home to nobility, a General (or two), French revolutionaries and more before it became a hub of education for over a century! That’s right, we’re talking about the Court of Tilly (or Hof van Tilly in Dutch) which now houses the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University. Join us as we chat about this city landmark and its history. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht To use this content or for further business inquiries please contact Meet Maastricht via our website. (c) Meet Maastricht 2020
35:34
May 25, 2020
Episode Eleven: The Minderbroedersberg (The Mountain of the Lesser Friars)
Did you know there have been three Churches of the Minderbroeders (Lesser Friars or Franciscans) in Maastricht? In this episode we're talking about the second which still stands today as the administrative hub of the University of Maastricht! Join us as we discuss it's life as a Church and convent then as a court and prison, and now as a University building.  As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
38:55
May 18, 2020
Episode Ten: Ask a Local - How does Maastricht commemorate the dead?
Have you ever wandered past the Tongerseweg cemetery and wondered how the people of Maastricht commemorate their dead? Then this is the episode for you! We got a question on Instagram from one lovely listener who wanted to know about the Tongerseweg cemetery and chapel, and the ceremonies surrounding burials and the dead here in Maastricht (and the Netherlands). Join Lucy and Katrina as they discuss Dutch traditions around the dead.  Thank you to @m_stefanski on Instagram for this week's question. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht YouTube: Meet Maastricht © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
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May 15, 2020
Episode Nine: The Dinghuis
If you're a newcomer to Maastricht, chances are one of the first (and oldest) buildings you visited in the city was the Dinghuis. Now the centre of the VVV (tourist information centre), this unmissable old courthouse has been the home of the city courts, a prison, a puppet theatre, the provincial museum among other things - talk about a colourful history! We hope you enjoy episode nine of the podcast and have a chance to visit the Dinghuis soon.  If you would like to see some photographs of the Dinghuis and places mentioned in this podcast, make sure to check out our YouTube video for this (and all our other) podcasts. We also post photographs with additional information on our website here! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find us at: Facebook Instagram  Youtube Website  © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
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May 12, 2020
Episode Eight: The Liberation of Maastricht with special guest Joes Minis (Part Two)
We at Meet Maastricht hope everyone is able to enjoy Liberation Day here in the Netherlands. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve put together something a little special for you! This is the second part of two special episodes about the liberation of Maastricht in 1944 / 1945 and (once again) features special guest Joes Minis.   Join Katrina and Joes as they chat about the liberation and what it was like to live in Maastricht 75 years ago.   This is only part two – make sure to check out part one!  As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes!    You can find us at: Facebook Instagram  Website  You can also follow Joes’ work at: Centre Ceramique Zicht Op Maastricht © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
20:38
May 5, 2020
Episode Seven: The Liberation of Maastricht with special guest Joes Minis
We at Meet Maastricht hope you all enjoy Remembrance Day here in the Netherlands (04/05). To commemorate the occasion, we’ve put together something a little special for you! The following two episodes are all about the liberation of Maastricht in 1944 / 1945 and feature special guest Joes Minis. Join Katrina and Joes as they chat about the liberation and what it was like to live in Maastricht 75 years ago. This is only part one – make sure to check out part two when it comes out on Liberation Day tomorrow! As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find us at: Facebook Instagram  Website  You can also follow Joes’ work at: Centre Ceramique Zicht Op Maastricht © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
28:38
May 4, 2020
Episode Six: Ask a Local - Why are there so many churches in Maastricht? PART TWO
Thanks to one of our lovely listeners, this Ask a Local episode we are taking a further look at why there are so many churches in Maastricht! If you haven't listened to episode four (AKA part one), we recommend giving that one a quick listen before taking this speedrun through 2000 years of church history in Maastricht. As always, if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
23:33
May 1, 2020
Episode Five: The Generals' House
Have you visited the Theatre on the Vrijthof? If you've wandered around the city of Maastricht there is a good chance you have walked past or seen this former Generals' House! This beautiful building sits on the spot of a convent and was home to several Generals before housing other municipal services (including the Police) and is now the hub of city theatre. Learn more about the Generals' House, its occupants and past lives in this week's episode! Don't forget if you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! We will also share photographs of the General's House on our social media and website so keep make sure to have a browse while we learn about Maastricht together. You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht Find out more about the Theater aan het Vrijthof on their website here. © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
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April 28, 2020
Episode Four: Ask a Local - Why are there so many churches in Maastricht?
This episode we answer a question from team-member Flora's parents - why are there so many churches in Maastricht? Whether you're a visitor to Maastricht or live here we're sure you've seen more than a few churches around, listen in to find out why!  If you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
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April 23, 2020
Episode Three: The Beyart Monastery
This episode we learn about the Beyart Monastery, another complex of buildings that has lived many interesting lives throughout Maastricht's history! Listen as we chat about the original Beyart convent, where the 'Beyart' name comes from, and other fascinating tidbits. After doing a poll on social media about episode length (we know we are a chatty bunch), we've decided to alternate our episodes between our history focused podcasts and our Ask a Local segment. So if you have a burning question about Maastricht we still want to hear from you! Please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! We will also share photographs of the Beyart Monastery on our social media and website so make sure to have a browse while we learn about Maastricht together. You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
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April 20, 2020
Episode Two: The Capuchins' Court
Welcome to episode two of the Meet Maastricht Podcast. This episode we're chatting about the Capuchins' Court (or Capucijnenhof in Dutch) which has a varied history as a centre for Catholic education in the 19th and 20th centuries, a student hang out in the 70s, and now a modern residential area in the city centre - amongst other things!  In our 'Ask a Local' segment for this episode, you can also find some great suggestions (even if we do say so ourselves) for fun child-friendly activities in Maastricht. If you have any questions about these or do some of the things we talked about let us know!  Activities / places mentioned:  De Groene Loper Centre Ceramique Natural History Museum Aldenhofpark Some WWII Wartime recipes online  Virtual museum tours  Harry Potter themed fun Google Arts and Culture If you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! We will also share photographs of the Capuchins' Court on our social media and website so keep make sure to have a browse while we learn about Maastricht together. You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
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April 6, 2020
Episode One: Cell Brothers' Chapel
Welcome to our very first Meet Maastricht podcast episode! This episode we are discussing the hidden gem that is the Cell Brothers' Chapel (or Cellebroederskapel in Dutch) in the city centre, a beautiful little chapel with a fascinating history. Do you know how the chapel got its name? Listen to find out ;) On this episode our resident local Lucy also answers some of your burning Maastricht-related questions! Thanks to @giustina_kam on Instagram and Marjorie Shaw on Facebook for the great questions. If you have something you have always wanted to know about Maastricht or wanted to ask a local, please contact us through social media or our website and we will do our best to answer your questions in future episodes! We will also share photographs of the Cellebroederskapel on our social media and website so keep make sure to have a browse while we learn about Maastricht together.  You can find and contact us at: Website: meetmaastricht.eu Instagram: @meet_maastricht Facebook: Meet Maastricht Find out more about the Cellebroederskapel on their website here. The string music used in this episode comes from a free Facebook concert held at the Cellebroederskapel on the 20-03-2020. The concert features musicians Nikita Akulov, Andrey Roszyk and David Abrahamyan and was originally broadcast by Visit Maastricht. You can check out the incredible acoustics of the chapel in the full concert video here. © Meet Maastricht 2020 Please contact us for permission to use this recording or further business inquiries
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March 26, 2020