Meet Maastricht

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 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
35:33
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
38:54
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
28:37
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
23:32
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
22:54
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
37:57
March 26, 2020