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The Maastricht webcam. Hotel DuCasque replaced the aging webcam in July 2014. Please click HERE to see the images of the new high quality webcam facing the Vrijthof square in Maastricht. Many thanks to Hotel DuCasque for this service.
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GOLD MEMBERSHIP HAS COME TO AN END. André Rieu Productions let us know that they have stopped taking/renewing Gold membership on June 1st 2017. Some Gold memberships will still be valid untill June 1st 2018. After this date Gold memberships will definitely be finished. Gold member gifts for 2016-2017, are being sent out now. We hope this information is helpful to you.
André Rieu announced thirteen Maastricht 2018 concert dates for July: on 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 July 2018 Tickets on sale at: https://www.andrerieu.com/en/tour, or www.visitmaastricht.com. You can also mail: info@vvvmaastricht.nl (tourist office) These are the official tickets sales points. Do not purchase from any other vendor. Typically you pay too much and those tickets are not guaranteed! Click HERE for the seating plan and prices.   Good luck! The presales for the extra culinary café terrace packages for July 4th have started now! Prices vary between € 74 and € 86 per person. Order: www.visitmaastricht.com/things-to-do/andre-rieu/terrace-packages
THIRTEEN MAASTRICHT CONCERTS FOR 2018 HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!! The fan dinner will take place on Friday July 6. You may sign up now! http://www.andrerieumovies.com/maastricht_fandinner.htm 
Born on December 8, 2017. Welcome to the world: Sascha. Congratulations to her parents Youri and Mirusia.
January 6, 2018. Traditional New Year’s concert in Amsterdam. The first concert in the new year and the first of the new tour, was performed in Amsterdam. It was a big success (as always). Where else fitted the song “Tulips from Amsterdam” better than here? Click on the picture for a video and photo impression.
Will you be in Maastricht on Friday July 6th 2018? Do you know about the FAN DINNER? Just sign up now!! Meet all your friends from Facebook!! For more details, click http://www.andrerieumovies.com/maastricht_fandinner.htm 
January 26, 2018. For the second time in a row André Rieu performed the 13th Semperopernball in the German city of Dresden. Presented by (the Dutch) Sylvie Meis and Guido Maria Kretschmer for the German MDR-TV. Click on the picture.
February 7, 2018. We found a “Golden Oldie” from 1999, by German TV Channel WDR 1, titled: Alfredissimo, cooking with Alfred Biolek. In this program André Rieu is cooking his favorite dish: Endive with bacon. Click on the picture. English subtitles by Ineke, assisted by John.
Cinema streaming of André’s Maastricht 2018 concert. André Rieu has just announced the dates for his Maastricht 2018 concert cinema streaming. This biggest event in music cinemas will screen over one weekend only: on Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29, 2018. This year the Maestro is following the release of his latest album “Amore”, celebrating LOVE with the very special show: ”Amore, my tribute to love”. Visiting this cinematic experience is next best if you cannot attend a live concert. Tickets go on sale on Friday Febr. 23, 2018 at a cinema near you, in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, click on www.andreincinemas.com 
Harpist Vera Kool’s baby was born on the 6th of February 2018. His names: Daniel Jurriaan. Little Daan, welcome to the world. Congratulations to Vera Kool and her husband.
February 2018. Another lovely   Feather Boa Garden party. Diane Arthur hosted the André Rieu friendship group New Zealand. Another beautiful evening of lovely music, dancing, laughter, friendship and nice food. Click on the picture to watch the video, created by Jennifer Harrison.
February 26, 2018. In Memoriam Johann Sieckmeijer, 67. (NL) With sadness in our hearts we are announcing the passing away of Johann Sieckmeijer. Although he had lost both legs, each year he traveled with his scooter and by train from his hometown of Enkhuizen to Maastricht to attend a concert. He also came to the fan picnics, always smoking a pipe. We admired him a lot for his positivism. Dear Johann, we’ll dearly miss you at the fan picnics. Rest in Peace.
March 2,  2018 Carmen Monarcha and her husband Octavio Augusto Oliviera proudly announced the arrival of their son on the 2nd of March 2018 at 9.40 PM. His name is Victor. Welcome to the world, Victor! Congratulations Carmen and Octavio! We wish you and the baby much happiness and good health.
March 5, 2018 Three videos of the original early Maastricht Salon Orchestra from 1985. Found on YouTube by Kyle Craft and Christine England. Click on the picture and scroll down the page.
March 8, 2018. After his concert in Berlin (February 2018), Universal Music surprised André with a very special gift for reaching the magical number of 500 platinum awards for worldwide sales of CDs and DVDs. Congratulations André and Johann Strauss Orchestra! Click on the picture.
March 9, 2018. Sandy Beach interviewed André by telephone, on the occasion of the announcement of his Eastern USA and Canada Tour in September 2018. It is a radio interview from Buffalo, USA, for WBEN Insider Club. Click on the picture.
March 19, 2018. Article from the Limburg Magazine about Manoe Konings. A member of the Rieu clan is rarely alone. Click on the picture to read the article.
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