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Maastricht 2018 Important information for all that visit Maastricht
This page contains a lot of information for all fans planning to visit the André Rieu concerts in Maastricht. A click on each picture will bring you to detailed information on each subject. Dates have been announced: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 July 2018. (we expect that more (Thursdays) will be added later on). For tickets: follow the link on André's website: https://www.andrerieu.com/en/tour The fan dinner 2018 will take place on Friday July 6th, 2018. The fan picnics will take place in the City Park, on every concert Saturday from 12 - 2 PM. Come to the park and meet with your fan / Facebook friends. Scroll down, click on the pictures, to read more information.
Maastricht city maps are on sale at the Tourist Office (€ 2) . If you will visit Maastricht for the first time during the André Rieu concerts in July and you like to receive a city map, please mail your home address to ineke@andrerieumovies.com and we’ll send you one for free.
Tickets for concerts, terrace arrangements, accommodation, parking. We have created a comprehensive guide as to where and how to obtain concert tickets, terrace dinner tickets and accommodation. Click on the picture of the Theatre to the left to see all details (Ranks and prices).
Spare ticket mediation Tickets for the Maastricht concerts are always in high demand. Most concerts are virtually sold out right away! If you are still looking for tickets or if you have tickets to offer or want to see if tickets are available from fans, click on the seating plan to the right for more details.
Travel by train. Many fans will travel by plane to AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT or Eindhoven airport and from there travel by train on to Maastricht. Click on the train to the left to see all details of these trips. Traveling by high-speed train from the UK, France or Germany to Maastricht, or arriving at Paris or Frankfurt airport? Click here for more information.
Fan Dinner, Friday July 6th, 2018.
On Friday the 6th of July 2018 we will organize another FAN DINNER on one of the river Maas cruise ships. This ship will not be sailing, but will be used as a floating restaurant. Click on the ship to the right to see all the details of this exciting dinner. (buffet style with open seating).
The Fan Picnic, on concert-Saturdays in July 2018.
On Saturdays in 2018, at noon (from 12 PM to 2 PM), the famous FAN PICNIC will be held in the Maastricht City Park. THE opportunity to meet fan friends! Click on the group picture to the left to see all the details for this event. Will you be in the picture of 2018?
In between the concerts. What to do in Maastricht and surroundings.
For the days in between the concerts you can explore the city and its surroundings. Click on the coat-of-arms on the left to see all the details. A city center walk, a walk to and over St. Peter's mountain, a trip around St. Peter's mountain, which can be done either on foot or by bike, the Wonderland walk in the Efteling amusement park (in the province of Noord-Brabant, where André recorded the "Wonderland" DVD), and a walk in the footsteps of the French musketeer d'Artagnan.
A (full) daytrip to the original "Red Rose Café" in Hoorn
In 1976 Pierre Kartner wrote the famous song "The Red Rose Café", also known as "The little Café on the Harbor". This song became popular all over the world and numerous artists recorded it. In 2002, André and the JSO also recorded "The Red Rose Café" and presented the first copy of the CD to Pierre Kartner. The original Red Rose Café is in the town of Hoorn, named 't Schippershuis! There they have 178 different versions of the song available. In 2008 we did organize a trip to Hoorn and the café. Every year we notice a renewed interest in visiting Hoorn and the café. Click on the picture to the right to open the document with a full description of this (full day) trip from Maastricht to Hoorn. To save the document on your own computer, click the small floppy disc icon at the top-left of the document.
Below a YouTube City film of Maastricht. Last update of January 2014. Thank you Eva van Beek! Duration: 20 minutes.
Below a nice video clip about the city of Maastricht.
Below another nice video clip “Dreaming of Maastricht” (historic and cultural city of André Rieu). Recorded in May 2012 by Harry Winthagen.
How to park your car in Maastricht. For those coming by automobile and are looking to park their car: Everywhere in the Netherlands, especially inside the cities, it is difficult to park your car. Even more so in narrow medieval cities, like Maastricht. Most parking lots in the city center of Maastricht have the same price: € 1 per 22 minutes or € 25.-- per (24 hours) day/night. The parking garage under the Vrijthof square is the most expensive: € 35.-- per 24 hours. It is so expensive because the municipality tries to discourage the traffic in the city center. Parking outside the city center is cheaper. There is a big parking lot named Belvédère (address: Caberger weg) where you can park your car for about € 9,-- per day. Walking time to the Vrijthof is approximately 15 minutes. Other possibility is to park underneath the Kennedy Bridge, which is called parking lot Stadspark I and Stadspark II. Also walking time to the Vrijthof is approx. 15 minutes. On the St. Peter's mountain, next to Fort St. Pieter and the entrance to Chalet Bergrust and the caves of Grotten Noord, is free parking, but it will take you a good 30 minutes walk to the Vrijthof!
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