After five years of living in Merkelbeek, Maher developed friendships with many of his neighbours, but feeling at home might be more complicated than he thought. Continue reading Feeling at home is something else than integration
By Evanne Mientjes & Julia Kraan When you walk through the city of Maastricht you may feel like a tourist in your own country. There is beautiful nature, a shopping centre and there are a lot of places to eat. But besides that, when you look up, you can also see some of the Maastricht’s dialect. In the … Continue reading Bilingual street signs in the city centre of Maastricht
By Julia Kraan & Evanne Mientjes An interview with Esther van Loo, first-degree language professional, about the Limburgish dialect. Did Corona change the look on dialect, the dialect in our daily life and the shame of speaking a dialect? Continue reading Esther van Loo about the Limburgish dialect
By Melisa Salas The relaxation of corona restrictions is something we all have been looking forward to for months. In the southern city of Maastricht, restaurant and cafe owners are cheering that they can open up their terraces again to receive guests. In a few days restaurants are allowed to receive guests indoors. But there are two big problems: a shortage of qualified cooks, and … Continue reading Hungry for guests – Maastricht restaurants opening up but uncertain of future
Mohammad Kafina Paying a visit to Maastricht means enjoying history. The city is well known for its medieval-era monuments and buildings. One of these monuments is the Dominican Church which was constructed in 1294 by the Dominicans. The church is built entirely of marl on a basement of coal sandstone. Nowadays, the church has a big bookstore. When you visit the Vrijthof square in the … Continue reading Maastricht: a city of history
By Julia Kraan The restaurants are opening again and it is beautiful weather. The terras is loaded with people. These are the thoughts of restaurant employees in Maastricht. Continue reading Opening the restaurants again – Vox Pop Maastricht
By Evanne Mientjes With their self-made ice-cream, the gelateria Luna Rossa in Maastricht made some extra hours the last few sunny days. After a very quiet semester and being closed because of Covid19 the colleagues of Huub Biro, the owner of this place, are totally ready for this summer. Luna Rossa is one of the biggest and most popular ice cream stores in Maastricht. With … Continue reading Luna Rossa’s ice cream is more than an ice cream parlour
By Lola Bessa, Gaby van Genderen & Jurgen Vlaar At the Bijenkorf, a high-end warehouse located in Maastricht, people still need to make an appointment before shopping in order to receive a more exclusive and personal experience. Even though the rule doesn’t apply anymore, some stores still obey the idea of a shopping appointment. Sophie de Groot (33), who just finished shopping at the Bijenkorf … Continue reading Is making an appointment for a shopping session the new way to go?