The Dutch celebrate their Queen’s birthday on Monday 30 April with music, dance and the traditional Vrijmarkt, a large-scale unregulated street market. In Maastricht the party already starts on Sunday 29 April, with Queensnight. Bands and DJs will perform at pubs in the city centre and Wyck. On Monday, there is a children's market on the Vrijthof, a general market at the Stadspark, music at different pubs and an open-air stage at the Cörversplein, where young singer-songwriters can perform. The day ends with fireworks at the Griend at 22:00hrs. For the full programme, please visit www.vvvmaastricht.nl.
Twin sisters Renee and Loes Wijnhoven form the band Clean Pete. Loes writes the songs, sings and plays the guitar, Renee sings and plays the cello. They are in the quarter-finals of the Grote Prijs van Nederland. They’ll perform at the Selexyz bookshop during lunchtime (at 13:00hrs) on Friday 27 April. Entrance is free.
The Bonnefanten museum is now showing the collection of Martin Visser, one of the most important collectors of neo-avant-garde art in the Netherlands. Visser, who died in 2009, played a distinctive role in the fields of art, architecture and furniture design. The exhibition will stay in the museum until 17 June. For more information, please visit www.bonnefantenmuseum.nl.