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Half hour-holiday

Half hour-holiday

Favourite spot of: Sjoerd Willen, junior editor at Observant
“It’s where you come home too”

“It’s where you come home too”

Favourite spot of: Iona Donaldson, second year student at University College Maastricht “My favourite spot in Maastricht is the train station. This might sound bad as you would think I only like it because I go there when I want to leave the city. However, this is not true; there are many other reasons why this is my favourite spot. &ld...

‘It’s a pocket of Maastricht I didn’t know existed’

‘It’s a pocket of Maastricht I didn’t know existed’

Favourite spot of: Hannah Stewart, Second year bachelor student at University College Maastricht “I would never have passed by it in my daily routine, since it’s not near my faculty or the library. But I like to wander and one day I stumbled across this statue on a little square off Stokstraat – the expensive shopping street be...

The beer was horrible, but the place is perfect”

The beer was horrible, but the place is perfect”

Favourite spot of: Massimo Beckers, third-year Arts and Culture student. “My favourite spot in Maastricht is a square between two churches. I believe it’s called the Henric van Veldekeplein, named after, well, Henric van Veldeke. “I have been living in Maastricht for a while, but I discovered –so to say- that plein onl...

"Now I can really appreciate everything the Natural History Museum has to offer"

"Now I can really appreciate everything the Natural History Museum has to offer"

Favorite spot of: Hugo Maathuis, 20 year-old first year bachelor student in the Maastricht Science Program, Maastricht "When I was a kid I loved learning about plants and animals and I avidly read a magazine I had subscribed to that talked about my favorite subject. But there was an even better way to learn about the things that fascinated ...

A TV series come to life

A TV series come to life

Favourite spot of: Sophie Martens, 5th grade of Dutch High School and intern at the Observant. "There is this place at the St. Bernardusstraat that was often captured in my favourite Dutch TV series: Flikken Maastricht. It is a about two detectives, Floris Wolfs and Eva van Dongen, who work for the Maastricht police. Every episode they have...

“She was just, like, flying!”

“She was just, like, flying!”

Favourite spot of: Kerstin Eder, second-year UCM student. “My favourite spot in Maastricht is definitely Bodyvision Sport Center. That’s a gym close to the train station, where you can take innumerable courses, including pole dancing, which is what I pursue. I have a passion for pole art, so I really appreciate being able to practice...

“Wyck seems to have everything I'm looking for”

“Wyck seems to have everything I'm looking for”

Favourite spot of: Victoria Kerr, a Scottish masters’ student in International Law "My favourite place to be at the moment is roaming the streets of Maastricht's Wyck quarter, the street stemming from the old Sint Servaasbrug. I had heard a lot about Dutch architecture before I arrived here; people had burst out in praise and admi...

“The woman preparing bubble tea smiles at us knowingly”

“The woman preparing bubble tea smiles at us knowingly”

Favourite spot of: Eliana Dreyfus, an American 20 year-old UCM Student “The first time I went to the pan-Asian supermarket in the Mosae Forum was when a friend suggested we get bubble tea – a milky tea-based drink accessorized with a handful of tapioca ‘bubbles’ floating at the bottom. Although I was initially suspicious,...

A peaceful and pleasant atmosphere

A peaceful and pleasant atmosphere

Favourite spot of: Paula Echeverría, law student “Did you know that Maastricht used to be a much-desired position along the Meuse? For centuries, the Dutch and French kings fought over the town and its surrounding landscape. As a consequence, Fort Sint Pieter was built between 1701 and 1702. It was built by the French and then overtaken by...

Free daydreaming at Hoge Fronten

Free daydreaming at Hoge Fronten

Favourite spot of: Julie Hoedts, graduate European Law School “Sitting in the sunlight and having the illusion that you are standing on the 17th-18th century fortification? Hard to imagine? Start behind the Emmaplein (Statensingel entrance), make your way in the grass, climb on one of the fortifications and look around. You will stumble up...

Modernity and comfort perfectly matched

Modernity and comfort perfectly matched

Favourite spot of: Sophie Silverstein, second-year UCM student “In every city I have ever settled for a longer period of time I have found myself drawn to the library. To me, there is always something comforting about walking into a house full of books. So when I decided to move to Maastricht to study, I knew in advance that one of my firs...

“It looks like something from an Impressionist painting”

“It looks like something from an Impressionist painting”

The favourite spot of: Isabel Notstain, a German first year psychology student "Maastricht doesn't feel like the Netherlands. I get more of a summery, Mediterranean vibe when I walk through the little cobbled streets, into the squares bustling with activity and full of energy. People here have such a positive attitude towards life; even...

A fortress wall, ducks and dark and leafy trees

A fortress wall, ducks and dark and leafy trees

Favourite spot of: Jordan Mullins, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts   “There is a path between University College Maastricht and the School of Business and Economics building that cuts through Monseigneur Nolenspark. I usually cross it on my bike in between cycling to and from class. “There are lots of things about th...

“Ezelke has a sort of timelessness to it”

“Ezelke has a sort of timelessness to it”

Favourite spot of: Amira Eid, first-year European Law School “A good song will put you in a certain mood. A great song will place you in a season. Similarly, a great place may put you in a season, but the best of places will put you in all of them, and that is precisely what my favourite spot in Maastricht does. “Quite early on in...

The soothing aroma of over 50 different flavours of tea

The soothing aroma of over 50 different flavours of tea

Favourite spot of: Alicia Hansen, first-year European Law School Finding one's favourite spot is a deeply personal, subjective process, and is, in my case, distinguished by answering yes to the following questions: Do I feel content and at ease here? Do I feel warm and fuzzy? Is there a ridiculously cheesy smile plastered to my face for no r...

The splendid view of the waterwheel

The splendid view of the waterwheel

Favourite spot of: Yanitsa Maksimova, master student International and European Tax Law   "When I arrived in Maastricht, I decided to take a stroll and discover its hidden gems. Suddenly after visiting the Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk), I made a bit of a detour and found myself off the beaten path. Koestraat (Cow Street...