Maastricht 2019Important 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 now for:4, 5,6, 7, 11,12, 13, 14, 18,19, 20, 21, July 2019. For tickets: follow the link on André's website: www.andrerieu.comThe fan dinner 2019 will take place on Friday July 5th, 2019.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 mediationTickets 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 5th, 2019.
On Friday the 5th of July 2019 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 2019.
On Saturdays in 2019, 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 2019?
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, a day ticket is € 6. After 6 PM parking is free. But it will take you a good 30 minutes walk to the Vrijthof!
Lancashire Post, January 11, 2019.By Clare Kelly.Is André Rieu's orchestra key to a more peaceful world??Very regrettably, 2019 seems to be starting off with so many disputes, wars, disagreements, famine, divisions and anger which politicians and others appear incapable of solving. One has only to look at Republicans versus Democrats in the US, the EU verses the UK, Russia versus Ukraine, Saudi Arabia versus Yemen, unions versus the private rail companies and many, many more. But there is a way tensions might be calmed. The amazing Dutch violinist and conductor of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, Andre Rieu, has, for 31 years, led his wonderful band all over the world. His orchestra contains folk from 13 different countries. There is never a row, no in-fighting, all successfully based on fun. Wherever his orchestra plays, everyone is full of happiness, goodwill, caring and love of their fellow man. After two or more hours of playing, there is hardly a dry eye in the audience. His music appeals to everyone.So, if his orchestra was booked for a two-hour session before all future ‘disputes and meetings’, the overall air would be calmer, far more pleasant, and a ‘nice’ outcome much more likely.Everything else seems to be failing right now - so why not give this a try?
Important information 2019:If you are driving to Maastricht for or during an André Rieu concert, you can park free of charge on the outskirts of the city at P+R Maastricht Noord. Arriva's bus number 10 will take you to the city centre and back for only €2 per person. Three to five people can travel as a group by buying a group ticket for only €5. Special shuttle buses will also be running after the concerts, with services running every fifteen minutes (starting from 11:45 PM) from the Boschstraat/Markt bus stop. The last service to the car park will depart at 1:15 AM. This temporary service will be running on all days on which André Rieu will be performing.