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Fire in the Maastricht Caves Posted by on Jul 28, 2017

Last week, a big fire inside the old marl mines between Maastricht and Belgium was discovered. The mergelgrotten or marl caves have been closed (as mines) for many years but still had other uses. The fire is believed to have been started with burning hay that flew towards the caves. It lasted about a week and affected…

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Learning Limburg Dialect Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

Limburg is the southern most region of the Netherlands that borders with Germany and Belgium. It has slightly over one million people and ranks 6th in population size in the country. During the past three years that I’ve lived in Limburg, I’ve learned that it is a region set apart from the rest of the…

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What to do in this year’s Carnival Posted by on Feb 3, 2016

It’s that time of the year when the people from Limburg and Brabant get together to enjoy a time to drink, be jolly and be crazy…carnaval! If you are in the area or are interested in some of the events, here are just a few of the many events in cities and towns throughout the…

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Carnaval: 24-hour party people Posted by on Mar 6, 2011

I will continue to “rep” Limburg this week and treat you all to a little taste of the Carnaval festivities that tear up Maastricht (and the surrounding area) every year for the few days before Lent.  And when I say tear up, I do not joke.  People from all over the Netherlands come to the…

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