Maastricht

First trip through the Koning Willem-Alexander tunnel on the A2 underneath Maastricht, 16 Dec 2016
Dec 16 '16 08:23

The new officially opened to traffic on Friday morning. And while there is a traffic jam on the A2 from Eindhoven to Maastricht, it is unrelated to the tunnel, according to the ANWB. Motorists should take 20 minutes of extra travel time into account because of this traffic jam.

Koning Willem-Alexander tunnel underneath Maastricht
Dec 15 '16 14:30

The Koning Willem-Alexander tunnel under Maastricht is opening to traffic tonight. The intention is that this 2.4 kilometer long tunnel will put an end to an era of long traffic jams on the A2 highway in the city, NOS reports. 

According to Rijkswaterstaat, the tunnel will take about 80 percent of the traffic currently traveling along Maastricht, and will therefore make a significant improvement to the rush hour situation on the A2. 

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Nov 15 '16 10:40

Michelin announced its Bib Gourmand 2017  fr the Benelux region. A total of 134 restaruants in the Netherlands got these honours, 18 of which for the first time. 17 restaurants lost their Bib Gourmand, Misset Horeca reports.

Michelin awards the Bib Gourmand title to restaurants that offers a full menu for no more than 37 euros. A total of 313 restaurants in the Benelux received this honor - 165 in Belgium, 14 in Luxembourg and 134 in the Netherlands. 

The following 18 restaruants are new to the list in the Netherlands:

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Nov 4 '16 10:17

Maastricht suspected terrorist is returning to the Netherlands next week, according to Limburg broadcaster L1. Serbia is extraditing the very pregnant 26-year-old woman and she is scheduled to land on Schiphol airport on Thursday.

with her Belgian-Turkish husband seven weeks ago. The authorities suspect her of trying to travel to Syria with the intent of joining a terrorist organization.

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Sep 12 '16 09:20

A 26-year-old Dutch woman was arrested in the Serbian capital of Belgrade "because of a terrorist offense", according to Serbian newspaper Vecenje Novosti. Her Belgian-Turkish husband was also arrested.

Sep 6 '16 14:10

A 6-year-old boy was seriously injured in an accident with an attraction at a carnival in Reuver on Monday. According to the police, the boy's arm somehow got stuck between moving parts of the attraction.

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Sep 6 '16 07:45

The A2 highway from Maastricht to Eindhoven is closed on Tuesday morning after an accident left about 3 thousand chickens wandering the road

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Aug 17 '16 08:22

On Tuesday the court in Limburg convicted a 15-year-old girl of trying to join a terrorist organization. The girl was caught preparing to join Islamic State last year

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Jul 21 '16 15:50

The Maastricht police seized about 70 kilograms of what is believed to be heroin in a warehouse on Sint Gerardusweg on Tuesday. This bust forms part of a larger investigation into drug trafficking in the city.

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May 23 '16 08:16

Amsterdam was once again the most unsafe city in the Netherlands last year, according to Dutch newspaper AD's annual crime meter for 2015.

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Apr 29 '16 16:19

A 39-year-old mother from Maastricht was killed in a head-on collision caused by an elderly woman, 87, driving the wrong way on the A79 highway near Klimmen. The older driver, from Schin op Geul, Limburg was also killed in the crash, and the young mother's three children were all injured, police said on Friday.

Apr 29 '16 14:45

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on the A79 between Maastricht and Heerlen on Friday. The accident was caused by a person driving on the wrong side of the highway. Three people were seriously injured and taken to the hospital, according to the police.

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Apr 8 '16 12:10

A young man with Down's Syndrome that went missing from Alkmaar on Thursday, was found safe and sound in Maastricht a few hours later. It turns out that he was not so much missing, as on an adventure.

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Apr 1 '16 15:45

Geert Wilders, leader of anti-Islam party PVV, had little success in Maastricht with his campaign against the association agreement with the Ukraine, the referendum for which is next week.

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Mar 28 '16 13:25

Maastricht Mayor Annemarie Penn-te Strake is opening a condolence book on Monday afternoon for the Pinczowski siblings killed in the terrorist attacks in Brussels last week.

Mar 24 '16 07:41

The central station in Maastricht was evacuated and closed down for several hours on Wednesday night due to a suspicious suitcase. It later turned out to be a false alarm.

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Mar 23 '16 17:58

At least three Dutch people are missing in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands confirmed Wednesday evening. Two of those missing, siblings Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, had just finished visiting family and friends in Maastricht.

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Mar 23 '16 13:29

Maastricht family Pinczowski are out of their minds with worry about their kids Alexander and Sascha. The siblings, both in their 20's, haven'nt been heard from since the suicide bombings in Brussels on Tuesday. The two were at the Zaventem airport when the bombings happened.

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Mar 22 '16 18:44

At least 34 people were killed and another 230 injured in targeted attacks on Belgium Tuesday morning. Two bombs were detonated in a departures hall at the Zaventem airport there, causing 14 deaths and wounding 100. The others were killed or hurt when a bomb went off inside a subway car at the city’s Maalbeek metro stop near European Union offices and several media agencies.

Mar 18 '16 09:14

The municipality of Sittard-Geleen is following in Maastricht's footsteps and is banning coffeeshops from selling drugs to tourists. From April 1st only residents of the Netherlands can buy cannabis at coffeeshops in the city. Coffeeshop owner Peter Hendriks fears that this measure will mean a significant increase in the drug dealing on the city's streets

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Mar 10 '16 07:21

A 54 year old man from Aachen, Germany was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on Wednesday. He was found guilty of killing his wife, stuffing her body in a suitcase and dumping it in a river in Maastricht last year

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Mar 9 '16 15:35

A believed to be lost painting by Rembrandt van Rijn surfaced at an auction in New Jersey in the United States last year. The painting, which can be attributed tot he famous Dutch artist without a doubt, will be displayed at the annual art and antique auction TEFAF in Maastricht

Feb 15 '16 10:39

NS is deploying cleaners to clean trains while they're traveling on long routes. The cleaners work between the morning- and evening rush hour, cleaning up loose rubbish, emptying bins and removing stains while the train is traveling

Feb 8 '16 10:56

A motorist caused chaos in Maastricht on Sunday evening when he drove into a crowd of Carnival celebrators. The police fired warning shot to stop the car.

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