Maastricht

Coffee
Sep 10 '14 12:28

Coffeelicious in Dordrecht has been awarded first place the Misset Koffie Top 100 coffee rankings, which judges the best coffee companies from across the Netherlands. The judged said of this years winner that Coffeelicious gave customers a whole round traditional coffee experience.

Mansouri
Sep 5 '14 10:30

After spending eight years in a jail cell in Iran for suspected terrorist activity, Dutch-Iranian human rights activist Abdullah al-Mansouri is free ad back in The Netherlands. The 69-year-old's son tells the ANP that Iran has released Mansouri.

Mosae Forum
Sep 3 '14 11:10

In Maastricht, part of the shopping center Mosae Forum was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a suspicious package. Authorities believe that it is a home made smoke bomb. Several shops and the municipal offices in the building have been cleared, the NOS reports.

Chocolate Labradors (Source: Wikimedia/Pharoah Hound)
Aug 25 '14 13:29

The University of Maastricht (UM) has decided to suspend their experiment testing pacemakers on several dozen Labradors. This decision was reached after the Anti Animal Testing Coalition (ADC) collected more than 84 thousand signatures on a petition.

Police sign
Aug 6 '14 13:15

A 44-year-old man died in a jail cell in Maastricht on Thursday afternoon after being picked up by policemen that same day in the city. An investigation will look into the cause of his death, Dagblad de Limburger reports.

Jun 24 '14 15:53

Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.

Jun 23 '14 11:57

It has taken 21 years to finally put an end to the mystery of the vanishing of Tanja Groen. Groen disappeared on the 1st of September in 1993. Now, medical draughtsman Rogier Trompert, has discovered human bones in the Gronsveld in Limburg, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Geurt Bagchus
May 7 '14 11:58

The D66 in the European Parliament wants to introduce a European-wide AMBER Alert to find missing children as efficiently as possible. This was proposed by frontrunner Sophie 't Veld during a European election debate in Maastricht earlier this month.

Eggs
Apr 22 '14 16:00

Scientist and entrepreneur Jos Nelissen and Maastricht University have, after seven years of study and research, developed an egg that could prevent blindness. This is the world's first development of its kind.

Politie
Mar 26 '14 14:36

A woman was sexually assaulted in a train between Maastricht and Amsterdam Amstel, Friday night. Two suspects, 19 and 27 years old, were arrested.

Jay Zakelijk
Mar 26 '14 09:20

Dutch rapper Jay Zakelijk (21) from Roermond is going to prison for multiple cases of human trafficking as well as sexual abuse.

Mar 4 '14 09:31

The price of a night's stay in a hotel in the Netherlands has fallen by 1 percent. Travelers on average paid €120 for a room.

Carnaval
Feb 28 '14 10:25

The Dutch Red Cross will add 600 assisting staff to its services at the carnaval in Limburg and Noord-Brabant. That's 60 percent more than last year, when 235 volunteers were standing ready.

Feb 4 '14 04:32

After Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Maastricht, now Centers for Sexual Crimes will also open in Leiden and Leeuwarden. The opening is scheduled in May. Victims of sexual crimes can file police reports, receive psychological help and undergo a medical exam.

Feb 3 '14 05:00

A 36-year old male from Maastricht became a danger to the public on saturday night when he involved the police in a wild car chase through the center of his town.

Jan 17 '14 04:33

A 27-year-old man was lucky to escape with his life when shots were fired in his direction at the Widelanken in Maastricht, Thursday morning, when he tried to confront another motorist who damaged his car.

Dec 19 '13 09:56

Maastricht Mayor Onno Hoes may stay in office, is the conclusion of a discussion with the different fractions in the City Council.

Dec 17 '13 20:50

A second young man surfaced, who claims to have been really close with Maastricht mayor Onno Hoes. 'The first time I visited Onno, we already ended up in the bedroom, where we had sex. Yes, in the bed of Onno and Albert', said Danny in his interview with "Privé."

Dec 17 '13 06:25

Irish discount airline Ryanair will cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport from March 2014, according to L1.nl. The Limburg-based broadcaster reported that the airline is not eliminating Maastricht as a destination, but aircraft will no longer be based at the southern Netherlands airport.

Dec 12 '13 04:32

In the last couple of years more Dutch have visited a Christmas market. Once again busloads of shoppers cross the border to visit a German 'Weihnachtsmarkt'. The fairs with festive stalls and glühwein stands in the Netherlands are also expected do good business.

Dec 4 '13 16:03

The CDA and PvdA fractions in Maastricht think mayor Hoes should be more aware of his public function. Pictures serviced in the media, showing Hoes kissing another man, not being his husband, on the mouth, in the lobby of a hotel.

Nov 28 '13 04:33

The city of Maastricht unknowingly paid tens of thousands of euros for the renovation of the home of a former official, reported the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD).

Oct 8 '13 02:53

A special committee will investigate whether foreigners are exploited during the construction of the A2 tunnel in Maastricht, reported alderman Albert Nuss (PvdA) on Monday to the council.

Sep 23 '13 02:36

The Maastricht police apprehended an 18-year-old male for computer crimes. He reportedly spread viruses and made purchases, using other people's credit cards. He then sold the items on Marktplaats. 18,000 euros in cash was found in the young man's home.

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