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Sonja’s dormant Translations web site (2002 - 2008) contains more information. Click HERE.
The Maastricht webcam. Hotel DuCasque replaced the aging webcam in July 2014. Please click HERE to see the images of the new high quality webcam facing the Vrijthof square in Maastricht. Many thanks to Hotel DuCasque for this service.
Nine Maastricht concerts in July 2017. Thurs. 6, Fri. 7, Sat. 8, Sun. 9 of July, Thurs. 13, Fri. 14, Sat. 15, Sun. 16 of July, Saturday 22nd of July added. Click HERE for tickets and information on André’s official website. Fan dinner will be on Friday July 7. Click HERE for more information. Fan picnics will be on Saturdays July 8 and 15 from 12 - 2 PM. Click HERE for more information. Our Maastricht Info button at the left side menu is updated for 2017!
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January, 2017. We celebrate the 10th anniversary of our fan website with a fresh new look. We like to start a new era with a new look. We hope to continue to follow André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra for many more years to come and bring pleasure to the fans with our updates and translations. Since we live in the Netherlands, we are very proud to be long term fans (over 25 years) of a Dutch world star and his multi-talented orchestra. During the past months we have done our very best to convert the old web site to this new one. The majority of the pages are now in the new format, and the web site history from 2007 through 2014 will remain in its old (archived) format. We ensured no information is lost. Although we carefully checked all the hyperlinks and menu items, we would like to request from you, that if you do find one which is not working, to please report this to us mentioning the page title and a brief description of which hyperlink is not working. Forward your feedback by mail to ruud @ (please remove the spaces from eitherside of the @, this saves us from a lot of spam). Thank you very much. Ruud and Ineke.
December 30 2016. Click on the picture to the left for a tribute to Ruud Merx, the beloved trombonist of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, who passed away on December 22nd 2016.
December 15, 2016. Liverpool concert. Traditionally André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra tour Ireland and the United Kingdom during the month of December. Ruud and Ineke attended the Liverpool concert. Anna Majchrzak performed a new song titled: “On My Own”. It is from the musical “Les Miserables”. Click on the picture to watch the video and a photo report of our short holiday in the UK with Linda and Richard Oswick.
Last update: February 14, 2017
January 3, 2017. Rehearsal for the New Year’s Concert in the Ziggo Dome. André and the JSO celebrate  making music together for 30 years. Click on the picture.
January 7, 2017. New Year’s Concert in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Click on the picture to watch some videos and read a report.
Photo Sally Hodges
January 2014 New roadsoap from the UK, Four episodes. Click on the picture. Photo: Sally Hodges.
January, 2017. One more date of Carla Maffioletti’s concert tour “A DREAM in the Netherlands. On March 25 in Maastricht (Bonbonnière) Tickets available at the venue or Click on the picture.
January 29, 2017. From André’s official website: Linda is carnival princess of Maastricht! As you know, Maastricht has a long tradition of celebrating Carnival. Each year in January, a new Prince and Princess Carnival are chosen. It is a big event where the whole city of Maastricht looks forward to for weeks, in great excitement. And guess what? This year our violist Linda Custers and her husband Jerome Slakhorst became the new happy royal couple! Click on the picture to watch a video. Photo: Laurens Bouvrie.
February 1, 2017. Mirusia tours the Netherlands in March and April 2017 with her new tour “From the Heart”. Info and tickets on Pre-order Mirusia’s upcoming album “From the Heart”, click HERE.
February 2017. André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra were invited to lead the annual Semper Opera Ball in Dresden, Germany. Click on the picture.
February 9, 2017. André announces the start of a new tour through the USA. He’ll perform in Tampa, Orlando and Sunrise (Florida) on 1,2,3 November 2017. Tickets go on sale today.
February 2017: New Maastricht city walk by the tourist office of Maastricht and five artisan bakeries: the Vlaai (pastry) - route. Click on the picture to go to our Maastricht city-walks page and scroll down. By chance the goosberry merengue vlaai is our favorite too!!
February 14th, 2017. Valentine’s Day. Click on the picture below to watch André’s Valentine video.
February 14, 2017. In Memoriam: Elke Bliefering, web host of the German André Rieu Fan website “Rieutreff”, since 2005. Today we received a message that Elke Bliefering, host of the German Fan Web site “Rieutreff”, has passed away. She had suffered heart failure during the night and was taken to a hospital on December 23rd 2016 and placed into an induced coma from which she never awoke. May she rest in peace. Wir sind sehr traurig über die Nachricht vom Tode Elke Blieferings und sprechen der ganzen Familie unser aufrichtiges Beileid aus.
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