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July 18th, 2014

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The Maastricht webcam is back online!

Hotel DuCasque has replaced the aging webcam which served us faithfully for years.

A new high quality webcam has returned, this time even with sound! You can now hear the bells of the Cathedral play. The link to this webcam has changed, please click here to see the new webcam. Many thanks to Hotel DuCasque for this service.

Important updates!

1. Mirusia is going to give an autograph session in the “Bijenkorf” in Maastricht (across     the Tourist Office) on Saturday July 19th, from 2 - 3 PM. We could go there

    after he fan picnic in the park, it’s on the way back to the Vrijthof Square.

    You may buy her DVDs/CDs and she’ll add her autograph.

2. Updates in the train schedules. Click HERE. In case of track-works between Schiphol     airport and Utrecht Central Station, buses will be available. Follow the crowd to the     buses and be aware of additional travel time.

3. New city walks and day trips added, click HERE (and scroll down).

4. New spare concert tickets available, click HERE.

Locations of Site Visitors
Locations of Site Visitors

Location of visitors in the past 24 hours

Location of visitors who ever visited this website

Cinema Live: Saturday July 19th 2014, one night only in the cinemas!!

One night only! On Saturday July 19th 2014 André Rieu’s Live Maastricht concert (10th anniversary concert) will be streamed via satellite to cinemas, as a part of a global cinema event, including UK, Ireland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Poland, Romania, Russia, USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia.

On July 19 in Europe, on July 26th and 27th in Australia and New Zealand. The concert is approximately 2 hrs and 40 minutes including a 15 minute interval, with spoken parts in Dutch (with English subtitles) and English. Charlotte Hawkins will host the event and will interview André immediately after his performance as an exclusive for cinema audiences. The satellite delivered concert is recorded several days prior to the cinema screening, during André Rieu’s 2014 Maastricht Concert Summer Season.

André Rieu said: “My 10th anniversary hometown concert is very dear to my heart and I wish everyone could be here to help us celebrate. However, if you cannot join us in Maastricht, I hope I can touch your heart by bringing this special evening to you on the big screen in your local cinema”.

For a full list of participating cinemas head over to www.cinemalive.com

Tickets are on sale now. Check out the trailer above.

April 2014:

Mirusia announces new solo tour through the Netherlands in September / October 2014. Title: My Favourite Things.

The premiere will be performed in the Theatre on the Vrijthof in Maastricht on September 27, 2014, followed by the cities of Apeldoorn, Doetinchem, Middelburg, Haarlem, Vlaardingen, Delft, Nieuwegein, Zaandam, Veldhoven and Venlo.

Check dates on Mirusia’s website www.mirusia.net  

Tickets are on sale now.

If you like to order Mirusia’s DVD/Cds:

Click HERE. World wide shipping.

Photo: ANP

Update by Mirusia: on June 5th 2014:

Additional Try-Out concert Mirusia:

Mirusia will perform a try-out concert on September 25th 2014 in Theater De Voorste Venne in the Dutch city of Drunen.

Start of the concert: 20.15 hrs (8.15 PM).

Tickets ( € 25 ) are on sale now:


Maastricht 2014, Three Fan Picnics Maastricht 2014, Three Fan Picnics

Don’t forget to visit Marc Rieu’s exhibition of his most recent paintings in the Theatre on the Vrijthof. Open on every concert day from 12 tot 5 PM. Admission is free. Marc will be there and his paintings are on sale.

Andre's bronze sculpture

June 2014.

André’s bronze sculpture.

Would you like to know where André’s bronze sculpture has gone??

We wrote a short “history”about the roaming sculpture and where it has been since since 2009. We even feared a beheading of the sculpture in 2013….

Click on the picture to read the story and the address where you may find the bronze André in Maastricht.

Chapeau Guide

André Rieu Guide

Short video by the Limburg TV Channel L1.

Jo Cortenraedt speaks

about the André Rieu Guide and the Chapeau Magazine.

Click on the picture.

The concert of Friday July 4, 2014

Click HERE to see an impression of the Maastricht 2014 concert series.


Exhibition Marc Rieu

Like previous years, Marc Rieu is hosting an exhibition of his paintings at the Vrijthof theatre. This exhibition can be visited from 12:00 to 17:00 (12 - 5 PM) on concert days.

Click on the picture to the left to see a video impression of his exhibition.

Maastricht 2014, Exhibition Marc Rieu

Dress rehearsal, Thursday July 10, 2014

Like every year, André held a formal dress rehearsal. During this rehearsal, he also recorded all introductions in English and German. Please click here to enjoy the concert without music…

10 year old Amira sings with André and the JSO

Earlier this year the (then) 9 year old Amira Willighagen won the ‘Holland’s Got Talent’ show, flabbergasting the jury members. Normally children of this age will sing a song from Beyoncé or Madonna, but Amira chose an aria from an opera. Click here to see this magnificent performance (new video with better sound)


2014 Fan Dinner

Click HERE to see a video of the 2014 Maastricht Fan Dinner. Like André’s concerts, this was the 10th fan dinner we organized. This time with a record number of 160 attendants  from 18 different nationalities.

Sunday July 13, 2014, Lift-Off Concert

A few years ago, Marcel Falize formed the group Lift-Off. This band consists of Marcel and his three sons, several other members of André Rieu’s Johan Strauss orchestra and additional friends. Having a Lift-Off concert during the Rieu Maastricht period is normally not possible, but due to the finals of the World Championship Football (Soccer), there was no Rieu concert on Sunday July 13.

Time for a Lift-Off concert! Two busses with Rieu fans traveled from Maastricht to Heerlerheide to see this wonderful concert. Click here to see a video impression of this concert.

In Memoriam

It is now confirmed that Susan and Howard Horder are among the victims of the Malaysian Airways flight MH017 crash in Ukraine.

They were returning from Maastricht to their home in Australia.

We are so sad. They will be missed by all of us.