The city of Maastricht
Maastricht is a wonderful city to live in. It’s one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. Insta heaven. It’s small enough to get everywhere by bike but large enough to be a cultural hub. It even hosts the world’s premier fine arts fair and is home to one of Europe’s most boisterous carnival celebrations every year.
More than 10% of Maastricht’s 120,000 residents are students, adding vibrance to its warm and cosy atmosphere. There’s lots to do here, and it's easy to join in since virtually everyone in Maastricht speaks English. Also, since it's within easy reach of metropolitan cities like Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris, you have plenty of options for a weekend getaway.
As the birthplace of the European Union, Maastricht embodies the spirit of Europe. People from all over the world come to live and work here, making it an exciting place to be. It’s also surrounded by hilly countryside, which is ideal for cycling, hiking and just kicking back.