Destination report Maastricht 2017-01-10T16:46:13+00:00


In terms of knowledge development. Maastricht is placing the focus in the coming years on Life and Science, whereby the focus on ‘Life’ lies in the Cardiovascular field and on Science in Biomaterials. Cooperation between the government, education, knowledge institutes and NGOs is of vital importance.

Maastricht is an international city, with numerous international institutions such as the European Institute of Public Administration, the European Fair Trade Association and the European Journalism Centre.

Health and Chemelot Campus

For several years, governmental and knowledge organisations in the field of Life and Science have been working closely with each other, with a view to deepening the present knowledge and placing Maastricht explicitly on the

Eight airports

Maastricht is centrally located in the heart of the European region Meuse-Rhine and is accessible in many ways. There are eight nearby airports and good international rail and road connections.

Maastricht is one of the oldest


Maarten van Kleef | Professor of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management University Hospital Maastricht (VUmc).

‘Younger colleagues were able to follow free refresher courses’


Maarten van Kleef is Professor of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management at University Hospital Maastricht (VUmc). Together with colleague, Dr. Jan van Zundert, (Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg), he was able to bring the 7th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain to Maastricht in 2014. WIP 2014 was attended by 1790 international medical specialists in the field of Pain and Pain Management, including anaesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation specialists and psychologists.

July 5th, 2015|Tags: |

Jan Nijhuis | Head of the department of obstetrics & gynaecology Maastricht UMC+

‘The conference participants come across each other everywhere’

Jan Nijhuis is a gynaecologist-perinatologist and head of the department of obstetrics & gynaecology at the Maastricht UMC+. From 22 to 25 June 2016, Prof. Nijhuis will be President of the biannual European Congress (ECPM) of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) in Maastricht. The conference is intended for obstetric-oriented gynaecologists (obstetricians), paediatrician-neonatologists, obstetricians and researchers in the field of perinatology. The number of participants will be between 1,700 and 2,000.

July 5th, 2015|Tags: |


The IAF and Modint to host the 34th World Fashion Convention

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) decided to host to the 34th World Fashion Convention together with the Dutch fashion and textiles industry association Modint in the city of Maastricht on October 9th and 10th 2018. The decision was taken by the IAF Board of Directors on October 16th during the 33rd World Fashion Convention in Rio de Janeiro.

Uniting the fashion industry

The IAF is a global federation uniting fashion industry associations, brands, retailers and major suppliers to the industry. Through the Convention, the IAF offers a place for the fashion industry to meet, to be informed and to be inspired by

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Historic Dutch Monastery to become the first Hilton Curio Collection hotel in The Netherlands

A 144-year-old former monastery in the Netherlands is set to become a new luxury hotel as the first Dutch member of Hilton’s Curio Collection. The hotel, esteemed for its neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque architecture, will maintain its independent character in a situation perfect for a peaceful getaway in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Monastery Hotel Koningsbosch, Curio Collection by Hilton, close to the German and Belgian borders in the Dutch province of Limburg, is set to open in 2020, marking the exclusive collection brand’s debut in the Netherlands.

Sixth Hilton brand

“Having entered the Dutch market more than 50 years ago, this

September 9th, 2017|Tags: |
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