You may have seen them around, the name signs at Limburg villages with the name in 2 languages.

As well as the Dutch language, the Maastricht Region is home to a number of different dialects that are not heard anywhere else in the Netherlands. Depending on the distance to the Belgian and German borders, the dialects can sound distinctly German, Flemish or even French. Residents of the Maastricht Region often speak their own dialect, Dutch and either French or German as well as English, which makes things easier for newcomers.