In the Netherlands every individual has a right to practice their own religion or conviction. Traditionally, the Maastricht Region was strongly Roman Catholic. Although there has been a big decrease in the number of people who attend church, the traditions are still part of the culture. For instance, Carnaval. Today, a growing number of residents practice Islam and other religions.

Christian churches
Roman Catholic

Currently, Roman Catholicism is the single largest religion in the Netherlands. Approximately 24% of the Dutch population identify themselves as 'Catholic', although the number is declining and only 6% of those who identify themselves as Roman Catholics attend Mass regularly.

Services in English / Spanish


The Protestantse Kerk in Nederland – PKN (Protestant Church in the Netherlands) was established in 2004 after merging of two major strands of Calvinisim, the Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk (the Dutch Reformed Church) and Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands) with the Evangelisch-Lutherse Kerk (Evangelical Lutheran Church). However, there are many different Protestant churches. Dutch services are usually stricter, and not typical for other branches.

Services in English

Occasional services in German:

Services in Mandarin




Desi Toli – a local group of expats from India who organise Indian cultural activities in Maastricht