News in English special election live broadcast

With the gemeenteraadsverkiezingen (municipal elections) coming up on 16 March 2022, where non-Dutch citizens can also vote, Expat Centre Maastricht Region’s media partner News in English will be…


Inburgeren – Civic integration in the Netherlands

The Netherlands' new Wet Inburgering 2022 (Civic Integration Act) took effect on 1 January 2022. From now on, municipalities are responsible for inburgering. This is expected to allow newcomers to…


Coronatoegangsbewijs (QR code) for people with vaccinations outside of the EU

Vaccination and recovery certificates from the Netherlands load automatically to your CoronaCheck app, but what if you got your vaccinations outside of the EU?



Gemeente Maastricht has announced that Vastelaovend [Carnaval] will go ahead this year, however it will be smaller and with restrictions.


Give your feedback on living or working in Maastricht via the 'inwonerspanel'

Do you want to give your feedback on living or working in Maastricht? Join the conversation by joining the Maastricht Forum inwonerspanel. We talked to Geneviève van Liere, researcher at the Afdeling…


Prinsjesdag – the State Opening of Parliament in the Netherlands

The Dutch parliamentary year starts on the third Tuesday in September. On this day the government announces its plans for the coming year. We thought we’d take a moment to review their announcements…