Heritage Weekend (Open Monumentenweekend): 8 and 9 September 2018

Sphinxpassage - foto: Fred Berghmans

Sphinxpassage - foto: Fred Berghmans

The national theme for 2018's Heritage Weekend is ‘In Europe’. Maastricht will also be focusing on ‘Sustainable Heritage’.

Sustainability exhibition

On Saturday 8 September, there will be an exhibition on sustainability and monuments in the Sint Lambertuskerk (Church of Saint Lambert) from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During this exhibition, visitors can talk to specialists and find out more about grants, sustainable mortgages, and innovations in technology.

European Year of Cultural Heritage

The ‘Gouvernement’ (the provincial government building) along the Meuse will open its doors in celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, as part of which the Maastricht Treaty was awarded the ‘European Heritage Label’ this March. On Saturday 8 September, you can visit the locations where the Maastricht Treaty meeting took place: communicatie@prvlimburg.nl

Geul & Maas country estate area

The Geul & Maas country estate area will offer the opportunity to go on walks, bicycle rides, and attend events at Villa Kruisdonk and Kasteel Vaeshartelt (Vaeshartelt Castle). Please see www.buitengoedgeulmaas.nl for more information.

Collaboration with Het Parcours

On Sunday 9 September, many monuments will also be the stage for Het Parcours. A ‘green carpet’ will mark the route of Het Parcours, running from Vrijthof square via Boschstraat to 't Bassin marina: www.hetparcours.nl

Please see www.openmonumentendag.nl/gemeente.maastricht for information on the complete programme, the programme booklet and a list of all tours.