Why Maastricht

“The Brightlands Campuses, major companies, innovative enterprises and start-ups as well as a strong link between education and the labor market form the ecosystem of the Maastricht Region knowledge economy. All this is situated in a historic environment with countless interesting sights, charming hotels and top restaurants.”

Annemarie Penn-te Strake, Mayor of Maastricht

Welcome in Maastricht

Situated between the rolling hills of the wonderful countryside, Maastricht lies at the heart of a EU-region of 4 million people who live in 3 countries and speak 4 languages.The energy that this generates has resulted in a city that bursts with creativity, researchers and innovators. It’s a city where people meet and enjoy the way of living in a gastronomic atmosphere, with great allure.

Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. It is a place that has endured the passage of time, where you can taste the unique vibrant culture that has evolved throughout the centuries under Germanic and Roman influences.

In short: Maastricht has all it takes to provide the best circumstances for a successful international conference.