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From Sunday 11 February to Tuesday 13 February 2024, Maastricht will be upside down again because of 'Vastelaovend'.


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Since the 11th of the 11th (11 November), the traditional opening of the Carnival season, the spirit of Carnival has been making its way through the city and everyone has been hard at work on their costumes, materials, and floats for the big Carnival parade on Carnival Sunday. As the Maastricht Carnival, in true Rhineland tradition, is mostly celebrated outside in the streets, the city has been completely decorated in the three official colours: red, yellow, and green. The Carnival bands the Zate Hermeniekes (literally tipsy brass bands) can be found on every corner and will entertain the entire city with the merry music and atmosphere of Carnival.

While local residents will already know this, visitors should be informed that certain businesses and institutions will have adjusted opening hours during Carnival.


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