Craftsmanship may seem like a new concept in Maastricht because of new talent but did you know that talented people have been creating in Maastricht for many years now? Maastricht has traditionally been a city that ‘manufactures’.
There is plenty of creative activity going on in the areas of architecture and history, as well as in drama, dance, and theatre. It’s no coincidence that the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts (Toneelacademie) is so well known. This is where established actors such as Pierre Bokma and Monique van de Ven, as well as new talents such as Achmed Akkabi and Reinout Scholten van Aschat, started their glittering careers. The Maastricht Theatre Group (Toneelgroep Maastricht) also puts on the most extraordinary performances. The Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht is always an impressive event when dance livens up the entire city. Maastricht is also booming in the area of fashion. Just think of the annual Fashionclash.