Friday, September 24, 2010
Netherlands - Maastricht
Sent by Maurice, a postcrosser from the Netherlands.
This is from Wikipedia : Maastricht (Dutch (southern) & locally [maːˈstʁɪçt] or Dutch (northern) [maːˈstrɪχt]; Limburgish (incl. Maastrichtian) Mestreech [məˈstʁeːç]; French Maëstricht (archaic); Spanish Mastrique (archaic)) is a city and a municipality in the southern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, of which it is the capital.
In Dutch, a resident of Maastricht is referred to as Maastrichtenaar whilst in the local dialect it is either Mestreechteneer or, colloquially, Sjeng (derived from the formerly popular French name Jean).
Maastricht is widely known as a city of history, culture, local folklore and education. The town is popular with tourists for shopping and recreation. The city has a large international student population.