Huub Stapel officially opens Het Parcours 2018

Huub Stapel opens the 23rd edition of Het Parcours on 9 September in its own unique way. This actor from Toneelgroep Maastricht plays the leading role in King Lear in the new theater season.

King Lear is a classical act that you must have seen! The premiere takes place on Saturday, October 6 and is part of the reopening program of the renovated theater at Theater aan het Vrijthof. 

The official opening of Het Parcours will take place on the Market at Maastricht and it starts at 12.00 pm. There's free entrance for everyone!

Photo credits: Stephan Vanfleteren

Open Monumentendag Maastricht

During the weekend of 8 and 9 September, Open Monumentendag Maastricht will take place. Special and historic monuments in all Dutch capitals will be open for public during this weekend. Thanks tot he collaboration between Het Parcours and Open Monumentendag Maastricht there will be several sparkling acts taking place on unique locations that are usually closed for visitors. The many locations that are therefore part of the program of Het Parcours, are just as special as the program itself!

9 September 2018: Het Parcours

We are looking forward to it! Are you?

Het Parcours carfree

The municipality of Maastricht deliberately chooses to make Het Parcours carfree. On 9 September the Inhabitants and visitors of Maastricht experience what it is like to enjoy a carfree day at Het Parcours. Het Parcours being carfree means that there is more space for culture, nature, meeting people and playing around.



Different flavours of culture

The theme of the 23rd edition of Het Parcours is 'Cultuur, Smaakt naar Meer'.

The heart, or the core of Het Parcours: the KOM members and the quality that they present to the city of Maastricht and its visitors on this day, will be strengthened and supported by a theme on this day. The theme of the Parcours 2018 is: "Cultuur, Smaakt naar Meer". The Parcours is sometimes seen as a treat of many cultural amuses. The extensive, varied and high-quality cultural offer of the upcoming edition should ensure that the visitor gets inspired and feels more connected with the art and cultural offer that the city of Maastricht has to offer. The performances that take place have to 'taste' more for the audience, that is one of the primary goals of Het Parcours. Of course, eating and drinking habits and gastronomic developments are also a big part of culture.

Linking the theme to gastronomy, food & drinks creates a complete picture of cultural activity. Moreover, the whole is a bit more accessible. Where the word 'culture' often creates certain expectations among the public and sometimes calls for a distance, food and drinks do the opposite. By making gastronomy a more present aspect of the event, a larger audience will immediately be approached, which may not have been convinced at first. A cultural night out to the theater is in almost all cases preceded or concluded with a snack and a drink. This connection should also be on a 'cultural day out' like Het Parcours. Especially in a city like Maastricht, which is described above all as burgundian and culinary appealing. In the context of 'taste differences', there is of course no better day to taste culture than during Het Parcours: the day on which a generous offer can be found on variation in genre and there is therefore 'something for everyone'.

Young Talent

The Parcours is a day filled with cultural highlights and this could give the idea that only adults will satisfy their needs at this event. Think again: The Parcours is for both adults & kids to enjoy and no one gets left behind!

Also in this year’s edition no one forgot to pay attention to creating a program with enough activities by and for our little ones.

For example, Mosae Forum has a very special activity planned for them to go and see and also ‘Confetti’ at the Boschstraat organized a workshop for kinds only. Don’t forget the fact that some of the acts at The Parcours are performed by kids! 

On September 9th, our young guests can run and play carelessly through the streets of Maastricht, because our city is declared ‘carfree’ from 11.00 ‘til 19.00.
So forget the idea of The Parcours as a ‘grown-up date’ and go enjoy it with the whole family!