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Welcome to Maastricht, Netherlands

Maastricht is one of the largest cities in the Netherlands and it is the capital of the southern province, Limburg. It received city rights in 1204. The Maastricht Capital Area has just 121164 inhabitants.

The oldest city in the Netherlands has great appeal, not only for day trippers and tourists, but also for new residents. This can be seen in the city’s wonderful nicknames, such as the “Culinary capital of the Netherlands” and “Europe’s smallest metropolis.”

For more information visit: www.maastricht.nl

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Tourist information

People intending to travel to Netherlands should inquire with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.minbuza.nl) whether they need to obtain a visa prior to arrival. The processing time of Schengen visas is 10 working days so be sure to file an application in good time.
For more information contact: tnc2013@terena.org

Weather and Climate

The predominant wind direction in the Netherlands is southwest, which causes a moderate maritime climate, with cool summers and mild winters. This is especially the case with places within direct proximity of the Dutch coastline, which sometimes are over 10 °C (18 °F) warmer (in winter) or cooler (in summer) than places in the (south)east of the country.

Precipitation throughout the year is relatively equally shared by each month. Summer and autumn months tend to gather a little bit more precipitation than other months, mainly because of the intensity of the rainfall rather than the frequency of rain days (this is especially the case in summer, when lightning too is much more frequent than otherwise).

Average temperature in June: 10 - 20 Celsius

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Time zone Netherlands: CET (UTC+1)

The official currency used in Netherlands is the Euro which has the international abbreviation EUR. Rates can be checked at the currency converter.

The official language is Dutch.

The power supply in Netherlands is 220 - 240 volts 50 Hertz and plugs are European standard with two round pins.

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