André Rieu, open air concert Vrijthof Square, Maastricht 2009

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Last year a friend asked me to join her visiting a concert of André Rieu in ArenA Amsterdam.

The so called World Stadium Tour, with a copy of Castle Schönbrunn, Vienna. Approx. 650 people involved in this show!

I didn’t know what to think about it, but after this marvellous night I could only say ‘what an event!!’

 

After this concert we made plans to join an open air concert, on the Vrijthof Square in Maastricht, hometown of violinist and conductor André Rieu.

Being very keen (tickets are sold out in ‘no time’) we managed to book tickets (in October 2008) for July 10th 2009, row 8.

 

Booked  a bed & breakfast as well and forgot about it J

 

On Friday July 10th we drove to Maastricht, it was a rainy day. We checked in at our bed & breakfast “Au Lion d’Or” and had a lovely lunch at ‘R”o”zemarijn’.

After (a late and long ;-)) lunch we walked to the Vrijthof and were watching a rehearsal of the concert. At night we were in the audience of the first of five open air concerts. Difficult to describe, you’ve to experience it yourself! We had a great time!!! Hope to be there in 2010 again!

 

Added on August 30th (2009): In the meantime I've the DVD which was recorded during the concerts. Bringing back great memories :-)

 

And we will be back! In Sept. 2009 we managed to book tickets for July 16th 2010!!

Vlindeke says:
Thank you too :)
Posted on: Aug 24, 2010
Glynnes says:
Always make time to see André Rieu when he's playing in NYC. Thanks
Posted on: Aug 24, 2010
JP-NED says:
Geweldig vooruitzicht dus!
wie weet komen we elkaar daar tegen, alleen ik kan het nu nog niet kopen, de zaak!! kijken wanneer het is en hoe het allemaal loopt met de bezetting tegen die tijd.
Posted on: Jul 27, 2010
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