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MaastrichtRegion.com for Locals, Expat, and Beyond

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Maastricht Region is another relatively young resource about Maastricht and the South Limburg region with resources for both Dutch people and foreigners who live, work and visit in or around the city. This portal and reference type website is separated first by language and then into three informational sections: live, work, and love.
 
Since I don’t read much Dutch yet, I won’t really get into what is available on that side of the website. As I understand it is intended to introduce individuals and businesses to the region whom may have overlooked it previously as an excellent place to live and work. At a glance this side of the site looks pretty robust and if you are a Dutch speaker wanting to learn more about Maastricht then you should probably check it out.
 
The English side of the website is thinner, but growing. This site is focused on expats and immigrants who may be considering a move or have moved to South Limburg. There is plenty of information either on the site itself or linked from the site about work opportunities, finding housing, taxes, and other things that as as an expat you need to know about. There is also some information about cultural events and recreation in the region. It isn’t one-stop shopping for the busy expat, but it a welcome addition to the rather thin resources in this area.
 
Both sides of Maastrichtregion.com have bloggers. Current Sueli, the editor of Crossroads Magazine, blogs for the English side. I will be re-publishing some of the Maastricht Minutiae articles with them as well on a trial basis over the next several weeks. They will be in the To Live section. If you happened to find my blog through one of those articles, welcome to my site. And please let me know what you think of both my blog here and Maastricht Region.
 
Maastrichtregion.com is also affiliated with the new International Service (expat) Desk which is being launched (ahem…finally) by the city. The desk officially opens officially today, will be only self-service for now. I will be sure to check it out soon.
 
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