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Quiz Night for Trivia Fans

Do you like trivia? Competitions?

Then you should seriously check out Quiz Night at John Mullins Irish Pub; located just past the old St. Servaas bridge here in Maastricht. Held every Tuesday at 8 pm, Quiz Night is a typical group trivia competition with 8 rounds of questions including a picture round and an audio round. The winners get a bottle of whiskey (to be shared in the pub).

The international quality of the quiz night is actually the one that makes it attractive to me. All the questions are in both English and Dutch, making it easy for more people to participate. In addition, much of the trivia comes from outside of the Netherlands, which gives the average expat a better chance of knowing the answer. The questions are generally pretty Europe-centric, but we are in Europe after all. The musical era and types of photos change each week, which makes those rounds more accessible as well.

I attended my second quiz night yesterday with the Junior International Women Club, and while I’m terrible at trivia I had a good time. For me it’s about meeting up with people and enjoying an evening out over a mutual activity. Maybe other groups are different, but the two times I’ve gone to the quiz we’ve been pretty casual about it and even people like me who can only answer one or two questions all night are still welcome. If that’s not enough, sometimes I even learn something.

The quiz happens every week and you can compete individually or in a group; although you will need to assemble a group on your own. Participation costs 2,50 euros per person and you can have as many team members as you wish. Be prepared to stay late; this is a long event. Have Fun!

Source: This post was original written for Maastricht Region: To Live.

7 Responses to “Quiz Night for Trivia Fans”

  1. Alison says:

    Quiz Nights are invariably a lot of fun, even if you don’t know many answers. The one we go to tends to have a lot of Dutch-centric questions, which has become a running joke, since we’re the only non-Dutch people usually participating. We have certain names and places that are our default Dutch answers. Sometimes we’re even right!

  2. Amanda says:

    Lol. That’s a great idea. ;) I screwed up an American geography question that night and was the only American in the group. Seriously sad.

  3. Invader_Stu says:

    Quiz nights are great. It’s very rare that I’m on the winning team but they are still fun.

  4. Judy says:

    My boss will be very angry at you for my dismal performance on Wednesdays starting from now on :-)

  5. Amanda says:

    Hehe. Surely you don’t have further to go to/from the pub than I do. :P

  6. Dave Hampton says:

    I do love quiz night…you’re right that a general mix of people works well, although I always like to have one young musician who can nail the audio round. ‘best I’ve done is third in Maastricht, generalllyy in the upper half (but I’m not competitive….well, okay, but it’s still fun no matter what)

  7. Aledys Ver says:

    I’ve never taken part on a quizz event but you make it sound like fun. It is a great opportunity for meeting people and learning as well.
    One more reason to make me wish I lived in Maastricht :D