will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Hollènders and farmers" Top 5 Page for this destination Maastricht Local Custom Tip by ger4444

Maastricht Local Customs: 76 reviews and 86 photos

  he is not from Maastricht
by ger4444

Its a bit old fashioned and this goes more for the older generation than for the youth, but Maastricht locals have the tendency to regard everyone who comes from out of town either "farmers" or "hollènders". The people from within the province, either from Sittard, Venlo or other towns are still living the live of peasants, have a peasant mentality and dont know anthing of the "urban" big city life of the Capital according to the elder Maastricht generations. When it comes to people who are not Limburgers, its even more funny: according to the locals they are all "hollenders," (people from the province of Holland). So even if you are from Groningenm or Leeuwarden, you are a "hollènder"And the local thinks about these people with mixed feelings somehow.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jun 6, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


ger4444 Used To Live Here!


“Open your mind and go your own way.”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 3 0 6
Forum Rank:
0 0 3 6 3

Have you been to Maastricht?

  Share Your Travels