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Le Courage

Healthy, fresh food catered for people with other demands on their time or in search of a modern dining experience.


Ristorante Mediterraneo

Good, old-fashioned Italian food, with a special menu section devoted to truffles.



A chance to sample 16 courses of high-level food at substantial but not crippling prices.


Guus Roell

This lavish Maastricht gallery (below) – once the dealer’s home – holds an open house every year during TEFAF and hosts a series of collectors’ dinners among the antiques. Book dinner via the website.



An opera

March 14, 19:30

This year at Theater aan het Vrijthof, the Nederlandse Resiopera performs Mozart’s classic opera Don Giovanni.


An art exhibition

My Stories of Painting features the works of Cai Guo-Qiang, winner of the Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary art at the Bonnefantenmuseum (pictured top).

Ongoing until May 1.


A museum exhibition

March 2-June 11

Passion for TASCHEN celebrates the life and work of Benedikt Taschen with objects from his archives.


A concert

March 18

‘Breathtaking – The voice and the cornetto’ has nothing to do with ice cream, but will introduce visitors to the music that would have entertained at least some of the Old Master painters.



An antiquarian book fair

March 10-12

The Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair, organised by ILAB, is in its 10th year. It runs on TEFAF’s opening weekend in St

John’s Church.


A Contemporary art fair

March 9-13

The YIA Art Fair has its first event in the Dutch city, hosting 28 curatorial projects at Gebouw M – Tapijnkazerne in the city centre.


Another city

This could be Antwerp (90-minute drive), where returning TEFAF exhibitor Axel Vervoordt Gallery has opened a new space. In Amsterdam (2.5-hr drive) you will find the Stedelijk Museum, featuring artworks celebrating 100 years of De Stijl. The Hague is a 2.5-hr drive, where the Hague Historical Museum is exhibiting portraits by Jan van Ravesteyn.