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Collecting music had long been a hobby of Peter Bollen’s, but it turned into a true labour of love when he starting hunting down and restoring music clips from TopPop. Over the years the television broadcasters turned out to have wiped countless clips, a disproportionate number of them featuring Dutch…

Guido Tans, ‘the son’

Written by Wednesday, 20 January 2016 14:54
“Are you the son of Sjeng Tans?” This was a question Guido Tans was often asked when he arrived at Maastricht University (UM) in 1977, one year after its official opening. “Guilty”, he would say. Now, almost 40 years later, history is repeating itself. “Yet again, I’m ‘the son’,” he…

“Annual post-Eurovision depression”

Written by Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:25
"Best Eurovision song? That’s a tough one. Eres tu or Loreen's Euphoria?" Eurovision fan Wilfred van Dellen can’t decide; there are just so many great songs to choose from. Back in his student days, he arranged for the spectacle to be shown on a big screen at the COC, the…
In 2005 André Postema relocated to Maastricht. His wife, a gynaecologist, had already worked in the Maastricht academic hospital for five years. Postema had been shuffling back and forth between Maastricht and Utrecht, where he was vice president of Capgemini. When their children arrived, it was time to settle in…

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