Maastricht will host again the exhibition that imposed itself as the most important international event for the art market, gathering from more than twenty-five years now, the best art galleries that exhibit the most significant artworks found on the art market, attracting thousands of collectors, art enthusiasts worldwide and curators of the most important museums in the US, China, England and all over the world. The quality of the artworks exhibited is enhanced by the impeccable set-up that blends together, without anyone realizing it, elegance with efficiency, never slipping in the triviality of luxurious ostentation.
The exhibition’s set-up recalls famous places in the World: the pleasure of walking on Champs-Elysées or relaxing of the comfortable armchairs in Trafalgar Square, having a coffe served by a dutch bartender that says: “You cannot make a good coffee without being able to speak in Italian” or listening to a perfectly reconditioned harpsichord from the XVIII century. And before sunset it becomes difficult to resist to the temptation of having a glass of champaign accompanied by oysters, all this in between priceless artworks.
But Maastricht is not only Tefaf; is in fact a magnificent art and culture city of antique origins. Maastricht is a multicultural student city that hosts universities and European institutions, and one of the best shopping centers in Holland thanks to its chic district near Stokstraat. As for the events, this city is renowned for its February Carnival and for Tefaf. Maastricht has also conquered the western shore of Mosa where the Céramique district was born, hosting important structures as Bonnefantenmuseum (dedicated to painting), the library, the Derlon Theater, the Plein Plaza 1992 (referring to the Maastricht treaty from whom the Euro currency was born) and Centre Céramique, the museum dedicated the ceramics and majolica. Together with other Dutch cities, Maastricht is nominated as European Culture Capital for 2018.
In a weekend full of art and culture, the choice for an exception place where to stay is a must. Kruisherenhotel was revealed as the ideal hotel, almost unimaginable. A XVth Century monastery founded by the monks of the Holy Cross, arrived in Maastricht in 1438. The construction of the monastery begun in 1440 and was finished in 1520. Today is a avant-garde hotel, a destination for design enthusiasts Worlwide and history lovers, offering an unforgettable experience, visual and sensorial experience, the perfect place to stay in Maastricht for a weekend of art and “Savoir Vivre”.
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