Preuvenemint Food Festival 2014Festivals / Maastricht
August 28-31 2014, Various times
Preuvenemint is one of the highest regarded food festivals in the Netherlands, not only for the top-quality cuisine from restaurants in the Limburg region, but also for turning the Vrijthof into one cosy dining room!
Taste Maasricht's best at Preuvenemint
An annual event since 1981, the Preuvenemint has always sought to show Maastricht at its best during the last weekend of August.
Set on the romantic Vrijthof, local restaurants, cafes, wine shops, ice cream salons and other eating establishments participate in a four-day gastronomic showcase that sees more than 100.000 visitos coming to taste the flavours of Maastricht.
From goose liver to baguettes, the range of cuisines on offer is diverse and surely offers something for every palate. Along with the food and beer tents, the Preuvenemint is a full-on celebration with accompanying bands and DJs playing tunes for diners.
At Preuvenemint, there are Preuvenelappen instead of euros; a currency with a fresh design each year that is the result of a competition from students attending the Maasticht Academy of Fine Arts and Design.
All photos by Flickr user Marc van der Chijs
In the end, all that good food is for an even better cause, as each year a mix of charities are chosen by Het Struyskommittee to receive a portion of the proceeds. Over the 32 years, this has added up to nearly 4.000.000 euros!