The 11.11.2014 at 11:11 was the beginning of Carnival. Especially here in Maastricht people seem to take their celebrations to the next level and I have never seen so many well costumed people at once in my life before. The actual festivities took place at the Markt (Market square) in the morning, but I preferred sleeping in (no classes on Tuesdays!) and join later.
It was a scary night on the 31st of October… Well, not that much though 😉
“Hein, a mandril isn’t that some sort of Monkey?” I hear you asking.
Well, ok, you are not completely wrong, but I am talking about a different Mandril here.
“The Mandril Cultural and Political Centre is an open space for active participation in collective creative culture in Maastricht, the Netherlands. There are weekly events organized by many volunteers and there is the possibility for everyone to get involved. Some of the events that are already happening at the Mandril are jam sessions, theater and dance, yoga and massage, FreeSkool workshops, movies, presentations and discussion rounds.” – Mandril website
There you go, that is what I am talking about. I went to their (Re-)Opening Day on Sunday evening with a handful of friends and here is what I have to say: