Meet the Founder – Justyna Kamińska

Gina Vodegel from Life in Maastricht invited our founder Justyna for an interview. Enjoy!

She started Meet Maastricht in September last year to offer cultural substance for new students in the city she fell in love with when she came here to study.

Since then, she found friends (or they found her) who all volunteer to help out with the events, building a website and even the design of a brand new logo that holds the key to Maastricht City with a heart. Meet the founder of Meet Maastricht!

Who are you, what’s your name and age? My name is Justyna Kamińska, I’m 28 years old.

What’s your profession? I’m an art historian and a VVV tour guide from Poland.

Do you live in Maastricht? Yes, since 2013 I have been living in Maastricht.

Why do you like or love Maastricht City? I love Maastricht because of its beauty, because of its perfect size (it’s small enough to get everywhere by bike, or to just walk!), because of fantastic people who live here, and because it’s really full of rich history and a super interesting heritage. I’m especially passionate about Medieval times and the Medieval city of Maastricht. All its stories, architecture and urban planning is just stunning.

If you live here, do you intend to stay and never go anywhere else? I’ve been living in Maastricht for over 3,5 years now and I’m planning to stay for at least half a year more. We’ll see what the future brings!

What terraces or pubs do you like? I love Teazone, because of its character and beautiful interiors, and Tribunal where I go for drinks with my friends at the Maastricht University Choir.

What are your favorite places to have dinner? I usually eat dinner at home. But if I go out, then I like eating at Basilica.

Do you have a favorite event in town? Of course all Meet Maastricht activities! But there is so much more – PAS, Docfest, Musica Sacra, Open Nights at Conservatorium, Museumnacht, to just mention a few. They’re all really worth visiting!

What are your favorite places to go shopping in Maastricht? If I don’t have to, I don’t go shopping in Maastricht.


3 Replies to “Meet the Founder – Justyna Kamińska”

  1. What a wonderful ambassador for a wonderful town. We came to visit Maastricht these days by kind of a blind-visit weekend, indeed didn’t know much about this lovely spot except for the famous treaty. Justyna was our guide when we toured Sint-Pieter fort and we all instantly fell in love (… with Maastricht 😉 Awesome tour, great storytelling! You’d better not let her go.

    1. Dear Ulrich, thank you so much for your nice words! I’m very happy that you enjoyed your stayed in Maastricht, it’s indeed a lovely place. 🙂 All the best, Justyna

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