Kinderplattegrond in 5 languages launches in Maastricht

Gemeente Maastricht: Thanks to a contribution from the Burgerbegroting (Citizens' Budget), a group of 13 parents have seen their idea become a reality: a Kinderplattegrond (map for children). From the most exciting playgrounds, the most adventurous museums, the tastiest children's cappuccinos to the most exciting outings: the best tips in and around Maastricht are given a place on the map. Illustrator Marika Marini designed the whole map in cooperation with some children. All information is provided in Mestreechs, Dutch, French, German and English, so that Maastricht's international community and all international visitors can use the map. The Kinderplattegrond, the first city map especially for children in the Netherlands, is available free of charge at various locations in Maastricht, including the Maastricht Visitor Center (formerly VVV Maastricht), schools. libraries, burgercentra and some cafés.

A PDF of the map can also be downloaded from the website. The Kinderplattegrond was officially presented by the initiators on Wednesday to the Maastrichtse kinderraad (Maastricht children's council) in the presence of wethouder for Burgerparticipatie (citizen participation) Manon Fokke. Also present at the presentation were the illustrator, involved parents and the children who made drawings for the map: Elif Lotte (4), Emre Jonas (6), Kaat (7), Luna (6), Marie (4), Mei (4), Nina (6) and Olivia (6).

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The next round of information sessions about this year's Burgerbegroting have been announced, head over to the Gemeente Maastricht website for more information.