Friends come in all shapes and sizes.

Are you looking for someone to play sports with, cook together or explore Maastricht with? Someone you can laugh with, dare to ask for help and have fun with.  Serve the City wants to use the NOAH program to help residents of Maastricht to make new social contacts with each other. Together we want to connect the city by helping each other.


Who can you be a NOAH? 

Are you an expat, student or refugee new to Maastricht and want to meet new people?

Are you a local from Maastricht and want to meet new people?

Would you like to visit a museum with someone?

Would you like to go out with your child/children, together with another mother/father or family?

Would you like to cook together?

Would you like to cycle with someone or go to the gym?

Would you like to learn Dutch and get to know someone new?


Anyone can register as a NOAH. Would you like to be a friend and meet someone with whom you share the same hobby or interest? Someone you can hang out with and build a friendship with. Someone you have fun with and have a good time with.



How does NOAH work?

When you sign up for NOAH, Serve the City will contact you within two weeks to schedule an introductory meeting with you. We would like to get to know you and are curious about who you are and what motivates you to participate in NOAH. Together we will talk about your hobbies and interests and get to know each other. After this Serve the City will look for a NOAH-match, another NOAH that fits your profile and question. After four weeks we will contact you to plan a NOAH-meeting. During this meeting you will get to know your NOAH, we will make practical arrangements together so that you can immediately start planning a NOAH appointment.

As a NOAH duo you meet every two weeks for a period of 6 months. During this period, Serve the City will supervise in the background. If you have a question, or she is stuck with something, you can always come to us. After 6 months we evaluate the NOAH meetings, and you choose whether or not to continue the project.



Register for the NOAH program here.

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With the NOAH program, Serve the City wants to connect the residents of Maastricht by helping each other. We want to reduce loneliness, improve the quality of life and increase civic participation in our society. This is made possible by Gemeente Maastricht, Elisabeth Strouven Fonds, Kansfonds, VSB Fonds and Kanunnik Salden Nieuwenhof.

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