André Rieu took us on a tour of his Maastricht Castle

2 October 2014, 14:32

Classic FM were given exclusive access to André Rieu's epic castle in Maastricht, where the great man was on hand to show us around personally.

Classic FM's Bill Overton was lucky enough to enjoy André's hospitality, and followed the King of the Waltz around his incredible 15th century castle.

In these fantastic videos, you can join André as he shows Bill around the various dining rooms, gardens, kitchen and even André's sweltering greenhouse, complete with koi and exotic birds.

Gallery: André Rieu's castle in pictures

It's an unprecedented, access-all-areas experience.


André candidly explains every detail of the house, from the inspiration for his son Marc's paintings to what he thinks about awards ceremonies. And if you're wondering about gold paint, well, André's got some advice for you - buy real gold!


Buy André's new album, Love In Venice, from Amazon and Universal.

André will be touring Europe from November and hitting the UK in December on the following dates:

Fri 5 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Sat 6 - 3 Arena, Dublin
Sun 7 - 3 Arena, Dublin
Wed 10 - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Fri 12 - Echo Arena, Liverpool
Sat 13 - First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sun 14 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Wed 17 - LG Arena, Birmingham
Fri 19 - The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Sat 20 - The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Sun 21 - Phones 4u Arena, Manchester
Mon 22 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Tickets and more information available here.

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