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Visit Maastricht

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Cut stone architecture in Maastricht.
Perfect Weekend break

Maastricht, situated in the South of Holland, is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. It's a charming little city, rich in history, with excellent upmarket shopping and fantastic places to eat and drink.

 

Maastricht is the perfect spot for a weekend break for lovers of the good life, Take a stroll through the beautiful, historic inner city, discovering Dutch gabled houses, grand cobbled squares and churches, while away a few hours tucked away in one of the countless cosy cafes or a sample some culinary delights in a Michelin-starred restaurant, there’s a reason why Maastricht has a reputation as being the culinary capital of the Netherlands!

Explore on foot

Visit Maastricht, grab a city guide & spend your time wandering the city on foot. 

 

Cross the ancient Roman Bridge over the Meuse River and stroll along the city’s network of canals taking in the diverse array of architecture from ancient Roman excavations to the modern designed cityscapes.

 

If you want to venture further afield, hire a bike and ride to the city boundaries to enjoy beautiful nature, wine growing regions and castles!

Maastrict on Foot

Take the ferry to Maastricht for a fix of culture. The city is brimming with museums, historical churches & buildings, hidden alleys, spacious squares and even the local arts cinema is in a building that's nearly 400 years old! Maastricht was founded by the Romans, and their Latin influence endures, not only in its Romanesque architecture but also in its energetic street life. 

 

There are plenty of museums to choose from but definitely don’t miss the Bonnefantenmuseum. Designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, it's a striking, avant-garde building hosting touring exhibitions by modern artists, plus a permanent collection of Old Masters, including Rubens, Brueghel and van Dyck. Its riverside location makes it ideal for a stroll along the waterfront and then onto the city’s canals network.

 

Let the guide take you to The Sint-Servaasbrug (St. Servatius Bridge),a beautiful 13th century stone bridge and one of the most characteristic structures in Maastricht. The Basilica of St. Servatius, located on the famous Vrijthof Square, is a Romanesque basilica with crypts. Pilgrims travel to Maastricht to visit the tomb of Saint Servatius and have been doing so for centuries.

Woman walking down the street dandily with shopping bags swinging after a shopping trip to Rotterdam.
Shopping Maastricht

In Maastricht, shopping is big business, from small boutiques to modern shopping centres, it's known to be the prettiest place to shop in The Netherlands.

 

Top that off with Maastricht’s exceptional food and wine selection and you’re in for an ideal weekend break.

People enjoying a live music event in Maastricht.
Entertainment

There's no shortage of entertainment and things to see in Maastricht. The city embraces the arts and over the past number of years an extremely varied programme of high-quality festivals have evolved appealing to young and old alike including classical, pop, dance and jazz music festivals and also theatre, dance and poetry.

 

TEFAF, one of the world’s biggest art fairs is held at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre, displaying work by some of the world’s best known artists , definitely worth a visit. 

 

Maastricht’s Latin Quarter boasts galleries, design shops and interior design stores. Take a stroll to Galerie Bell'Arte, specialising in sculpture and Galerie Stevens where the emphasis is on contemporary art definitely worth the visit.