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Maastricht, Netherlands

Maastricht, the capital of Limburg, is a historical tourist destination found in the southern Netherlands. The past comes alive here with beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets and welcoming locals. Visitors will find their stay not quite long enough when trying to explore all that this city in Holland has to offer.

Maastricht History

  • Basilica of Our Beloved Lady – Historically, this basilica served as a stronghold of the city’s defences.
  • St John’s Church – This 13th-century church built in gothic style is architecturally significant.
  • Basilica of St Servatius – This ancient basilica was named after St Servatius, the first bishop of Maastricht.
  • Fort St Peter – Constructed in 1701-02, this fort is based on a pentagonal plinth over Mt St Peter.
  • Caves of Mt St Peter – This cave emerged as a result of centuries of clay excavation and served as a place of refuge during sieges and wars.

Maastricht Art & Culture

  • Bonnefanten Museum – Designed by the Italian architect Aldo Rossi, this shuttle-shaped museum takes you back in history to 250,000 BC.
  • Natural History Museum – This museum displays geology, fossil remains and the history of the Limburg area.
  • Spanish Government Museum – The museum housed in a magnificent 16th-century renaissance building displays antiques from 17th and 18th centuries.
  • International Jazz Festival – For four days in the month of October, Maastricht gets soaked in the azz festival.
  • TEFAF: The European Fine Art Fair – This fine art fair held in March offers the choicest masterpieces.

Maastricht Shopping

  • Saturday Flea Market – If you’re looking for bargain, nothing beats this market on the city’s stationsstraat.
  • Schmidt Zeevis – This store with all kinds of fish is located in the basement of the Mosae Forum shopping.
  • Friandises – This shop in the Wijcker Brugstraat offers good and delicious chocolates.
  • De Chauvinis – This small shop in the city centre offers local crafts, food and music.
  • Preuve Limburg – This open shop displays and sells local food and drink.

Gay & Lesbian Maastricht

  • COC Limburg – Organises Ladies' Night and Gayelectricty for lesbians and gay men over 45 years.
  • Café Rose – One can have drinks and a chat at this COC Limburg, the biggest LGBT organization.
  • Pink Party – This biggest gay and lesbian party in the Limburg region is held twice a year in autumn and spring.
  • Laveloss – Café Ipanema organises Laveloss parties each fourth Friday of the month with electrifying music.
  • Kaleidoscope – This is the social space for LGBT and like-minded students in Maastricht.

Maastricht Outdoors

  • Carnival – Maastricht is the hip and happening place during the end of February carnival festival.
  • Preuvenement – This four-day culinary event held in the last week of August offers the best food and wine to relish.
  • City Walls – Find your way around the wall of this medieval city, an archaeological attraction.
  • Jumping indoor Maastricht – You can see spectacular equestrian events and riders perform various feats at in November.
  • Krijtlandpad – You can explore Krijtlandpad for the longer hike of several days.

Maastricht Sport

  • Go hiking in one of the South Limburg nature areas in Maastricht.
  • Run along the countryside for 5Ks, 10Ksand half marathons.
  • Go fishing on the river Maas with plenty of fishing opportunities.
  • Enjoy horseback riding at the Brunsummerheide.
  • Sail, swim and surf at Dagstrand Oost-Maarland.

Maastricht Attractions

  • St Pietersberg Caves
  • Kazematten
  • St Jan's Cathedral

Maastricht Activities

  • Admiring and photographing the architecture in The Markt
  • Catching a festival at The Vrijthof
  • Spend an afternoon at the Bonnefantenmuseum

Maastricht Climate

Visitors will enjoy a fairly moderate climate year round in Maastricht. Summer highs average around 73°F (23°C), and winter temperatures rarely drop below 41°F (5°C). As with most weather in the Netherlands, many days can be quite damp. Being prepared with various clothing choices will help while sightseeing.

Getting There & Around

The city is served by the Maastricht Airport, which has direct flights only from select locations in Spain. Visitors can fly to Amsterdam Airport, from which they take a train to reach the city (the trip takes about three hours). Most travellers choose to use Belgian airports, such as Brussels or Liege, because they are closer.

Upon arrival in the city, visitors can use the Stadsbus to explore the city or travel on foot. Since the city caters to pedestrians, it is much easier to walk in the centre of the city than it is to drive.

Hotels in Maastricht

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1 Amrath Grand Hotel De L'Empereur Maastricht

4 stars
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2 Derlon Hotel Maastricht

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3 NH Hotel Maastricht

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4 Amrath Hotel DuCasque

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5 Hampshire - Designhotel Maastricht

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8 Novotel Maastricht

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9 Van Der Valk Hotel Maastricht

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10 Amrath Hotel Born Sittard Spa

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