Visit Maastricht

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Perfect Weekend break

Situated in the South of Holland, Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands - a charming little city, rich with history, excellent upmarket shopping and great places to eat and drink. For lovers of the good life, Maastricht is the perfect spot for a weekend break. Stroll through the beautiful, historic inner city, discovering churches, gabled houses and grand cobbled squares or while away the hours tucked away in one of the countless cafes or a Michelin-starred restaurant – there’s good reason that Maastricht has a reputation as the culinary capital of the Netherlands.

Explore by foot

Visit Maastricht, pick up a city guide and spend your time wandering the city on foot. Cross the ancient Roman Bridge over the Meuse River or stroll alongside the city’s network of canals taking in the diverse spectrum of architecture from Roman excavations to the modern design of the Bonnefantenmuseum. 


For those who want to venture further afield, hire a bike to ride to the city boundaries to enjoy beautiful nature, wine growing regions and castles.

Cultural life in Maastricht

Take the ferry to Maastricht to get your fix of culture. It’s a city brimming with museums, churches, historical buildings, hidden alleys and spacious squares. 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 churches, but in its energetic street life. 
 
There are plenty of museums to choose from but don’t miss the Bonnefantenmuseum. Designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, it is a striking, avant-garde gallery hosting touring exhibitions by modern artists, plus a permanent collection of Old Masters, including Rubens, Brueghel and van Dyck. Its riverside location makes it an ideal destination for a stroll along the waterfront and then onto the city’s canals. Let your 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 (Basiliek van St. Servaas), located on the famous Vrijthof Square, is a Romanesque basilica with crypts and treasures. Pilgrims have travelled to Maastricht to visit the tomb of Saint Servatius for centuries.

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Maastricht Shopping

Shopping is big business in Maastricht, from small boutiques to modern shopping centres, it is known as the prettiest place to shop in The Netherlands.


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

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Entertainment

There is no shortage of things to see and do in Maastricht. The city is a lover of the arts and over the years an extremely varied programme of high-quality festivals has evolved appealing to young and old alike -from classical, pop, dance and jazz festivals to theatre, dance and poetry. One of the world’s biggest art fairs, TEFAF, is held at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre, displaying work by some of the world’s best known artists and is definitely worth a visit. 


For those wanting more, Maastricht’s Latin Quarter, boasts lovely 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 – whether you’re just viewing or purchasing, it will be worth the visit.