Take a ferry to Holland with Stena Line and explore the beautiful city of Maastricht.
Located at the crossroads of Holland, Germany and Belgium, Maastricht has a distinctly non-Dutch character, offering a rich culture for travellers and residents to enjoy. Visit the variety of ancient buildings on show in Maastricht, including the Caves of Mount St Peter and the Basilicas of Our Lady and St Servatius, in which you might hear one of Maastricht's renowned choirs perform.
Museums and fun shops to visit in Maastricht
Visit Maastricht and you'll love the unique mix of old and new buildings the city has to offer, as well as its plethora of museums and fun shops. Take a trip to the Bonnefanten Museum, for instance, and enjoy its important collection of old masters and contemporary art.
Or visit Maastricht's Wyck neighbourhood, an ancient area in which you'll find a variety of shops. The Stokstraatkwartier area of Maastricht is also popular with visitors looking for more exclusive boutiques. Additionally Maastricht is home to many markets at all times of the year, so you'll always find fantastic buys when you explore the city.
Shopping in Maastricht
With lots of charming fashion and accessory boutiques, you can spend hours shopping for Christmas presents. And if fashion’s not your thing, try the Selexyz Dominicanen – the Guardian described it as the world’s most beautiful bookshop.
Despite its old-world charm, Maastricht has a buzzing nightlife, with outdoor cafes filling its historic squares and plazas.
Big club sounds, top 40 music and plenty of fun – you’ll find it at De Alla, a favourite haunt of Maastricht’s student community.
Holland Casino Valkenburg is located just outside Maastricht, with plenty of bars and tasty restaurants all in one area.
Wining and dining in Maastricht
Maastricht is well known for its excellent restaurants and bars, and boasts four Michelin star establishments. Eat and drink at such delightful restaurants as La Bonne Femme and Café Sjiek in Maastricht the next time you visit.
From late November, right through to early January, the Winterland Maastricht festival is in full bloom. Located on the Vrijthof, a large square in the city centre, the festival incorporates a huge ice rink, fairground, theatre shows, live music and a Christmas market. Sip mulled wine or hot chocolate and taste the local pancakes at one of the most popular Christmas events in Holland.
Simply take the ferry to Hook of Holland with Stena Line and travel on to Maastricht by road or rail where a world of cultural pleasures awaits.