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MaastrichtNetherlands

Visit the most southerly and burgundian city in the Netherlands. It's a great place for museums, forts and shopping.

Maastricht is famous for its lovely shopping streets, cultural history and charming atmosphere. The Dutch also love it because it's surrounded by hills that are reminiscent of southern France!

Maastricht is situated in a region that was once home to Germanic tribes. Because of its southerly location and its proximity to Germany and Belgium, this part of the Netherlands changed hands several times over the centuries. Signs of its interesting history are still visible today.

Although the hills around Maastricht are alluring, there's more than enough to do inside the city walls. For example, cross the 14th-century Sint Servaasbrug over the river Maas into the city and visit the Sint-Servaasbasiliek where you can admire the treasury and the crypt for a fee. The church is on the famous Vrijthof, where you will also find a lot of listed buildings. In terms of culture, the Bonnefantenmuseum with exhibitions on modern and old art is well worth visiting. To the south of Maastricht lies the town of Sint-Pietersberg where you can enjoy a great view of the city and visit limestone quarries.

Maastricht has a compact city centre making it easy to explore on foot. If you would like to travel outside the city you can catch a bus at the train station or your hotel. If you’re travelling by car, park outside the old city centre in one of the parking garages or on the street for a fee. You can hire a bicycle for day trips around the city, for example, to the caves.

There are no direct flights from England to Maastricht. Depending on where you’re travelling from, you can fly to Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Eindhoven or Rotterdam and catch a train. If you’re already in the Netherlands, intercity trains run frequently from most of the big cities. The centre of Maastricht is a short walk from the train station. If you're travelling by car, you can easily take a day trip to Germany or Belgium.

Enjoy the hills, the caves, the shopping and the cultural heritage of Maastricht.

Where to stay in Maastricht

Maastricht featuring a bridge, a river or creek and a city

Maastricht-Centre Urban District

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

Art galleries, churches and theatres highlight some of the noteworthy features of Maastricht-Centre Urban District. Make a stop by Vrijthof or Market while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Maastricht-Centre Urban District
Maastricht featuring a bridge, a river or creek and a city

Binnenstad

4.5/5Wonderful!(26 area reviews)

Unique features of Binnenstad include the theatres and live music. Make a stop by Vrijthof or Market while you're exploring the area.

Binnenstad
Centre Ceramique featuring signage

Wyck

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 area reviews)

Unique features of Wyck include the bars and river views. Make a stop by Centre Ceramique or Bonnefanten Museum while you're exploring the area.

Wyck
Amby, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

Amby

Though Amby may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Vrijthof and Market.

Amby
Heugum, Maastricht, Netherlands

Heugum

Heugum is noteworthy for its river views, and you can plan an outing to Bonnefanten Museum and Helpoort while you're in town.

Heugum
Helpoort featuring signage and heritage architecture

Jekerkwartier

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Unique features of Jekerkwartier include the coffee shops and river views. Make a stop by Helpoort or Natural History Museum while you're exploring the area.

Jekerkwartier

Top hotels in Maastricht

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Bigarre Maastricht Centrum
Hotel Bigarre Maastricht Centrum
3.5 out of 5
8 Van Hasseltkade, Maastricht
The price is £58 per night

Located in Maastricht-Centre Urban District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Market, Vrijthof and Maastricht University. Stadhuis and Dominicanenkerk ...

4.3/5Excellent! (79 reviews)

"beautiful rooms - and old building sensitively converted into an hotel"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Hotel Bigarre Maastricht Centrum
Van der Valk Hotel Heerlen
Van der Valk Hotel Heerlen
4 out of 5
Terworm 10, Heerlen
The price is £82 per night

Situated in Heerlen, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Heerlan Theatre and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Thermen Museum. Hoensbroek Castle and Parkstad Limburg ...

4.3/5Excellent! (417 reviews)

"Great hotel."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Van der Valk Hotel Heerlen
The Student Hotel Maastricht
The Student Hotel Maastricht
3.5 out of 5
Sphinxcour 9A, Maastricht
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £74 per night

Located in Maastricht-Centre Urban District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stadhuis, Market and Dominicanenkerk. Vrijthof and St. Servaas Church are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (377 reviews)

"good but overpriced to be claimed a student hotel.. also no fridge, no microwave in the room.. why charge a regular hotel price if you're not providing the regular services. small TV, has no netflix, cant connect it to your ipad.."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

The Student Hotel Maastricht

Popular places to visit in Maastricht

Vrijthof
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Vrijthof

4.5/5(40 reviews)

Visit Maastricht’s largest square to discover ancient churches and stylish houses overlooking an enticing array of cafés and restaurants. 

Market
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Market

4.5/5(48 reviews)

Learn about the history of Market, one of the top monuments in Maastricht. Experience the area's museums and art scene.

Bonnefanten Museum
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Bonnefanten Museum

4/5(5 reviews)

Browse a superb collection of contemporary art, and some old masterpieces too, in this iconic museum of groundbreaking design. 

Basilica of Our Lady
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Basilica of Our Lady

4.5/5(20 reviews)

Visit a statue that is said to have performed miracles and see a chamber full of ancient treasures at this stunning Romanesque church.

Helpoort
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Helpoort

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Visit the oldest-surviving town gate in the Netherlands to get a glimpse of Maastricht’s medieval past. 

Valkenburg Castle
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Valkenburg Castle

Wander through the ruins of this medieval castle to see the former dungeons, grand hall and kitchens. Explore the network of secret caves with an underground chapel.

Top things to do in Maastricht

Vacation Photographer in Maastricht
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Vacation Photographer in Maastricht

£207
Per adult
Maasmechelen Village Shopping Express from Brussels
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Maasmechelen Village Shopping Express from Brussels

£67
Per adult
Aachen - Old town Guided tour
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Aachen - Old town Guided tour

£210
Per adult

Reviews of Maastricht

4.6

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Feb 2020

A very Nice, clean city

4/5 - Good

JT

3 Jan 2020

Beautiful city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Dec 2019

I would like to visit Maastricht again

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Dec 2019

Love the place, we have been twice before to visit the Christmas Markets and truly love the place.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Nov 2019

Maastricht is a clean pleasant town. Good for a short break

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Sep 2019

Maastricht was well worth a visit - we really enjoyed our stay there.

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