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WELCOME Welcome to the beautiful city of MAASTRICHT, the city of good taste. You’ve probably just arrived and are eager to discover the city. Perhaps you’ve visited before and you can’t wait to visit familiar places again but be sure to take inspiration from this CITY GUIDE too, which will lead you to delightful ‘new’ locations in the city. This is your CITY GUIDE; a handy guidebook offering endless inspiration. It contains maps per district, tips for culinary connoisseurs, the mayor’s favourite spots, and what to do when it rains... For me, Maastricht is the city of good taste. It’s an international city that impresses in every way. It has the courage to reinvent itself without imitating other cities, and that makes working in and for this city such a wonderful challenge. At Maastricht Marketing, we work tirelessly with passion and affection for this fantastic city every day. And we do it all to inspire and help you, as a visitor to Maastricht, to get the most out of your visit. Why not stay in Maastricht a bit longer and go beyond the city boundaries to explore the rest of South Limburg and the Euroregion? This border region is beautiful with its rolling landscape dotted with quaint villages and unique cities. Everywhere you go you’ll be surprised by a new dialect or language or delicious regional speciality. All year round, Maastricht offers a broad spectrum of cultural happenings in addition to the many gems the city has to offer. TEFAF, the Preuvenemint, and Magical Maastricht are particularly well-known highlights, Maastricht is a meeting point for students, tourists, expats, art lovers, and connoisseurs of the good life. It offers a monumental décor, innovative developments, and an international character. Take a leisurely stroll through the streets with their almost French character and be charmed by all the delights that Maastricht and its inhabitants have to offer. After all, it is the locals who can show you what makes Maastricht the ‘Good-Life Capital of Europe’! Leontien Mees Director Maastricht Marketing Welcome in Maastricht!

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Yo u can f eel it, see it, taste it, and smell it Maastricht

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WELCOME! WE’RE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU... Did you forget for a moment that you were still in the NETHERLANDS? Don’t worry, you’re not the first person to think that, as this place feels so different from the rest of the Netherlands. But you’re really here, in the historic city of Maastricht, right at the very edge of the Dutch border. This is the place where Northern Europe and Southern Europe meet. The place where the three countries which make up the Euroregion come together. YOU CAN FEEL IT, SEE IT, TASTE IT, AND SMELL IT. You can feel it!

THE MOST EUROPEAN CITY OF THE NETHERLANDS

Maastricht offers the very best of the north and south and of the past and present. It is a city of local charm and international allure. Once it was the place where Germanic and Roman cultures collided; today it is the current mix of cultures, languages, and flavours that makes the city burst with creativity. Historic buildings and trendy design shops, majestic churches and thrilling cave adventures, inspired menus and inviting café terraces, lively festivals and sensational expositions, stately squares and vast vineyards. All this and more

makes Maastricht a favourite destination for a day of shopping, a weekend away for two, or an elegant European holiday.

INTERNATIONAL ALLURE ON A SMALL SCALE

While Maastricht is certainly not one of the world’s big metropolises, it is easy to navigate, compact, and cosy. The highlights are all within walking distance, and it’s hard to lose your way on the charming, mostly car-free, streets. You will feel right at home in Maastricht. Everywhere you go, you can expect to receive an open-armed Maastricht welcome. The hotels, restaurants, and cafés exude warmth and 5

cosiness. But its small-scale doesn’t mean that you can see and do it all in just a few hours; for a small city, there is plenty to experience in Maastricht. And, what’s more, here we don’t believe in living life in the fast lane. We like to take our time and enjoy things, whether it’s shopping, strolling, going out for drinks, or having a lavish meal. That’s the Maastricht way of doing things. So, why not spend the night? And then ask yourself: although Maastricht is not a metropolis, it is the very heart of the Euroregion and has plenty of international allure, while it is also home to an international university with students from more than 100 countries.


THE ‘MESTREECHTER GEIS & TAOL’ Did you know that...

Maastricht has an important military past as a garrison city as illustrated by the city wall in the city park? Here, where little children now come to feed the ducks and deer, once stood fearsome enemies. The army would fire cannons from the embrasures in the thick wall. As you walk along the city wall, it’s not hard to imagine the scenes of battle that once raged here.

Did you know that…

The Markt square in Maastricht hosts a large weekly market on Wednesdays and Fridays? The goods market is there on Wednesday, and on Friday the market expands with fresh fish, artisanal regional products, and the famous textiles market. You can find everything you need! Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Charm, playfulness, a healthy dose of humour, and a zest for life: these are the ingredients of the Maastricht local character, or in the local dialect: the Mestreechter Geis. Maastricht also has its own particular dialect, the Mestreechter Taol (the language of Maastricht), which has a sing-song intonation and is known for its soft pronunciations. This is just a taste of the wealth of culture that will greet you here in Maastricht. If you’d like to learn some of the local dialect during your stay, you’re in luck! The locals are always happy to meet curious visitors who want to learn something about Maastricht. For example, if you feel like a cup of coffee, you can ask for a teske koffie, and as the locals do, light a bougie (candle) at the Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek (Basilica of Our Lady).

ONE OF THE OLDEST CITIES

Maastricht and Nijmegen will probably continue to debate which of the two is the Netherlands’ oldest city for centuries to come, but whatever the answer, did you know that Maastricht is home to more historic buildings than any city in the Netherlands save one? 6

All over the city, you can still find the traces that go back to Maastricht the Roman settlement, religious centre, garrison city, and the birthplace of the industrial revolution in the Netherlands.

FROM ROMAN SETTLEMENT TO EUROPEAN MELTING POT

Roman settlement ‘Maastricht’ comes from the Latin Mosae Trajectum, meaning ‘crossing over the Meuse’, which refers to the first bridge over the river that the Romans built here around the first century AD. Religious centre (380) In this year, St Servatius, Bishop of Tongeren, moves the bishop’s see to Maastricht. Joint sovereignty (1204) Maastricht is granted medieval city rights, and over the course of the Middle Ages falls under the dominion of the Duke of Brabant and the Prince-Bishop of Liège. Garrison city (1579) The Spanish army, led by Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, conquers Maastricht. Republic (1632) Stadtholder Frederik Hendrik brings Maastricht into the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. French conquest (1673) The French Sun King, Louis XIV, captures Maastricht. During the attack on the city walls, the famous


musketeer d’Artagnan is killed. Dutch control (1678) Control of Maastricht is back in Dutch hands. French Republic (1794) Maastricht becomes part of the French Republic. The French abolish joint sovereignty and make all residents French subjects. United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1814) Maastricht again comes under Dutch rule. General Dibbets succeeds in keeping Maastricht in Dutch hands during the Belgian Revolution of 1830. Early industrial city (1830) Petrus Regout, a glass and pottery manufacturer in Maastricht, ushers in the age of industrialization in the Netherlands with his purchase of the country’s first steam engine. This era in modern history transformed Maastricht into the creative and vibrant city it is today. University city (1976) The State University of Limburg is established in Maastricht with the goal of breathing new life into the economy of Limburg after the closure of the mines. EUROREGION (1991) The cooperative platform established by the Dutch, German, and Belgian provinces in 1976 acquires legal status in 1991 as the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion. The cooperation relates primarily

to universities (both traditional and applied sciences) and the business community. Treaty of Maastricht (1992) Representatives of twelve European countries sign the Treaty of Maastricht, paving the way for the introduction of the euro. This historic event in combination with its unique location in the heart of Europe, makes Maastricht a truly European city.

You can see it!

HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

Whether sipping on cocktails in the trendy sky bar of the industrial Eiffel building, soaking up the sun on one of the café terraces on Plein 1992 square in the architectural district Céramique, or lighting a candle in the chapel of Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek (Basilica of Our Lady), wherever you go in Maastricht, the city is alive with history which reveals itself in everything around you. Did you know that the entire city centre of Maastricht has been declared a protected national monument? In the historic buildings and elegant houses, you will find a rich variety of architectural styles from different ages – from the early Roman period 7

Did you know that…

THE EUROREGION IS AN AREA THAT INCLUDES PARTS OF THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, AND BELGIUM? THIS REGION CONSISTS OF 4 MILLION PEOPLE WHO SPEAK 4 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES SPREAD ACROSS 3 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

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While modern Maastricht might not have retained much of its industrial character at first glance, the city has preserved many remarkable elements of its influential industrial past. It is this stark contrast between the authentic medieval city centre and the now modern and transformed former factory districts such as Céramique and the Sphinx quarter that lends the city a lively and exciting dynamic.


to the Maastricht Renaissance. Experience the seamless transition from stately, old façades to contemporary architecture and the historic buildings of the future.

ECCLESIASTICAL RUINS, CHURCHES & TREASURES

Whether you are religious or not, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the many old monasteries, chapels, and impressive churches located on the charming squares in the city centre of Maastricht. These monumental structures have, and always have had, a special appeal to both young and old. It started long ago with the many pilgrims that would visit the city to see the grave of St Servatius. Maastricht keeps its greatest relics in the treasury of the Basilica of St Servatius: the chest reliquary (Noodkist), the goblet, and the bust of St Servatius. The collection includes precious metals, ivory, silks, paintings, and statues. The treasury of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, part of the eleventh century transept basilica of the same name, is no less magnificent. It contains religious art and articles including richly embroidered liturgical garments, relics, processional banners, liturgical silver, and statues. The Gothic

St. Janskerk (St John’s church) is also part of the city’s rich religious heritage. Originally a Roman Catholic parish church, it was converted into a Protestant church in 1632. It has a very special pulpit, beautiful gravestones and wall paintings, and the monumental Binvignat organ. Tip: climb up the tower of St John’s Church for a great view of the city. Be sure to also visit lesser-known Minderbroederskerk (Friars Minor church).

A NEW PURPOSE

In recent years, thanks to creative enterprise, many monasteries and churches have been repurposed to save them from destruction. The fifteenth-century Kruisherenklooster (Monastery of the Crosiers) and monumental church are a perfect example of this. The entire complex was transformed into a luxurious five-star designer hotel while preserving its history. The thirteenth-century former Dominican church and monastery have also been repurposed. After extensive restoration work, it now houses a bookshop. Maastricht’s efforts to cherish its historical treasures can also be seen in the Sphinxkwartier and the 8

adjoining Frontenpark, which is a new and rugged part of the city. This is a raw and dynamic area undergoing rapid development, which serves as a reminder of the rich industrial past and a time of unremitting labour, production, and trade. These days, the vibe in and around the Sphinxpassage, the Sphinxcour, and the nationally listed Eiffel building is vibrant with hotspots such as The Student Hotel, Loods 5, the Muziekgieterij, and Lumiere Cinema.

A CONTINUUM OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

Go on a journey into the past. A moment of nostalgia can sometimes be a good thing. It makes you stop to think about the good old times and recall the fond memories that have brought you to where you are today. As you stroll through Maastricht, you might just happen upon a traditional craftsman with a trade that, where needed, has been adjusted as time went by. Or you might discover a traditional artisanal baker with a working water mill, a small museum, or traditional brewery. If you’re lucky, they might just be open, and you can take a look inside as they go about their trade.


IT ALL HAPPENS ON VRIJTHOF SQUARE

It has been called the most beautiful square in the country, Vrijthof Square. But you’ll discover this yourself as you stroll across the square or sit down at one of the many adjoining café terraces. This is where you can visit the treasury of the Basilica of Saint Servatius, enjoy a night out to watch a theatre production, or admire the view of the city from the top of the St John’s church. It all happens on and around Vrijthof square. But this famous square is more than that. It is also the place that undergoes a metamorphosis almost weekly, smoothly transitioning from each cultural season and event to the next, and the place where the patchwork collection of colours and sounds of Carnival come together, home to the beautiful backdrop for the concerts of local favourite André Rieu, and the merry and bright setting for Magical Maastricht in December.

HEAVEN FOR FASHIONISTAS AND SHOPAHOLICS Maastricht is a city that loves fashion. It might not be one of the fashion capitals of the world like Paris and Milan,

but the city has been making its mark in the world of fashion the last few years. The Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD) has attracted young fashion designers with their own studios and labels. The annual FASHIONCLASH Festival is an international and interdisciplinary fashion event that never fails to excite the city and the many visitors that come here every year. Maastricht is also home to big brand names, exclusive labels, small boutiques, and unique speciality shops with must-have fashion and accessories, lifestyle accessories, and design. The heart of the city is rightly legendary among fashion-lovers and shopaholics, who can shop to their hearts’ content here, seven days a week. For the opening times, please check: visitmaastricht.com

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CITY

University students are an inseparable part of Maastricht life. In recent years, the city has grown into a thriving international student city. Maastricht is home to the only United World College in the Netherlands. With over 9

100 nationalities and with more than 50% of students from foreign countries, Maastricht University can call itself the most international university of the Netherlands. At Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, more than 10% of students are international.

You can taste it!

GASTRONOMY, HOSPITALITY AND ENJOYING THE GOOD LIFE

Enjoying all the good things in life, appreciating good food, and always being in awe of the rolling hills comes naturally in Maastricht. This welcoming city is filled with good spirit. That slow lifestyle, for which Southern Europe is famous, is all the more evident in Maastricht than anywhere else in the country. It’s in our genes and it’s in our soil. The unique loess that is found only in South Limburg is the literal and figurative foundation for our rich and high-quality gastronomy. This quality is also the result of the time we take to nurture the products we grow on it. Time makes everything just a little bit better and tastier too. After all, producing good quality and tasty ingredients takes time and this is also


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Visit the Museum aan het Vrijthof photography museum! Twice a year, Museum aan het Vrijthof presents an exhibition of the work of a famous photographer. This is a new and innovative museum concept, a place for encounters with more room for experimentation and new crossovers within the cultural sector. At this unique museum a wide variety of visitors are welcomed with traditional Limburg hospitality and are treated in an interesting way to engaging experiences and exciting cross-pollinations in an intriguing setting.

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IF YOU WANT TO ORDER A GLASS OF WINE OR CUP OF COFFEE IN MAASTRICHT, YOU SHOULD ASK FOR ‘E GLEESKE WIEN’ (A GLASS OF WINE) OR A ‘TESKE KOFFIE’ (CUP OF COFFEE) FOR THAT TRUE MAASTRICHT FLAVOUR!

the case for traditional local dishes such as zoervleis (meat stew) and soup and locally produced beer and wine. These things need time to braise, stew, mature, and cook. And then you also need to take the time to sit around the table together and enjoy these lovingly prepared products. After all, enjoyable moments should be shared with others. This feeling of warmth and hospitality is something that we cherish in Maastricht. We love to share the flavours, scents, and colours of our city. The people of Maastricht will always try to welcome their guests in their own language. They will tell the stories of the passion and craftsmanship with which our local products are made with great pride and tell you about the special places of origin, just around the corner. They will go to every length to ensure that their guests have an unforgettable stay and share in the pleasure of all the good things in life.

A DIFFERENT CUISINE EVERY DAY

From the flavours of the Mediterranean and traditional Asian dishes to local delicacies; from a culinary point of view, there’s plenty to do in Maastricht. Just as the variety 10

of cuisines is extensive, so are the types of places that serve them, ranging from Michelin-star restaurants and stylish wine bars to trendy coffee spots and traditional Maastricht pubs (bruin café). If you have something to celebrate and are looking for something truly unique, the wealth of castles, country estates, vaulted cellars, warehouses, and churches in the city make for a perfect location for any event. The countless restaurants, many of which are united in Maastricht Culinair or Les Tables, offer hospitality and quality for every budget. So, what’s on the menu today?

THE TASTE OF MAASTRICHT

While you’re here, broaden your horizons and try one of the typical Maastricht dishes such as Zoervleis (meat stew), Huidvleis (brawn), or the local Rommedoe cheese with its powerful aroma and flavour, finished off by a delicious piece of traditional Limburg vlaai (sweet tart).

MAASTRICHT WINE

Maastricht is the place to taste, buy, drink, and celebrate wine. Whether you are a connoisseur or simply enjoy a glass of wine with friends, in Maastricht you’ll find the very


best of both worlds. Several varieties of wine grapes do well on the sun-drenched slopes of the Jeker Valley. Every year, Maastricht winegrowers produce delicious and award-winning wines. Like De Apostelhoeve wine estate, which produces six lovely white wines as well as two sparkling wines. The Jeker valley also houses the second oldest vineyard in the Netherlands, Hoeve Nekum. They even make wines worthy of royalty – at the wedding of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, one of the wines was a Riesling from Hoeve Nekum. For the best wines, have a look inside the Netherlands’ oldest wine shop in the city centre, Thiessen Wijnkoopers, which also produces wines from its own urban vineyard!

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HOW DOES THE GOOD LIFE SMELL?

We have captured the scent of la dolce vita! When you are known as the city of the good life with a diversity of flavours set against a beautiful backdrop, if you are the city that entices all the senses, then it is only natural that you should have your very own fragrance too. In 2019, we launched our own perfume named Ton sur

Ton Maastricht. Ton sur Ton is an exclusive, handmade, unisex eau de parfum that tells the story of Maastricht. This story cannot be told with one scent alone, which is why Ton sur Ton consists of five storylines, translated into five fragrance notes. Each note represents its own storyline, and this is something that you’ll become aware of when you smell Ton sur Ton. The perfume gradually changes as soon as it comes into contact with the skin. You are taken on a fragrance journey through the city; through its past and present. From an accent of spices that refers to the traditional delicacies from Maastricht cuisine to lime blossom extract with a fresh and honey-sweet character. You then become aware of a hint of exotic soft fruit which refers to the fertile soil of the city and next of suede as a symbol for the craftsmanship and work of the historic tanner’s guild that once created their products here. Finally you come to the wood tones, to musk, and ambergris which represent a sense of sensuality, togetherness, and relaxation. Together these scents symbolize the good life in Maastricht. Ton sur Ton Maastricht is for sale at the Maastricht Visitor Center. 11

THE SWEETEST SOUVENIR FROM THE SOUTH OF THE NETHERLANDS: VLAAI – A TYPE OF SWEET TART! IN MAASTRICHT, YOU CAN TASTE SOME AT THE TRADITIONAL ARTISANAL BAKERIES DOTTED IN AND AROUND THE CITY CENTRE, WHICH LURE YOU INSIDE WITH THE WARM AROMAS THAT SHOWCASE THE LOVE AND PASSION WITH WHICH THESE VLAAIS ARE MADE. THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS FOR THESE DELICIOUS VLAAIS ARE CHERRIES, APRICOTS, OR OTHER TYPES OF FRUIT PRODUCED RIGHT HERE IN THE HEUVELLAND REGION OF SOUTH LIMBURG. THE MAASTRICHT VLAAI, WHICH ENCAPSULATES THE FLAVOUR OF THE GOOD LIFE, WILL LEAVE YOU WITH A TASTY MEMORY OF YOUR VISIT TO THE CITY. maastrichtvlaai.nl


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MU ST-SEES Maastricht

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a. ONZE LIEVE VROUWEBASILIEK (BASILICA OF OUR LADY)

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A wonderful example of Romanesque architecture. Every day, visitors and locals come to the Slevrouwe, located on the beautiful Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, to light a candle to the Star of the Sea (the Holy Virgin Mary). Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 7

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A five-star stay. In this design hotel, history and design have been interwoven in a unique way creating a striking architectural contrast between the past and present. Kruisherengang 19 _________________________________

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Heirloom of Maastricht. Built in 1659-1664 by Pieter Post. The tower was built in 1684 and has a carillon with 49 bells that are still played regularly. Markt 78

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d. FRONTENPARK

e. SINT JANSKERK

Exciting and rugged piece of nature in the city. Go off the beaten track on the outskirts of the city! The Frontenpark is not your standard city park. Not neatly laid out and maintained, but an exciting and rugged piece of nature. It is clear why this part of the city is described as the rugged back garden of the Sphinxkwartier.

A striking feature in the skyline. The Gothic St. Janskerk (St John’s church) is located next to the Basilica of Saint Servatius on Vrijthof square. You can climb up the 80-metre high tower for a beautiful view of Maastricht. Vrijthof 24


ANDRÉ RIEU

AndrĂŠ Rieu traditionally brings his Johann Strauss Orchestra to the city of his birth, Maastricht, every summer and winter. Enjoy the wonderful melodies, including classical music and enthralling waltzes from various operas, operettas, and musicals. Once again, these concerts promise to be unforgettable evenings full of comical and moving moments and a plenty of romance! Visit visitmaastricht.com/ andre-rieu for more information and tickets.

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Transp o rt & Acc essibility Maastricht

Good to know If you want to discover more of MAASTRICHT, then visit VISITMAASTRICHT.COM. This is the place with all the information about everything there is to do in Maastricht. Take a look at the events calendar to see the events taking place in the city, book a guided tour presented by our OFFICIAL MAASTRICHT GUIDES, and discover all the highlights and culinary hotspots.

OPENING HOURS

Nearly all shops and shopping streets are open seven days a week and open late on Thursdays. However, there are exceptions to this, so prepare well before you set off! For more information visit visitmaastricht.com/shopping. If you want to know exactly when shops are open, please contact the relevant shop.

ACCESSIBILITY

Maastricht is a compact city. The station is within walking distance from the historic city centre, shopping locations, cafés, and restaurants. The city is easy to navigate by bicycle, as you can park it for free in one of the covered and guarded bicycle parking facilities located inside and outside of the city centre. If you are travelling to Maastricht by car, you can park smartly

at one of the Park and Ride (P+R) or Park and Walk (P+W) locations. At P+R Noord, you can park for free and travel to the city centre with public transport for just €2,15 or you can rent a Nextbike from Arriva and cycle everywhere. Public transport is a great way to explore the city and has many options available to divide your time as efficiently as possible. For everything you need to know about accessibility in Maastricht, visit visitmaastricht.com/ accessibility

SMART MAP

Are you coming to Maastricht and would you like to know the best route and the best parking locations? Our smart map will give you an up-todate overview of all traffic information! visitmaastricht. com/accessibility 15

TAXI RANKS

Taxi ranks are located at Maastricht’s main railway station, Markt square, and Vrijthof square. If you want to make sure that you always have a taxi within arm’s reach, then download the TAXI-APP Maastricht. The price of the trip is given beforehand and you can follow the taxi live and be informed exactly of when the driver will arrive at your location. TAXIAPP is a collaboration between the professional taxi services in Maastricht. If you want to make sure that you always have a taxi within arm’s reach, then download the TAXI-APP Maastricht! • Book a taxi in just a few clicks • Quick collection time thanks to dozens of taxis driving in the vicinity • Pay the driver afterwards in cash or by debit card


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EXPLORE MAASTRICHT MEMORABLE STORIES, exciting anecdotes and interesting trivia you might never have been able to uncover yourself. Why not discover the real MAASTRICHT? Experience the tales of the city with an OFFICIAL MAASTRICHT GUIDE, who would be happy to show you his or her true highlights. Explore Maastricht with an Official Maastricht Guide. They share their stories and proudly show you their personal Maastricht. Discover what is concealed behind the walls and what lies hidden underground. Our guides will take you on a tour through the city and take you to places you wouldn’t usually go. With a city guide, you discover and see more. Our guides have access to places in Maastricht where nobody else can go. On this page we will briefly tell you more about the different city walks both above ground and underground. The Official Maastricht Guides are experts at building bridges between people, stories, eras, and locations. They also know how to channel the good life and spirit of Maastricht.

HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Discover historic icons, cultural and culinary hotspots, and the DNA of Maastricht’s various districts.

HIDDEN PLACES, SECRET SPACES

Explore what might just be the most characteristic and intriguing part of Maastricht. Stunning vistas and charming places.

THE HISTORIC HEART OF MAASTRICHT

There’s a reason that this city tour is the most popular and well-known tour in Maastricht. A single route joins together the most beautiful monuments and the most charming little streets. 16

WALKING ON YOUR OWN

Explore the city on your own. At the Maastricht Visitor Center, you can find an extensive City Map and City Tours of 1,5 hours for €1,75 each. Information Go to exploremaastricht.com for more information and to book your tickets. There’s plenty to choose from, so if you have any questions please contact one of our staff who would be more than happy to help you on your way! You can call us on +31 (0)43 325 21 21 or per e-mail: info@visitmaastricht.com. You can also visit us at the Maastricht Visitor Center, Kleine Staat 1.


DISCOVER MAASTRICHT Join us on a journey though Maastricht. Discover what is concealed behind the walls and what lies hidden underground. Our Official Maastricht Guide will guide you through this unique city. The city where people enjoy the good life. A city of exciting contrasts. A city brimming with culture. Experience the spirit of Maastricht!

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MAASTRICHT UNDERGROUND

Maastricht’s cultural heritage goes deeper than the eye can see. Underground, still more historical treasures await. Go back in time, enter the darkness, and let your imagination go as you listen to the stories of Maastricht Underground, all the attractions, points of interest, and things to see and experience in Fort Sint Pieter, the caves and the Kazematten underground bunker complex. maastrichtunderground.com

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MAASTRICHT UNDERGROUND Away from the crowds. Dark and MYSTERIOUS. These are the caves, the fort, and the Kazematten tunnels. They are quite literally the foundations of Maastricht. Underground, time stands still and the online world doesn’t exist. Visit a most secret part of the city with an OFFICIAL MAASTRICHT GUIDE.

FORT SINT PIETER

The extensive underground tunnel system will amaze you while the stories and anecdotes told by our Official Maastricht Guides bring history back to life. In a whirl of stories, they take you back to times of foreign occupation, sieges, and people forced to hide underground. If you want to organize an underground tour, then first choose which of the locations of Maastricht Underground you want to visit. You can also combine locations and receive a discount of 20%! Book your tickets via maastrichtunderground.com.

Fort Sint Pieter is perched high above the Meuse river on the south side of the city and is directly connected with Sint Pietersberg hill via an intricate system of underground tunnels. The fort dates from around 1700 and is still largely intact, with parts recently restored. Outside, you can enjoy an impressive and beautiful view of the city, the Meuse, and the surrounding countryside.

THE NORTH CAVES

The North Caves lie deep below Sint Pietersberg hill and are home to a very unique piece of Maastricht history. Our Official Maastricht Guide will tell you about all the myste19

rious drawings and inscriptions and the secrets of what once was hidden inside the underground vault. The North Caves resemble a magical underground museum with unique charcoal drawings, inscriptions, and paintings that all have a tale to tell.

WALDECK KAZEMATTEN TUNNELS

Between 1575 and 1825, a network of underground passageways or mine galleries was created on the western side of Maastricht. These are called the Kazematten. Like moles underground, people dug this fourteen-kilometrelong system of defensive


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tunnels under the city in the eighteenth century. During times of siege, these tunnels were used to approach and surprise the enemy from under the ground.

THE ZONNEBERG CAVES

Since the early 1900s, the tunnel system of the Zonneberg Caves has been a magnet for visitors, as well as for artists who were invited during this period to make beautiful charcoal drawings and sculptures in the walls of the cave. Book the special guided tour of the Zonneberg Caves to the Museum and the Nachtwacht charcoal drawing and discover the various artworks and advertisements from 1900 and view works of art that will undoubtedly appeal to the imagination.

KICK-OFF ON THE KICK SCOOTER!

Discover the deepest secrets of Sint Pietersberg hill on a kick scooter together with an enthusiastic guide. The kick scooter is the ideal way to cover large distances in the caves. You’ll be able to see places you wouldn’t normally get to on a regular tour. The guide

will take you on a unique trip to learn about this extraordinary subterranean world. Enjoy fascinating stories full of facts and anecdotes and soak up the authentic and mysterious ambience of the marl caves. There is no electricity, no sound, no mobile phone signal, and no lighting, except for the light emitted by headlamps. This is an exciting and surprising experience with a real sense of momentum!

THEMED TOURS

You can also book various themed tours throughout the year. Fun for all ages is guaranteed. In the autumn, there is plenty to do for Halloween like a ghost tour for the kids, which is bound to be a success. But interesting events are also organized for more artistic themes such as Rembrandt and his The Night Watch. Visit maastrichtunderground.com for the themed tours.

PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION

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you on your way – literally and figuratively! The large variety of activities means that there’s something for everyone. But one thing is sure: a visit to Maastricht Underground will make your visit to Maastricht unforgettable!

Contact us You can call us on +31 (0)43 325 21 21 or via e-mail: info@maastrichtunderground.nl Available Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM For more information and to book your tickets, visit maastrichtunderground.com. You can also visit the new Maastricht Underground ticket shop at Fort Sint Pieter: Luikerweg 80, Maastricht. Check our website to see the season-specific opening hours. For more information about company excursions, team building activities, and guided tours, check page 90 or contact us: Maastricht: for Groups & Events Available Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM T: +31 (0)43 350 62 62 info@maastrichtunderground.nl


UNDERGROUND

Underground, time stands still. And that’s a good thing too. Join an Official Maastricht Guide and discover the most secret part of the city. Away from the crowds. Dark and mysterious. A place filled with stories and imagination. These are the caves, the fort, and the Kazematten tunnels. They are quite literally the foundations of Maastricht. But our rich history goes back much further... all the way to prehistory. These stories will keep you captivated.

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tip s Maastricht

THE BEST TIPS FOR MAASTRICHT This is the place to be in MAASTRICHT if you have questions about the city and the region. Open daily, so that you always have all the information close at hand! Would you like personalized advice and instant inspiration? Are you lost or want to be sure that you don’t miss out on the best places? Then visit the MAASTRICHT VISITOR CENTER! The Maastricht Visitor Center is located in the Dinghuis in Maastricht, a building with a long and illustrious history. The name comes from the Dutch dingen, which means ‘to administer judgement’. Even these days, we still talk about a geding (Dutch for legal proceedings). The building dates from 1470. In the Middle Ages, it housed two courts: one for Brabant and one for Liège. At the time, Maastricht was partly governed by the Duke of Brabant and partly by the prince-bishop of Liege. In 1664, the courts relocated to the new city hall on Markt square.

But these days, this building is home to a team of Maastricht experts who stand at the ready for you every day to tell you everything there is to see and do in the city. Here you’ll get the best tips for exploring the city and the region. You can book a guided tour, above ground or even underground, with one of our Official Maastricht Guides. You can also purchase a map of the walking or cycling routes or buy a lovely souvenir to remember your visit to Maastricht. 22

Opening hours Maastricht Visitor Center Mon to Sat from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM* Sun from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM * from November to April open until 5:00 PM on Saturdays Kleine Staat 1, Maastricht info@visitmaastricht.com T: +31 (0)43 325 21 21 visitmaastricht.com


kiksjozerije Merchandise

Buy them at the Maastricht Visitor Center of in our webshop! webshop.bezoekmaastricht.nl


Rederij Stiphout EXPERIENCE

Maastricht from the water. The five passenger ships of Rederij Stiphout sail the Meuse and the Albert Canal every day. In addition to the regular trips, Rederij Stiphout also offers various culinary arrangements on the water. Enjoy the cozy brunch cruise (including an extensive brunch buffet) every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Or make it a night out during the Friday Evening Drinks Cruise or the Saturday Night Dinner Cruise, where you have a drink or dinner while the boat makes a nice trip on the Meuse. In short, enough to choose from. How do you experience Maastricht from the water? Maaspromenade 58 T +31 (0)43 351 53 00 www.stiphout.nl

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must-sail MAASTRICHT - LIÈGE

Off to Liège we go! A day trip sailing over the Meuse and the Albert Canal with Liège as the destination (incl. a 2.5 hours stopover in Liège). During this trip you cross the famous Ternaaien lock. This boat trip can be combined with a lunch or drinks package. _________________________________

FOUR-LOCKS BOAT TRIP

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Four times up and four times down. A fascinating boat trip over the Meuse, the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal, and the large Albert Canal. During this four-hour trip, you pass the four famous locks: Bosscherveld, Neerharen, Lanaken, and Ternaaien. ________________________

CRUISE ON THE MEUSE

MINI CRUISER

HISTORIC BOAT TRIP THROUGH ’T BASSIN

A timeless, classic tour. During a boat tour lasting about 50 minutes, you pass several of the most important highlights of Maastricht, such as the St Servatius bridge, Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek (Basilica of Our Lady), the new Céramique district, and the Gouvernement (Provincial Government building).

Private across the Meuse Charter our mini cruiser with skipper for a private trip on the Meuse. On comfortable couches, and in bad weather with canopy, an ideal way to discover Maastricht and the surrounding area with max. 9 people.

Relive the history of Maastricht. Discover the historic inner city harbour ‘t Bassin during this two-hour boat trip. Via the Bosscherveld lock, lock 19, and the former fortifications you enter the inner harbour where you are welcomed by a delightful view of the old quayside storerooms where ships used to unload their freight.


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TAKING A WALK WITH MAYOR ANNEMARIE PENN-TE STRAKE The Mayor of Maastricht Annemarie Penn-te Strake regularly goes to work on foot. It’s a lovely walk from the Jeker quarter to the Markt square, and she never tires of it – it always helps her CLEAR HER HEAD! She enjoys watching the city gently awaken and start its day as she leaves her home in the morning, and revels in the bustle and buzz later in the day as she returns. ‘Maastricht is the place to be for the ideal WORK-LIFE BALANCE.’ ‘As you approach the south of the Netherlands, a sense of calm comes over you. Your breathing and heart rate slow as stress and haste make way for relaxation. Walking becomes strolling, and your senses awaken – there is so much to see, smell, and taste! You want to take the time to experience and enjoy them. That was my experience years ago when I first came to Maastricht, long before I became mayor. You get a sense that it is a privilege to live and work here. Visitors to the city often describe it as feeling very un-

Dutch. And it still does to me. ‘Maastricht has the air of a city that enjoys a challenge, and has the dynamism and inspiration to make a success of things. At the same time, it has a very human scale so you don’t get overwhelmed by stimuli as is sometimes the case in a bigger city. And then there’s that constant weekend feeling – giving you the space and opportunity to switch off and take the time to open your eyes to what is happening around you. ‘Taking the time like this ensures that we do things


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attentively and with an eye for quality. At the same time, the city is constantly innovating and developing, partly thanks to a university that is highly regarded internationally. Maastricht is a hub of urban development at the heart of Europe. And then there’s the cultural sphere... I recently heard that Maastricht is the Netherlands’ second city in terms of the culture on offer, and that’s without even starting to think about the wonderful array of shops, cafés, restaurants, and bars. ‘In Maastricht, we also take the time for each other and for our guests, not just at the dining table but also in the shops, stopping for a chat in the park... everywhere in fact. The people of Maastricht are very pleasant to be around, both the older Maastrichtenaren whose families have been here for generations and the young students. They are sociable, open, helpful, and fun-loving. Enjoyable moments should be shared with others. ‘It’s hard to think of just a few tips for a visit to Maastricht. Just do as the locals do. Slow down, take a stroll, and look up and around you. Follow

your nose, especially if it lures you into a cosy pub or onto a bustling café terrace. Enjoy everything together. And above all, take your time.’

THE PERFECT DAY OFF…

‘Enjoying a lunch of onion soup at a traditional pub. Strolling through the narrow cobbled streets and the park, admiring buildings and monuments both historic and modern, and ending the day with a drink at a friendly pub. In the evenings, I enjoy going to music performances at the theatre or in a cosy church.’

up and starts the day. A quiet weekday is a definite must for a visit to the city.’

BEST KEPT SECRETS…

‘The ENCI quarry. It’s an impressive area of nature outside the centre and a great place for a walk. And then there’s the former gas holder in the Sphinx quarter. It’s an area with a fascinating industrial history where a lot is happening at the moment.’

VRIJTHOF ‘The Vrijthof squa-

‘Having a river flowing through your city is something quite special. The Meuse divides the city in two. One bank is nothing without the other. Together they form a whole.’

re on a cold wintry day when it has been snowing is simply beautiful. It is amazing how the Vrijthof changes its character and appearance with every new event. But there’s something magical about the Vrijthof square when it’s quiet and empty. If you’re in love, it’s the perfect place to waltz!’

THE MARKT SQUARE...

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THE MEUSE…

‘When the weather is fine and sunny, I like to open the windows of my office at city hall. The sounds and smells of the market float in. I love that!’

BEST MOMENT OF THE DAY…

‘I am definitely a morning person. The city gently wakes 27

‘My “home district” in Maastricht. The statue “Levensvreugd” (zest for life) on Grote Looiersgracht – depicting a woman with four children – was the decisive factor in me choosing to settle here with my four children. It’s wonderful to live in a part of the city that exudes so much history.’


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DREAM AWAY IN MAASTRICHT Industrial lofts, historic monasteries, design hotels with modern art, and so much more. With so many choices of places to stay, it’s hard to resist the temptation to spend a day or two longer enjoying Maastricht. So why not stay? For a complete list of accommodation available in Maastricht, visit visitmaastricht. com/overnight-stays.

MIDWEEK IN MAASTRICHT

Discover the great new weekend of Maastricht! From Sunday to Thursday, everything‘s just that little bit different in Maastricht. They city is quieter, which means that you have it more to yourself and you can take your time to enjoy all the fantastic things that the city has to offer. On weekdays, after booking your hotel room, you will have access to exclusive activities, a wealth of cultural experiences, and some culinary extras. Forget about the weekend and really discover

Maastricht during the week! For more information, go to maastrichtmidweek.nl.

SERENITY & SPACE

What makes Maastricht truly unique is that this vibrant city also has places where you can find space and serenity. This is part of the perfect balance

that makes life in Maastricht so great. The Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek (Basilica of Our Lady) and the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square are oases of calm. Hundreds of visitors and locals come here every day to light a candle, some because of their religious beliefs and others simply for a moment of everyday happiness. Maastricht also lies in the middle of beautiful countryside and has various green spaces within walking distance of the city. In the city itself is the beautiful Stadspark city park with the Jeker river burbling away cheerfully in the background, various animals, and the ancient city wall and cannons as the backdrop. On the nearby Sint Pietersberg hill, you can find tranquillity in the forests, vineyards, and on the tracks while also paying a visit to the fascinating ENCI quarry. Why live an idyllic life in France if you could just as easily do it right here in Maastricht?


GO ING O FFL INE Maastricht

HOW SLOW CAN YOU GO? You’ve probably heard of the idea of a digital detox. Going on a city trip and then coming back home wonderfully relaxed, stress-free, without having been bombarded by e-mails and messages and without the feeling that you have to get through a long list of highlights to really experience the city... just being able to discover the city in a relaxed way and as spontaneously as possible. After such a city trip, you’re ready to get back to business again. You really don’t have to spend your days in a hut on a deserted heath without social contact. You can do it in Maastricht!

rushing, without hassles, and without having to keep an eye on the time. Step 2: Get out into the city and look up at the façades you would normally ignore, stroll along the cosy and special squares of Maastricht, and stand still for a moment if something beautiful or special crosses your path.

HOW DO YOU GO OFFLINE IN MAASTRICHT?

Step 1: Switch off your phone. Ideally, leave it in your hotel room or in your apartment and set off to explore with the aid of a map (and of course this City Guide), without 29

Step 3: Ask a local. If you don’t know the way or want to find out where the best places are to eat, then ask a local and he’ll lead the way!


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THE DISTRICTS Maastricht is a city where old and new come together, with famous as well as many hidden places. The centre of MAASTRICHT is nice and compact. But each of the districts here have a unique character. Here is our list of the districts of Maastricht and all the HIGHLIGHTS per district. Discover which district is your favourite!

WYCK/CÉRAMIQUE

Wyck is located between the station and the Meuse. Exclusive shops, hip hotels, and trendy restaurants and bars are perfectly combined with traditional speciality shops and small delicatessen. Wyck is vibrant. Leave the small, quaint streets of Wyck behind and explore Céramique, the district with architectural highlights including the impressive building designed by Aldo Rossi: the Bonnefanten. The past and present come together beautifully in Céramique.

CITY CENTRE

The lively shopping area of the city, located between the St Servatius bridge, Markt square, and Vrijthof square. Whether you’re looking for luxury department stores, famous chain stores, or small

boutiques, you’re bound to find whatever you’re looking for in the city centre of Maastricht. Be sure to visit the Mosae Forum and Entre Deux shopping centres and the special book shop in the Dominican church!

JEKER QUARTER/ STOKSTRAAT QUARTER

Catch your breath after the hustle and bustle of the city centre in the tranquillity of the Jeker quarter. This district is also called the Quartier Latin of Maastricht, with its picturesque streets and small quaint shops, galleries, and large variety of restaurants and cafés. The Stokstraat quarter is nestled between the city centre and the Jeker quarter. The streets are narrow, the pubs are small, the boutiques stylish and elegant.

SPHINX QUARTER

The industrial revolution in Maastricht started in the Sphinx quarter. This district continues to change and develop and is especially attractive to creative spirits, young residents and visitors, students, and expats. The historic inner harbour, ‘t Bassin, with its cosy restaurants and galleries represents a bridge between the old and familiar parts of Maastricht and this new part of the city.

SINT PIETER & SURROUNDS

One of the unique things about Maastricht as a city is that you can go from the city centre to the rolling hills of the countryside in no time. If you didn’t know better, you’d think you’ve left the Netherlands behind.


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For the love of good meat. You might think that you’re standing in a fancy butchery. But then the door opens, and you enter a very special restaurant with exceptional service and a unique menu. The restaurant captures the rich history of Onglet, and they’re happy to share it with you. Wycker Brugstraat 27 _________________________________

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Provincial government building. An architectural highlight of the city, but perhaps better known as home to the table where the Treaty of Maastricht was signed. Limburglaan 10 _________________________________

c. DE MAASTRICHTER MALTEZER

This city brewery has an illustrious history. IIt used to be the Ridder brewery where the famous Maltezer beer was brewed. The famous Dutch wheat beer Wieckse Witte (named after the Wyck district) was also created here. Now transformed into a total concept. Overwal 18-12

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d. VAN WIJCK

As authentic as it gets. Visiting for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, or ‘high wine’? Everything at Van Wijck has been prepared with love for a pure and authentic experience. Owner Jaap van Wijck is a credit to his family name in the heart of this trendy district. Wycker Brugstraat 28 36

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e. CÖRVERSPLEIN

A delightful spot. with a river view. Located at the foot of the Servatius bridge (Servaasbrug), the al fresco areas of the quaint cafés and restaurants are a perfect place to relish the view of the river and city.


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Coffee makes you happy. We love coffee and, fortunately, so does Coffeelovers. Coffeelovers on Plein 1992 is the hottest coffee spot of the Céramique district. Here you can enjoy Maastricht’s famous Blanche Dael coffee. Plein 1992 15 & 77 _________________________________

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It’s certainly not a secret. While the location adds a touch of mystery, the team of Mr. Smith makes certain that their talent for mixing drinks is no secret at all. Here you can enjoy the very best cocktails in Maastricht. “Press for drinks.” Rechtstraat 55

A fashion revolution. Two young Maastricht entrepreneurs are running four fashion shops in Maastricht that are affordable and have a touch of rebelliousness. But that is to be expected, as you’re in Maastricht! Wycker Brugstraat 38a

j. WEN BOETIEK

A combination of highend fashion and the perfect basic pieces. Wen boutique has distinguished itself by combining personal advice with a highend collection of Danish, French, and Dutch brands. This local entrepreneur is the go-to fashion shop for many of the local Maastricht fashionistas. Rechtstraat 48


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The very best of French cuisine.

‘t Wycker Cabinet combines that traditional Limburg hospitality with a hint of Wyck vibrancy and the atmosphere of a French bistro and bar. The classic bistro menu was composed with care and features seasonal and local ingredients and matching drinks for breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks, and dinner. The very best of culinary Maastricht comes together here.

The romantic sounds of the French chansons fill the restaurant as a charming hostess walks between the tables with bottles of red wine. At Bouchon d’en Face guests can relish in authentic French dishes and enjoy each other’s company and the authentic friendly atmosphere characteristic of the top bistros in France. For real Francophiles!

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Because southern living is just better.

A household name in Wyck. Café Zondag may be small, but it’s well known in the Wyck district. It’s the go-to place for coffee, breakfast, lunch, tapas, and great nights! It’s open until the early hours of the morning and has live music or DJs every week and even changing artist exhibitions!

From lounging in a beach bed on the riverside to attending a show at our theatre, everything at Café Zuid is all about the good life. The menu ranges from irresistible tapas to inspired main dishes.

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Fine Jewellery and Watches.

Delicious all day, that’s our way.

Service, refined taste, elegance, unique pieces, and the finest brands. Leon Martens presents both jewellery and watches. In addition to famous watch brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, and IWC, Leon Martens offers jewellery by brands such as Pomellato and Chopard. Leon Martens also has its own breathtaking collection of jewellery.

In the early morning, as the city awakens, the fragrance of freshly baked bread emanates from So Delicious, inviting you inside for breakfast – that first delicious moment of the day. Choose your moment, whether it is coffee and cake, an extravagant lunch, a quick sandwich, a drink to celebrate the day, something tasty from the bakery, a complete take-away meal, or an evening at the restaurant in the company of friends or family.

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An impressive collection of old masters and modern art.

The Bonnefanten is the leading art museum of Limburg and the Euregio, located inside the iconic museum building designed by Aldo Rossi. The museum is known for its permanent collection and unique temporary exhibitions of exciting local and international art and artists. The museum also has activities for young and old, a museum shop, and the Ipanema museum cafĂŠ. Avenue CĂŠramique 250 T +31 (0)43 329 01 90 www.bonnefanten.nl

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GUIDED TOURS OF THE GOUVERNEMENT AAN DE MAAS (PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING)

See the highlights of the art collection and the Treaty of Maastricht The Gouvernement aan de Maas (Provincial Government building) was built between 1983 and 1985 and is partly located on an island in the Meuse. Approximately 1,000 people work in this impressive building every day. The Gouvernement has an impressive art collection of more than 1,300 pieces created by artists from Limburg. Go on a guided tour of the Gouvernement and discover this extraordinary art collection and the unique architecture of the building itself. Limburglaan 10 T +31 (0)43 389 77 77

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Alex is urban, vibrant, and located in the heart of Wyck. They daily serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM. Get to know Alex in the bar, on the beautiful café terrace of Maastricht, or in one of the comfortable hotel rooms.

Visit this fascinating concept store for unique home accessories, a lovely gift, a unique bag, a stunning sofa, a great chair, stylish lamp, hi-fi equipment, or beautiful piece of jewellery. We love FairTrade!

Eat, drink, sleep.

A household name in Wyck for 23 years.

De Joffers 11

Fashion size 42 and up. An institution famous in Maastricht and beyond. Come by and discover for yourself that plus sizes don’t have to mean dressing out of style. Fashion consultants can offer honest, sound advice.

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ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON

Cultural heritage, library, and impressive exhibitions.

There’s always something to enjoy here: a fascinating exhibition, concert, or lecture, or a relaxing visit to the library to enjoy a cup of Coffeelovers coffee. The building itself, by architect Jo Coenen, is worth a visit in its own right. Be sure to visit the fourth floor for the wonderful view! Avenue Céramique 50 T +31 (0)43 350 56 00 www.centreceramique.nl

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Go on a Thai adventure.

Situated on the bank of the Meuse, boasting the city’s most beautiful sunsets. A dynamic little place serving coffee, healthy lunches, dinner, and drinks and snacks seven days a week. It’s a great place to discover.

Enjoy an authentic experience of delicious Thai cuisine in this cosy, affordable restaurant. If you’re on a shopping trip, make some time to savour tasty, freshly prepared Thai dishes. Tasty Thai, for lunch, dinner and takeaway.

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Pancakes and crêpes. Comfort food in the heart of Maastricht! And they even do takeaways! Experience that Sunday-brunch feeling any day of the week from breakfast until after-work drinks. Helmstraat 10

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Forgotten arts. Industrial heritage, artistry, and stories of the history of printing in Maastricht and beyond. Jodenstraat 22 _________________________________

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The pride of Maastricht. This is where we meet. Café Local is the ultimate meeting place for locals, especially during the Wednesday and Friday markets. The proudly Maastricht owner welcomes you every day for coffee, lunch, or dinner while you enjoy a view of the market. Markt 38

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It’s la dolce vita! At Laus restaurant, you’re welcomed with that characteristic Maastricht hospitality, but lunch and dinner have an authentic Italian flavour. With its own carpaccio bar, Laus is certainly worth a visit. Bredestraat 7 48

An unforgettable dream. On Vrijthof square stands a truly unique hotel that takes you on a journey of beauty through the ages. This is Maison Haas Hustinx. Enjoy a historic and wondrous stay in the heart of Maastricht. Vrijthof 20A


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A unique collection of art & vinyl. This is not just a hotspot for those who love vinyl, as this shop also offers plenty of options for art aficionados who adore a good dose of Pop & Street Art. Hondstraat 2A

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Bar, bites & dance. This is the place to be for a good night out in Maastricht or even for a great lunch or an evening of drinks and good conversations. And all within a stone’s throw of Vrijthof square! Platielstraat 13-15

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The wonder of Maastricht. You can’t leave Maastricht trying at least one delicious slice of Limburg vlaai (sweet tart). For years, Bakkerij Hermans has been the go-to bakery in Maastricht for bread, pastries, and authentic Maastricht vlaai. Zakstraat 9

Haircuts & cocktails. Discover Maastricht’s first ‘hair club’: a cocktail bar and hairdresser’s all in one. Get a touch-up or a complete makeover. Book your appointment online. Tongersestraat 27

Wondrous & extraordinary. The Dominicanen bookshop is no longer simply a ‘book shop’. This is a monumental must-see, located in the very heart of the Maastricht city centre, that has gained world fame. Dominicanerkerkstraat 1


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In this 700-year old Gothic Dominican church you can browse through a varied range of books, music (CDs and vinyl), and gifts. Experience the unique ambiance of this location while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee from Coffeelovers. Hosting around 150 activities a year, there is always something to see and enjoy. Dominicanerkerkstraat 1 T +31 (0)43 4100010 boekhandeldominicanen.nl

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Boutique 17 Hotel Brasserie Britannique

Traditional pub that feels like home.

Stay with us and feel like home.

Located at the most beautiful square in the Netherlands: the Vrijthof. With a covered courtyard and charming Grand Café and restaurant, the perfect location for a complete night out. The menu exists of real Grand Café classics. From delicious salads and Limburg ‘Zoervleis’ to perfect burgers and tender beef.

The four-star Boutique Hotel Brasserie Britannique is located on the most beautiful square of Maastricht. You’re bound to be charmed by this historical building and its luxurious, stylishly decorated rooms. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks seated at the beautiful café terrace or brasserie.

Vrijthof 34-35

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Jewellery, diamonds, and watches since 1888!

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Schaap en Citroen is a Dutch jeweller with an impressive collection of jewellery and watches and the first shop in the Netherlands to sell the famous Rolex watches. These days, Schaap en Citroen has twelve unique jewellery houses in the Netherlands, including their branch in Maastricht. If you are looking for a pre-owned or vintage watch, take a look online and discover the range.

Create balance and harmony in your home with the items of Søstrene Grene. The shop changes its stock regularly and features new items every week. Be inspired by the charming, labyrinthine shop with the always changing range that is characterized by Scandinavian elements and beauty.

Maastrichter Brugstraat 35

Nieuwstraat 9

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Mosae Forum 20 FASHION & FOOD

Between the Market and the Meuse.

Centuries of history and modern architecture come together at Mosae Forum, between the Market and the Meuse. The new riverside shopping area, combining shopping and joie de vivre. Mosae Forum: You don’t visit it, you experience it! If you’re coming by car, follow the signs to P-Markt and P-Mosae Forum. www.mosaeforum.nl

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At the most beautiful square of the Netherlands. Maastricht’s most prominent theatre, housed in the old ‘General’s House,’ a grand townhouse dating from 1805 situated on the northern side of the Vrijthof square. Theater aan het Vrijthof is a multifunctional building, serving as a concert hall and a theatre. The annual programme comprises around 500 performances, including Dutch and international plays, opera, modern dance, ballet, musicals, classical and world music, shows, and cabaret/comedy. Vrijthof 47 theateraanhetvrijthof.nl

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Flights of angels.

Oldest wine merchant in the Netherlands.

Healthy, honest, pure, cosy, passion, seasonal, enthusiastic, and friendly.

For a delicious lunch, dinner, or just a cup of coffee. Groups are very welcome in the two lovely private salons with a view of the Vrijthof square.

Discover the secret treasure of Maastricht. It has several tasting rooms, enchanting vaults, and an enclosed terrace.

Vers. is famous for its healthy breakfasts, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, home-made soups, and delicious salads. This is the right address for a healthy bite to eat!

Vrijthof 13

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Authentic Maastricht.

Authentic local dishes with the honesty of the good old days, attention to quality and a lovely summer/ winter terrace!

Wherever the sun takes you.

Bakkerij Mathieu Hermans

Maastricht’s city centre with the solar eco-tram. During your ride, we will tell you many interesting facts about the city and its rich history.

The best in traditional pastries and breads since 1936. Taste the difference of a genuine artisan baker using traditional recipes.

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Coffee, tea, and freshly-roasted peanuts The Blanche Dael shop is located in Wolfstraat. This family-run roasting house and tea packer has been a household name for coffee, tea, and peanut lovers for 140 years. The nostalgia-filled shop is characterized by its traditional character of craftsmanship. Coffee beans and peanuts are freshly roasted here every day. Just follow your nose to find it. Wolfstraat 28 T +31 (0)43 321 34 75 www.blanchedael.nl

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With its rich history, this is the place where your visit to Maastricht begins. The Maastricht Visitor Center is located in the Dinghuis, a building in the heart of Maastricht dating from 1470 and with a long history. The name comes from the Dutch ‘dingen’, which means ‘to administer judgement’. The basement of the Dinghuis was used as a torture chamber and the attic as a prison. The windows are decorated with three symbolic coats of arms: those of the Duke of Brabant, the PrinceBishopric of Liège, and the City of Maastricht. The Dinghuis was viewed by the people of Maastricht as the city hall. Since 1985, the Dinghuis has been the place to go with all your questions about your visit to Maastricht, and for inspiration. Kleine Staat 1 T +31 (0)43 325 21 21 www.bezoekmaastricht.nl

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In Den 31 Ouden Vogelstruys

A Maastricht favourite for lunch, dinner, a quick bite, or a takeaway. Enjoy delights of Chinese cuisine like their signature original recipe Peking duck with pancakes. Or, if you like surprises, the chef will put together a special menu just for you.

A visit to Maastricht is not complete unless you visit the most famous café and brasserie in the city. This is the place for a perfectly tapped glass of beer and delicious local dishes. Experience the traditional atmosphere of Maastricht and combine a delicious dinner in the brasserie with drinks in the cosy pub, also known as the ‘living room’ of Maastricht.

Café and Brasserie.

Markt 33

Vrijthof 15

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Hotspot for chocolate lovers. DARQ passionately tells the story of the origin and importance of sustainable chocolate. Delicious breakfasts, extensive lunches or surprising tastings. Maastrichter Smedenstraat 2

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A friendship filled with flavour. An Italian and a Greek wanted to explore the flavours of their friendship. This resulted in Infinito, where Italian and Greek specialities are complemented with a unique wine list.

Parisian flair on the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square. The Fruits de Mer platters at De Comedie have become famous for a good reason. Enjoy all the good things in life with a lovely glass of wine in a traditional Maastricht setting. Onze

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Street food & bar. This new restaurant, located in what might very well be the most vibrant street in Maastricht, is everything but cliché! Here they serve street food, food for real foodies, and Instagrammable dishes. Enjoy a delicious poke bowl or acai bowl or visit for a great meal or drinks! Koestraat 2-6


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A living-room vibe at a romantic location. The Maastricht locals who run Le Virage with love and passion every day know all the ins and outs of hospitality. Le Virage has a French-inspired menu, a beautiful, sun-filled café terrace, and a cosy hotel located above the restaurant.

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The best of Maastricht. This restaurant surprises you with its traditional Maastricht hospitality and delicious local products from rustic breads to local home-made jams. This is the place to be to buy Maastricht wines that you can enjoy at home or as a souvenir. Maastrichter Heidenstraat 2A

Shop ‘till you drop. This concept store has unique brands for him and for her and beautiful items for at home. Le Marais Deux is the whimsical outlet branch of Le Marais, a high-end women’s fashion shop located in the famous Stokstraatkwartier. Maastrichter Heidenstraat 6

Oldest city gate in the Netherlands. The Helpoort long served as a real and vital defensive work. Now it houses an exhibition on the history of Maastricht as fortified city. Sint Bernardusstraat 24B _________________________________

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Pure simplicity and elegance. A boutique for men and women. Lena Berens designs and makes all the clothes herself and displays a beautiful colour palette, pure, simplicity, and elegance. Witmakersstraat 1


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Pizza and pasta bar. The cosy and charming pizza and pasta bar TOMATO is located on the trendy Koestraat. This dynamic restaurant has an open kitchen, delighting guests with its famous truffle ravioli and home-made limoncello. It will steal your heart with its pizza topped with freshly sliced Parma ham. Everything is prepared with fresh ingredients and served with a portion of love.

A stylish and contemporary restaurant with great cocktails in the city centre of Maastricht. Brandsøn integrates influences from international cities into its design and food. The perfect place for a drink with friends or a tasty lunch or dinner.

Het Bat 2

Koestraat 21

T +31 (0)43 201 26 20 www.brandson.restaurant

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Patty ‘n Bun 34 Handcrafted burgers.

Natuurhistorisch 35 Museum

Experience Maastricht’s burger sensation! Enjoy the wide range of delicious burgers from the grill, various combinations of freshly-prepared chips, or one of the intriguing freakshakes. Burgers with a modern twist, using only the freshest and tastiest products; absolutely 100% pure, 100% fresh, and 100% sustainable.

From the Maastrichtian period with the Cretaceous sea and the Mosasaurus, the Carboniferous period to the flora and fauna that live in this region – come see Limburg’s native animals or the bees and butterflies in the insect house. Meet Mosasaurus ‘Bèr’ in his glass house in the museum garden and watch live taxidermy at our new Science lab.

Take a trip through time.

Sint Pieterstraat 50

De Bosquetplein 7

T +31 (0)43 321 56 89 www.pattynbun.nl

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At home in Maastricht! You will feel right at home the moment you walk into Café Tribunal. Come and soak up the atmosphere in our cosy café-pub or on the terrace. We are open six days a week for breakfast, lunch, and drinks. From Mondays to Thursdays, we also have a simple evening menu. And during mussel season, we serve mussels every last Thursday of the month. Tongersestraat 1 T +31 (0)43 321 03 90 www.detribunal.nl

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Joie de Vivre.

A unique concept with passion.

Just 200 metres from Vrijthof square and Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square, it’s one of the Jekerkwartier’s best-kept secrets. Petit Bonheur is a little piece of France, serving extended dinners in the interior courtyard all year long. The kitchen serves Italian and French dishes based on fresh, seasonal products.

Tapijn boasts a unique location in the city park. People meet here to enjoy the great food and ambiance served by friendly staff on the terrace in the summer, and in autumn and winter in the large, characterful hall that used to be the dining hall of the soldiers of the Tapijn barracks.

Achter de Molens 2

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T +31 (0)43 321 51 09 www.petitbonheur.nl

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39 Derlon Maastricht

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Traditional Maastricht hospitality on Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square. Enjoy the relaxed hospitality that has been a feature of this location since 1870. An overnight stay at the hotel or a visit to the cosy restaurant is certainly worth the effort! The beautiful cafĂŠ terrace is the perfect location to enjoy lunch or dinner. Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 6 T +31 (0)43 321 67 70 www.derlon.com

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Hotel 41 Les Charmes

Here, you enter as a guest, and leave as a friend. Specializing in regional wines and products. Refined French cuisine. Experience ‘Mes Amis’.

If you’re looking for a charming place to stay in Maastricht, look no further than the exquisite and historic Hotel Les Charmes, on a quiet street in the heart of the city.

Experience the feeling.

Classy & charming.

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Have a drink at the beautiful bar or enjoy lunch or dinner and choose from dishes up to €14.50. Bouillabaisse, steak tartare, and the famous Coupe Cava.

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All the inspiration for the home you could wish for. Whether you need to update your workspace, give your living room a complete makeover, or need inspiration for a vibrant interior, visit Loods 5 in the industrial Sphinxkwartier for an inspirational day of interior shopping. Sphinxcour 5 _________________________________

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On top of Maastricht. The only rooftop bar in Maastricht. Visitors can come here to meet the locals and to enjoy a multicultural menu inspired by cuisines from all around the world! Sphinxcour 9a ________________________________

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Star worthy without pretence. Le Bon Vivant takes you on a journey through the culinary world of chef Björn. His unique style combined with only the best ingredients ensure a phenomenal dining experience. Capucijnenstraat 91

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One of the most beautiful secrets. In the past, this is where goods were unloaded and stored. Today, the wharf cellars are filled with cosy restaurants, grand cafés, and a gallery. ’t Bassin, a safe haven for those who love the good things in life. Bassinkade

A 120-metre-long passage of tiles. The tile scenes tell the story of Sphinx and Maastricht’s ceramic industry through family portraits, factory buildings, and old advertisements. Sphinxcour

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Music stage. Partygoers at Muziekgieterij can enjoy concerts until the early hours in this no-frills industrial building. THE music stage in Maastricht! Boschstraat 7 _________________________________

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Pleasure in Parisian style. Café Louis is located in the impressive Hotel Monastère. This is a real French bistro for the real connoisseur. The chef combines his love for gastronomy with local products. The result: French cuisine served with flair. Boschstraat 69

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Get your creative juices flowing! Bureau Europa is the venue for exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and city tours that will tell you about architecture, urban planning, and design. Boschstraat 9

Former fabric hall. It is around this iconic building that the new and upcoming Sphinx quarter will further tronic develop. In 2017, The Student Hotel opened its doors here. Come in and have a look! Sphinxcour 9A 77

Hot spot in town. Throughout the week, Lumière shows the best contemporary films and organizes special cultural events. Dine in the elegant restaurant café and feel like a true film star. Bassin 88


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House for Contemporary Culture.

Exciting flavour combinations.

Through exhibitions, lectures, research, performances, and publications, Marres House for Contemporary Culture explores the visual arts in the broadest sense. Visitors are invited to wander through the rooms of the historic house, explore the city garden, or enjoy a cup of coffee or a fantastic meal at Marres Kitchen.

Le Bon Vivant, located in a cosy seventeenth-century vaulted cellar, is one of the hidden gastronomic gems of Maastricht. This romantic restaurant focuses on serving New Dutch Cuisine. Le Bon Vivant offers a Menu du Chef of three, five, or seven courses (€39,50 - €59,50 - €79,50).

Capucijnenstraat 98

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A stone’s throw from the old city centre, nestled against the new residential district Sphinx, lies a historic inland harbour: ‘t Bassin. Today it’s home to many pleasure craft, as well as exciting restaurants and galleries. Enjoy a drink at one of the café terraces or go on a relaxing river cruise with your best friends.

Lumière is the place to be for quirky films, with 8,000 screenings a year. The monumental former power plant of the old Sphinx factories is open daily for tasty lunches, and sumptuous dinners are served later in the charming restaurant. The sun-drenched terrace at the water’s edge is open in the summer.

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Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner in an old fire station, where the focus lies on free-range, organic, and regional products. Visit our website to take a look at our dailychanging menu!

Cultural & creative place where entrepreneurs, students, creative types,and the public at large come together for lectures, workshops, food and drink, films, markets, and projects.

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Events Calendar In Maastricht there is something fun to do every day, but we would like to highlight a few that you really don’t want to miss. View the entire Events Calendar on visitmaastricht.com/events-calendar PREUVENEMINT - AUGUST Grand Dame of the culinary festivals. In August, Maastricht is full of pleasure during the Preuvenemint; “The Grande Dame of culinary festivals” in the Netherlands.

TEFAF - MARCH Art, Antiques and Design exhibition. The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht is regarded worldwide as the most important fair for art, antiques and design.

The world-famous violinist. André Rieu traditionally lands in summer and winter with his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his hometown Maastricht.

International and interdisciplinary fashion festival. This annual multi-day international and interdisciplinary fashion festival presents a program with, among other things, fashion shows, performances and exhibitions.

DE NEDERLANDSE DANSDAGEN - OCTOBER Top of the Dutch dance. Every year the festival brings the top of Dutch dance to Maastricht. From modern dance to classical ballet, from urban dance to performance art.

ANDRÉ RIEU - JULY / DEC

FASHIONCLASH FESTIVAL NOVEMBER

MAGICAL MAASTRICHT DECEMBER Light abounds. Maastricht is dominated by magic throughout December. Atmospheric light is abundant and the city is bursting with magical activities.


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The good life on the hill. Located on the Sint Pietersberg hill, Chalet Bergrust offers a beautiful view over Maastricht as well as delicious bites to eat. After that, take a walk over the hill. Luikerweg 71 _________________________________

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Magnificent. A vantage point over the marl quarry and the surroundings, complete with the impressive steps to the quarry. It is now the official final point of the ‘Pieterpad’ walking trail! Lage Kanaaldijk 115 _________________________________

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On the slope of Sint Pietersberg hill. Adjacent to the historic Fort Sint Pieter with a beautiful view over Maastricht, MonteNova offers a large café terrace and mini golf.

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The pinnacle of defence. Completely restored to its former glory in just a few years. There’s nothing better for kids to play in than an old fort.

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Podium of Surprise. This is the only terraced castle in the Netherlands and home to the famous Château Neercanne restaurant and unique wine cellars located in the marl caves.

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Wellspring of good living. Relax atop the Cauberg hill. A wellness centre with a total package: thermal baths, barefoot walk, massage, sauna, healthy food and drinks. Cauberg

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A giant among forts. A vast complex that takes you back to the first moments of the Second World War. Learn all about secret German plans and the mightiest weapons of the age. Rue du Fort 40, Eben-Emael (B)

Luxurious views in a relaxed atmosphere. Visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a cup of coffee and a piece of traditional Limburg vlaai (sweet tart). Enjoy a wonderful meal while taking in the amazing view. Slavante 1 85

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Highest point in the Netherlands. For the kids, but be warned: adults also find it a challenge to find their way out! Fun for the whole family. Viergrenzenweg 97, Vaals


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Here you can enjoy a variety of swimming activities: from recreational swimming to ‘mermaid’ clinics and from AquaFit4You lessons to lengths swimming sessions. There’s something for everyone to do, especially during school holidays. Grab your swimming bag and come along for a splash!

Try out a unique activity in the Netherlands: cave biking in the largest underground tunnel system in Europe! Cave biking is not weather-dependent, and everyone above 1.40 m can take part. Oud Valkenburg 2A Schin op Geul / Valkenburg

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Grand-CafĂŠ 51 Buitengoed Slavante LOCAL DISHES

A romantic location dating back to 1846. Located on the slope of Sint Pietersberg hill with a view over the Meuse and the Meuse river valley, here you can enjoy delicious local dishes. A visit to Buitengoed Slavante is perfect to combine with a walk through our vineyard. Buitengoed Slavante also offers a range of group packages like boat trips, cave tours, and nature walks. Ask about the options. SLAVANTE 1 T +31 (0)43 321 00 15 www.slavante.nl

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AN EVENING OUT

All-new top location for a special afternoon or evening. Welcome to the all-new Holland Casino on top of the Cauberg hill, a prime location where excitement and relaxation go hand in hand. Whether you want to explore the spacious gaming hall with gaming tables and slot machines or our bars, the brasserie, or the restaurant, it’s a great evening out at the region’s one and only casino! KUURPARK CAUBERG 28 VALKENBURG A/D GEUL T +31 (0)43 609 96 00 www.hollandcasino.nl

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AWARD WINNING ZOO

Experience the wonders of our planet. Take a journey around the world in just one day and travel from African Savannah to tropical Rainforest, cold Taiga and the Dutch province Limburg. Stand eye-to-eye with some of the world’s most beautiful animals, such as the mighty rhinos, the stately giraffes, and the impressive lions. New: 400 flamingos, the largest flamingo colony in a European zoo! Only 30 minutes from Maastricht. GAIABOULEVARD 1 KERKRADE T +31 (0)45 567 60 70 www.GaiaZOO.nl

SAND ZOO

Impressive festival with life-sized sand sculptures of zoo animals, starting in the spring of 2020

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Group and Business events in Maastricht WELCOME IN OUR MAASTRICHT. ENJOY IT TOGETHER!

Maastricht, the city where people enjoy the good life. A place that you want to explore, discover, and experience together. We’re here to help you experience this for yourself by organizing your BUSINESS EVENT, a team trip, or a day out with the family.

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We offer standard packages as well as fully customized packages tailored to your needs, whether it’s for a special occasion or a particular cause. We can also plan your overnight stay, transport, and a personal guide if desired. We love organizing and know the city like the back of our hands. Just leave all the planning to us, so that you can enjoy Maastricht and spending time with each other.

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Eden Designhotel Maastricht

Stay the night in the most vibrant district of Maastricht.

Looking for an inspirational central location for your next event? Then Derlon Maastricht has various options centred around our Roman archaeological excavations. Discover which option is best suited to your event and allow us to show you the best of what Maastricht hospitality has to offer.

A hotel just as booming as the Wyck district in which it’s located. Within walking distance from the main railway station and the city centre. Designhotel Maastricht is the place to be if you’re looking for a healthy dose of hospitality! We would be happy to help you design your perfect stay!

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The totally refurbished Stayokay Maastricht.

Welcome to your new favourite spot on the Meuse! The doors are open and we’ll be presenting a brand-new look. Located next to the Meuse river, in the heart of Maastricht’s city centre, this is perfect place to start your adventurous city trip or group trip!

Drinking bar & dining room. Located on the Meuse right next to the old Roman bridge. From cocktail bar to fine-dining restaurant, or even private dining and luxurious, high-end meeting facilities in a separate room for groups of up to 44 people, including all the necessary equipment for giving presentations. Of course, the restaurant also provides tailor-made packages.

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EXPLORE MAASTRICHT If you love guided tours, culture, art, and urban development, then we have compiled the best suggestions for you! Set off with the OFFICIAL MAASTRICHT GUIDE to discover the real Maastricht. Telling their stories, they take you on a journey through the city on foot, by bike, or by kick scooter. Our official guides are experienced, speak several languages, and are very friendly.

DISCOVER IT ALL IN THE COMFORT OF SMALL GROUPS

We want to make sure our city remains a great place for visitors as well as for our residents, now and in the future. We therefore do not give guided tours for large groups and we respect the properties of residents and local businesses. We are committed to delivering quality services – and that’s what makes us the Official Maastricht Guides. 100 96


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Experience the highlights of Maastricht in one guided walk through the city. Includes a short visit to two iconic places in the city, a beverage, and entrance fees: 2,5 hours and from € 18,50

This is the most popular tour in Maastricht. A single route joins together the most beautiful monuments, the liveliest squares, and the quaintest little streets: 1,5 hours and from € 8,25 101 97

Immerse yourself in the scholastic atmosphere of Maastricht University and discover its striking buildings and works of art during this exclusive tour: 1,5 hours and from € 8,50 ________________________________

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Enjoy the pretty inner city, combined with twee drinks at a ‘Mestreechse Kaffee’: 2 hours and from €17,50


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A different point of view at Maastricht, the industrial character, just a little more rugged and raw. Walk through one of the most fascinating and unknown parts of Maastricht: from working-class neighbourhoods to fortifications and urban renewal: approx. 2,5

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Discover the fashion and shopping city that is Maastricht! Take a walk with a local guide to learn about the unique shopping experience. From designer boutiques and major labels to genuine one-of-a-kind shops: 2 hours

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Maastricht as the centre of fierce battles for land and fortress. These stories come to life as you walk along the visible heritage of the fortress city of Maastricht. From the Roman legacy to the fortifications from the 18th century. Incl. visit Piazza Romana & air-raid shelter exhibition: 2 hours and from €

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Stiphout offers tours of Maastricht in a classic US school bus, introducing you to the historic city centre, Céramique, the Gouvernement, and Sint Pietersberg hill in a unique and fun way: 45 minutes and from € 8

Go on a cruiser with seven of your friends and enjoy the beautiful skyline and views of Maastricht as seen from the water. You can choose from several routes: 2 hours and from €325, including boat-master ________________________________

A hidden gem. Discover the many houseboats, the fortifications, lock 19, and the historic inner harbour with the old quayside cellars from the water during this special sailing route: 2 hours

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Discover more on a kick scooter! You can travel faster and go further, all while being active. Book a kick scooter and go on a journey of discovery, with or without a guide. During your tour, there is a stop for coffee and Limburg vlaai (sweet tart). Fun is guaranteed! 2,5 hours and from €15

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Back to the old days…. Travel through the hills that surround Maastricht with an electric Solex or Vespa and enjoy a culinary stop-over in Valkenburg. A little bit of vintage mixed with a whole lot of fun in the fresh outdoor air: 5 hours and from €59,50

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Step aboard and observe! Discover all the wonderful sites of Maastricht in a relaxed and environmentally responsible way:

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20. BEAUTIFUL SINT PIETERSBERG HILL

One of the most popular combination packages. This package includes a cruise over the Meuse, a visit to the beautiful countryside of Maastricht, and tops it all off with a unique underground experience. Board one of the tour boats of Rederij Stiphout and sail to the foot of the Sint Pietersberg hill. After a short climb, you will reach Buitengoed Slavante estate, where you enjoy a delicious lunch. Then a guide takes you on a fascinating tour through the caves. After this thrilling adventure, you get back on the boat to enjoy the stunning views of the landscape around you, sailing toward the Belgian border before turning back to the city centre of Maastricht:

It is always a pleasure to walk around the old city centre. You can also combine this walk with a few culinary stops along the way to create the ultimate day trip! We would be happy to offer you a tailor-made tour that best suits the wishes of your group including a visit to a local hatter, traditional Maastricht shops, or a brewery! This walk includes a tasting of local sweet and savoury specialities: from 2 hours and from €22,50

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Explore Maastricht’s Quartier Latin by bicycle. Cycle through the historic streets and parks that surround the Jeker river. Then cycle up Sint Pietersberg hill and enjoy the stunning vistas of the characteristic Meuse landscape and the quarries. Your journey continues through the Jeker Valley, home to the beautiful châteaus and wine estates. And, there’s time to stop and visit one of the wine estates for a tasting of locally produced wines. Although it’s easy to forget, you’re still in Maastricht! 3,5 hours and from €55

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Jacobs Travel offers comfortable and safe transport in Maastricht and surrounds. For luxury coaches, transfers, day trips, airport transfers, and taxis.

Experience Maastricht’s city centre with the solar eco-tram. During your ride, you’ll hear the stories and many interesting facts about the city and its rich history.

Travel through the Heuvelland hills in a unique way in one of the beautifully restored 4x4 vehicles. Explore the region by yourself or be driven by one of the Heritage 4x4 drivers.

Kesselskade T +31 (0)6 12 36 44 16 www.zonnetrein.nl

Meerstraat 25 Bunde T +31 (0)6 12 60 52 99 www.heritage4x4.nl

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Discover the world of mining in a mysterious underground environment. Imagine living in these tough but impressive times and experience the atmosphere of the mining days! You will see unique film footage about mining in Limburg. This is followed by the story told by a former mineworker who will also show you how the machines work. After the museum, you can relax and take in all the impressions at the cosy cave cafĂŠ.

Company events, team building, stag and hen parties, family parties: Maastrichtsloep offers an exclusive Maastricht experience on the water for groups of 2 to 109 people. Relax as you cruise through Maastricht. Take the boat on the way to another activity, or go on a cruise, with or without an activity on board such as a wine tasting or cocktail workshop.

Daalhemerweg 31 T: +31 (0)43 601 24 91 www.steenkolenmijn.nl

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Valkenburg’s black gold.

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1. BASILICA OF SAINT SERVATIUS AND TREASURY Explore the oldest and most impressive basilica in the Netherlands and take a look inside one of the most magnificent treasuries of Europe: 1,5 hours, tour and entrance fee from €10,70 _________________________________

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Museum aan het Vrijthof recently underwent a transition to become the leading photography museum in Limburg. Impressive exhibitions from famous photographers: from €11,50

Visit the leading art museum of Limburg. The museum houses a mixture of classical, modern, and contemporary art, with regularly changing exhibitions: from €9

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Almost impossible to imagine, how text and images were disseminated in the past. Discover in the Historic Printing Museum how graphic art and industrial heritage go hand in hand: 1 hour and from €4,50


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In the Kazematten lies a permanent air-raid shelter. This museum is dedicated to remembering the Second World War and the Cold War. The entire décor is reminiscent of the days: 1 hour and from €7,50

The Netherlands American Cemetery (Margraten) is the only American war cemetery in the Netherlands. Here lie over 8,000 soldiers, who sacrificed their lives during the liberation of parts of the Netherlands. This place won’t leave you untouched: from €8,25 105 109

10. BOSCH BEER BREWERY Bosch beer brewery is the last-remaining fully equipped brewery in Maastricht. This industrial heritage complex is unique to the Netherlands, as it is still fully functional with its malt house, brewery, and brewer’s house: from €12


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Historical city brewery.

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Be transported back in time during a guided tour in this unique historic brewery. The malt house, brewing equipment, and the brewer’s house of the Bosch family have been kept in the original condition. You can taste several of our delicious beers in our cosy bar. In addition to guided tours and tastings, we offer other special packages.

Society for the Preservation of Nature in the Netherlands (Natuurmonumenten) welcomes you to Sint Pietersberg hill! Discover this unique nature reserve, both above ground and below ground, located just outside of the city centre. Start your visit at the Society for the Preservation of Nature in the Netherlands starting point in Maastricht Underground’s ticket office. Here you can select one of the marked walking routes or you can join the forester during one of the many activities on offer.

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Enjoy Dining & Drinks.

Located on the slope of the beautiful Sint Pietersberg hill adjacent to the Fort Sint Pieter, Brasserie MonteNova offers a large cafĂŠ terrace and mini golf, with a stunning view over Maastricht.

Buitengoed Slavante, founded in 1846, is located on the Sint Pietersberg hill. This location will amaze you with its coffee and traditional Limburg vlaai (sweet tart), lunches, banquets, and dinners. Also the starting point for guided tours.

Enjoy a delicious Italian or Argentinian meal at an affordable price. With a capacity of 90 people, the perfect location for your lunch, dinner, or party. Enjoy the hospitality and industrial dĂŠcor. Familia is located of the historic city centre.

Luikerweg 78 T +31 (0)43 321 17 29 www.montenova.eu

Slavante 1 T +31 (0)43 321 00 15 www.slavante.nl

Heggenstraat 3 T +31 (0)43 352 17 17 www.familiamaastricht.nl

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Maastricht Underground Maastricht’s cultural heritage goes deeper than the eye can see. UNDERGROUND, still more historical TREASURES await.

STORIES

Go back in time, enter the darkness, and let your imagination wander as you are told the captivating stories by Maastricht Underground. Listen to the tales about the Mosasaurus and the Cretaceous Sea, about the siege of Maastricht and d’Artagnan, about going into hiding during the Second World War or during the Cold War, about bats, and about Rembrandt’s famous The Night Watch. Each are places with real-life characters and natural spaces, created over the years and remaining the same as ever. And this is what makes Maastricht Underground so beautiful, so real, and so tangible. For your safety and the safety of our monuments, these locations are visited with an Official Maastricht Guide.


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The North Caves and Fort Sint Pieter are inextricably linked. Want to know how? Discover them both at a combi-rate: approx.

Hidden beneath the streets and houses lies a fourteen-kilometre long underground labyrinth. Unique and spectacular within Europe. Go back into the times of Fort Maastricht, back to the Second World War and the Cold War:

Fort Sint Pieter is directly connected with Sint Pietersberg hill via an intricate system of underground tunnels. The fort dates from around 1700 and is still largely intact, with parts recently restored. Enjoy an impressive and beautiful view of the city, the Meuse, and the surrounding countryside. Quickly discover why this place is known as the gem of Sint Pietersberg hill:

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Just outside Maastricht you will find one of the most exquisitely carved limestone quarries in the world. The countless reliefs and statues carved in the marl walls were created by the Jesuit Fathers: 1,5 hours and from €7,50 _____________________________________

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8. KICK SCOOTER TOUR OF THE ZONNEBERG CAVES

A fascinating story of the North Caves. 800 works of art, incl. Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, were protected here. About the occupier, smuggling routes, the Margriet broadcasting station, and the precious art collection … a captivating narrative: 1,5

Discover the deepest secrets of Sint Pietersberg hill on a kick scooter together with an experienced guide. The kick scooter is the ideal way to cover large distances, allowing you to see places you wouldn’t normally get to see. This is a unique and fun way to explore the caves!

9. COAL MINE IN VALKENBURG

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An exceptional combination of the Netherlands’ only hilltop fortress and the network of caves below it. Walk through the ruins of the great hall and the armouries and then descend into the caves which houses the French chapel: 1.5 hours and from €12 (excl. guide)

How do you defend an important fortified city? Find out during a guided tour of Fort Sint Pieter and the Kazematten underground tunnels. The hilly landscape that surrounds the city made protecting Maastricht an extremely tough job. The tour starts at the ancient Fort Sint Pieter, an impressive structure on the northern slope of the famous Sint Pietersberg hill. Your guide will explain the history of the fort and show you all its ins and outs before accompanying you on a walk to Waldeck Park. This small city park in Maastricht features several old ramparts, walls with embrasures, and a tall bastion. But that’s not all. The guide will then open a red door to reveal the city’s fascinating underground past: the Kazematten tunnels. 2,5 hours and from €12 115 111

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The theme for 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the Liberation. Specially themed guided tours about the Second World War on Sint Pietersberg hill are being organized for this year. During these special tours, you will visit all the places in the cave systems that tell this epic story: from the evacuation sites that could house 50,000 Maastricht residents, to smuggling routes, and the vault that stored the famous painting The Night Watch: 2,5 hours and from €12


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Eat, drink, and party, while enjoying the view!

The most beautiful event location in the heart of Maastricht.

Come and experience the traditional baker’s craft! They show you how to create irresistibly scrumptious food with simple, regional ingredients. Make your own vlaai, learn all about the mill and bakery, or join us for a hearty lunch.

A beautiful, historic building overlooking the famous Vrijthof square. The restaurant serves an extensive lunch and dinner menu and can host events for groups up to 130 people.

This is the oldest wine shop in the Netherlands in a historic building with beautiful wine cellars. Taste, party, meet, and wed. In addition to the best wines, Thiessen also serves dishes prepared by the best caterers in the region.

Stenenbrug 3 T +31 (0)43 3270613 www.bisschopsmolen.nl

Vrijthof 8 T +31 (0)43 321 19 37 www.restaurantmomus.eu

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On the banks of the Meuse, with a view of the St. Servatius bridge, you’ll find Brasserie Bonhomme. With room to seat 120 guests inside and 120 guests on the terrace, this is an ideal venue for large groups, whether you’re looking to book for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Ask about our packages in combination with ‘surprising Maastricht’ or ask for our group brochure. Handy to know: a toilet for the disabled is available, and coaches can stop right at the door.

On the charming market square, you’ll find Minckelers eatery where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious Brand beer, a slice of Limburg vlaai (sweet tart) or a dish from the changing weekly menu. We have been offering group packages for 20 years and can easily serve a range of lunches, three-course meals, and more to groups of up to 70 people.

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Taste the Mestreechter Geis!

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Totally refurbished, top location for a unique afternoon or evening. Do you have something to celebrate? Is it your turn to organize an original afternoon or evening? On the Cauberg hill in Valkenburg, one of the most beautiful spots in South Limburg, you’ll find Holland Casino. It’s quite literally a top location for a special evening or afternoon out. Welcome to the only real casino, where excitement and relaxation go hand in hand. We make it as easy for you as possible by providing attractive package deals for groups of eight people or more. KUURPARK CAUBERG 28 VALKENBURG A/D GEUL T +31 (0)43 609 96 00 www.hollandcasino.nl

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More than schnitzels!

Pretend you’re in Tyrol at the Schnitzelparadies with a menu featuring more than 50 different types of schnitzels including a three-course menu with starter and dessert. Package deals are also available, including coffee with apple strudel, drinks packages, and three-course dinners.

Enjoy your group outing, meeting, lunch, or dinner on the most beautiful square in the Netherlands! Grand Café de Perroen is situated on the beautiful Vrijthof square. As we have a variety of rooms, we can welcome groups of up to 100 people, but smaller groups still feel right at home with us. Ask about our group packages!

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Maastricht leaves you wanting more! FLAVOUR

Luxurious dining in style or in a more informal ambiance. A tasting session or a lavish meal. The best thing about the culinary scene in Maastricht is that you can mix and match a wide range of traditional and contemporary hotspots with classic and new flavours. If anything, you should definitely try out the local Maastricht wines, wine estates, and wine bars. And don’t forget to visit the vineyards with stunning views of the Meuse and the Jeker Valleys and to stop at the historic buildings where they serve beautiful, locally produced wines. The Mediterraneaninspired landscape makes South Limburg truly unique!


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The only real casino for the perfect evening out is located on top of Cauberg hill in one of the most beautiful spots of South Limburg. Get the complete casino experience with the Welcome package with a glass of Prosecco, explanations about the games and a mini-tournament, appetizers, and €10 playing money. You can also extend your package with the delicious dishes created by our chefs: from 1,5 hours and €29.95

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Charter your own ship, choose a suitable theme, and experience a wonderful all-inclusive evening on the Meuse while the most beautiful vistas of nature and the Maastricht skyline glide by. These authentically Limburg cruises are completely tailored to you and your group: from 3,5 hours and from €75. You can also book a place for the Saturday Night Dinner Cruise which has a different theme every month: from

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A three-course walking dinner that takes you across Maastricht. Each course is served at a different restaurant, so you can enjoy a lovely walk through the city between dishes. Our Official Maastricht Guides accompany you on your café crawl and tell you the most interesting stories and fascinating facts: from 3,5 hours and from €38,50 (excl. guide)

4. DINNER CRUISE

Put on your thinking cap! Answer questions on a wide range of topics with your team. With enthusiasm and humour, the Quiz Master asks questions about music, sport, fun facts, or questions tailored to your group. Quiz with a dinner or tasting:

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APOSTELHOEVE VINEYARD

The oldest wine merchant in the Netherlands is unique and multifaceted. Explore the magnificent wine cellars and historic premises based at Grote Gracht in the heart of the city centre and end with a tasting of fantastic wines with guidance from a viticulturist. 2 hours and from €19,95

On the Louwberg hillside, in the beautiful Jeker Valley on the south side of the city, lies the monumental fifteenthcentury Apostelhoeve estate: the oldest and largest vineyard of the Netherlands! During a tour of the vineyard, you’ll stroll among the grapevines, enjoying the spectacular views and hearing all about the grapes grown here and how the wine is made. At Apostelhoeve, you can also enjoy a tasting of the vineyard’s own exceptional wines. Cheers! 1,5 hours and from

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This historic vineyard has more than 250 vines and is situated on the eastern slope of Sint Pietersberg hill with a view of the Meuse Valley. During a tour of the vineyard, you’ll hear all there is to know about Dutch viticulture before tasting three locally produced wines from different wine estates: 1,5 hour and from €15

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The perfect group activity in a top location. The Apostelhoeve vineyard organizes wine tastings with expert explanations in a charming tasting room among the vines on the hills surrounding Maastricht. The tasting session is preceded by a guided tour of the vineyard, the wine press, and the wine cellars.

The private dining restaurant of Wine Restaurant Mes Amis is the perfect location for a gastronomic experience. Our private hostess will welcome you and your guests on the top floor of our historic building. This location is also suitable for meetings followed by lunch or dinner.

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A unique adventure! Share a unique and unforgettable experience with colleagues, family, or friends. Descend into the marl caves of Valkenburg, move towards the flickering candlelight, and discover the remarkable stories that have been hidden in the dark depths. Follow the guide into the mysterious pale-yellow marlstone corridors by cave bike or on foot. There’s also plenty to discover above ground. The hilly landscape of the Limburg Heuvelland – with its beautiful nature and rich historical past – offers the perfect scenery for original experiences for groups and teams of all types and sizes; on foot, by mountain bike, or at groundbreaking heights. Experience it for yourself! Contact us to find out about our special group activities and challenging team building programmes. T +31 (0)43 604 06 75 www.grotbiken.com

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The perfect location for small to medium-sized groups. The cafĂŠ and brasserie combination offers extensive options for group packages. In Den Ouden Vogelstruys offers two separate rooms for drinks, meetings, lunch, or dinner. Located in the city centre on the most beautiful square in Maastricht, this location is perfect for all groups.

GlowGolf is a unique indoor activity that adds to the versatility of Maastricht. Step into the world of glow-in-the-dark mini golf and travel around the world in 18 holes. Fun for all ages is guaranteed! GlowGolf Maastricht is the place to be for a fun birthday party, family trip, or team outing. You can relax at our bar and enjoy something to drink and a bite to eat.

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Experience Limburg without a care in the world. Cycle Center has a wide range of models and bicycles – whether you want to explore the city on a kickbike scooter, glide through Limburg’s hills on an e-bike, or enjoy some Italian charm on a Vespa. Serving groups from 8 to 400 people, the company can deliver your bicycles to your hotel or accommodation. Hop on and enjoy! Cycle Center rents out top-quality bicycles, including e-bikes and tandems, kickbike scooters, road bikes, mountain bikes, city bicycles, or even Vespas, electric Solexes, and more. The company’s head office is in Valkenburg (ten minutes by car from Maastricht, in the green heart of South Limburg) and has more than 3,000 bicycles on offer. DE LEEUWHOF 21 VALKENBURG A/D GEUL T +31 (0)43 601 53 38 www.cyclecenter.nl

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Discover Maastricht from the water. Stiphout’s five passenger boats cruise the Meuse and the Albert Canal on a daily basis. Choose one of the trips from the scheduled routes or charter one of our passenger boats for a route and time of your choice. Choose from a lunch cruise, afternoon cruise, drinks cruise, dinner cruise, or the Party on the River cruise. From 30 people upwards. MAASPROMENADE 58 T +31 (0)43 351 53 00 www.stiphout.nl

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Team excursions, games, and workshops

‘SJIEKE’ GROUP PROGRAMMES

Looking for an activity, some fun and games, or serious adventure? Then Maastricht is the place to be! The beautiful city centre, the green hills of the Meuse and Jeker Valleys, and the unique underground landscape of caves and the Kazematten tunnels make Maastricht the perfect place for a team excursion or for a day out with the family. Enjoy a day out in the countryside or taking in all historic highlights, followed by an evening spent in the vibrant city centre.


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This tour is all about enjoyment. Armed with a book full of questions, you and your team will set off on a walk that takes you past the most beautiful sights of Maastricht. As you play the game, find the answers to various questions hidden in the historic buildings, stone plaques, monuments, and statues. Can your team manage to collect the most points? Includes a drink at the end:

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One room, one hour, one team, one possible way to escape... The door locks behind you. It is up to you and your team to decipher the code to the door within the time limit. Good luck!: 1 hour and from €90 per room

This game requires teamwork, dexterity, and perseverance. Set against the authentic backdrop of Fort Sint Pieter, you and your team must look for as many keys as you can in the labyrinth of dark passageways and staircases. The location of the keys can be found by completing various tasks. This is a dynamic activity during which small teams compete with each other: 2 hours and from €22,90 125 129

4. FLIKKEN MAASTRICHT FILE

Walk in the footsteps of popular television detectives Eva and Wolfs to solve a murder during this thrilling walking tour through the city that serves as the backdrop for the Dutch television police drama Flikken Maastricht. Check alibis, inspect crime scenes, and question witnesses. Includes snacks and beverages: 2,5 hours and from €34,50


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Go on a joint underground mission in one of the most unique places in the Netherlands. For this Mission Underground, you descend deep below the surface into the Kazematten tunnels of Maastricht. This fourteenkilometre long defensive system underneath the city forms the authentic backdrop for an exciting team game. Travelling through the labyrinth of corridors, you’ll need to decipher the encoded messages from the eighteenth century, the Second World War, and the Cold War to finally reach the end point: 2,5 hours and from

In this literal and figurative race against the clock, you will discover the most unique places in the city centre. With the help of questions, photos, and puzzles, you get to know the city a little better and you can score the points needed to win the game: 2,5 hours and from €19,95

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The first Virtual Reality Room in Limburg. It may sound a bit technical, but even if you’re not a gamer, VR is a lot of fun and even the most reluctant gamers can play this game. Just put on the VR headsets and enter a new world! Float like an astronaut, walk with dinosaurs, or try one of countless other experiences. Dive into each new adventure with the game master and select your games. Take turns with the VR headsets and controllers while the rest watches on the big screen:

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Thrilling assignments and a top historic location are the two key ingredients in this quest. Embark on an adventure with this exciting game and work your way through the Kazematten underground tunnels! Complete exciting tasks and be the first team to reach the exit: 2,5 hours and from €20,95

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Experience a thrilling ride on a special cave bike through an underground labyrinth about 40 metres below the surface. During this unique experience, you’ll team up with a guide to follow a trail through the marl tunnels while discovering the authentic character of the cave: 1,5 hours and from €30 127 131

After a warm welcome with coffee and traditional Limburg vlaai (sweet tart) at the Drielandenpunt (three-country point where Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands meet) outdoor labyrinth, your team makes their way to the centre of the labyrinth and starts the first assignment: deciphering the puzzle-compass trail. As you navigate your way through the labyrinth, you get to shoot air rifles, ride a Segway over a fun trail, and build a six-metre high tower. Once you have completed all the tasks, there is one thing left to do: find and open the safe: approx. 3 hours and from €28,50


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must-do’s 11. ADVENTUROUS CAVE TOUR

During this adventurous quest in a labyrinth of underground tunnels, it is important to take advantage of the specific strengths of each member of your group. You’ll need to work together as a team if you want to succeed. Together you’ll go in search of new assignments and obstacles, such as orientation tasks and other tricky problems and puzzles: 1,5 hours and from €30

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Use a GPS device to find your way around Maastricht while being confronted with entertaining challenges such as a quiz about music and fun games while also having your knowledge tested about the local surroundings and dialect: 3 hours and from €26,50

Work together as a team to solve to complete your quest to find the Mystery Box. This game at a location of your choice. Who is the most inventive? Which team will crack the codes? Who will open the mystery box?

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Dark underground passages, mysterious shadows, amazing smoke and lighting effects, ominous sounds, and armed opponents. Armed with an ultra-modern laser gun and vest, you go in search of your opponent: 1 hour and from


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17. SHORT GOLF AT RIJK VAN MARGRATEN

Short golf is played on a splendid 9-hole Par 3 golf course and is challenging at every level. From tee to flag, the length of the holes varies from 50 to 80 metres. These ‘short’ distances make the game suitable for anyone aged eight and over: 2 hours and

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Follow your golf ball along a special course as it travels through the finest parks, squares, and streets of Maastricht. 2,5 hours and from €32,50

You might not expect it, but the Heuvelland region is the perfect place to go on a Jeep safari. With a compass and a few tools, you will traverse this beautiful environment, following questions and tasks. You’ll follow country roads and dirt tracks, passing several points of interest, until you are deep in the marl jungle’ landscape: approx. 3 hours and from €59 129 133

Looking for a relaxing day out? Come and enjoy the tranquillity and natural beauty along the natural border that the Meuse forms in Limburg! You can canoe, kayak, or raft and the starting point is near to Maastricht: from €17,50


83 Golfbaan Het Rijk van Margraten

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Experience the beauty of golf. Het Rijk van Margraten golf course is nestled between farmland, vineyards, and ancient forests in the beautiful rolling hills of South Limburg. The superb 18-hole golf course is in top-condition, and the varied character of the holes makes each round exciting and challenging. The course has a difference of elevation of 50 metres and you can play golf all-year round, as the course is professionally maintained. In addition to the high-quality complete golf course, Het Rijk van Margraten has a 9-hole Short Golf Course – if you’re new to golf, this is the perfect place to hone your skills. The spacious café terrace provides a magnificent view over the surrounding landscape. A warm welcome to the Rijk van Margraten golf course. BEMELERWEG 99 CADIER EN KEER T +31 (0)43 356 99 99 www.golfenophetrijk.nl

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Games and outdoor activities for young and old. There are plenty of fun options for large and small groups at the Drielandenpunt (three-country point)! Discover the Netherlands’ largest and most exciting labyrinth. Find your way out of the centre of the labyrinth in the Compass Game or take on your friends in the different shooting disciplines. Round off your day with one of the many culinary options. You’re sure to love the delicious regional dishes that incorporate the taste of the surrounding countries and South Limburg. VIERGRENZENWEG 97 VAALS T +31 (0)43 306 52 00 www.drielandenpunt.nl

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Room Escape Maastricht

A recreational golf course through the centre of Maastricht.

Play with up to 50 people at the same time in eight unique rooms!

Bumpy cobblestones, grand squares, and winding alleys. You’ll encounter them all during an original golfing challenge. City Golf is ideal for groups wanting to discover Maastricht whilst having fun. The instructor will take you past an unusual selection of holes whilst telling you all about the sights.

The first escape room in Limburg! Try and escape from our Poker room, Army room, Lab, Grandpa’s office, OR room, or the Pub within 60 minutes. You can also dive into the virtual world together! Get to know the world of VR and immerse yourself in simulations and games. Laughter is guaranteed. Fun for friends, families, and large groups.

T +31 (0)84 869 18 14

Lage Frontweg 2a

www.secrets-of-the-city.com

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venu es Maastricht

Venues that tell a story

Treat your quests to tasty morsels created by a Michelin-starred chef, while they dance to the beats of a DJ within the confines of a former church. After a busy day of meeting or team building activities, sit and relax at the elegantly laid tables in the atmospheric caves. Or watch the city go by on a drinks cruise along the Meuse. Want to give your family, friends, colleagues, or business partners a never-before-had experience? Let us help you put together your own programme and choose from one or our unique venues. Maastricht for Groups & Events Maastricht for Groups & Events Kleine Staat 1, 6211 ED Maastricht T +31 (0)43 350 62 62 info@groups-events.nl groups-events.nl 137


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Explore Maastricht like a local. Enjoy hospitality and gastronomy at Les Tables. Twenty-three of the greatest and tastiest hotspots in the city.

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