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Maastricht is a place with a unique and authentic energy and dynamism that you won't experience anywhere else in the Netherlands. It is the current mix of cultures, languages, and flavours that make the city burst with creativity, research, enterprise, trend-setting and culinary delights. All this and more makes Maastricht a favourite destination for a day of shopping, a weekend away for two, or an elegant European holiday.

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Wyck has often been described as the up-and-coming part of Maastricht. And although it’s still a dynamic area in development, it’s already seen a real transformation from ten years ago. Today, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time that this side of the Meuse was dismissed as ‘outside Maastricht,’ and the people of Wyck were considered bumpkins. But this history has also had a defining impact, and made Wyck into the unique urban borough that it is. The many contemporary and exclusive shops, hotels, restaurants, and creative enterprises that have come here in recent years are a perfect fit with the long-standing local boutiques, fine food shops, and the locals themselves. That’s what makes Wyck one of the best places in Maastricht to live, work, and shop. On weekdays Wyck is bustling with business from the train station to the river, and on weekends it is just as jumping, with the tourists and day visitors tarrying here to ‘warm up’ for a day out on the town. Today, it’s rightly said that you haven’t seen Maastricht until you’ve seen Wyck!
Adresse: Wyck, Maastricht


In the Céramique district, you still feel the industrial past, even though you’re standing in the newest and most modern part of the city. It’s the kind of place where you look up and keep looking, to take in the impressive architecture, even as the ground around you buzzes with culture and activity. Céramique arose in the early 1990s on the site of ‘Société Céramique,’ a ceramics factory that operated from 1850 to 1985, best known for its tableware. When the factory was offered for sale to the municipality in the late 1980s, the idea to redevelop the area as a quality residential and commercial district quickly emerged, and Government Architect Jo Coenen was engaged to develop a master plan. One of his fundamental premises was to bring something of a Mediterranean feel to this part of the city. To achieve this, he brought in a luminary architects from southern Europe for the design of the various residential and business complexes. The result is a total package of architectural high point after high point, like Mario Botta’s ‘La Fortezza,’ Alvaro Siza’s ‘Tower of Siza,’ and perhaps the crowning glory, Aldo Rossi’s Bonnefanten Museum. But despite all the forward-looking architecture, the connection to the past remains, in the street names, remnants of older buildings and tableware that turn up unexpectedly, and the exhibitions in the Bonnefanten Museum and Centre Céramique. Each and every one is a golden thread of history interwoven into the fabric of today.
Adresse: Avenue Ceramique 50, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 350 56 00
Åpningstider: Tue 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wed - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

City Centre

It’s all here, whether you go for the big names or those cute little boutiques you find nowhere else. And whether you prefer an upmarket department store or a covered shopping centre for your whole new wardrobe, or enjoy running from shop to shop in search of that one perfect item. Here in the Maastricht city centre, there’s something for every shopaholic, young or old, boy or girl. Comb the Grote Staat and be dazzled by all the known and lesser-known chains you find here. Take a peek at the shopping centre Entre Deux, worth a visit for its architecture alone, and for the huge shops for famous labels you’ll find here. There are still a few surprises for you in store at the shopping centre Mosae Forum, just next to the Markt. And don’t overlook the basement floor, where you’ll find some hidden gems (of the edible kind!). But it’s not all fashion, beauty, and lifestyle; there’s also a special place for books, in the amazing bookshop in the medieval Dominican church, a highlight of the city centre not to be missed. Need a breather? When you’re ready to take a break from your shopping adventure, you’ll be pleased to find that the amazing array of shops is interspersed with pubs, cafés, and charming restaurants.

Jeker Quarter

Those who live and work here say that you don’t really need to explain where the Jeker quarter is: Once you’re there, you’ll know. This is where the locals stroll the streets at their leisure, students read in the park, and you can spend a whole Sunday on a café terrace, a wisp of jazz music in the air in the background, and never get bored. The Jeker quarter is nestled between the old city walls and centuries-old houses, bordered by the green of the city park. Although people have lived here for centuries, no one has ever explored it all. Enterprise is deeply rooted in the genes of this community: A history full of crafts and trades has left its marks, and forged the unique, authentic, innovative and creative atmosphere you feel here today. And right through the middle of it, that impudent little river, the Jeker, flows brazenly on. The quaint streets, stately homes, and idyllic parks have everything to make history come alive, while the rich student life, mix of young and old, culinary highlights, and abundant art and culture pull you back to the present.
Adresse: Sint Pieterstraat, Maastricht

Stokstraat Quarter

The collection of streets between the city centre and the Jeker quarter is known as the Stokstraat quarter. It’s that historic corner of the city between two statues, ‘De Mestreechter Geis’ and ‘Slevrouwe’. All of these streets ultimately lead to the ever-charming, intimate and romantic Onze Lieve Vrouweplein. In this part of the city, you can find the warmth and charm of a classic Maastricht pub on virtually every corner. The quarter takes its name from what may be the city’s most famous (or infamous) street. Today, Stokstraat is known as the place for the most exclusive and luxury shops in the Netherlands, but it was not always so. If there’s any street that has seen its fortunes turn over the years, it’s this one. In the Middle Ages, its reputation was dubious thanks to its many bathhouse-brothels; later, the street enjoyed a renaissance with many reputable merchants established in it, until, as the Industrial Revolution took hold and the city centre became overpopulated with wave after wave of migrants from the countryside, the street became synonymous with grinding poverty. Living conditions here became so dire that there was even talk of demolishing the entire street. The Stokstraat quarter of today is the result of a dramatic redevelopment between 1950 and 1973, which succeeded in preserving its historic character but transforming it into a fashionable address for living, shopping, and dining.
Adresse: Stokstraat, Maastricht

Sphinx and Bassin

‘This is where the cultural, creative, and enterprising urban district Sphinx will arise.’ So reads the ambition behind the plans for the development of the Sphinx area. Plans focus on the place where Maastricht’s industrial revolution began. It was here that Petrus Regout built his ‘Sphinx Factory,’ the start of what grew into an enormous industry, producing bathroom fixtures, tiles, and the products that made Maastricht great. The factory operated until 2006, and since then efforts have been under way to redevelop this area as a district that fits in with the city, but as something Maastricht does not already have. That’s why this district is being designed to attract creative types, young residents, national and international students, and expatriates. It will be internationally oriented, with room for flexible space and temporary functions. Where this area is going is becoming clearer and clearer, in things like the arrival of the pop music stage in a former sawmill, and the newly opened Brandweer(kantine), with workspaces and meeting places for creative entrepreneurs. But not everything in this part of the city is new and different. The historic and picturesque river harbour ‘t Bassin, adjacent to the Sphinx area, makes a perfect buffer for the transition from the more familiar and better known Maastricht to this new part of town.
Adresse: Bassin, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 65 396 03 49


You would almost miss them. Almost. Because as soon as you pass the entryway to the St. Servaas Basilica, you’ll figure out that it’s worth walking on. You’ll see for yourself that Maastricht doesn’t end at the Vrijthof. Sometimes you just have to take those few extra steps. That’s when Maastricht will surprise you with just how surprising the city centre really is. The Vrijthof has a number of little streets leading into it from all directions. They include Brusselsestraat, Grote Gracht, and De Kommel. Unlike the more idyllic boulevards in most of the rest of the city, these streets evoke a feeling of the urban, the artistic, the unknown. Here, students and locals come and go: artists, designers, professionals. It’s an area that’s moving fast: new shops, start-ups, young businesses, surprising concepts. Yet at the same time, it’s bursting with historic buildings, and is still very much a place where locals want to live. In truth, you can’t really describe the streets around the Vrijthof in a few words. It’s where local, university, business, authentic, forward-looking, and surprising Maastricht all come together.
Adresse: Vrijthof, Maastricht

St. Pieter

You’ll feel like you’ve crossed the border, but you’re not quite there yet. Of course, you’re aware that Maastricht’s central location in the Euregio means you can be in Belgium very quickly. But you don’t really feel it until you see how the city, and the countryside around it, is layered with a unique mix of foreign influences. With the Sint Pietersberg hill, the historic caves, the vineyards, Fort Sint Pieter, and Château Neercanne as backdrop, this part of the city has everything you need to capture that holiday feeling. Sint Pieter was its own municipality until 1920. This part of the city was always outside the city walls (and so had it the toughest in times of war). Then, it was mainly farmers who lived here; now, it’s mostly families, epicureans, and a few descendants of the inhabitants of that old Sint Pieter. Today, Sint Pieter is Maastricht’s most popular residential district, not just for its beautiful houses but because of its ideal location between city and green. And it still feels like its own town, with its own social life, and charm, even though it’s just a stone’s throw away from the city park. In fact, it has the best of both worlds: village and city. Nature and culture.
Adresse: Luikerweg 71, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 21 21

Bookshop Dominicanen

Heavenly bookshop. Spectacular old church, and thankfully preserved as a bookshop due to the efforts of the people of Maastricht. Great coffee as well.
Adresse: Dominicanerkerkstraat 1, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 304 01 30
Åpningstider: Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


The smells of fresh-baked bread and vlaai. You just can’t walk past that smell of fresh-baked spelt bread and Limburg’s favorite sweet tart, ‘vlaai’, without stopping in here!
Adresse: Stenenbrug 3, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 327 06 13
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cellebroederskapel (chapel)

Silent monument. Hidden behind a historic gateway in the facade of number 58, you find this domain of silence.
Adresse: Cellebroederstraat, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 62 236 06 04

Sint Servaas Treasure Chamber

Sacred treasures. This is where Maastricht keeps her greatest treasures. The most precious is the reliquary of St. Servaas, the Netherlands’ first bishop.
Adresse: Keizer Karelplein, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 20 82

Market Square

The Markt square is the heart of Maastricht, boasting the contemporary architecture of the municipal offices and crowned by the beautiful seventeenth-century city hall. The Markt’s character suits the centre of a city, with the bustle of businesspeople and a noisy weekly market.
Adresse: Market Square, Maastricht

Stokstraat Quarter

The collection of streets between the city centre and the Jeker quarter is known as the Stokstraat quarter. It’s that historic corner of the city between two statues, ‘De Mestreechter Geis’ and ‘Slevrouwe’. All of these streets ultimately lead to the ever-charming, intimate and romantic Onze Lieve Vrouweplein. In this part of the city, you can find the warmth and charm of a classic Maastricht pub on virtually every corner.
Adresse: Stokstraatkwartier, Maastricht

Vrijthof Square

It’s been called the most beautiful square in the country. Maybe it’s because when you stand in the middle of the Vrijthof and look around, you could almost forget you’re in the Netherlands. But perhaps it’s also because it’s the cultural heart of the city. The place where the theater is framed by intriguing museums and spectacular churches. But it’s also the place that undergoes a metamorphosis almost weekly, smoothly transitioning from each cultural season and event to the next.
Adresse: Vrijthof, Maastricht

Hells Gate (Helpoort)

The Hells Gate, dated to 1229, is the oldest city gate in the Netherlands. It was originally a part of the city wall of Maastricht and has been used as meeting point for cloth fullers. Today you will instead find helpful guides to answer your questions.
Adresse: Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 343 30 71
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Apostelhoeve Vineyard

In the Limburg region just outside Maastricht, vineyards cover the hills. At the 15th century farm Apostelhoeve, guided tours, around the growths and the wine cellars are held. A wine tasting with some light snacks are provided after the tour.
Adresse: Susserweg 201, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 343 22 64
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Charles Eyck Park

Green on the Meuse. Céramique’s park, along the Meuse, is a favourite picnic and gathering place for students and locals.
Adresse: Wyck, Maastricht

Go for a walk with a guide

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 a local guide who would be happy to show you our true highlights. Don’t miss the chance to take a walking tour of the city with a professional VVV guide.
Adresse: Kleine Staat 1, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 21 21

Maastricht from the water

A boat trip is a great way to discover and experience the city and relax at the same time. You won’t even have to lift a finger… Floating along the Meuse, with the contours of the city as your backdrop, on board with a cup of coffee and a delicious piece of sweet tart... Simply delightful. As soon as you board one of the tour boats, you will feel that holiday feeling taking hold, and you can relax and enjoy learning even more about this beautiful city.
Adresse: Maaspromenade 58, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 351 53 00

Caves of St Pietersberg

Do you dare go underground? Not afraid of the dark? Go exploring in the caves below the St. Pietersberg hill. No light, no sound, no smell, no radiation, no pollution, no mobile phone signal, no idea of time…Over the centuries, the mining of marl in the caves has created a labyrinth of more than 20,000 tunnels. 'Block breakers' and artists alike have left their marks here. The caves also served as a refuge for the people of Maastricht during the many sieges of the city, including during the Second World War.
Adresse: Luikerweg 80, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 21 21
Transport: Bus or taxi to St Pietersberg district

Fort Sint Pieter

Step back in time and experience history on a tour of Fort St. Pieter. Your enthusiastic guide will take you to the well, the embrasures, and the cannon gallery while entertaining you with wonderful stories, anecdotes, and facts. The tour ends atop the Fort with a spectacular view of the city, the Meuse, and the surrounding countryside.
Adresse: Luikerweg 71, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 21 21

City Hall

Heirloom of Maastricht. Built from 1659-1664 by the architect Pieter Post; the tower dates from 1684 and houses a carillon with 49 bells that is still played regularly.
Adresse: Markt 78, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 350 40 40

St Servaasbasiliek

Transition from authentic to urban. That lingering moment when you stop here and decide whether you will or won’t go in to view the St. Servaas Basilica.
Adresse: Keizer Karelplein 3, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 20 82
Åpningstider: Sun 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek

Light a candle and enjoy a meditative moment. If you’re there at the right moment, you’ll also experience the bells.
Adresse: Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 20, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 18 51


Between 1575 and 1825, a network of underground passageways or mine galleries was created on the western side of Maastricht. In times of siege, these tunnels were used to surprise the enemy from underground. During the Second World War, the people of Maastricht spent many anxious hours here sheltering from the bombardments. Visit the vaulted chambers, powder rooms, and imposing bombproof shelters, and learn more about this unique monument of military engineering. You can also see the above-ground and underground fortifications in a single tour. The Fortifications Maastricht Foundation has developed two different tours to show you them: the Du Moulin Line tour and the Long Kazematten Walk.
Adresse: Waldeckbastion - Waldeckpark, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 21 21
Transport: Bus or taxi via Tongerseweg N278

Bonnefanten Museum

Old Masters & Modern Art. This iconic building, designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, is home to an always exciting programme of temporary exhibits, museum tours, lectures, and children’s activities. The Bonnefanten Museum is also the place to find unusual art gifts (online too!), and to have lunch, at the famous Museumcafé Ipanema.
Adresse: Avenue Ceramique 250, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 329 01 90
Åpningstider: Tue - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Natuurhistorisch Museum

A trip through time. Everything about the wild animals of the Limburg landscape, from the Mosasaurus that lived here in the Cretaceous sea to the fish you’ll find living in Limburg’s streams today and the bees in the beehive. The story of how humans and nature interact. Plus: exhibits, garden, and shop.
Adresse: De Bosquetplein 6-7, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 350 54 90
Åpningstider: Tue - Fri 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Contemporary art, lovely garden, southern charm and exquisite Mediterranean / Arabic cuisine (Marres Kitchen).
Adresse: Capucijnenstraat 98, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 327 02 07
Åpningstider: Tue - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bureau Europa

Architecture forum. Exhibitions and other activities in the field of architecture and design, with a social/sociological angle.
Adresse: Boschstraat 9, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 350 30 20

Brewery De Keyzer NA Bosch

Steam Brewery De Keyzer, a craft brewery with equipment dating from 1900-1929, still operating in a building of industrial and archaeological significance. If you book ahead, you can get great tours here. And enjoy a real old-fashioned beer afterwards.
Adresse: Wycker Grachtstraat 26, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 21 21
Åpningstider: Sat 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thiessen Wijnkoopers

Oldest wine merchant in the Netherlands Beautiful rooms, spectacular cellars, and their own vineyard at the back. Tastings and tours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Adresse: Grote Gracht 18, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 13 55
Åpningstider: Mon 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


This is a popular and contemporary eatery, housed within a former warehouse – a pakhuis – beside the river. It serves French and Belgian inspired cuisine.
Adresse: Waterpoort 4-6, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 70 00
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bouchon d'en Face

The lights are dim, French chansons are playing, and the menu is French from start to finish. Bouchon d’en Façe is the place for your romantic evening.
Adresse: Wycker Brugstraat 54, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 311 64 38
Åpningstider: Wed - Sun 5:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Beluga (loves you)

Beluga is the top of the top restaurants in Maastricht and a real must if you have the budget. With its artistic cuisine the 2 Michelin stars are well deserved. Don't miss their own beer to accompany your meal.
Adresse: Plein 1992-12, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 33 64
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mon 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Restaurant Harrys

Harry’s serves timeless international brasserie favourites, made from the best ingredients, served seven days a week for lunch and dinner - and brunch on Sundays too. Harry’s serves unpretentious food and beverages in a relaxed, comfortable setting.
Adresse: Wycker Brugstraat 2, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 328 13 66
Åpningstider: Sun 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon - Sat 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Wine restaurant Mes Amis

Classic French cuisine with traditional Limburg accents, with wine pairings poured with every dish. No one knows regional wines better than mes amis.
Adresse: Tongersestraat 5, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 78 66
Åpningstider: Wed - Mon 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Grand Cafe' D'n Ingel

Classic French cuisine with traditional Limburg accents, with wine pairings poured with every dish.
Adresse: Vrijthof 13, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 72 26
Åpningstider: Sun - Mon 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM


Authentic Thai food. Winner Maastrichtse Toppers 2013 in the category of "Most Dazzling Dining:. Tasty Thai for lunch, dinner, and takeaway.
Adresse: Rechtstraat 29, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 852 49 62
Åpningstider: Mon 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wed - Sun 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Brasserie Keizer

Provençal-inspired cuisine that is simply delicious. Located in the heart of old Maastricht, between the St. Servaas Basilica and Theater aan het Vrijthof.
Adresse: Keizer Karelplein 15, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 11 15
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


A hotspot for lunch, dinner, and nightlife. Dedicated chefs transform fresh local ingredients into culinary delights. Beer lovers come for the eleven beers on tap and 55 different bottled beers. On weekends, Maastricht’s most famous DJs keep you dancing late into the night.
Adresse: Vrijthof 15a, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 39 36
Åpningstider: Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Café Zuid

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.
Adresse: Plein 1992 15, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 361 05 55
Åpningstider: Sun - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

La Bonne Femme

Your day out in Maastricht should start right here, tucked away between the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square and the river. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the atmosphere is always welcoming. The highlight is always the afternoon aperitivo on the sunny terrace or at the comfortable bar.
Adresse: Graanmarkt 1, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 68 61
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

La Chine

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.
Adresse: Markt 33, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 61 23
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Contemporary hospitality in an ambience that takes you back to days gone by. Afternoon and evening dining, with an extensive menu of house specialities.
Adresse: Grote Looiersstraat 7, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 17 75
Åpningstider: Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Pieke Potloed

In the charming Sporenstraat, between Amorsplein and Grote Staat, look for Pieke Potloed and its lovely summer/ winter terrace. Authentic local dishes, with the honesty of the good old days and the attention to quality you expect today.
Adresse: Sporenstraat 5, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 59 68
Åpningstider: Sun 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Tue - Wed 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Thu - Sat 11:00 AM-12:00 AM

Petit Bonheur

Just 200 metres from Vrijthof square and Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square, it’s one of the Jeker quarter’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.
Adresse: Achter de Molens 2, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 5109
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 6:00 PM-10:00 PM Sun 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


If you’re looking for ‘la cucina Italiana’ with a twist, look for Restaurant Laus between the Vrijthof and Onze Lieve Vrouweplein squares. There’s no mistaking the traditional Mediterranean hospitality at Laus; the staff make personal contact with every guest.
Adresse: Bredestraat 7, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 303 00 04
Åpningstider: Sun 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon - Tue 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wed - Fri 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5:00 PM -10:00 PM

Brasserie van Buuren

Inside, there is a nice ambiance because of the cozy seating, relaxing music and cuisine. Outside, the large terrace is the ideal place to enjoy a good beer on a summer day or to eat one of the popular salads. Besides the many dishes, there are also delicious snacks with drinks available in the evening.
Adresse: Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 25, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 22 33
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Café Sjiek

Although the name might suggest otherwise, Café Sjiek (Chic) is a casual restaurant where you can enjoy 'posh' food and wine in the Maastricht sense. The menu includes dishes from the region, such as "zoer vleis', 'bloedworst' and sauerkraut. It is also a classy wine bar with fine wines per bottle or glass.
Adresse: Sint Pieterstraat 13, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 01 58
Åpningstider: Mon - Wed 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM Thu - Sun 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Brasserie Bonhomme

Popular with locals and visitors alike, this light, bright grandcafé lies on the banks of the river and serves international light meals and snacks. Sip a cup of coffee and enjoy the view.
Adresse: Maaspromenade 78, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 351 05 18
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Transport: Bus or taxi to the riverside

Ut Lieuwke

An intimate grandcafé serving Italian-inspired light dishes and wines, the Ut Lieuwke is popular with theatregoers to the nearby Vrijthoftheater. This is a perfect spot for a relaxed meal.
Adresse: Grote gracht 62, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 04 59
Åpningstider: Thu - Mon 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Serving French and Italian dishes, this grandcafé doubles as an art gallery and lies within easy reach of the city centre. Don't miss to try the homemade pesto.
Adresse: Sint Pieterstraat 54, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 52 84
Åpningstider: Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Café Sjiek

Café Sjiek is a welcoming little café where good wholesome Dutch dishes are served by a friendly staff. It has a nice terrace overlooking a park. This is also a good place to go in need for free Wi-Fi.
Adresse: Sint Pieterstraat 13, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 01 58
Åpningstider: Mon - Wed 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM Thu - Sun 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Coffeelovers Plein 1992

If you want the real deal coffee you should go to Coffeelovers. This is a chain of 6 cafes, all of them with the main purpose to make the best coffee for their guests. Light snacks and pastries are also available and free WiFi is provided.
Adresse: Ruiterij 2, Plein 1992, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 356 19 44

Café de Bóbbel

Voted best cafe in the Netherlands 2012. The famously good service, unique menu with both regional and house specialities, and the four house secret recipe cocktails add up to make a visit to Café de Bóbbel a true experience. The house drinks are also available to take home or as a gift.
Adresse: Wolfstraat 32, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 74 13
Åpningstider: Sun - Wed 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Thu - Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Café Forum

Café Forum combines good music with the most delicious craft beers, great food and a full bodied glass of wine. The ideal location for a drink, lunch, dinner, a live show and some socialising.
Adresse: Sint Pieterstraat 4, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 851 94 75
Åpningstider: Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

In den Ouden Vogelstruys

Café In den Ouden Vogelstruys (the ancient Ostrich) was the "cafe of the year 1996" in Holland. On its walls you find portraits of regular customers back in the olden days. Delicacies as the Maastricht cheese "Rommedoe" make a visit to this establishment a true feast.
Adresse: Vrijthof 15, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 48 88


Enjoy real Maastricht sociability every day, from early morning until late at night. Good beers, soup and people. From time to time you can catch a football game on TV here.
Adresse: Tongersestraat 1, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 03 90
Åpningstider: Sun 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Cafe Local

Café Local offers excellent food and a great panorama of the square from their terrace.
Adresse: Markt 38, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 326 38 55
Åpningstider: Sun 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Fri 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Wienkontor Bk7

Wienkontor is a trendy wine bar located at Bassinkade 7. The name Bk7 is a reference to the street name and the house number, so it's very easy to find. Enjoy some sangría under a parasol — perfect for those hot summer days.
Adresse: Bassinkade 7, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 711 30 16
Åpningstider: Sun 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM Wed - Thu 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM


Since 2001 specialised in panini's and parties. Start your day with breakfast, super coffee and the newspaper. A panini or salad for lunch. Take a Red Stripe or wine with your tapas. Drink a caffeine bomb carajillo and hop on the dance floor.
Adresse: Wycker Brugstraat 42, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 93 00
Åpningstider: Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM

In de Karkol

An authentic small typical Maastricht bar that's definitely worth a visit. Nothing fancy — just good honest staff, cheerful patrons and cold beer.
Adresse: Stokstraat 5, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 70 35
Åpningstider: Mon - Wed 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Thu - Sun 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Take Five

Serving every generation since 1985, Take Five Bar has acquired landmark status in Maastricht. With an eclectic approach to drinks, music and food Take Five is a spot frequented by the bourgeois, bohemians as well as hipsters
Adresse: Bredestraat 14, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 09 71

Café Falstaff

Café Falstaff is located alongside the romantic St. Amorsplein square in the heart of Maastricht. This cosy pub is famous for its extensive selection of beers, including no less than 70 specialty beers. The venue also has a separate upper floor for serving drinks and buffets or à la carte dinners. During the summer, you are also welcome to sit outside in the company of the statue of St. Amor which graces the square.
Adresse: St. Amorsplein 6, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 72 38
Åpningstider: Sun - Thu 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Café De Pieter

Café De Pieter is a nice old-fashioned cafe with a small terrace on a side street. You can enjoy food with reasonable and good atmosphere both inside and outside.
Adresse: Sint Pieterstraat 22, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 20 02
Åpningstider: Mon 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM Tue - Thu 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM


Dressed to the nines. British-oriented men’s clothing shop, with a dynamic mix of famous names in English fashion and lesser-known or new designers.
Adresse: Stokstraat 16, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 66 10
Åpningstider: Wed - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adriaan de Smaakmaker

Taste sensations you just have to try! The tastiest Maastricht souvenirs: mustards, jams, chutneys, dressings, mayonnaises, and much more. All of it artisan-made and organic.
Adresse: Sint Pieterstraat 36, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 325 88 65
Åpningstider: Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

De Joffers

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. Just give it a try, because if you change your mind they do take returns.
Adresse: Rechtstraat 74, Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 321 82 53
Åpningstider: Mon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Vintage watches and jewels. This tiny shop has the atmosphere that everything on the Stokstraat should have! Gorgeous antique jewelry and watches.
Adresse: Stokstraat 2, Maastricht
Telefon: + 31 43 325 62 82
Åpningstider: Mon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tue - Wed 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thu - Fri 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Bookshop Dominicanen

Heavenly bookshop. Spectacular old church, and thankfully preserved as a bookshop due to the efforts of the people of Maastricht. Great coffee as well.
Adresse: Dominicanerkerkstraat 1, 6211 CZ Maastricht
Telefon: +31 43 304 0130
Åpningstider: Mon 10AM–6PM Tue-Sat 10AM–6PM Sun 12PM–6PM


The smells of fresh-baked bread and vlaai. You just can’t walk past that smell of fresh-baked spelt bread and Limburg’s favourite sweet tart, ‘vlaai’, without stopping in here!
Adresse: Stenenbrug 3
Telefon: +31 43 327 0613
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 9AM–6PM Sun 10AM–5PM

Passport / Visa

The Netherlands can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Maastricht enjoys a temperate climate, with relatively mild summers and moderately cold winters.The best times to visit Maastricht for ideal weather are from mid-April to mid-October based on average temperature and humidity.


Maastricht is served by the Maastricht Aachen Airport, which is located just a few kilometres outside the city. It is served by trains, buses and taxi, along with car hire companies.
Adresse: Vliegveldweg 90, Maastricht-Airport
Telefon: +31 43 358 98 98

Public Transport

The best way to get around Maastricht city centre is on foot, but there are buses and taxis available. Car parking is scarce in the centre. Bus timetables are displayed at all bus stops, and information is available from the Public Transport Travel Information operator. From the train station you can get to the centre of Maastricht easily by bus. You can catch any of the buses numbered 1 to 11 leaving from platform B (at the bus station in front of the train station).


Taxis are available from the airport and rail station, or by telephone. It is not allowed to hail a taxi on the street. Please note that taxi is not a common form of transport and is therefore quite expensive. It is also good to know that the drivers often not accept short fares.


Pharmacies are generally open from 8AM or 9AM-5:30PM or 6PM weekdays, with Saturday and Sunday openings on a rota basis. Rotas are displayed at each pharmacy. Telephone 112 (local number) in the event of a medical emergency. Pharmacy Maastricht UMC+ Address: P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht Opening hour: 24 hours, seven days a week Phone: +31 43 387 6543


Post offices are located in grocery stores and bookstores. The mail boxes are orange coloured and for letters mailed to an international address, the left slot should be used.


Country code: +31 Area code: 043 Emergency number: 112 In addition to the Dutch, the calls can be answered in German and in English.


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