No matter what your style is you are sure to find what you like in the many boutiques in Maastricht (nl), Aachen (ger) or Liège (b). When you are looking for value shopping be sure to visit the large factory outlet centres in Roermond (nl) and Maasmechelen (b). Perhaps the best time for shoppers to pay a visit is in the holiday season when Aachen’s (ger) Christmas market and Maastricht’s (nl) Winterland attract over 1 million visitors each.
The region has multiple large spa’s which attract many visitors. This his started during the days of the Roman empire, and had great influence on the architecture in the city centres. The largest spa’s are the Carolus Thermen (Aachen, ger.) and Thermae 2000 (Valkenburg, nl).
The region surrounding Maastricht Aachen Airport has the highest population of Michelin starred restaurants in the world! The region’s inhabitants love for fine food and drinks also shows in the large number of grand-café’s with outside seating areas during summer, pubs and clubs. Many culinary events are organised throughout the year.
The region is home to a large number of very diverse museums. The region has a rich trade past which is will documented in the museums. Roman buildings are found in most city centres including a spa complex (Thermenmuseum, Heerlen, nl), medieval churches and treasures are widespread (Cathedral and Lüdwich museum Aachen, St. Servaas Basiliek Maastricht), and mining and the industrial revolution (Industrion, Kerkrade nl.). Further options include the art collections of the Bonnenfantenmuseum or the rich drawings in the lmarwl-cave (Maastricht, nl) and Gardens in Mondo Verde and the nearby Gaia park zoo in Kerkrade (nl)
One never really thinks of hills when one thinks of Holland. In the region around Maastricht Aachen Airport however you’ll find plenty! Do as the locals do and rent a bike from the tourist office or bicycle shops, buy a map and explore the region. Your tours will take you along some great landscapes, blossoming fruit trees and traditionally built farmhouses. Trips to the famous Ardennes (Belgium) and Eiffel forest are well possible as these are reached within the hour.
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