Book flights to Maastricht with Ryanair, and enjoy a break in one of the Netherlands’ loveliest cities. You’ll love how compact it is, absolutely perfect for a weekend’s on-foot exploration, and it has plenty of fabulous cafés, bars and restaurants where you can take the weight off and refuel when you need to. The city hosts an excellent art and antiques fair every year, so if your trip coincides with this you’re in luck – but if not, there’s still plenty to keep you busy - a trip to the caves of St. Pieter just outside the city is a definite highlight. Book flights to Maastricht today!
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Maastricht offers lots for visitors to see and do, among the ‘must-sees’ are the fortifications, the Old Town and its St Servaasbasiliek monument, the Gothic St Janskerk and the city’s oldest building, the Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek. Along with experiencing Stokstraat – a picturesque street of tempting shops and galleries – visitors ought to check out Wyck and Céramique-Wijk on the modern Right Bank. Remember that many tourist attractions and museums are closed on Mondays.
Museum Spaans Gouvernement

A former chapter house, this museum contains rooms full of 17th- and 18th-century ceramics, glass, silverware and furniture. The exhibition is built up as a journey through time and you start your journey in the familiar recent past.

​Address: Vrijthof 18, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 321 13 27​Website: www.museumaanhetvrijthof.nl​Opening hours: Monday 11.00-17.00, Tuesday - Sunday 10.00-18.00​More info: Located in the Old TownSubway: Vrijthof
St Servaasbasiliek

One of the oldest monuments in Holland, this basilica is worthy of a visit because of its beautiful architecture, carvings and its collection of 16th-century paintings.

​Address: Keizer Karelplein 6, Maastricht​Phone: +31 433 212 082​Website: www.sintservaas.nl​Opening hours: Mo, tu, th and fr: 10.00 - 16.00, We: 10.00 - 12.30​More info: Located in the Old TownSubway: Vrijthof
Treasury (Kerkschat)

This is the sister chapel of St.Servaasbasiliek from the 12th-century. It does not only contain the remarkable St Servatius shrine, but also the city’s treasury where priceless works of art and religious artefacts are housed.

​Address: Keiser Kareplein 3, 6221 Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 321 2082​More info: Located in the Old TownSubway: Vrijthof
Natuurhistorisch Museum (natural History Museum)

A fascinating record of life millions of years ago to the present day, including the remains of a Mosasaurier, excavated from the St Pietersberg caverns. New exhibitions are shown 3-4 times a year.

​Address: De Bosquetplein 6-7, NL 6211 KJ Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 350 54 90​Website: www.nhmmaastricht.nl​Opening hours: Monday closed, Tuesday - Friday 11.00-17.00, Saturday, Sunday 13.00-17.00​More info: Close to the Old Town boundarySubway: Looiersstraat
Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek

Maastricht’s oldest building and architecturally one of the most important ones in the city. Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek means "The Basilica of Our Lady" and the church was dedicated to Our Lady, Star of the Sea.

​Address: Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 20, 6211 HE, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 325 18 51​Website: www.sterre-der-zee.nl
Bonnefanten Museum

The museum was first founded in 1884 and in 1995 it moved to this landmark E-shaped modernist building with a huge domed tower. It houses pre-20th century to present day art.

​Address: Avenue Ceramique 250, 6221 KX Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 329 01 90​Website: www.bonnefanten.nl​More info: Close to the river on the East Bank
Kazematten (casemates)

These series of underground galleries was created by mining activity in the past, and used as areas of sanctuary in troubled times. They contain military collections.

​Address: Waldeckpark, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 325 21 21​More info: WaldeckbastionSubway: Bus or taxi via Tongerseweg N278
Caves of St Pietersberg – Grotten Noord and Grotten Zonneberg

Just a few kilometres outside Maastricht centre lies this labyrinth of thousands of caves. They date from Roman times and have walls covered in drawings and ancient signatures.

​Address: Slavante 1, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 325 21 21​Website: www.maastrichtunderground.nlSubway: Bus or taxi to St Pietersberg district
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.

​Address: Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43-3212586 / +31 43-3257833
Fort Sint Pieter

With its location high above the Meuse River, Fort Sint Pieter gives you a stunning view over the city. The fort is still in a good condition, even if it is dated back to the 18th century and it is also connected with the caves in St. Pietersberg hill via underground tunnels.

​Address: Luikerweg 80, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3506262​Website: www.maastrichtunderground.nl
Maastricht Running Tours

If you feel for some exercise combined with a sightseeing tour of Maastricht this should be your choice? The guide Raoul will show you the best spots of the city and will not only tell you about the history of the town but also his favourite restaurants and cafés.

​Address: Plein 1992, Maastricht 6221​Phone: +31 636 277 284​Website: www.maastrichtrunningtours.nl
Brewery De Keyzer NA Bosch

After this brewery was closed in 1970, it now houses a museum showing the industrial history and how beer was produced in here. In the end of the guided tour you are able to take part of a beer tasting.

​Address: Kleine Staat 1, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 350 62 62​Website: www.brouwerijbosch.nl
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.

​Address: Apostelhoeve, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 350 62 62​Website: www.apostelhoeve.nl
Boat Trips on the Meuse River

Why don't see the city of Maastricht from a different angle, on one of the cruises on the Meuse River? If you are short on time you can combine the guided tour with a brunch or dinner.

​Address: Maaspromenade 58, 6211 HS, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3515300​Website: www.stiphout.nl
The White Village of Thorn

About 45 km north of Maastricht you find this small historical village. This is a perfect destination for a day tour. Get lost in the cobbled streets lined with white houses and let your self be amazed by the beautiful Abbey Church.

​Address: Thorn
Eating is a serious business in Maastricht. Breakfasts of cinnamon cake or fresh bread sprinkled with candy or chocolate is followed by lunch of traditional snacks such as uitsmijter – fresh bread with meat or cheese topped by fried eggs. Afternoons comprise of pastries or poffertjes, mini-pancakes with butter and sugar, with coffee and then borrel, the time given to tasting a local beer or taking a nip of a local spirit with savoury finger food such as bitterballen or kroketten, two local delicacies. Finally, dinner comprises a variety of substantial meals of vegetables, meat, chicken and fish, with a tasty dessert. Most restaurants in Maastricht follow this pattern, although, as with any city, there are international cuisine eateries to be found, especially those serving French dishes.
Au Coin Des Bons Enfants

Known for its excellent French cuisine, this centrally located restaurant is housed in a 16th-century building with a terrace outside for dining al fresco. The restaurant can be a bit hard to find but it is well worth the walk.

​Address: Ezelmarkt 4, 6211 LJ Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 321 23 59​Website: www.aucoindesbonsenfants.nl​More info: Located south of Vrijthof square
Château Neercanne

With views of the Jeker Valley and Baroque style gardens, and an ambiance that can only be created within a 17th-century castle, this restaurant is ideal for a special occasion. It is newly rewarded with a star in the Michelin guide 2013.

​Address: Cannerweg 800, 6213 ND Maastricht ​Phone: +31 43 325 13 59​Website: www.chateauhotels.nl​Opening hours: Closed on Mondays and on Saturday afternoons. Subway: Bus or taxi to Cannerweg via Bieslanderweg
‘t Pakhoes

This is a popular and contemporary eatery, housed within a former warehouse – a pakhuis – beside the river. It serves French and Belgian inspired cuisine.

​Address: Waterpoort 4-6, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 325 70 00​Website: www.pakhoes.nl​More info: Located close to the Old Town
Aux Pays-bas

A restaurant housed in a lovely old building with a stylish, contemporary decor, the Aux Pays-Bas offers a cuisine of international appeal. This is the only restaurant in Maastricht serving food until 01.00.

​Address: Vrijthof 7, 6211 LC Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 325 44 59​Website: www.auxpaysbas.nl
D’n Awwe Stiene

An atmospheric city centre restaurant that serves hearty international dishes. Ideal for a stop while sightseeing or shopping.

​Address: Mariastraat 5 - 9, 6211 EP Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3217016​Website: www.awwe-stiene.nlSubway: Mariastraat
Sushi-ya

Sushi-Ya is located in the middle of Maastricht market. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used to prepare the best sushi. Choose from ready made menus or create your own "a la carte menu" together with the Japanese chef, who will cook your meal as you wait.

​Address: Markt 4, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 325 8732​Website: www.sushiya.nl
Beluga

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.

​Address: Centre Céramique, Plein 1992 No 12, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 321 33 64​Website: www.rest-beluga.com
Restaurant Beaumont

This is an elegant restaurant with a trendy ambiance. Inside the open kitchen dishes made from local products are cooked to perfection for guests to enjoy in the beautiful dining room.

​Address: Wycker Brugstraat 2, Maastricht 6221 EC​Phone: +31 43 325 4433​Website: www.beaumont.nl
Mes Amis

This wine restaurant offers you the possibility to order a glass of wine from a menu with over 20 different kinds. The food served is French and the atmosphere is very laidback.

​Address: Tongersestraat 5, Maastricht 6211 LL​Phone: +31 43 325 78 66​Website: www.mesamis.nl
Le Virage

With its location in the busy Jeker quarter, close to all major tourist attractions, this small French bistro is a perfect place to pop in for a delicious lunch or dinner. The menu is accompanied by fine wines.

​Address: Cortenstraat 2, Maastricht 6211 HT​Phone: +31 43 321 66 08​Website: www.levirage.nl
Grand Cafe' D'n Ingel

This warm and friendly restaurant serves Dutch cuisine to affordable prices. From the terrace you have a lovely view over the crowded Vrijthof square.

​Address: Vrijthof 13, 6211 LD Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3217226​Website: www.ingel.nl
D'Artagnan

In a building dated to the 17th century, this popular grand café is situated. On the menu you find an array of dishes and drinks and if the weather allows, the outside terrace is a good option to take a seat at.

​Address: Graanmarkt 3, Maastricht 6211 HG​Phone: +31 43 325 51 64 ​Website: www.cafedartagnan.nl
Cuisinier Toine Hermsen

Next to the tourist attraction Onze Lieve Vrouwe-basiliek, the restaurant Cuisinier Toine Hermsen is located. The dining room is decorated in warm colours and the atmosphere is cosy. The food is cooked with the focus on tradition and innovation.

​Address: Sint Bernardusstraat 2-4, 6211 HL Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3258400​Website: www.toinehermsen.com
Sjinkerij De Bobbel

In an old style dining room, waiters in traditional uniforms serves top quality food to the guests. When you enter this restaurant it feels like you have travelled back in time but the food will not disappoint you.

​Address: Wolfstraat 32 6211 GN Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3217413​Website: www.debobbel.com
Pet Thai

If you are longing for Thai food this is the place to go. At Pet Thai, located in the heart of the city, different kind of Thai dishes from different regions in Thailand are served. The staff are friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is simple but charming.

​Address: Boschstraat 93, 6211 AW Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3261026​Website: www.petthai.nl
Street cafés and select little shops make a magnet for residents and visitors alike, keen to relax and watch the world go by. Much of Maastricht’s evening entertainment is found in the cafés and grandcafés that can be found on most streets.
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.

​Address: Maaspromenade 78, 6211 HS Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3510518 ​Website: www.bonhomme.nlSubway: 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.

​Address: Grote gracht 62, 6211SX Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 321 04 59​Website: www.lieuwke.nl​More info: Located near Vrijthof square
Eetcafé Rilette

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.

​Address: Sint Pieterstraat 54, 6211 JP Maastricht ​Phone: +31 43 325 52 84​Website: www.eetcaferilette.nl
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.

​Address: Sint Pieterstraat 13, 6211 JM Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 321 01 58​Website: www.cafesjiek.nl
Coffee Lovers Plein 1992

If you want the real deal coffee you should go to Coffee Lovers. This is a chain of 6 cafés, 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.

​Address: Ruiterij 2, Plein 1992, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 356 19 44​Website: www.coffeelovers.nl
Maastricht has a lot to offer the restless or socially hungry traveller who wishes to explore the nightlife scene. A nice and quiet night at a pub with a thirst quenching beer, or a head spinning dance night? You choose!
Kaffee Priem

Kaffee Priem is a great venue to hang out with friends, have a couple of beers, watch a game on one of the big screen TV’s showing sports or play some darts. If you plan on a long night out and about, this would be a good place to start.

​Address: Kesselskade 48, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3264491​Website: www.kaffeepriem.weebly.com
Café ´t Pothuiske

Café ´t Pothuiske boasts a large number of different beer, 12 of them can be had on tap. There is also a snack menu to accompany your long conversations over a glass in the Burgundy inspired atmosphere.

​Address: Het Bat 1, 6211 EX Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3216002​Website: www.pothuiske.nl
Grand Café Edd´s

This rustic venue has an impressive tapas menu, a fine wine menu and 25 different beers. Certain nights there are live music playing here. -"Lekker eten en drinken EN DANSEN..." -"Good food and drink AND DANCING ..."

​Address: Heggenstraat 3, 6211 GW Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 3521717​Website: www.edds-cafe.nl
De Kadans

De Kadans is defined by its three D’s that symbolize Dining, Drinking and Dancing. De Kadans is located in the city centre and has three different floors. The dancing here is mostly Salsa and Merengue. Spicy!

​Address: Kesselskade 62, Maastricht​Phone: +31 43 326 17 00​Website: www.dekadans.nl
John Mullins

This Irish pub does not only serve Guinness and traditional Irish food. Several nights per week, different theme nights are held. Pub quiz, live music, shows and dancing are just a few to be mentioned.

​Address: Wycker Brugstraat 50, Maaastricht​Phone: +31 43 35 00 141​Website: www.johnmullins.nl
Maastricht is renowned throughout Holland as the place to shop. In the city centre, head for Stokstraat, a pedestrianised area surrounded by restored 17th- and 18th-century houses that host upmarket shops selling everything from art, jewellery and leather ware to designer fashions. Or make for Vrijthof square in the Old Town, where there are department stores and smaller shops such as antiques specialists and confectioners. On the East Bank, Wyck and the Céramique-Wijk areas are known for their good fashion houses, delis selling all manner of pastries and savoury finger food, and antiques shops. All the shopping areas tend to sell the pretty ceramics for which Maastricht is famed. There are markets held throughout Maastricht on almost every day of the week, two of the largest are the general market held in the Market Square on Wednesday and Friday mornings, and a food market on Thursdays in Stationstraat. Both areas become bustling centres for conversation and are an experience for the visitor to the city. If bargains are sought, then Maastricht’s large flea market is held every Saturday in Stationstraat.
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Maastricht Aachen Airport

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.

​Address: Postbus 1, 6199 ZG, Maastricht Airport​Phone: +31 43 358 98 98​Website: http://www.maa.nl
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