Maastricht

Maastricht, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Maastricht
Coat of arms of Maastricht

Number of inhabitants: 120.182
Number of national monuments: 1.684

Summary of Maastricht

The Pesthuys in Maastricht
The Pesthuys in Maastricht

Maastricht is a city south of our country in the province of Limburg, with a population of more than 120.000 it is also the capital of the province of Limburg. Maastricht is mainly known for its pleasant historic city centre. There are many terraces and the location on the Maas also helps. You can't complain about culture.

Interesting history of Maastricht

The St.Pieterskade in Maastricht
The St.Pieterskade in Maastricht

Maastricht has a rich history, which starts in Prehistory (about 35.000 BC), then goes on to Roman times (50 BC), the Middle Ages (450 to 1500), early modern times (1500 to 1794) to the French era (1794 to 1814) and the modern era (1814 to 1945)

If you like cultural heritage, you can enjoy yourself in Maastricht. This is partly because Maastricht is probably the oldest city in the Netherlands. the 1st city wall of Maastricht is still visible

 

Maastricht Landmarks

The Bishop's Mill in Maastricht
The Bishop's Mill in Maastricht

What you cannot avoid is the red tower of the Sint-Janskerk, which stands out above it with the St. Servaas Basilica next to it. The St. Servaas Basilica stands out because it has a tower on all 4 corners. Both monuments are located on the Vrijthof, a large square in Maastricht (see the image under culture!). The town hall can be found on the Market, which you should not forget, you can see it in the image under the shopping heading below. Furthermore, if you continue on from the market, you can walk towards the Maas and have a look at the oldest stone bridge in the Netherlands, the Sint-Servaas Bridge.

What you should also not avoid are the fortifications of Maastricht, along the Maasboulevard near De Hoge Brug (for cyclists and pedestrians) you will find the oldest city wall in the Netherlands with the Helpoort attached to it, which is also the oldest existing city gate in the Netherlands ( you can see it in the photo in this frame). You can continue through the city park and admire many pieces of wall with gates. You can also find old watermills from the city park towards the center.

In the Hoge Fronten park you will also find parts of old fortifications.

Shopping in Maastricht

Maastricht City Hall
Maastricht City Hall

When it comes to shopping, you can find almost everything there. Walk through the Kleine Straat, Grotestraat, the Muntstraat, via the market to the Mosae Forum and via the pivot street to the Entre Deux shopping center and that's how you arrive at the Vrijthof.

Maastricht:
Shopping evening: Thursday
Every Sunday shopping Sunday

Things to do in Maastricht

The St. Pietersberg in Maastricht
The St. Pietersberg in Maastricht

The city of Maastricht has many activities and you can visit the many museums. you can have a great time. But what to do check out the window below.


MUSEUMS MAASTRICHTATTRACTIONS MAASTRICHT
  • Bonnefanten Museum you will find various exhibitions in this museum. Click here for the site.
  • Museum of Photography at the Vrijthof here you will find various exhibitions and exhibitions. Click here for the site.
  • Printing Museum Find out how printing used to be in this museum. Click here for the website
  • Natural History Museum a museum where Nature and History are on offer. Click here for the site.
  • Marres, House for Contemporary Culture discover your art in the broadest sense of the word. Click here for the site.
  • Saint Peter's Museum Is a house with a lot of history and stories. Click here for the site.
  • Center Ceramic is always something to experience: a beautiful exhibition. click here for the site.

  • Museum of Illusions Maastricht. Welcome to the wonderful world of illusions! Click here for the site.

  • Caves in St. Peitersberg. Click here for the site.
  • Casemates in the Sint Peitersberg. Click here for the site.
  • Fort St. Peter's Fort. Click here for the site.
  • Cruises in the Meuse. Click here for the site.
  • Climbing Saint John the tower is 70 meters high and is fun to climb. click here for the website
CINEMAS MAASTRICHTTHEATERS MAASTRICHT
  • Pathe Maastricht, cinema with regular program. Click here for the website
  • Lumiere Cinema, cinema with regular & special program. Click here for the site.
  • The Magical Theater. Click here for the site.
  • The Borden Hall Click here for the site.
  • Pesthuy podium. Click here for the site.
  • Theater at the Vrijthof. Click here for the site.
  • cumulus. Click here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Maastricht

Maastricht City Park
Maastricht City Park

Around the center you will find the city park (photo) with old fortifications, very nice to walk through or to walk over the wall, that is also possible. A little further, also part of the fortifications Waldeckpark and Jekerpark. On the other side of the center is the Hoge Fronten park, which also contains old fortifications. There are also a number of smaller parks in Maastricht, which are also worth a visit to forests. This can be done, for example, towards the Sint-Pietersberg, or even more exciting, visit the caves!

Steps in Maastricht

The Little Canal in Maatricht
The Little Canal in Maatricht


Maastricht has a vibrant nightlife, pubs and bars enough with the Vrijthof as the center. Here you will find many pubs, bars and restaurants with a terrace on the beautiful square. If you like the late hours you can still visit the discotheques in Maastricht

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