Things to do and attractions in Maastricht!

There are so many things to do and attractions in Maastricht! This post will show you the things to do and attractions right here in Maastricht! But before we give you the low down of our trip from Amsterdam to Maastricht, here is a quick highlight of the things to do and attractions in Maastricht…

Of cobbled streets and rich history

Cobbled Streets of Maastricht
Cobbled Streets of Maastricht

One of the main reasons why tourists flock to Maastricht (eventhough it is so out of the way – see map below) is because of its rich history and the cobbled streets that shows presence of times past.


City Fortifications – Stadsomwalling and Helpoort in Maastricht

Stadsomwalling Maastricht
Stadsomwalling Maastricht

Helpoort Maastricht
Helpoort Maastricht

In addition to the cobbled streets and feel of the medieval times, the remnants of the city fortifications are also a highlight here. Stadsomwalling as well as Helpoort (the oldest city gate in the Netherlands) bears testimony to the defence of Maastricht in the medieval times.


Old Centre Squares – Vrijthof Square and Markt Square in Maastricht

Vrijthof Square Maastricht
Vrijthof Square Maastricht


In and around Markt Square Maastricht

Centre squares used to be areas where people assembled to get their daily necessities as well as to get updates on things like who is going on the gallows, how much the taxes would be etc. The 2 most important and well known squares are Vrijthof square as well as the Markt.


Michelin Star Restaurants in Maastricht

Beluga - One of the famous Micheline star restaurants in Maastricht
Beluga – One of the famous Micheline star restaurants in Maastricht

Given the small population of Maastricht, the number of Michelin star restaurants in Maastricht is surprisingly high. That is why Maastricht is also known for its culinary treats. Enjoy the treats that Maastricht has to offer!

Leisurely Stroll Along River Maas

River Maas Maastricht
River Maas Maastricht

River Maas is the life line of the Netherlands. It passes through many states and through Maastricht, dividing the eastern and western sides of the city. Taking a leisurely stroll along the river Maas in Maastricht is an excellent way to take in the sights, relax and see some unique structures along the river.

Now that you have had a quick overview of the things to do and attractions in Maastricht, find out about the details of our itinerary on day 2 and 3 of Europe Trip in Maastricht!

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Things to do and attractions in Maastricht

Things to do and attractions in Maastricht

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