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Discover Maastricht online with City Guide Maastricht

In recent years a visit to Maastricht has been recommended by leading travel media such as Lonely Planet, the New York Times and the Rough Guide. Maastricht used to be famous for being the largest port of the world, but nowadays Maastricht is known as a bustling city with a lot of modern architecture which is all around. The iconic Erasmus bridge, the famous cube houses and the sparkling market hall are the major landmarks of Maastricht. Your trip to Maastricht starts here at with all the information you need for your visit to Maastricht!

Attractions and museums in Maastricht

The easiest way to explore Maastricht is to join a city tour. There are different options to tour around Maastricht such as the the hop-on hop-off bus, Spido’s tour boats, the historic tram line 10 and the amphibious SplashTours. During these city tours you will explore Maastricht’s main attractions such as the Euromast, steam ship Maastricht, and Blijdorp Zoo, but also famous sights of Maastricht such as the Wilhelmina Pier and historic Delfshaven. Culture lovers can visit leading museums in Maastricht such as Boijmans – Van Beuningen, the World Art Museum, the Kunsthal exhibition centre and many more. Check out our page about things to do in Maastricht to discover all attractions, museums, and sights you can visit in Maastricht.

Shopping seven days a week in Maastricht

In Maastricht you can shop until you drop seven days a week. The shopping streets in Maastricht city centre are always busy. The main shopping areas are Lijnbaan, Hoogstraat and Meent and last but not least the Market hall. Or go shopping at a big indoor mall like the Zuidplein Mall and the Alexandrium Mall just outside the centre. All big international brands have big stores and you will stay dry on a rainy day. Read more on our page about shopping in Maastricht and find out where to go shopping in Maastricht.

Maastricht nightlife

In the evening you can go out for dinner in one of the restaurants in Maastricht, anywhere in the city. Maastricht offers a range of international food, which varies from restaurants with a Michelin star to easy going brasseries. Later at night you can visit one of the cinemas, casinos or theaters in Maastricht. Clubbers love the Maastricht nightlife and visit one of the trendy clubs or bars in Maastricht. Read tips about the nightlife in Maastricht on our page about going out in Maastricht. If you plan to stay overnight in Maastricht, there is a wide range of hotels and bed and breakfast available and there is special accommodation for groups.

Visit Maastricht with kids and with discount

Most kids find city trips boring, but this is not the case in Maastricht for sure! There are plenty of fun atrractions and most museums offer special activities for kids. Read all about it on our page about Maastricht for kids which outlines attractions, museums and events for children. On our page about discount in Maastricht, you find the best deals for many attractions and museums. For tourists it’s attractive to purchase a Maastricht Welcome Card or a Tourist Day Ticket which combines discount on museums and attractions and travel by public transport in Maastricht. The tram, metro and bus will take you to all the hotspots in Maastricht quickly and comfortably, so there’s no need to bring your car to the centre. Parking in Maastricht is possible in paid parking garages and on the streets, but it is easier to park your car at a fixed rate at one of the Park & Ride locations outside the city centre.

Events and festivals in Maastricht

When you are planning your trip to Maastricht have a look at our Maastricht calendar and get to know which events and festivals are scheduled. Throughout the year there are lots of events in Maastricht, but most big festivals like the summer carnival and the world port days take place in summer In the list below you can see which events are scheduled in Maastricht in the coming period.