The entire inner city of Maastricht has been given a protected status by the Dutch government. The monumental buildings and the beautiful houses exhibit styles from different eras. Think about remains from Roman times and buildings with facades in the Maastricht Renaissance style. The latter is particularly visible in the typical saddle roofs; the spacious attics were used for food storage during the many sieges.
Even today, the architectural development is still in full swing. You can experience the seamless passage from historical monuments and ancient facades to modern architecture and the monuments of the future.
Everything withing walking distance
You willl soon know your way around Maastricht. The centre is very compact, organized and easy to navigate. Most streets are off limits to cars, and highlights such as Vrijthof Square, Onze Lieve Vrouweplein (Our Dear Lady Square) and the Jeker Quarter are all within walking distance. The St. Servaas Bridge connects the old city centre with the trendy Wyck district. You can easily return to the centre from the adjacent Céramique district via
the “Hoeg Brögk” (literally, the High Bridge) and the city park. Since you can
stroll through charming streets without having too much risk of getting lost,
you are always at ease in Maastricht.
Gastronomic Capital of the Netherlands: pull up a chair
You’ll find restaurants in a range of fascinating locations, including castles, country estates, vaulted cellars, warehouses, and even former churches. This creativity is also reflected in the dishes served. Irresistibly delicious!
Maastricht has plenty to interest you in terms of gastronomy, since nearly every type of cuisine is represented in at least one restaurant here. From Mediterranean and Asian specialties to local delights, and from Michelin-starred restaurants to traditional Maastricht pubs, the countless restaurants offer hospitality and quality for every budget.