The good life in Maastricht, who wouldn’t want a taste of it more often? Maastricht is situated in the Meuse valley at the foot of the South-Limburg hills, but also near cities such as Aachen, Luttich (Liège)and Hasselt. Maastricht: the ideal destination for your meeting. The most southern city of the Netherlands invites you for a couple of days, to explore the monuments and music, the art and culture, the modern and old architecture, the wining and dining, the boutiques…
The best way to get acquainted with Maastricht is to go for a walk in the old centre of the city under the expert guidance of a VVV host. You will not want to miss the restored Stokstraat quarter, the old ramparts, the various parks and the famous Vrijthof square. The city walk can be combined with a visit to the treasure chamber of the St. Servaas basilica, the St. Jan church, the Bisschopsmolen (a water mill), the Spanish Government house (a museum), or the entrance hall of the Museum of Natural History. Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish speaking guides can give the Guides tours.
Wining and Dining (Stepping out and eating arrangement)
The old inner city of Maastricht offers an excellent setting to spend an afternoon and/or evening in a pleasant and sociable way. Guided by a VVV host, a visit is paid to several establishments, in each of which a dish (entrée, main course or dessert) is served to the guests. During the walk the VVV host gives information about the city of Maastricht and the establishments that you will visit. Most restaurants in Maastricht have French cuisine, although typical regional dishes can be ordered, depending on the season (“Knien in ‘t zoer mèt zwarte proeme”, “Tête de veau”, “Zoervleis mèt friet”, “Reubesop”).
Caves of Mount St. Pieter
In Mount St. Pieter (the “Sint Pietersberg”), a hill at the south side of Maastricht, the reclamation of marl as a building material has resulted in a vast labyrinth of corridors. It is a wonderful experience to walk on the floor of a former sea under the guidance of a VVV guide. Even today the walls and ceilings give information about the way in which the block breakers worked. On the walls can be found numerous interesting inscriptions and drawings, some of which are very old.
Maastricht still retains a good many of the city’s ancient ramparts. The history of the fortified city of Maastricht can be presented in several ways, such as taking a Fortress Walk, or visiting the Fortress Sint Pieter or Casemates.
Since 1967 there have been vineyards again in Maastricht: on the slopes of Mount St. Pieter and the Cannerberg. In the picturesque valley of the Jeker, just outside the city of Maastricht, you find the Hoeve Nekum vineyard and the Apostelhoeve vinyard, both monumental farmhouses / vineyards. Guides tours are possible for groups, with expert explanations, including a visit of the vineyards, the wine cellars and wine tasting in the tasting room.
6211 ED Maastricht
Limburg (NL), Nederland