Also the city offers an impressive list of sights to see that take you back in time into the rich history of the city. Below you find a number of these that definitely deserve a spot on your must-see list.
MarktWelcome to the Markt (Market Square) in Maastricht with its 17th century city hall and dozens of national heritage monuments like the various mansions that surround the square and make it a sight itself. Remarkable is the Mosae Forum on the side of the Maas [...] Continue reading about Markt.
Square of Our Dear LadyThe Square of Our Dear Lady, named after the church at the square, has in the past been chosen as the most beautiful square of the Netherlands and today remains a sight to see while visiting Maastricht. Besides a great place to relax on one [...] Continue reading about Square of Our Dear Lady.
VrijthofThe Vrijthof is definitely the most famous square in Maastricht, where many terraces and restaurants invite you to enjoy the more frequent beautiful weather. Next to that, the Vrijthof is the location for carnivals and events like the Preuvenement (last week of August) which turns [...] Continue reading about Vrijthof.
Both around the Maas river and in the rest of the city center of Maastricht you’ll find quite a bit of green to enjoy in the city parks. A nice way to briefly relax while shopping during your trip to Maastricht.
Hoge FrontenThe Hoge Fronten (High Fronts) is more a landscape than just a park, despite it being found close to the city center of Maastricht. The almost 40 acres of the protected natural monument are definitely worth exploring with the city walls that are scattered throughout [...] Continue reading about Hoge Fronten.
Stadspark MaastrichtThe Stadspark (City Park) in Maastricht is a widely known area as inhabitants of the city refer to the entire green strip from the Maas river up to the Prins Bisschopsingel. Part of this large area are, among others, the Faliezusterspark, the Henri Hermanspark and [...] Continue reading about Stadspark Maastricht.
BonnefantenmuseumAt the Bonnefantenmuseum (name originating from the french 'bons enfants') in Maastricht you find masterpieces of both old masteres, like Rubens and Van Dyck, as contemporary art. In the presentation of the works the museum collaborates with various private collections making the variety of the [...] Continue reading about Bonnefantenmuseum.
Centre CéramiqueThe Centre Céramique is where visitors are welcomed to explore the diversity in collections that are owned by the city of Maastricht. Like ceramics and glass collections that contain items from times that have long gone, like those of the Romans and the Middle ages. [...] Continue reading about Centre Céramique.
Museum at the VrijthofCurious about what Maastricht was like throughout the centuries? Come and visit the Museum at the Vrijthof and you're sure to discover it. Assisted by the latest in audio and projection techniques the museum lets you see history through the eyes of an authentic historical [...] Continue reading about Museum at the Vrijthof.
Natuurhistorisch MuseumIn the Natuurhistorisch Museum (Natural History Museum) in Maastricht there's actually a real Kids Museum during your day out. Like you can find on the website, it's an interactive museum with many fun puzzles and searches for kids between 8 and 12 years old. Here [...] Continue reading about Natuurhistorisch Museum.
The city center of Roermond is where you’ll also find the monumental Munster Church. In short, quite a trip to enjoy at only 30 minutes distance from Maastricht by train.
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Evidence of the rich history of Valkenburg can be found at the ruins of Valkenburg castle which goes back to the 11th century.
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While planning to visit Maastricht, keep an eye out for the events on the city’s event calendar. Ranging from jazz festivals to culinary highlights, they’re sure to make your trip even more worthwhile.