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.
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.
StadsparkThe 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.
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.
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.
MunsterkerkThe Munsterkerk (Munster Church) is a special building that used to exist of a multitude of other buildings like seminary buildings and a tithe barn where taxes (in the shape of produce) where stored. However, when a renovation was initiated in the 19th century due [...] Continue reading about Munsterkerk.
Evidence of the rich history of Valkenburg can be found at the ruins of Valkenburg castle which goes back to the 11th century.
Castle Ruins ValkenburgA castle, or at least its ruins, worth visiting is castle Valkenburg that has a history going back to the 11th century. The ruins are the remains of the 3rd castle build on this location. You'll understand how impressive that is when seeing the remains [...] Continue reading about Castle Ruins Valkenburg.
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.