The 27 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Maastricht

Forget that you are in the Netherlands during a discovery tour in Maastricht. The centuries-old centre of this city on the river Maas has a unique, atmospheric character and is full of characteristic squares and beautiful sights. See places like the Vrijthof, the Dominican Church, the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Basiliek, the Basiliek van Sint Servaas and numerous fortifications. As far as museums are concerned, there is also plenty of choice with Museum aan het Vrijthof of, the Natuurhistorisch Museum and the Bonnefantenmuseum. Save your favourite spots on your own city guide and experience an unforgettable day at Maastricht.

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Boekhandel Dominicanen

In the beautiful, over 700 years old Dominican Church you can enjoy the most varied range of books in the city and a nice coffee.

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Between the historic buildings is the Graanmarkt. A square where you can relax while enjoying a snack and a drink.

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Stoombierbrouwerij De Keyzer

Experience the brewing process and taste the delicious craft beers on a guided tour of the steam beer brewery. It's the last city brewery!

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Onze Lieve Vrouweplein

Relax after a day of shopping and splash down on one of the terraces of Onze Lieve Vrouweplein. The square is located in the centre.

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The best spots for a perfect coffee and cake

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Basiliek van Sint Servaas

This impressive basilica cherishes the greatest treasures of Maastricht. Discover special objects in the treasury that you can visit here.

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Lang Grachtje en Klein Grachtje

In these two streets you can clearly see the medieval ramparts. These streets have seven national monuments, all part of the city wall.

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The Leeuwenmolen dates from the year 1694 and used to be the oldest grain and tanning mill on the Jeker. Nowadays it's nice to take a look.

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Arteaux Art & Design

Here they specialize in inventing, designing, creating and assembling collections of modern art & design objects.

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Maastricht

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Onze Lieve Vrouwe Basiliek

This Romanesque church in the middle of the centre is also called Sterre-der-Zee. The largely medieval church is on the UNESCO list.

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Pater Vincktoren

Originally 14th-century waltoren was part of the second medieval city wall and is located in the Faliezusterspark.

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The Bisschopsmolen is located in the heart of Maastricht. It is the oldest revolving water mill in the Netherlands. Get to know the craft of miller.

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Rob van Rijn

An art gallery and gallery in one. Various special exhibitions and exhibitions of promising artists are organized.

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15 places in Maastricht you must have seen

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De Markt

De Markt is a large square in the city centre of Maastricht. Around the cozy, busy square is a large number of restaurants.

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Huize Marres

A combination of fine food, art, culture, exhibitions and a beautiful city garden. This characterizes Huize Marres and makes a visit special.

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In this zinc-coated dome tower you will find a collection consisting of old, modern and contemporary art.

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A nice place to walk around or relax. You will find this city park on the edge of the city center.

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The town hall is located in the middle of the Markt in the centre of Maastricht and has a rich, mostly 18th century décor.

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Coffeelovers Dominicanen

A more beautiful location to have a cup of coffee or tea and eat a pastry almost does not exist. You can experience this in espresso bar Coffeelovers.

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Museum aan het Vrijthof

Discover this museum in one of Maastricht's oldest buildings. Let yourself be surprised by groundbreaking exhibitions with changing themes.

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Sint Amorsplein

The square is located right in the center. With its cosy atmosphere and surrounding historic buildings, you can relax here.

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The museum is intimate, atmospheric and tells you all about the art of printing from the past to the present day. You will see the artistic, craft process.

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The Helpoort, also called Jekerpoort, Hoogbruggepoort, Alde Poort op den Ancker, Powder Tower Gate or De Twee Towers, is a former city gate.

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Onze Lieve Vrouwewal

This street and rampart in the Jekerkwartier runs along the Stadspark Maastricht and the Maas and dates back to the 12th or 13th century.


Maison Blanche Dael

They will be happy to give you information about the intricacies of brewing coffee. Watch along while the coffee is roasted and don't forget to taste it.


Natuurhistorisch Museum

Learn all about human influence on the landscape, plants and animals over the last 250,000 years. Located in an atmospheric piece of Maastricht.


Marres Kitchen

Have a cup of coffee or eat something delicious in the historic house of Marres. You can also enjoy the beautiful city garden and changing exhibitions.


Thiessen Wijnkoopers

Look out in the beautiful spaces and be surprised by the vineyard. On weekends there are guided tours in the cool wine cellars.

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