Discover the city

Maastricht is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands and has several places of interest to explore. A stroll through the town will give visitors a glimpse of the historic churches, city walls and quaint town squares. Explore the many interesting things Maastricht has to offer.

Discover the city with a guided tour

Maastricht Running Tours
Learn about the town, network and do exercise through a guided running tour of Maastricht. The tour is the best rated tour in town by Tripadvisor and recommended by Rough Guide. The tour (± 6 km, 6 mins/km) takes you along the most important and interesting sites in Maastricht.

Tour dates:
July 25, 07h00
July 26, 07h00

Walking Tour
A walking tour of the city with guide is a must. Stories, anecdotes and background information make history come alive. The guide will lead you to the most beautiful spots in the historic centre, including the Stokstraat district, the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square and basilica, the town ramparts, the parks, the Jeker district, and the Vrijthof with the monumental St. Janskerk (Church of St. John) and the St. Servaas Basiliek (Basilica of St. Servatius).

Tour dates:
July 25, 20h00

Duration: max. 1.5 hours
Cost: € 10,- per person (to be paid at the registration desk)

Reserve a spot by sending an e-mail to helpdesk@klinkhamergroup.com before July 11, 2016. Don't forget to note your tour preference. From July 11, 2016 bookings are based on availability.

Rent a bike

You can hire bicycles at various locations. To cover the last kilometres of your journey, or just for a day’s cycling around South Limburg. You can hire a bike from € 8,50. The most common cycle hire locations in Maastricht are:

Aon De Stasie (Wyck District, next to the Central Trainstation)
Stationsplein 26, Maastricht

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 05h15 - 01h15
Saturday: 06h00 - 01h15
Sunday: 07h15 - 01h15

Courtens Bike Sports (City Centre, next to the Vrijthof Square)
Calvariestraat 16, Maastricht
Tel.: +31(0)43-3213820

Opening hours:
Sunday - Monday: 10h00 - noon
Tuesday - Friday: 09h00- 18h00
Saturday: 09h00- 16h00

Prices: starting at €8.50 per day and a valid passport or ID is required.


Places of interest

Fort St Pieter
Fort St. Pieter is perched above the Meuse River on the south side of the city and is directly connected with the caves of St. Pietersberg Hill via underground tunnels. Fort St. Pieter offers an interesting look into the history of Maastricht’s fortifications. Please note Fort St. Pieter can only be visited with an official guide. Reservations can be made at the tourist information office in Maastricht and tours run for about an hour.

Northern Caves of Saint Pietersberg Hill
The Northern Caves of Saint Pietersberg Hill, also known as Grotten Noord Sint Pietersberg, is an excellent place to explore while in Maastricht. These historic caves were created over centuries by labourers and mineworkers and were even a place of refuge from battles during WWII. Visitors can observe century old writings on the wall, paintings and relics that belonged to the workers and refugees.
Basilica of St. Servatius
The Basilica of Saint Servatius is a historical Roman Catholic Church dedicated to Saint Servatius, an Armenian missionary who died and was buried in Maastricht in 384. Pilgrims have traveled to Maastricht to visit the tomb of Saint Servatius for centuries and today visitors can observe many ancient crypts and treasures on display in this Romanesque basilica. Basilica of St. Servatius is located next to the church of Saint John near Maastricht’s main square, Vrijthof.
 For more information and bookings on sightseeing in Maastricht, visit http://www.vvvmaastricht.nl/nl/home.html