Popular Accommodations in Maastricht
Highlights in Maastricht
- Cultural offers
- Ship trips on the Maas river
- Caves of St. Pieter
- Numerous historical buildings
- Carnival in Maastricht
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Vacation rentals in Maastricht
The city of Maastricht is a true Eldorado for people interested in culture and offers numerous sights in the midst of a historic ambience. A centrally located holiday apartment in Maastricht allows you to reach the museums, the famous Vrijthof Square and the many cafés and pubs in just a few minutes on foot. Accommodation directly on the river also offers you a magnificent view of the hustle and bustle of shipping.Peace and relaxation in a vacation rental on the outskirts of town
If you prefer to stay in a country house during your Maastricht holiday, the city offers some accommodation in a green and quiet location. You can also rent a vacation rental in Maastricht close to the city centre. From there, you can not only reach the hotspots within walking distance, but also relax after a long stroll through the city on the hotel's own terrace.
Holiday in Maastricht
Holiday in Maastricht
Location and orientation
The capital of the province Limburg is one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands and lies in the southeast of Holland, between Germany and Belgium. Maastricht borders on the regions of Wallonia and Flanders. If you want to visit Amsterdam, you have to drive about 215 kilometres north. The port of Rotterdam is about two hours' drive from Maastricht.
Things to know
From a central apartment in Maastricht there are numerous opportunities to visit concerts, theatre performances and the many art museums. The classical orchestra Philharmonie Zuidnederland, for example, which has its headquarters in Maastricht, is regionally known. The Opera Zuid is at your disposal for unique musical experiences. Renowned theatres, such as the Theater aan het Vrijthof and the Derlontheater, provide sophisticated theatre performances.Experience carnival in the stronghold
The city of Maastricht is known nationwide as a carnival stronghold, which is why numerous tourists arrive especially in the days before Ash Wednesday to witness the impressive processions. The season always starts on 11 November and ends with the lowering of the Mooswiefs doll at Vrijthof Square.
Maastricht is home to a number of famous personalities such as the Nobel Prize winner Peter Debye, the painter Johann Friedrich August Tischbein and the violinist André Rieu.
Top travel tips
Maastricht has a beautiful historic harbour, where today impressive yachts moor. At the Maaskai the numerous excursion ships start, with which you can admire the beauties of the city relaxed on board of a ship. Also worth seeing is the former harbour basin, in which some residential boats are firmly anchored.2. To the place to which the pilgrims once went
Maastricht has many historical buildings and squares. You should definitely visit "het Vrijthof", which was already an important destination for pilgrims in the Middle Ages to visit the tomb of St. Servatius in the basilica of the same name. Today you will also find many outdoor cafés and events in the open air on this square covered with old cobblestones.3. An excursion to the caves
The caves of St. Pieter are located directly below the St. Pietersberg and can be explored by guided tour. This is a system of passageways created by man over the centuries. Inside you pass through a gothic corridor and an enormous dome. During the war or sieges, the caves of St. Pieter served as a refuge. They say Rembrandt's painting "The Night's Watch" was hidden here.