Maasland Relocation

Sights Of Maastricht

Maastricht is known for its picturesque squares, romantic streets, and
historical buildings. The tourist information office (VVV) is located in
the Dinghuis, a 15th-century former town hall and law courts building on
the corner of Grote Staat and Kleine Staat. The main sights include:

Inner city:

  • Inner-city shopping district, including Grote Staat and Kleine
    Staat, and high-end shopping street Stokstraat. Maastricht is also
    well known for its cafés, pubs and restaurants.

  • Dinghuis, a medieval courthouse with an early Renaissance façade

  • Entre Deux, a recently rebuilt shopping centre which has won several
    international awards.

  • Dominican church, a bookstore located in a former 13th-century
    Dominican Church. In 2008 the British newspaper

  • The Guardian proclaimed this the world’s most beautiful bookshop.

  • Sint Servaasbrug, the oldest bridge in the Netherlands


  • This famous square is considered by many to be the beating heart of
    the old city. It features the massive St Servaas Church and St Jan’s
    Cathedral and hosts a range of large festivals throughout the year.
    The Carnival before Lent is an amazing occasion where (it seems) the
    whole city dresses up in costume and parties until the early hours.
    It really has to be seen to be believed

  • Sint-Servaas Basiliek, the Romanesque church of Saint Servatius. The
    tomb of Saint Servatius in the crypt is a favored place of
    pilgrimage: Pope John Paul II visited here in 1985.

  • Sint-Janskerk, a sandstone Gothic church dedicated to Saint John the
    Baptist with a distinctive red tower. It is the city’s main
    Protestant church.

  • Theater aan het Vrijthof, the main city theatre, with a Neoclassical

Onze Lieve Vrouwenplein:

  • A picturesque treelined square with an abundance of pavement cafés.

  • Basilica of Our Lady, an 11th century church, commonly known as the
    Star of the Sea, after an old title for the Virgin Mary.

  • Derlon Museumkelder a small museum in the basement of Hotel Derlon
    with Roman remains.


  • The fairly large market square has been the stage for markets for
    centuries,and still houses goods markets on Wednesdays and Fridays.
    It’s a lively square, surrounded by cafés, shops and eateries.
    The Town Hall, built in the 17th century by Pieter Post.

  • Mosae Forum, a brand new shopping center and civic building.


  • A restored early 19th century inner harbor with restaurants and

Jekerkwartier :

  • A picturesque neighborhood with the small river Jeker popping up
    between old houses and remnants of city walls.


  • The old quarter on the right bank of the Meuse river. Rechtstraat is
    the main shopping street in Wyck with a mix of specialty shops, art
    galleries and restaurants.


  • A modern neighbourhood on the site of the former Céramique
    potteries. Now a showcase of architectural highlights and musea like
    the Bonnefanten Museum which is one of the foremost museum of Old
    Masters and contemporary art in the province of Limburg

City Fortifications:

  • Helpoort: a 13th-century town gate, the oldest in the Netherlands

  • Fragments of the first and second medieval city walls

  • Hoge Fronten (or Linie van Du Moulin): remnants of 17th- and
    18th-century fortifications with a number of well-preserved bastions
    and an early 19th-century fortress, Fort Willem

  • Casemate, an underground network of tunnels, built as sheltered
    emplacements for guns and cannons. These tunnels run for several
    miles underneath the city’s fortifications. Guided tours are


  • Stadspark, the main public park on the west bank of the river.

  • Monsigneur Nolenspark, an extension of Stadspark with remnants of
    the medieval city walls.

  • Aldenhofpark, another extension of Stadspark, with a statue of

  • Charles Eykpark, a modern park between the public library and
    Bonnefanten Museum on the east bank of the Meuse river.

  • Griendpark, a modern park on the east bank of the river with an
    inline-skating and skateboarding course.


  • Fort Sint-Pieter, an 18th-century fortress fully restored in 2008.

  • Grotten Sint-Pietersberg (caves) - a sandstone (marl) quarry with a
    network of man-made tunnels. Kasteelruïne Lichtenberg, a farmstead
    containing a ruined medieval castle keep.

  • D’n Observant, an artificial hilltop on Sint-Pietersberg.