Maastricht – Market Place

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Maastricht – Market Place, originally uploaded by werkunz1.

  • Perhaps one of the best (free) sights of Maastricht is simply to admire the two town squares in the centre of the city; The Vrijthof, which features the massive St Servaas Church and St Jan’s Cathedral; and The Markt, which features the Town Hall (Stadhuis) and on Wednesdays and Saturdays, markets.
  • The Vrijthof regularly hosts large festivals at various times throughout the year, including autumn and winter festivals. The Carnaval 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, this is a North European Mardi Gras, hence colder and darker than its American cousin.
  • Civic Buildings

    • City Library Plein 1992
    • University Maastricht Library, Grote Looierstraat 17 (centre) & Universiteitssingel 50 (Randwyck)
    • The Stadhuis (Town Hall) in the Markt (City Centre)
    • Museums

      • Bonnefantenmuseum, Avenue Céramique 250, +31 (43) 329 01 90 (, fax: +31 (43) 329 01 99). Tue-Sun: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm; Mon: closed, except on public holidays. The museum is the foremost museum of Old Masters and contemporary art in the province of Limburg. The contemporary art collection contains works by an international group of artists. In addition to contemporary paintings, the collection also includes projections and gallery-sized installations. The collection of Old Masters emphasises on 16th and 17th century Flemish paintings, including major works by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens. In addition, the collection comprises magnificent medieval sculptures by Jan van Steffenswert, early Italian paintings and a presentation of Maastricht silver. Adult: €7.50; child 13-18: €3.50; child under 13: free entry.
      • Centre Céramique, Avenue Céramique 50, +31 (43) 350 56 00 (, fax: +31 (43) 350 55 99). Tue and Thu: 10.30 am – 8.30 pm; Wed, Fri, Sun: 10.30 am – 5.00 pm.
      • Derlon Museum Cellar, Plankstraat 21, +31 (43) 325 21 21. Sun: 12.00 am – 4.00 pm. The museum is not wheelchair accessible. Before the restoration of the Derlon Hotel started, Maastricht’s city archeologists undertook an extensive survey of the site. The Roman finds, from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th century, are considered that important that it was decided to conserve them and exhibit these to interested parties. The following can be seen in the cellar of Derlon Hotel: part of a 2nd and 3rd century square, a 3rd century well, part of a pre- Roman cobblestone road and sections of a wall and a gate dating from the 4th century. Free entry.
      • Natuurhistorisch Museum, De Bosquetplein 7, +31 (43) 350 54 90 (, fax: +31 (43) 350 54 75). Mon-Fri: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm; Sat-Sun: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm. The museum outlines the natural history of southern Limburg. Modern displays offer an insight into both the recent and distant past. Among the museum’s highlights are the remains of enormous Mosasauriers and Giant Turtles found in marlstone at the St Pietersberg caverns. Fossils of all shapes and sizes show how South Limburg has changed in the course of the last 300 million years. Adult: €4.50; child 4-11: €3.00; child under 4: free entry.
      • Spaans Gouvernement, Vrijthof 18, +31 (43) 321 13 27 (). Wed-Sun: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm. The museum contains period rooms with mainly 17th and 18th century furnishings, including furniture, silver, porcelain and pottery, glassware and paintings. Two of the rooms have been decorated in the mid-18th century Liège-Maastricht Regence Style. Adult: €3.00 (exposition: €4.00); child under 16: free entry.
      • Tourist Attractions

        Saturday Flea Market in Maastricht

        Saturday Flea Market in Maastricht

        • The Caves – a local Marlestone mine, tours given in Dutch
        • Coffeeshops (eg. Mississippi on the Wilhelminakade, at the Maas quai)
        • ‘Regular’ shopping centre, known for its exclusivity.
        Maastricht is the southernmost city in the Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Limburg. Situated within walking distance of Belgium and cycling distance of Germany, it claims to be the oldest city in the Netherlands (a claim it shares with Nijmegen). A great place to spend some time, it contains some magnificent buildings and culture, taking the form of plenty of old houses and buildings, lovely cathedrals and a spectacularly cobblestoned town centre. The city is also well known for its fine cuisine, excellent shops and multicultural atmosphere.

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