Maastricht’s Roman and Spanish ruins, collection of interesting museums and wonderfully varied French and Belgian architecture make it a Netherlands must-see. The Bonnefantenmuseum is probably the best known and has some impressive modern art as well as earlier European works, but you’ll also probably want to visit the Museum Aan Het Vrijhof and see the wonderful fort and basilica. As well as being beautiful and historic it’s also a university town, so it can be pretty lively. The best places to stay in Maastricht tend to be in the glorious historic centre.
This Design hotel and former Gothic monastery, dating back to the 15th century looks like something from an Elle Decor shoot. Rooms juxtapose old & new: exposed stonework with pop colours and artwork, large arched windows with statement furniture. Surely the most stylish way to discover Maastricht!