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About Maastricht

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.

What Not To Miss

  • Take a guided tour of the tunnels and caves beneath Maastricht dating back over 800 years. Intriguingly, there's also underground galleries and the guides provide a lot of interesting information about local history.
  • Situated in a vast old church, the Boekhandel Dominicanen is a bookstore like few others. Worth a visit even if you're not in the market for a book, simply for the unique architectural setting.
  • Visit the stunning and tranquil Basilica of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek) - a historic religious site where visitors can light a candle and enjoy a moment of peace in the city centre.
  • Enjoy a coffee or some local food in Vrijthof, a lovely, central square - perfect for soaking up the local atmosphere and people watching. There are concerts held in the square which are always a special occasion.
  • The fort offers an interesting glimpse into the military history of the area and is often combined with a tour of the tunnels. The views of the town from the hilltop fort are also rather impressive.

The best places to stay in Maastricht will fill up quickly during the peak summer months so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

For a historic property

    • The Kruisherenhotel Maastricht is a 60 room hotel converted, from a 15th Century Gothic monastery, into something which looks like a home decor magazine spread. There’s the perfect meeting of old and new and you’re right in the heart of town.

    For an apartment

    • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a selection of centrally located properties, ideal for exploring the town.

    Travel Information

    • Fly to Maastricht Aachen Airport located 14km (8.5 miles) from Maastricht with a range of flights across Europe and further afield. There's a public bus that connects the airport to the town and rail stations.
    • Alternatively, catch a train to Maastricht with rail connections to major destinations including Amsterdam and Belgium.
    • If you want to rent a car, for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
    • Best time to visit - the summer from June to September provides the warmest weather and there's often concerts in the central square as well.

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      Best Hotels in Maastricht

      • Townhouse DesignHotel Maastricht 69 rooms from £68

        Value chic  -  An affordable hotel with lots of value-added perks included, such as use of their welllness centre and a bowl of soup on arrival
        Sights nearby  -  Basilica of Our Lady is a short walk from the property
        Lively  -  Hip and happening.
        Quirky  -  An experience!
        RestaurantParkingNo pets

        Contemporary, good-value hotel located in Maastricht's trendy Wyck district. Rooms are simple but colourful and decorated with vintage furniture. There are great public areas: a gym, wellness centre, sauna, friendly lobby living room and a lively coffee shop where you can enjoy Afternoon Tea. See More

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      • Cour 8 Lofts Maastricht 4 rooms from £82

        Families  -  Groups of friends or families of up to 12 can book all three Lofts and the Suite to make this a great exclusive-use property
        Country Escape  -  The idyllic farm location feels like an escape from hectic city life, yet Maastricht, with all its attractions, is nearby
        Groups  -  Groups can rent the communal farm kitchen in order to cook and eat together
        Sights nearby  -  Visit Maastricht's trendy Wyck district, the 17th century townhall, Jekerkwartier - the Latin Quarter - and the Vrijthof
        GardenParkingNo pets

        Family-run self-catered apartments located in a converted farmhouse just outside Maastricht. Suiting families and groups, each beautifully designed, spacious and luxurious unit has a kitchen area. Benefit from the quiet of the surrounding countryside, yet explore the city just 5 minutes drive away. See More

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      • Kaboom Maastricht 63 rooms from £85

        City Style  -  The location in the heart of the trendy Wijck district makes this property feel on the pulse
        Value chic  -  Kaboom offers the comfort and service levels of a hotel at the price of a hostel
        Groups  -  Groups of friends looking on a budget will love the Quadruple rooms
        Sights nearby  -  Maastricht's central square - Vrijthof - and the Basilica of Saint Servatius are just over 1km from the hotel
        Air conditioningRestaurantGardenParkingNo pets

        A boutique hotel set directly opposite Maastricht's central station, in the Wijck district. Rooms are playful and pretty with crisp white sheets and patterned wallpapers. The restaurant serves three different types of breakfast and the atmospheric roof terrace is a great place for evening drinks. See More

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      • Au Lion d'Or Maastricht 4 rooms from £86

        Local exploring  -  Many of the city's best restaurants, bars, cafes and boutiques can be found in the area, meaning you are surrounded by options
        City Style  -  Feel like a resident when staying on this charming street in one of Maastricht's nicest districts
        Sights nearby  -  Both the famous St Servaas Bridge and Basilica of Our Lady are less than 500 metres from the property
        Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
        Pet friendlyParking

        Beautiful B&B situated in an 18th-century townhouse in the central Wyck district of Maastricht. Located on a leafy street, all four rooms are decorated in a classic style with tasteful antique touches. Two can be combined into a suite. A generous breakfast is served in an elegant shared dining-room. See More

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      • Hotel Monastere Maastricht 52 rooms from £87

        City Style  -  This centrally located property reflects Maastricht's up and coming vibe yet is a haven of calm and sophistication
        Romantic Break  -  For those looking for a weekend to remember book one of the special suites
        Sights nearby  -  Visit the basilicas of Saint Servatius and Our Lady
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
        Air conditioningRestaurantGardenParkingNo pets

        A stylish boutique hotel set in the centre of bustling Maastricht. This 14th-century monastery has been tastefully converted into a slick yet inviting property. Paris has inspired the decor, as well as the convivial Cafe Louis restaurant on-site. Chic interiors match a beautiful shuttered facade. See More

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      • Boutique Hotel Sint Jacob Maastricht 16 rooms from £87

        City Style  -  As well as a prime location, the property has a strong sense of place, making it the perfect place for a city break
        Hideaway  -  Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, a stay here feels like stepping into the past and away from the world
        Sights nearby  -  Cultural visitors will love nearby Bishops's Mill and a guided tour of the Fort of Sint Pieter and the North Caves
        Full of character
        GardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

        Elegant B&B situated in a converted townhouse in the centre of Medieval Maastricht. This home-away-from-home is located on a quiet street just off the Vrijthof, so although there is no restaurant, bars, cafes and shops are on your doorstep. Each room is unique and decorated in a warm and cosy style. See More

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      • Gracht 62 Maastricht 2 rooms from £87

        Romantic Break  -  Dine on-site at the Ut Lieuwke restaurant and explore the city by foot, all from the comfort of your beautifully designed suite
        Sights nearby  -  The city's main sqaure, the Vrijthof, is a stone's throw away, as are the city's two famous basilicas
        Local markets  -  Stay here to have direct access to the city's annual Christmas Market
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
        RestaurantViewsParkingNo pets

        A restaurant with rooms in Maastricht's historic centre. The 17th-century building hosts two elegantly designed and spacious suites with large windows that offer views over the charming street below. Despite the property's restaurant breakfast is not included, but there are lots of options nearby. See More

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      • FitzRoy Urban Hotel Maastricht 16 rooms from £100

        City Style  -  Soak up the city's vibe and feel like a local staying at an address in the very heart of the city
        Sights nearby  -  Maastricht's main square - the Vrijthof - is a 500 metre walk away. Visit St Servaas Bridge and Basilica of Our Lady easily
        Local markets  -  The property is on the doorstep of the annual Maastricht Christmas Market
        Lively  -  Hip and happening.
        Air conditioningRestaurantGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

        A hotel, bistro and bar located in a buzzing area of central Maastricht. Each of the 16 rooms is unique; those after a romantic retreat will love the suites' roll-top baths. Developed by a local interior designer, the property boasts exposed wooden beams, high ceilings and beautiful wooden floors. See More

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      • Les Charmes Maastricht 15 rooms from £105

        Local exploring  -  The location couldn't be better. All of the city's sites, shops, bars and restaurants are walking distance
        Sights nearby  -  All of Maastricht's main cultural sites are within 300m: Basilica of Saint Servatius, Basilica of Our Lady and the Vrijthof
        Local markets  -  The annual Magisch Maastricht Christmas market is just 300 metres away
        GardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

        A well-situated boutique hotel that combines contemporary style with the historic charm of a traditional townhouse in central Maastricht. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings and decorated in chic Dutch style. The hotel puts together a package with nearby restaurant 'Au Coin des Bon Enfants'. See More

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      • B&B Le Reve Maastricht 6 rooms from £110

        Active Holiday  -  The rural but well-situated location means that you can hike, mountain bike, do yoga, golf or explore medieval Maastricht
        Country Escape  -  Situated in front of woods and surrounded by rolling hills and scenic countryside, this a great choice for nature lovers
        Families  -  The owners are incredibly friendly and welcoming. With five children of their own, families will feel right at home
        Groups  -  All rooms share a communal kitchen meaning that groups can take over the property exclusively and cook together
        GardenPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking

        Family-run B&B located in a 15th-century farmhouse in the Maastricht countryside. The owners treat guests like family; as well as a shared kitchen, the couple will happily cook dinner for you. The six spacious rooms offer the best of both worlds; views of the city with plenty of peace and quiet. See More

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      • Maison Haas Hustinx Maastricht 13 rooms from £117

        City Style  -  The hotel ticks all the boxes; historic and stylish with cultural sites, shops, bars and restaurants nearby
        Romantic Break  -  Rooms and suites are spacious, sexy and sophisticated. This is the perfect hotel to stay in bed all weekend
        Sights nearby  -  Maastricht's Photography Museum and Basilica of Saint Servatius are less than 100 metres from the hotel
        Great walks  -  The hotel can arrange a guided walking tour of the city
        Air conditioningParkingNo pets
        Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

        Beautiful boutique hotel converted from two 1920s buildings on the Vrijthof, Maastricht's main square. Rooms, suites and apartments have high ceilings, fireplaces and muted colours schemes of coral, grey and white. No restaurant on-site but the central location means you are surrounded by options. See More

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      • Bouteaque Hotel Maastricht 5 rooms from £119

        Local exploring  -  The hotel is located in the very heart of the city. Explore churches, shops, restaurants and bars easily by foot
        Eco break  -  For every night you stay the hotel plants a tree in an area of the Philippines recently affected by a typhoon
        Sights nearby  -  The Basilica of Our Lady is located on the same square as the hotel and St Servaas Bridge is a short walk away
        Adult Only
        Air conditioningParkingNo pets
        Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

        An intimate five-bedroom boutique hotel located on a central Maastricht square that has been inhabited since Roman times. Each room is unique, with its own style, decor and specially sourced ornaments. Although there is no restaurant the prime location means you are surrounded by culinary options. See More

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      • Beaumont Hotel Maastricht 124 rooms from £119

        Local exploring  -  Use this centrally situated property as your base from which to explore the charming medieval city of Maastricht
        Sights nearby  -  The famous St Servaas Bridge and Basilica of Our Lady are a short walk from the property
        Local markets  -  Maastricht has a great Christmas market that is worth visiting
        Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessParkingNo pets

        A contemporary boutique hotel located in the historic Wyck district of Maastricht. The building is a converted stately home dating from 1912 and combines character with pared-back minimalist style and all modern comforts. Harry's, the buzzing ground-floor restaurant, is renowned in the area. See More

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      • BE41 Maastricht 7 rooms from £128

        Local exploring  -  Perfect for independent travellers looking for a well-located base from which to explore all day
        Sights nearby  -  Visit all of Maastricht's main sites easily; the Vrijthof, Basilica of Saint Servatius and Basilica of Our Lady
        Great walks  -  For something unusual visit 'Grotten Noord', the city's underground caves
        Local markets  -  Perfectly located to visit Maastricht's famous christmas markets
        ParkingNo pets

        Quirky seven-room B&B nestled in the very heart of historic Maastricht, just metres from Vrijthof, the city's main square. Each room is designed to feel like home with unique touches. There is no restaurant but a generous breakfast is served in the room and there are plenty of dining options nearby. See More

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      • Kruisherenhotel Maastricht Maastricht 60 rooms from £178

        Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the architecturally impressive Basilica of St. Servatius and the Basilica of Our Lady
        Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the City Park
        Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
        Full of character
        RestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking
        Recommended by  -  Design Hotels

        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! See More

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