Maastrict

Food and Drink

  • In de Moriaan [Stoksstr. 12]: claims to be the smallest cafe in the Netherlands. A nice place to stop for an afternoon glass of wine.

Sights:

  • From the train station take Stationsstraat over the 13th century Servaasbrug (St. Servatius Bridge).
    Keep waling strait until you come tot he Vrijthop, where you will see the Romanesque St. Servaas Church and the Gothic St. Jan's. The former is Catholic and the later is a Protestant, so the interiors of these Church's make an interesting study in comparative ecclesiology. Climb the bell tower of St. Jan's for a great view of the city.
  • A few minutes away is the Markt (market Square) with its 17th century Stadhuis. On Wed and Fri mornings a market is held in this square.
  • Walk down Stokstr. This is one of the oldest parts of the city and is filled with 17th and 18th century buildings.
  • At the end of Stokstraat is the Romanesque Basilica of Our Lady from the 11th century.
    A bit of a walk from the center of Maastrict are the St. Pieter's Caves in Fort St. Pieter. These caves have served as a place of refuge from ancient times and sheltered Dutch masterpieces during World War II.

Museums

  • Bonnetanten Museum [Av. Ceramique 250 /near the John F. Kennedy Bridge]: nice collection of 15th and 16th century art works from the Maas region of Belgium and the Netherlands.

Shopping

  • There is a flea market on Saturdays [10am-4pm] along Stationsstraat.

Getting there from Belgium

  • change in Liege