Maastricht attractions

Top Choice Church in Maastricht

St Servaasbasiliek

Built above and around the shrine of St Servaas (Servatius), the first bishop of Maastricht, the basilica presents an architectural pastiche whose earliest sections date from AD 1000. Its beautiful curved brick apse…
Top Choice Church in Maastricht

Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek

Dominating an intimate cafe-filled square, this millennium-old basilica-church is a fabulous example of Mosan architecture, made 'extra authentic' through 1886–1916 restorations led by Pierre Cuypens (of Rijksmuseum…
Cave in Maastricht

Maastricht Underground

Maastricht Underground runs spooky, amusing and fascinating tours into sections of the vast tunnel network beneath St-Pietersberg massif. Departures run on a constantly shifting schedule, with up to five tours daily…
Fortress in Maastricht

Fort St Pieter

Set within a deep-cut dry moat, this hefty five-sided brick fort once formed the city's southern defence and is linked to a network of underground tunnels. Dating from 1701, it is sturdily striking more than beautif…
Cave in Maastricht

Zonneberg Caves

This gigantic network of quarry-tunnels date back centuries but are most intriguing for their occasional charcoal murals and the stories linked to their use in WWII as a virtual city for hiding the population during…
Historic Building in Maastricht

Helpoort

This rough-cut-stone tower-gateway dating from 1229 dominates the most impressive of several fragmentary sections of medieval city wall. You can look inside but the main charm is snapping a picture of the southern e…
Church in Maastricht

St Janskerk

This attractive 17th-century Gothic church has a soaring if relatively unadorned interior and a 43m limestone tower whose deep red hue was originally achieved with coats of ox blood (now just paint). Climbing the to…
Museum in Maastricht

Museum Aan Het Vrijthof

Exhibitions in this small museum change every few months but even if the current subject doesn't interest you it's worth popping your head inside.The grand cafe, accessible without entry ticket, straddles a skylit c…
Gallery in Maastricht

Bonnefantenmuseum

Maastricht's star gallery has an excellent collection of early European painting and sculpture on the 1st floor, but is best known for contemporary art, with works by Limburg artists displayed upstairs; accessed via…
Square in Maastricht

Markt

The Markt, Maastricht's commercial heart, still hosts markets several times a week in the shadow of the 1664 city hall, a distinctively spired, cubic building built on the site of the original medieval cloth hall.At…