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Introduction to Maastricht

Welcome to Maastricht! This municipality in the Netherlands is a bucket list destination, home to many famous attractions, including Stadspark, Sint Servaasbrug, and Basilica of Our Lady. In this ultimate travel guide to Maastricht, you will learn everything you need to know before booking your ticket to the Netherlands. Discover the day-to-day life of the 120,227 people who call Maastricht home and explore the city’s fascinating history, rich culture, and distinct architecture.

Easily accessible from Maastricht Aachen airport, Maastricht is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in the Netherlands any time of the year.

Travelers curious about Maastricht might find it interesting that the city was named after Meuse. You'll learn more fascinating facts about Maastricht as you explore this spectacular city.

Traveling to Maastricht is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the city of Maastricht below!

Top services in Maastricht

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 297 airlines that fly to the Netherlands. Browse the 23 top-rated tours available to you in Maastricht. Compare the rates and services of the 5 types of places to stay in Maastricht and the 5 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Maastricht.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Maastricht, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Maastricht on your vacation in the Netherlands.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Maastricht from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the city of Maastricht!

Learn more about the Netherlands

There are many reasons to visit the city of Maastricht, but a trip to the Netherlands needs no explanation.

Exploring the Netherlands, which spans 42,201 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. The Netherlands offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Stadspark, Sint Servaasbrug, and the Basilica of Our Lady, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in the Netherlands.

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What to see in Maastricht

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Maastricht has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the city.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the city of Maastricht.

Top attractions in Maastricht

Home to plenty of top attractions, Maastricht is more than just a wonderful city in the Netherlands. Maastricht is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of the Netherlands.

One fascinating sight in Maastricht is the unforgettable Stadspark. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the city, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Maastricht.

Stadspark is open for visitors at any time of the day and is located at 6211 JW Maastricht, Netherlands.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in the Netherlands, check out our list of top attractions in Maastricht below. Discover the best places to visit in Maastricht, including the fascinating Stadspark, Sint Servaasbrug, Basilica of Our Lady, Sint Pieter Fort, and Caves Zonneberg.

Map of attractions

Use this map to find the location of all top attractions in Maastricht.

Things to do in Maastricht

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Enrich your travel experience in Maastricht by joining tours and activities. Maastricht offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the city.

Discover the most popular experiences in Maastricht below.

Most popular experiences in Maastricht

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the city of Maastricht.

Maastricht offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Walking Tours, Historical Tours, and Audio Guides are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in the Netherlands.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Maastricht by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Maastricht

Travelers in Maastricht can choose from 9 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Cultural Tours is the answer.

The most popular tour in Maastricht is the fantastic Maastricht Sightseeing City Walk. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Maastricht one of the best travel destinations in the Netherlands.

Maastricht also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable Self-Guided Pub Trail in Maastricht with Online App is the cheapest tour in the city, and is a popular Audio Guide. This experience costs around 14 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Maastricht. This Audio Guide is available in 6 languages: German, English, Italian, French, and Dutch.

Secure an unforgettable experience for your upcoming trip to Maastricht and book a top-rated tour in the city. Discover the best tours, activities, and tickets in Maastricht below.


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Discover the best things to do in Maastricht. Choose from 23 fantastic tours and activities available in the city.

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Vacation packages in Maastricht

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The best and easiest way to visit Maastricht is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in the Netherlands.

Booking a vacation package to Maastricht means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Maastricht to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Maastricht is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find unique vacation packages to Maastricht, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the city of Maastricht.

Find vacation packages in Maastricht

Discover and compare vacation packages that take you to the wonderful city of Maastricht.

The best flights, hotels, and activities in Maastricht get fully booked quickly. Use the search tool below to find the best vacation packages in the Netherlands. Your customized holiday package to Maastricht is only a few clicks away!

How to get to Maastricht

To get to the city of Maastricht the fastest way possible, travelers from outside the Netherlands can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Maastricht by booking flights with any of the 7 airlines that offer direct flights to Maastricht Aachen airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Maastricht Aachen airport are Ryanair, Azul, United Airlines, LATAM Airlines, and Air China. Go to this page to compare all flights to Maastricht.

To reach the city of Maastricht, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Maastricht Aachen airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Maastricht, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Maastricht Aachen airport and Maastricht below.

Find cheap flights to Maastricht

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Maastricht, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in the Netherlands. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Maastricht, the Netherlands, in October.

The cheapest one-way flight to Maastricht costs around 26 EUR and is offered by the airline Ryanair UK.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Maastricht cost approximately 74 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on September 5 and the return flight is scheduled on September 22. The flight time is around 8 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Eindhoven.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to the Netherlands and the city of Maastricht from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Maastricht

Travelers visiting Maastricht in the Netherlands can fly to Maastricht Aachen airport directly from 1320 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Maastricht Aachen airport and the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands depart from Maastricht Aachen airport in Maastricht, the Netherlands, Norman Manley International airport in Kingston, Jamaica, and Cochin International airport in Kochi, India.

Travelers can fly to the Netherlands by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Maastricht; from 4 weekly flight(s) from Kingston; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Kochi.

The airline that operates most flights to the Netherlands is Cambodia Airways. Cambodia Airways offers 6 scheduled flight routes to the Netherlands.

Discover the most popular flights to Maastricht below. Click to view flights to Maastricht, the Netherlands from destinations all across the globe.

Where to stay in Maastricht

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a city as fantastic as Maastricht is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Maastricht usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Maastricht offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the city allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Maastricht and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Maastricht planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Maastricht, you'll find 5 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in the Netherlands can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Maastricht. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the city, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Maastricht.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Maastricht in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Maastricht

A trip to the fascinating Maastricht, the Netherlands, means opportunities to relax at any of the 5 different types of places to stay in the city. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 110 hotels, 15 vacation rental apartments, 9 cottages, 4 bed & breakfasts and 2 resorts. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Maastricht provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the city, Hotel Monastere Maastricht is one of the top picks of travelers in Maastricht.

The hotel is located at Boschstraat 69-71 and boasts many great utilities, including 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning, and Bar.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Maastricht. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Maastricht, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose de la bourse. For approximately 90 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Twin Bed Room at this popular hotel.

Below is a list of all 5 different types of places to stay in Maastricht. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Maastricht

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Maastricht for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the city is home to around 140 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Maastricht provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Maastricht are created equal, finding the best in the city often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Maastricht.

If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Hotel Monastere Maastricht, the top 4-star hotel in the city. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Maastricht, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Maastricht. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

Click the arrows or swipe the list to see each hotel's ratings, reviews, locations, rates, and more. You can read detailed descriptions of each hotel by clicking the cards.


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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the city of Maastricht on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the city of Maastricht that match the information provided.

Car rental in Maastricht

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Maastricht. Maastricht has 5 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Maastricht start from 35.04 EUR per day or 245.3 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Hyundai I20.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Maastricht, starting from 21.27 EUR per day or 148.92 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Fiat Panda.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Maastricht, the Netherlands, below.

Popular types of car rental in Maastricht

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the city of Maastricht to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Maastricht can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore the Netherlands at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Maastricht is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Maastricht is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the city of Maastricht.

Check out all options available in Maastricht and book the car rental for your upcoming adventures in the Netherlands below.

Search for car rental in Maastricht

Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful city of Maastricht. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Maastricht, the Netherlands, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Maastricht

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The city of Maastricht is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in the Netherlands. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that the Netherlands has it all.

The Netherlands is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in the Netherlands that are as magical as the city of Maastricht. The most popular travel destinations in the Netherlands are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in the Netherlands

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in the Netherlands. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Maastricht

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A taste of the Netherlands through a visit to Maastricht can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Maastricht to another remarkable destination in the Netherlands.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the city of Maastricht to other spectacular locations in the Netherlands, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Maastricht

Travelers in the Netherlands can catch flights to domestic airports in Rotterdam, Eindhoven, and Amsterdam. Domestic flights in the Netherlands are operated by 1 airline: Ryanair. There are around 3 scheduled flight routes operating to Maastricht on a weekly basis.

From Maastricht, travelers can book scheduled flights to 3 domestic destinations.

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Traveling to another city or region in the Netherlands? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Maastricht to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in the Netherlands on the selected dates.