Tourist info for Maastricht


Maastricht is the oldest city in the Netherlands and a favorite leisure- and meeting destination of many. The city excels in compactness, diversity and atmosphere: historical fortifications combined with modern architecture, design and classic venues, casemates, castles, museums, too numerous to mention. The many squares, bars, restaurants, side walk terraces, the generous atmosphere and hospitality make Maastricht a nice city to stay after the congress as well.

Take some time out to explore the network of underground passageways beneath Maastricht. Take a look at the underground vault where a large part of the Netherlands' art treasures were safeguarded during World War II. You can also view the city from the water during a boat trip, combined with a visit to the caves. Or if you prefer walking, our professional guides will be happy to introduce you to 'their' Maastricht on an interesting excursion while taking in some of the city's highlights. You can also combine an excursion with a visit to the Kazematten, a network of underground passageways and bunkers used for defending the city against enemies, or with a walk up Sint Pietersberg hill, giving you a fantastic view of the city and its surroundings.

Maastricht's hilly surroundings make it ideally suited for a great many sporting activities. The region has all the ingredients needed for enjoyable and active bicycle trips: a compact historic city centre with a great many architectural highlights as well as a great deal of natural and scenic beauty. For the adventurous at heart, a variety of additional activities are available, including kayaking or canoeing trips and climbing or skiing in the Netherlands' largest indoor ski piste. Even the underground passageways have been made accessible for mountain bikers who enjoy a challenge! And after a day of strenuous exercise, Maastricht's deservedly famous cafes, pubs and restaurants will be waiting to welcome you.

Theatre, Music, Culture and Art

Please go to to download Maastricht:Map on your mobile device. This app gives you an overview of things to do and see in Maastricht per category and period of time.


Maastricht is famous for its excellent possibilities for shopping. Please clickhere for more information on opening hours, shopping tours and other useful information.

Boat trip on the River Maas

Would you like to see what the city looks like from the Meuse River? Rederij Stiphout has several tour boats ready and waiting. These boat trips give you an excellent overall view of Maastricht from the water. For example, you can take a cruise on the Meuse, which can be combined with an excursion through the underground marl passageways beneath St. Pieter's Mountain (St. Pietersberg). Please click herefor more information.

In your hotel room you find a city guide in which you find information on where to eat, drink and shop, as well as more information on the activities described above.In the mean time, please visit

Bars and restaurants

Maastricht is also being known as the gastronomic capital of The Netherlands. You can see this back in the many bars, cafes and restaurants in the city. Please go to for an overview of restaurants in Maastricht.


Should you wish to organize an event during FOM in Maastricht, please contact the Maastricht Convention Bureau for free and professional help to find your way to meeting venues, DMC’s and party- or dinner locations: