Of course we are willing to show you some of the highlights of Maastricht.
These highlights are part of our history so they are part of our lives.
However, Maastricht Greeters also want to show the things that you will not find in a guidebook or are hard to discover if you are just wandering about.
Central shopping area
The city has a lot of surprising shopping streets, with a variety of individual shops as well as the national chains. Maastricht’s population is well-known for being fashionably dressed, and the wide range of clothes shops underlines this.
The oldest remaining city gate now houses a small museum.
The Stadhuis on the Markt at the centre of the city is where the mayor has her office, where weddings are often held, and meetings and events are sometimes hosted in old prison area on the ground floor. On Wednesday and Friday mornings the building is surrounded by market stalls.
Home to regular exhibitions of contemporary art, a collection of Maastricht silver, many local historical artefacts, and the Limburg Restoration Ateliers – a leading insititute specialised in the conservation and restoration of paintings, sculptures, modern and contemporary artworks and historic interiors.
The largest city square: home to the Andre Rieu concerts, Carnaval celebrations and the winter fair with its skating rink.
Maastricht city’s west bank area – with quaint old shopping streets next to a planned city suburb, and the train station.
The patron saint of the city, St Servaas is buried in the St Servaas basilica. The church’s Treasury contains a number of valuable gold busts of local saints, relics and other treasures.
Under the city is a huge network of tunnels, some built and used by soldiers during wars and times of siege. Others are the result of quarrying for the local marlstone.