Tim’s Personal Recommendations For Maastricht

Maastricht is a great place for its gastronomy and bar scene. The best pastry can be found here (don’t miss out on Limburgse Vlaai) and the city boasts some of the best restaurants of the Dutch south. Read my personal recommendations for Maastricht below, and don’t forget to write me a review here ?

Sincerely, Tim


Likes: Travelling, kitesurfing

Favourite city (besides Maastricht): Amsterdam

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Eating in Maastricht

Top Choice: Located in Maastricht and headed by Chef Servais Tielman, Beluga Loves You is considered the premier fine dining destination in the city, boasting a Michelin star and a reputation for excellence. It is widely regarded as the top-rated restaurant in Maastricht, renowned for its luxurious setting and exceptional cuisine. ($$$$$)

World Cuisine: A touch of Zeelandic roots in the heart of Maastricht, the team at Rozemarijn invites you on a culinary journey through various gastronomic worlds. With the pure way of cooking from classic French cuisine as a base, chef Jeroen adds a creative swing from Flemish, Oriental, Arabic, and Italian cuisine, resulting in surprising and refreshing taste combinations. To achieve these culinary feats, Chef Jeroen combines his Zeelandic roots with Southern ingredients. Honest and fresh! ($$$)

Lunch/Dinner: Harry’s Wyck is an international brasserie located in Wyck, Maastricht, open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. We serve fresh, seasonal, and uncomplicated dishes made with ingredients from our own garden. Harry’s is all about casual dining and drinking in an informal and dynamic setting. ($$$)

Dinner: While not exclusively for a young crowd, Café Sjiek is known for its delicious food and cozy atmosphere. It’s a great place for a casual dinner or drinks with friends. ($$)

Family Restaurant: The religiously fun hangout spot FoodChurch is a central meeting place in Maastricht where you can enjoy South American, Asian, and local Maastricht dishes. It’s a spot for relaxed gatherings with plenty of choices. Whether it’s a family outing with something for everyone’s taste or a chance to try new flavors, it’s a welcoming place for all.

Drinking in Maastricht

Rooftop Bar: Explore Maastricht from a high vantage point at the amazing Bold Rooftop Bar. It’s a great place for coffee or lunch during the day. In the late afternoon and evening, you can savor fancy cocktails, excellent wines, and tasty snacks and dishes. Plus, you’ll have a stunning panoramic view that’s breathtaking all year round.

Nightlife: If you’re in Maastricht and want to find bars and places to hang out, check out the Vrijthof Square for open terraces and bars on the nearby narrow streets. You can also find many bars with cool places to go on the Markt square. Maastricht is a city with lots of students, so it’s a great place to find good bars and lots of choices for going out.

Check out these places for drinking & dancing:

Sphinx Bar
Vrijthof Location
Market Square Location

Shopping in Maastricht

Main Shopping Street: The most famous shopping street in Maastricht is Grote Straat. It’s a lively and bustling street in the city center, lined with various shops, boutiques, and stores, where you can find a wide range of items from clothing and accessories to gifts and souvenirs. Grote Staat is known for its charming atmosphere and is a popular destination for shoppers in Maastricht.

Bookstore (Must-See!): Step into a world of wonder and words at Boekhandel Dominicanen Bookstore in a Church, in the heart of Maastricht. Since 2006, Boekhandel Dominicanen has made its home in the historic Dominican Church. We invite you to explore the beauty of this enchanting bookstore, often hailed as the most beautiful in the world. No need for the website just visit it!

Museums in Maastricht

Church: Climb the towers of the Sint Janskerk for a majestic experience! The builders of the Sint Servaas church made the tower of this church red as a sort of property mark. The paint used got its red color from marl parts from the marl caves that were infused with iron ore.

Art Museum: The Bonnefanten is one of Limburg’s three provincial museums, known for contemporary art exhibitions, medieval sculptures, and Southern Dutch painting. It focuses on conceptualism, arte povera, and American minimalism in contemporary art.

Parks & outdoors

City Park: Relax with others by the city wall from Maastricht at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Wall. In front of the wall and in the shade of the trees people are picnicking and enjoying this wonderful urban park Of Maastricht.

Park: Enjoy peace at Hoge Fronten Park in Maastricht. This old park in the center of the city has calm walks, lots of green plants, and a look into the city’s history. It’s a great place to relax.

Park: Enter the Monseigneur Nolenspark, where you can take a walk from the city wall along the river the Jeker to the bear pit and back. This is a relaxing beautiful park where locals like to relax and look for the shade in summer. A must-see when visiting Maastricht.