"Maastricht -- beautiful city on the Maas" Top 5 Page for this destination Maastricht by gkitzmil

Maastricht Travel Guide: 1,269 reviews and 3,261 photos

lving in Maastricht

I was lucky to be able to live in Maastricht for about 1/2 of a year!

What I noticed is how many tourists stopped -- especially on weekends --- and that is a clear indication of how worthy this town is of a visit.

But it was a fascinating place to live. I could easily enjoy living in Maastricht again. And I have one friend who visits Maastricht frequently -- and is there even as I wrote this

What is there to like in this city and this region

MY TOP DOZEN
1. walking down cobblestone streets daily
2. Churches built from 1100 to 1600
3. the city wall
4. the beauty of the old section of town with small streets and the small Jeker river
5. wonderful small cafes to quench your thirst, feed your hunger, or warm you with coffee
6. sitting outside at most cafes
7. friendly people
8. bells chiming at least every hour
9. wonderful cheese (Dutch, French, German, and more)
10. the availability of good Belgian beer
11. wonderful bread
12. ease of shopping
+ busses
+ trains

Carnaval 2005

I was lucky to live here during Carnaval! It was a great time to see so many people so colorfully dressed.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:quaint, easy to walk
  • In a nutshell:culture, quaint, historic, and comfortable
  • Last visit to Maastricht: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 22, 2009
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  • MikeBird's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    Greg, I'm off to Maastricht tomorrow for a conference. Your tips are very helpful - hope I can get some spare time to have a look around. Mike

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2009 at 6:36 AM

    Greg , thanx for your nice page! It made me want to visit immediately...

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2008 at 5:04 AM

    Great page with lots of helpful tips!

  • Aug 1, 2007 at 10:08 AM

    Great tips on Maastricht, Greg...

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2007 at 1:15 AM

    Hi Greg, we revisit Maastricht last weekend, we stayed at a camping at Berg en Terblijt. Did a lot of cycling that weekend.

  • dtownkitty's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2006 at 3:10 PM

    Lucky, you!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2006 at 4:29 PM

    Don't ya just love those little cafes?

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2005 at 5:43 AM

    Good to see you enjoying your stay.. Wow a chocolate judge?..lol They must be good... Good to hear from you Greg... all is well.

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2005 at 12:09 PM

    Beautiful views, interesting architecture, great tips - should I add anything else?

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2005 at 11:40 AM

    et es jus ofste al hiel laaang in Mestreech woens !!!!!

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