A list with the top 10 things to do in Maastricht. The Maastricht top 10 covers the most famous places of Maastricht, the best tourist attractions of Maastricht and best experiences. Admission fees are for adults, children usually pay less. The page about Maastricht has a longer list with nice places and attractions to visit in Maastricht, but if time is limited then try to visit the top 10 of Maastricht attractions.
The Basilica of Saint Servatius is a Roman catholic church in Maastricht. The basilica is located along Vrijthof square. It’s one of the oldest churches of The Netherlands and it’s placed on the top 100 of UNESCO-monuments in The Netherlands. Basilica of Saint Servatius admission: €4,-. Basilica of Saint Servatius website.
2. Vrijthof Maastricht
Vrijthof is the main and best-known square of Maastricht. Historical buildings around Vrijthof square are the Basilica of Saint-Servatius, St-Janskerk and Theater aan het Vrijthof. Frequently there are events at Vrijthof square like Preuvenemint, the fun fair and the annual concerts of violinist André Rieu. The restaurants also are a nice place to go for a drink or dinner.
The Saint-Servatius Bridge is a footbridge across the Meuse River. The bridge is made of limestone and 160 metres long. The Saint Servatius Bridge is the oldest bridge of the Netherlands and connects the east and west bank of Maastricht.
4. Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Basilica of Our Lady)
The Basilica of Our Lady is a Roman church in Maastricht. Most of the church is built in the 11th and 12th century. The church has two crypts. Basilica of Our Lady admission: free (treasury €3,-)
5. Fort Sint Pieter
Fort Sint Pieter is situated at Mount Saint Peter, south of Maastricht. The fort was built in 1701 to defend Maastricht from attacks from the south. Nowadays Fort Sint Pieter is a touristic attraction. Fort Sint Pieter tickets: €5,75. Fort Sint Pieter and caves website.
The Square of Our Lady is located next to the Basilica of Our Lady. The square is well-known because of the restaurants with terraces, making it one of the cosiest places in Maastricht and a nice place to go for a drink or meal.
7. Helpoort (Hell’s gate)
The Helpoort is the former town-gate to the city of Maastricht. The gate was built in 1229 and is the oldest town-gate of the Netherlands.
8. Dinghuis (Ding house)
The Dinghuis is the former court house of Maastricht. The present Dinghuis was built around 1470 in Gothic style. Nowadays the tourist information office (VVV) is located in the Dinghuis.
9. Bonnefanten Museum
The Bonnefanten Museum is a museum of fine arts in Maastricht. The Bonnefanten Museum was founded in 1884 and in 1995 moved to the present location. The collection is a combination of old art and contemporary art. Bonnefanten Museum tickets: €11,-. Bonnefanten museum website.
10. Maastricht stadhuis (town hall)
The town hall of Maastricht was built in the 17th century and designed by Pieter Post. The town hall is situated at Markt square and is an example of Dutch baroque architecture. Town hall Maastricht admission: free