Where to Stay
The Dutch is a hotel that is definitely one of its kind. Stay at this super trendy and fun self-service hotel. The Dutch is in an amazing location, within 5 minutes of the train station and less than 15 minutes from the center. The hotel includes free wifi, cool hangout spaces with games (foosball, checkers, etc), free fruits and water, free coffee and tea, bagged breakfast for 8.50 Euro, a self-service “honesty” bar, and an iconic decor. This is a super cool hotel where the price is definitely right!
What to Do:
Sign up for one of Maastricht’s free walking tours! Upon your arrival, why not delve into the history of the city to learn about the long and interesting past of Maastricht. On the walk you will see the historical landmarks of Maastricht on the 90 minute English spoken tour. Time-slots for tours close 1 hour prior to the tour, but book in advance to make sure you secure your spot! If you are interested in seeing the landmarks, but would rather not do a guided tour, here is a link to a free self-guided tour.
Cruise along the Maas on your second day! Book one of Maastricht’s river boat cruises for a relaxing ride and pretty views. There are a number of different cruises you can choose from including a dinner cruise, pancake cruise, brunch cruise, etc. The boat itself is charming and has a beautiful interior with friendly an accommodating staff members, you won’t want to miss this! (PS: Their hot chocolate is a must try!)
Did you know that humans created a cave system underneath the city of Maastricht? Find out why and how they created these caves on a tour of the North Caves. We personally had never been in caves before and were amazed by the vastness and history of the North Caves. The tour is about an hour long and only costs 8.5 Euros for adults and 6.95 for children.
This museum is made to play tricks on your mind. Check out the museum of Illusions before you head back to Luxembourg to have your mind blown. At the museum you can take part in the illusions and take lots of pictures! Make a reservation to secure your tickets and listen to the instructions from staff upon arrival. Hopefully you won’t be stuck there for hours trying to solve one of their puzzles!
Where to Eat:
After reaching your step goal on that walking tour, settle down for dinner at The Wycker Cabinet. If you choose to stay at The Dutch, The Wycker Cabinet is less than a 5 minute walk away. This restaurant offers a high end touch to classic dishes such as ribs, burgers, Cesar salad, and more. All of the food tastes incredibly fresh and they also serve top notch cocktails. This place is popular so make sure to place a reservation!
Address: Wyckerbrugstraat 29b, 6221 EB Maastricht
Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday 10 a.m.- 2.45 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2.45 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Finish off the day with some delicious traditional Dutch food. Bistro Croquant is a magnificent high-end restaurant that is known for its croquettes and bitterballen. Try any one of their crispy croquettes, but don’t forget to ask what their featured croquette of the day is! Eating here is definitely an experience so be prepared to share plates and ask for pairings from one of their incredibly friendly staff.
Address: Achter de Molens 15, 6211 JC Maastricht
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday from 5 pm till midnight (Kitchen till 10 pm)