Maastricht Journals

Maastricht

A travel journal to Maastricht by Pyra

View from the Maas river Photo, Maastricht, Netherlands More Photos
Quote: The city where the Treaty of Europe was signed in 1992, at the very south of the Netherlands. Wedged between Belgium and Germany. Nearer to Brussels and Cologne then to Amsterdam. A small town with a well preserved historic heart. Worth a weekend visit!

Maastricht

Overview

View from the Maas river Photo, Maastricht, Netherlands
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Spend an evening on the "terrasjes" of Vrijthof and Onze Lieve Vrouweplein.

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Walking from one end of the city to the other takes half an hour to 45 minutes... and still you go to the early Middle Ages and back.

Quattro Mori

Restaurant

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Near Hotel Maastricht and in the city center (Wyck) is fine, casual Italian restaurant run by a Sardinian family. They offer excellent (real, thin) pizzas; a good choice of appetizers, pastas, main courses, and desserts; and a fine wine list. There is friendly service and a friendly atmosphere.

Now, if only smoking was forbidden here (or at least separated), it would be a real perfect, simple, enjoyable place...

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 1, 2005

Quattro Mori
Wycker Brugstraat
Maastricht, Netherlands

Preuvenemint

Attraction

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Preuvenemint is a major long-weekend, outdoor event on the main Vrijthof Square, with early medieval churches in the background, where, each year in early September, Maastricht restaurants offer samples from their menus for a small price (part of which goes to charity).

People from the rest of the Netherlands travel to Maastricht for this since Maastricht is known in the Netherlands as the most Bourgondic city anyway, with lots of fine restaurants!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 1, 2005

Preuvenemint
Vrijthof
Maastricht, Netherlands

TEFAF

Attraction

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TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair, is probably the world's (yes!) major art fair. Millions worth of art, antique furniture, paintings, and sculptures are on show and for sale.

This happens each year in March. And if you don't have the money for real art, just going to TEFAF to watch the crowd is enough fun by itself.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 1, 2005

TEFAF
MECC Congress Center
Maastricht, Netherlands

Brand-Name Shopping

Attraction

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The major designers are represented in Maastricht's Stokstraatkwartier. A square meter costs a shop owner just as much for rent as it does in Kalverstraat, Amsterdam.

The area was the social underbelly of Maastricht until the ‘60s, when it was renovated. Its medieval style and atmosphere houses all the famous names now.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 1, 2005

Brand-Name Shopping
Stokstraat and surroundings
Maastricht, Netherlands