Maastricht is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands and has several places of interest to explore. A stroll through the town will give visitors a glimpse of the historic churches, city walls and quaint town squares. Explore the many interesting things Maastricht has to offer.

Fort St. Pieter 

Fort St. Pieter is perched above the Meuse River on the south side of the city and is directly connected with the caves of St. Pietersberg Hill via underground tunnels. Fort St. Pieter offers an interesting look into the history of Maastricht’s fortifications. Please note Fort St. Pieter can only be visited with an official guide. Reservations can be made at the tourist information office in Maastricht and tours run for about an hour.

Northern Caves of St. Pietersberg Hill 

The Northern Caves of St. Pietersberg Hill, also known as Grotten Noord Sint Pietersberg, is an excellent place to explore while in Maastricht. These historic caves were created over centuries by labourers and mineworkers and were even a place of refuge from battles during WWII. Visitors can observe century old writings on the wall, paintings and relics that belonged to the workers and refugees.

Basilica of St. Servatius 

On Maastricht's grandest square you'll find the impressive and monumental Basilica of St. Servatius. This basilica, which is the oldest in the Netherlands, has one of the most magnificent treasure rooms of Europe. It's not for nothing that it figures on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. It is one of the highlights of Maastricht that you mustn't miss!

The Dominican Church 

The Dominican Church is a Gothic monastery church situated in the city centre of Maastricht. The church was built in the 13th century of marl stone on a foundation of millstone-grit, consecrated in 1294. In 2006, the old Dominican Church in Maastricht got a new destiny. A bookshop was established inside the church.

Bishop's Mill 

The Bisschopsmolen (Bishop's Mill) is a traditional bakery and the oldest working water mill in the heart of Maastricht. Dating from the 7th century, this water mill is in use 6 days a week. At our bakery, we mostly use locally produced ingredients, and Kollenberger Spelt, a traditional species of grain, is our specialty. Our growers have obtained an environmental seal of approval for the Spelt that they grow. The Bisschopsmolen is a great place for a coffee and a deliciously old-fashioned slice of vlaai (sweet flan) or enjoy a traditional farmer’s lunch which Limburg is famous for.


The Vrijthof is a square in the Dutch city of Maastricht. It is the largest square in the Limburg capital. The square has long been a focus of attention, in the middle ages pilgrims came to see the grave of Saint Servatius, whom the adjacent Basilica is named after. The square is often used for concerts by André Rieu.


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