The month of December in Maastricht is truly magical. The city is beautifully illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights in trees, monuments, and even the smallest of boutiques. The city centre is the place where the whole of Maastricht comes together to celebrate winter.
From 14 December until 3 January, the Sphinxkwartier district will be illuminated by a spectacular scenographic light-art installation consisting of three cubes. The cubes generate light in three dimensions through special software, which creates the illusion that they are floating. This effect is enhanced by the clever use of the laws of nature and a sleek design and will stimulate a range of senses.
For the first time, André Rieu and his Johan Strauss Orchestra will take to the stage during Magical Maastricht to perform a special Christmas concert. Tickets for this magical event, which will be held on 20, 21 and 22 December 2019 in the MECC, are now available.
Explore Maastricht with an Official Maastricht Guide. They will share their stories and proudly show you their favourites bits of Maastricht – both above ground and underground. Our guides will take you on a tour through the city and take you to places you wouldn't usually go. With a city guide, you discover and see more.
A place where north and south meet, the crossroads of the three countries that together make up the Euregion Meuse-Rhine, the place where it’s hard to believe you’re still on Dutch soil, it must be another country. This is the place where you’ll find Maastricht...
Maastricht is a city where old and new come together, with famous as well as many hidden places. Here is a list of our favourites. Discover which district is your favourite.
Better known as the historic centre of Maastricht, this shopping paradise is surrounded by the most beautiful squares: Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, Markt, and Vrijthof.Binnenstad
The cutting-edge area of Maastricht, this district is an architectural gem, with a vast square, city library, and fine coffee shops.Céramique
A warm welcome as you step off the train: the Wyck District. Local entrepreneurs, fine dining, and the best views of the Meuse. The bridges separate Wyck from the city centre.Wyck
A chic area of Maastricht: exclusive clothes shops, hidden places, and romantic squares such as Op de Thermen.Stokstraatkwartier
Walk from the centre via Stadspark through Sint Pieter and discover this beautiful residential area overlooked by the majestic St. Pietersberg hill.Sint Pieter
Here you can soak up Maastricht's French vibes. This special part of the city centre is named after the tranquil Jeker river that flows through it.Jekerkwartier
A place of innovation and regeneration, this district is in full bloom and is far from finished flowering. Backdropped by the historic city harbour and home to the Sphinxpassage, an ode to its rich past.Sphinxkwartier