The Stokstraat quarter is the collection of streets between the city centre and the Jeker quarter. It's that historic corner of the city in front of the statue of ‘De Mestreechter Geis’ and the Basilica of Our Lady. All of these streets ultimately lead to the ever-charming, intimate, and romantic Onze Lieve Vrouweplein.
Today, Stokstraat is known as the place where you will find the most exclusive and luxury shops in the Netherlands, but it was not always so. If there's any street that has seen its fortunes turn over the centuries, it's this one.
Both religious and non-religious visitors and residents often light a candle in reverence. The candles cast mesmerizing reflections on the glass behind which Mary shines bright. It is a beautiful sight and definitely worth a visit, whether as a one off or as a ritual!See the basilica
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
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
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
Walk from the centre via Stadspark through Sint Pieter and discover this beautiful residential area overlooked by the majestic St. Pietersberg hill.Sint Pieter
The cutting-edge area of Maastricht, this district is an architectural gem, with a vast square, city library, and fine coffee shops.Céramique
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