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Magical Light Routes

Follow the light and discover the city

It might seem like a fairy-tale, but Maastricht will be lit up brighter than ever this winter. Simply follow the lights and discover the most extraordinary parts of the city. Go on an endless journey of discovery through the twinkling shopping streets and enjoy fantastic winter fun at every corner. Let’s meet at the twinkling lights: in Maastricht!

The lights can be admired from mid-November.

Discover the city together. You can follow one of three routes or follow your senses. The magical twinkling lights will guide you effortlessly to the most beautiful spots in the city. Don’t be afraid of getting lost: it’s the only way to find the most enchanting, undiscovered spots.

Three illuminating routes

Follow the twinkling lights that illuminate the city and enjoy this unique way of discovering Maastricht. Come and see the city at its most dazzling! The three routes give you the opportunity to discover as much of Maastricht as possible, so you can explore the entire city of Maastricht at your own pace. 

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Magisch Maastricht Lichtroute Winter in Maastricht

Light artworks


This year, the Stichting Brugwachtershuisjes [Bridge Tender’s Houses Foundation] is organizing a fantastic project in twelve cities: SPOT ON! So too in Maastricht. The bridge tender’s house on St. Servatius bridge will be illuminated with a beautiful light artwork in the form of a poem. This poem by Maarten van den Berg will have special meaning for residents and passers-by in Maastricht.

The light artwork can be admired from mid-December.

Magisch Maastricht Lichtroute Winter in Maastricht

Unframed Advent

You’ll also find a light artwork in the Sphinx quarter where a large art projection will be displayed on the Brikkengebouw building. Illustrated and moving windows will be combined to create a traditional advent calendar. The work is a collaboration between Blanche Dael and Viewmaster Projects, with animations by MurMur. The artwork can be seen from sunset until midnight from 1 December until 30 December.

Three Magical Light Routes

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Magical photo contest - Share your enchanting images of Maastricht


Would you like a chance at winning magical prizes? If so, enter our Instagram photo contest. How does it work? Take the most magical photos of Maastricht and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #lightupmaastricht and tag @visitmaastricht in the photo. Think of twinkling lights lighting up the streets or beautifully decorated Christmas trees at your favourite spot in the city. The competition runs from 1 December to 24 December. Every week, we will announce a winner who will win a magical surprise. Are you going to participate?

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