Maastricht is almost back in full swing. The city welcomes you with open arms – at a safe distance, of course! Bars, cafés, and restaurants have been allowed to offer outdoor as well as indoor seating until 10 PM. Shops were the first to reopen, but cultural institutions have followed since. That's definitely good news, but have you made time to explore the city? Maastricht offers plenty of space for exploration. The city is nice and quiet on weekdays, and the Sphinxkwartier, Jekerkwartier and Wyck districts are less crowded. In these districts you can take your time to enjoy Maastricht.
You can still shop locally in Maastricht via online means. Most shops have an online store where you can easily order anything on offer. If you're already shopping locally, then click here to view all the online stores.
|Monday||12:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
* There are a few exceptions to the Sunday opening hours, including public holidays and events.
Not all shops will have the same opening hours. If you want to know exactly when shops are open, please contact the relevant shop.
So many shops, boutiques and shopping malls to explore. Please mind the national and international holidays below. Some shops open later or close earlier than you're used to.
National public holiday in Belgium: Wednesday 21 July 2021, shops open from 10:00.
Assumption of Mary into Heaven (Belgium): Sunday 15 August 2021, shops open from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM.
German Unity Day: Sunday 3 October 2021, shops in Maastricht will be open from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM.
All Saints' Day: Monday 1 November 2021, shops open from 10:00 AM.
Armistice Day (First World War) 2021: Thursday 11 November 2021, shops open from 10:00 AM.
Christmas Eve 2021: Friday 24 December 2021, shops open until 5:00 PM.
Christmas Day 2021: Saturday 25 December 2021, shops closed.
Boxing Day 2021: Sunday 26 December 2021, shops closed.
New Year's Eve 2021: Friday 31 December 2021, shops open until 5:00 PM.
New Year's Day 2022: Saturday 1 January 2022, shops closed.
Carnival 2022 (Shrovetide/Mardi Gras): 27 February 2022, shops in city centre are closed.
Easter Sunday 2022: Sunday 17 April 2022, shops closed.
Easter Monday 2022: Monday 18 April 2022: shops open from 1:00 PM.
Kings Day 2022: Wednesday 27 April 2022, most shops open from 12:00 noon.*
Labour day 2022: Sunday 1 May 2022, shops open at 12:00 noon.
Commemoration of the war dead 2022: Wednesday 4 May 2022, all shops open until 6:00 PM.
Liberation Day 2022: Thursday 5 May 2022, shops open at 10:00 AM.
Ascension Day 2022: Thursday 26 May, shops open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM/6:00 PM.
Whit Sunday (Pentecost) 2022: Sunday 5 June 2022, shops closed.
Whit Monday 2022: Monday 6 June 2022, shops open from 12:00 noon.
* Opening hours always subject to change
Maastricht city centre has recently been equipped with pedestrian routes. The routes, signs and hospitality guides in some shopping areas will show you the best way to navigate the city safely. It might take some getting used to, but this is the best way for us to enjoy Maastricht again. Read on and get ready for your visit to the city.Read all about it here