Update on corona prevention measures
In the interest of public safety, the Dutch government is taking some extra precautionary measures to combat the spreading of the coronavirus. All shops, restaurants, pubs, cafés and other catering facilities as well as all museums, concert halls, theatres, gyms and schools will be closing their doors until at least 9 February inclusive. You can still shop locally in Maastricht. 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.
Shops that sell basic necessities (such as supermarkets and pharmacies) will maintain their standard opening hours. If you want to know exactly when shops are open, call the shop you want to visit in advance.
|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.
Maastricht is an enchanting city during the winter months. This year, however, everything is different. Although things won’t be the same, Maastricht will still shine bright. Even during these difficult times, when the cold seems to conquer the warmth, Maastricht will be here for you. We will make sure that the light keeps shining.Celebrate this winter
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.
Carnival 2021 (Shrovetide/Mardi Gras): 14-16 February 2021, shops closed except for supermarkets and carnival shops. The Maastricht Visitor Center will be open from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Easter Sunday 2021: Sunday 4 April 2021, shops closed.
Easter Monday 2021: Monday 5 April 2021: shops open from 1:00 PM.
Kings Day 2021: Tuesday 27 April 2021, most shops open from 12:00 noon.*
Labour day 2021: Saturday 1 May 2021, shops open at 10:00 AM.
Commemoration of the war dead 2021: Teusday 4 May 2021, all shops open until 6:00 PM.
Liberation Day 2021: Wednesday 5 May 2021, shops open at 10:00 AM.
Ascension Day 2021: Thursday 13 May, shops open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM/6:00 PM.
Whit Sunday (Pentecost) 2021: Sunday 23 May 2021, shops closed.
Whit Monday 2021: Monday 24 May 2021, shops open from 12:00 noon.
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.
* 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