When TEFAF comes to town, the whole of Maastricht seems to get into the artistic spirit. This feeling is most evident in the MECC, which hosts the exclusive and striking art fair each year. The phrase ‘art fair’ does not do the event justice, as what happens at and during TEFAF can scarcely be expressed in words. It seems as if the city is enchanted by the sense of extra elegance that TEFAF exudes, bringing together refined art connoisseurs and giving curious visitors the opportunity to admire and even purchase the impressive pieces on display. The city hosts many activities, exhibitions, and dinners that stay true to the TEFAF spirit. Pull up a chair, take part, and experience the international allure that TEFAF brings to Maastricht.
Once it was the place where Germanic and Roman cultures collided; today it is a melting pot of cultures, languages, and flavours that makes the city burst with creativity.
Today’s Maastricht is a city that has the best of the past and present. There are historic buildings and trendy designer boutiques; majestic churches and thrilling cave adventures; inspired menus and inviting café terraces; lively festivals and sensational exhibitions; stately squares and vast vineyards. All this and more makes Maastricht a favourite destination for cultural travellers.
Maastricht is The Netherlands most European city at the heart of an area where The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet. It is one of the oldest cities in the country and has a unique energy and dynamism that is particular to the city.
If you plan on attending TEFAF this year, you've probably heard of The Royal Collection: a selection of art objects carefully curated by TEFAF as an ode to the 2020 King's Day celebrations in Maastricht. We're adding an extra touch this year by sharing a list of royal hotspots in and around the city that have an air of regality to them.
View The Royal Maastricht Collection and The Royal TEFAF Collection here.
There are a number of locations in Maastricht that you can't miss. You simply must experience them, either in person or when viewing from afar. We are more than happy to list the places of interest, ranging from historical locations to cultural highlights.View the highlights
The world over, the European Fine Art Fair Maastricht is seen as one of the most important exhibition for art, antiques, and design. With 275 prestigious art dealers from twenty countries, TEFAF Maastricht represents a showcase for the most impressive pieces of art available on the market. From Saturday 7 March until Sunday 15 March, TEFAF is open to the general public, with Thursday 5 and Friday 6 March being 'invitation only'.
Have you seen the images for the new TEFAF & the City campaign yet? The new campaign image really brings TEFAF and Maastricht closer together. But what does it actually show?Read it here