Guided tours in Maastricht
Discover Maastricht through the eyes of a local and find out what makes this city so special.
We have set out the best tours for you below. They don't simply take you to the city's many churches (beautiful though they are), but also offers voyages of discovery taking in beautiful hidden spots, places full of tradition, innovative and intriguing developments, and unmissable highlights. The tours are personal and small-scale, hosted by a local, and punctuated with personal anecdotes and knowledge about the city that can't compete with a history book. If you're interested in tours, art and culture, you'll find great suggestions here!
Below are just some of the tours on offer:
Hidden places, secret spaces
Set off with a local guide and explore possibly the most characterful and intriguing part of Maastricht. It is certainly the least explored area - quiet and a great place to live. The main theme of this tour is urban development. Not the theory of it, but the experience: industrial areas, the working-class neighbourhoods, and cloisters and ramparts; beautiful vistas and intriguing spots, from charming to fantastical. In short, the tour offers a very different view of Maastricht, in areas that are well worth exploring and photographing. On the way, the tour will stop at a secret, hidden place where you can enjoy a drink.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: € 13.75 per person, incl. 1 drink. This price is based on a group of 15 people. It can, however, be booked for any number of participants (starting price € 206.25).
The confluence of innovation and tradition and the repurposing of old buildings and former factory sites can all be seen on the streets of Maastricht. Maastricht has plenty to offer: an abandoned cloister transformed into a trendy design hotel, an impressive former church that houses one of the world's most stunning bookshops, and a huge factory that has been transformed into a melting pot for the creative industry. If you love innovative concepts and the blending of old and new, then you'll love going on a voyage of discovery through Maastricht. A local guide will show you the hidden gems of Maastricht and give you an insider's look at the buildings and their stories.
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Price: Starting at €8.95 per person. This price is based on a group of 15 people. It can, however, be booked for any number of participants (starting price €134.50).
Historic walking tour
A perfect way to get to know Maastricht in 1½ hours! A guide will take you through the historic city centre and show you the city's most beautiful sights. During the walk, you'll discover the picturesque streets of the Stokstraat quarter, the charming Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square, and the famous Vrijthof square. You'll also see the city ramparts, the Helpoort, and the Jeker quarter. Listen to the fascinating stories and amusing anecdotes to learn all about Maastricht's history and its progression from Roman settlement to important garrison city and early industrial powerhouse. You'll also hear about Maastricht's typical way of life, known as the 'Mestreechter Geis' (the Spirit of Maastricht). It's a fun activity to do with your group that is fascinating, amusing, and educational!
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: For a minimum number of 15 participants, the entrance price is € 5,95 per person, the price for the tourguide for 1½ hours is € 89.25 . Maximum of 15-20 people per guide.
Extra details: All of these city tours can be booked individually. Visit the VVV Maastricht website for more information.