A substantial part of the most popular tourist attractions in Maastricht are based around the three main squares which are situated a stone’s throw away from one another; the Market Square (Markt), the Vrijthof Square and the smallest of the three Onze Lieve Vrouweplein. Each square has its own characteristics and features offering tourists a delightful experience by simply strolling around these plazas and perhaps enjoy a drink on a terrace at one of the many cafes that are located on the three main squares.
In particular when the weather is favourable, the squares offer a unique atmposhere. Simply strolling around the narrow streets in the city centre is the best way to sight see and discover historical landmarks and attractions such as the Helpoort (Hell’s Gate), St. Servaas Basilica, the fortifications surrounding the city, the old City Hall (Stadhuis) and many more.
After a stroll around the city centre of Maastricht, a sightseeing cruise along the river Maas would be the cherry on the cake!