Things to do in Maastricht

Our most recommended things to do in Maastricht

Valkenburg: Cave Experience MergelRijk Entry Ticket

1. Valkenburg: Cave Experience MergelRijk Entry Ticket

Check out MergelRijk, one of the best attractions in Valkenburg. Discover everything about caves and marl: from their origin 65 million years ago to the latest in 3D cave paintings in 2022. There are a lot of beautiful things to see and do at MergelRijk for all ages. See impressive sand and marlstone sculptures and make your own souvenir from a real marlstone. Children will discover the cave via a fun-filled treasure hunt. Your entry ticket includes all activities and a multilingual info guide. Don't forget to bring your camera or phone; you'll want to capture the 3D Cave Paintings.

Maastricht: Beer Tasting with Self Tap Experience

2. Maastricht: Beer Tasting with Self Tap Experience

Tap your own beer at the Tap Wall on this beer tasting experience. Hear about the many beers on offer at the Loft, taste a range of beers, and stay after to enjoy some of the 69 craft beers available. Begin your experience with a self-tapped welcome drink. Head to the Tap Wall with a beer expert and learn how to tap your own beer. As you sip your beer, hear the venue's story and learn about the beers on offer. Once you've finished your self-tapped beer, begin your beer tasting. Snack on some delicious finger food as you taste. After tasting the selected beers, stay and enjoy a full glass. Choose from the 1, 2, or 3-hour experience. On the 1-hour tasting, try 3 beers and enjoy 1 snack platter. At the 2-hour tasting, try 6 beers and nibble on 2 snack platters. The 3-hour tasting lets you try 9 beers and 2 snack platters.

Maastricht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

3. Maastricht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

Gather your closest friends for a fascinating adventure through the city of Maastricht. Play a fun game on your phone and explore the local landmarks and some secret locations along the way. Challenge yourself to interactive tasks and unlock clues to keep the game going. Download the game app and head over to the Vrijthof. Explore the area and buy a snack or two before pressing play to start your journey. Allow the app to lead you around the area, coming across iconic sites such as the Helpoort Vesting Museum and Jerkerkwartier Street. Finish the game all at once or take your time to wander around the city, pausing the app and restarting it whenever you feel like it. Stay engaged throughout your experience by solving puzzles that will unlock your next destinations.

Maastricht: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

4. Maastricht: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

Escape from 15th-century Maastricht during this exhilarating Escape Tour. Get to know Libertus van Bommel and help him find the secret exit of Maastricht. In the 15th century, the church and the monastery ruled over Maastricht. The prior of the Kruisheren monastery, Libertus van Bommel, therefore had many responsibilities. But unfortunately, Van Bommel made quite a mess of his tasks. So he had to get out of the city as soon as possible, without someone noticing him. Will he make it? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Basilica of Saint Servatius, marvel at beautifel sites and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Maastricht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

5. Maastricht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Maastricht along the way. Make your way through the city by downloading the game app that will lead you around with specific directions. Take part in a unique adventure, full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this crime case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as Basilica of Our Lady, Vrijthof, and Saint Jan`s Church. Use your detective skills to unravel the mystery with your companions and discover the city in a unique way. Explore at your own pace and find the culprit.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

I knew about the Mergelrijk mostly because of the sand sculptures, but I was pleasantly surprised to experience their new attraction - the 3D paintings. It's super fun, not only for kids but also for adults! They are so well done, that you won't believe your eyes when you see the pics afterwards. Of course the sand sculptures were also interesting to see, especially the Nightwatch. What I didn't enjoy was the section with the dinosaurs, but I guess kids love it. Luckily, it's not very big, so you can go quickly through it and have fun in the other sections. I will absolutely recommend visiting the Mergelrijk if you happen to be in the neighbourhoud.

Delicious beer tasting at The Beer Loft. We were received super friendly and after some explanation went to tap our first beer ourselves. This was followed by a beer tasting in which all kinds of surprising beers were presented. Tasty snacks were also served. The location is a must visit, there are more than 50 taps and thousands of beer cans on the wall. Very atmospheric!

Super fun experience! Trying to strike the perfect pose so that you can see the result later on your phone! Very well done 3D paintings! You feel like a kid again! The sandstone sculptures were also very interesting! There's also a workshop room where you can make your own souvenir from sandstone and take it home. It's not easy to work with the stone but it's so fun!

The game was really fun and it certainly took us to some corners (beautiful little streets that are not in the front row) that we definitely wouldn't have gone to.