Going out

Going out in Maastricht: the ‘burden’ of choice!

Maastricht is famous for its very rich social scene, especially the many restaurants. From high end Michelin star restaurants to down-to-earth Burger Bars they provide different meals, from a simple student-meal to a six course diner: finding a good spot for going out to lunch or dinner has never been so easy!

You will feel right at home in Maastricht. You can get to know the very compact city centre very quickly, and you’ll be greeted warmly everywhere you go. The highlights are all within walking distance, and it’s hard to lose your way on the charming, mostly car-free, streets. But if you ever do, there’s always someone willing to point you in the right direction.

Nowhere in the Netherlands can you find as many bars per capita as in Maastricht. The offer of bars is very diverse, from trendy lounge bars to pubs. When the first rays of sunlight touch Maastricht, all the terraces of Maastricht are immediately filled with locals and students alike, whether it is the Vrijthof, Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, Amorsplein or the Markt.

Next to all these bars, there are many other possibilities to go out in Maastricht: we have a world class philharmonic orchestra, de ‘philharmonie zuidnederland‘, various cinemas that show everything from blockbusters to the latest indie gem, several outstanding museums and theatres hosting everything from opera to stand up comedy.

And last but not least: Maastricht is only a short distance from Aachen just across the border in Germany and Liège or Hasselt in Belgium!

During your student life you have enough possibilities to explore everything that the Maastricht region has to offer you!


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Maastricht Agenda

To find out about almost all major events in Maastricht, check out maastrichtagenda.nl (in Dutch)