In the last press conference the outgoing cabinet announced that from April 28th a number of coronation measures will be abandoned or adjusted. This also has consequences for our mobility and a visit to the inner city of Maastricht.
Are you in town for necessary shopping, then applies:
New: End of curfew
- On April 28 at 04:30 in the morning, the curfew will expire.
New: (Dynamic) one-way pedestrian streets
Always one-way traffic:
- Platielstraat (from Vrijthof to Sporenstraat/Sint Amorsplein)
- Koestraat (from Cortenstraat to Sint Pieterstraat)
In case of (expected) heavy traffic one-way traffic:
- Spilstraat (dynamic)
- Nieuwstraat (dynamic)
- Muntstraat (dynamic)
- Kleine Staat (from Grote Staat to Maastrichter Brugstraat)
- Achter het Vleeshuis (from Kersenmarkt to Sint Amorsplein)
New: Hotel and catering industry
From Wednesday 28 April onwards the outdoor terraces of food and beverage outlets may be opened again. However, there are conditions:
- The opening hours of the outdoor terraces are from 12.00 to 18.00 maximum.
- There is a mandatory reservation of seats in advance. This can be done at the door.
- At a table, a maximum of 2 people sit at 1.5 meters distance. Unless it is persons from the same household and children up to 12 years.
- There is a maximum of 50 people per outdoor terrace.
- With cough screens between tables, tables may also be spaced less than 1.5 meters apart.
- A health check and a request to register are mandatory. The GGD uses the data for source and contact research if necessary.
- The terrace visitors remain seated as much as possible. Moving around is not done unnecessarily.
- There is no self-service.
- Visitors may only enter for toilet and checkroom visits or to pay. Here visitors must wear a mouth mask inside.
- Contactless payment is used whenever possible.
- There is no entertainment (such as live performances and video screens) on or around the terrace.
- The basic rules remain valid, such as 1.5 meters distance and wearing a mouth mask.
Reservations are mandatory and can be made by phone, digitally or at the door. There is no minimum time between making a reservation and visiting the terrace.
There is a mandatory reservation ('wait to be seated') to avoid crowds around catering establishments. In this way, visiting outdoor café terraces can be managed better. A rush of waiting visitors can increase the risk of mutual contamination.
From Wednesday, April 28, all stores may again receive customers without a shopping appointment. However, conditions do apply to non-essential stores:
- Non-essential stores may receive a maximum of 1 customer per 25 m2.
- In any case, 2 customers per floor may be received, regardless of the size of the store. Children up to 12 years of age are not counted.
- A dependent and support person count together as 1 customer.
- The customer comes alone. Children up to and including 12 years of age do not count.
- Payments are made contactless whenever possible.
- Non-essential stores may be open between 06:00 and 20:00.
- Shopping evenings after 8 p.m. are not permitted for the time being.
- Essential stores, such as supermarkets, follow the regular opening hours.
- The customer only stores if he or she is complaint-free.
- While shopping, the visitor keeps 1.5 meters distance from others and wears a mouth mask.
Ordering and collecting and shopping by appointment.
For the retail, the rules for ordering and collecting and shopping by appointment as restrictive measures are repealed. There is no longer a reservation requirement and therefore no time slots. The customer shops alone as much as possible, that saves on crowds. Retailers and municipalities make agreements at the local level on how to deal with the rush. These agreements are in addition to the national agreements made with the sector.
See the tips from Visit Maastricht and Centrummanagement Maastricht (only in Dutch) to support local entrepreneurs. Want to take a responsible walk? Explore Maastricht on your own with the walks from Visit Maastricht or take a stroll through the Sphinxkwartier and Frontenpark.
New: Cyclists and motorized traffic
Cyclists and motorized traffic, closed:
Vrijthof-Oost, between Helmstraat and Bredestraat:
From 11:00 a.m. to closing of terraces.
Motorized traffic, closed:
Wycker Brugstraat between Wycker Grachtstraat and Rechtstraat: from 12:00 to closing time terraces.
Rechtstraat between Sint Maartenslaan and Hoogbrugstraat: from 18.00 hrs. until closing time for terraces.
The bicycle parking facility on the Markt closes at least half an hour before the curfew starts. This means that the parking facility closes at 20:30. The staff can then be home in time and the customers have sufficient time to get home in time as well. The supervision at the temporary parking facilities at 't Vrijthof and Mosae Forum has been discontinued during the lockdown.
New: Non-food is allowed to return to the market. This means a substantial easing of the current rules.
Wednesday Market Market: fully open, subject to corona rules and wider arrangement.
Thursday market Wyck (Boerenmarkt Ruiterij): fully open.
Friday Market Market: fully open, subject to corona rules and wider arrangement.
Saturday Market (antiques & curiosities): completely open with wider arrangement and observing corona rules.
Sunday Market (brocant): completely open with wider arrangement and respecting corona rules.
Adjustments at Vrijthof for buses
Arriva buses are temporarily running a different route. The following stops are cancelled: Markt direction Vrijthof, Vrijthof, Bouillionstraat, Tongersestraat, St. Pieterstraat and Hondstraat. Instead you can get on or off at a replacement stop in the area. We list the expired and temporary stops for you:
- Markt - direction Vrijthof (alternative: stop Mosae Forum or Boschstraat/Maagdendries)
- Vrijthof (alternative: the Mosae Forum or Boschstraat/Maagdendries stop)
- Bouillonstraat (alternative: the Cannerplein stop)
- Tongersestraat (alternative: the Cannerplein stop)
- Hondstraat (alternative: bus stop Sint Pieterskade)
- Sint Pieterstraat (alternative: bus stop Sint Pieterskade)
New: Toilets are open:
Monday from 12:00 till 18:00
Di - fr from 10:00 uur tot 18:00 uur
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm
The urgent advice to travel only for necessary purposes remains in effect. Even in our neighboring countries, the coronavirus is not yet under control. Protect and care for each other and do not cross the border for shopping, refueling or recreation, for example. Stay in the Netherlands.
This web page will be updated after each official announcement of changed measures.
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