On Friday 9 July 2021, there was another press conference. After almost all doors were opened on 26 June, the number of infections in the Netherlands rose faster than expected. Most people became infected at places where large groups of people party and go out. From Saturday 10 July 2021, 6 a.m., to 13 August 2021, the following measures will apply. These also affect our mobility and a visit to the Maastricht city centre.
- Come in the morning hours or postpone your visit to weekdays. From Monday to Thursday the city is less crowded. Wednesday and Friday are market days.
- Go exploring in surprising side streets in Wyck, the Jekerk Quarter, Stokstraat Quarter or the trendy Sphinx Quarter.
- If you go shopping, check the website of your favourite shop before you visit. Then you know what time you can go. If it is busy, use the waiting areas in front of the door or come back later.
- Get on your pedals and come to town by bike. You can find bicycle sheds in Maastricht at the Market, the Station, Mosae Forum and Vrijthof.
- If you come by car, park in the nearest car park so that you don't have to search for a parking space or drive unnecessarily through the city.
- From the A2/A79 motorway, P+R Maastricht Noord is the best option. You can park for free and take a € 2.20 return bus to the city centre (get off at Mosae Forum or Boschstraat/Maagdendries) or bus 30 to the station/Wyck. If you are travelling in a group, it is cheaper to buy a group ticket for 3-5 persons for € 5.45.
- Park on the edge of the city for a fixed daily rate at a P+W car park near the Frontenpark, Stadspark or P Bonnefanten. Less busy are usually the Griend, Plein 1992 or the Colonel.
(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)
- Wolfstraat (dynamic)
- Catering industry only with fixed seat at one and a half metres
- Catering establishments are open provided that everyone has a fixed seat and sits at a distance of one and a half metres from each other.
- All catering establishments close daily at midnight until 6 in the morning. Entertainment, such as live performances and loud music, is prohibited.
- Discotheques and nightclubs will again close their doors.
- For the catering industry, the corona ticket system, which allowed an exception to the one-and-a-half metre rule, will be on hold until 13 August 2021.
As of 26 June, almost all coronavirus measures for shops and department stores are relaxed. To prevent the coronavirus from spreading, stick to the following rules when you shop or do your shopping:
- Wash your hands before and after shopping.
- Keep 1.5 metres away from others and give each other space.
- Pay as much as possible with pin or contactless.
- Shops are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 1 customer per 5 m2.
- Do you have complaints that fit with corona? Stay at home and get tested.
- For more information about shopping, go to the website of the Government.
See the tips from Visit Maastricht and Centrummanagement Maastricht for supporting 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.
Cyclists and motorised traffic
Cyclists and motorised traffic, closed:
- Vrijthof-Oost, between Helmstraat and Bredestraat:
From 11.00 to closing of terraces.
Motorised traffic, closed:
- Wycker Brugstraat between Wycker Grachtstraat and Rechtstraat: from 12:00 to closing time of terraces.
- Rechtstraat between Sint Maartenslaan and Hoogbrugstraat: from 18.00 hrs. until closing time for terraces.
Market bicycle shed
- Mon - Wed: 07h00 - 21h30
- Thu: 07.00 am - 22.00 pm
- Fri and Sat: 07:00 hours - 21:30 hours
- Sunday shopping: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
NEW: Kesselskade bicycle parking facility
From Monday 2 August, the bicycle parking facilities at the Kesselskade will be open again. In the bicycle shed at the Kesselskade wearing a mouth mask is obligatory for the protection of employees and visitors.
NEW: Temporary bicycle parking facilities at Mosae Forum
The temporary bicycle parking at Mosae Forum will no longer be needed and will be cleared out, just like the toilet trucks that are parked there.
NEW: Temporary bicycle parking facilities Vrijthof
The temporary bicycle parking places at Vrijthof will also be removed next week, but that is for maintenance and cleaning purposes. They will be returned later. To ensure that bicycles can still be parked safely, Maastricht council has erected crash barriers to tie up your bicycle in the meantime.
The non-food stalls have returned to the market.
Wednesday Market Markt: entirely open, with due observance of corona rules and wider set-up.
Thursday market Wyck: (Boerenmarkt Ruiterij): fully open.
Friday Market Market: fully open, subject to corona rules and wider set-up.
Saturday Market (antiques & curiosities): fully open with wider set-up and observance of corona rules.
Sunday Market (brocant): completely open with wider set-up and observance of corona rules.
Changes at Vrijthof for buses
From 19th May onwards, the urgent advice to use public transport only for essential journeys will cease to apply. The new advice for all modes of transport is to travel at quiet times whenever possible. Avoid crowds on the road and at stations.
Arriva buses will be running on a different route for the time being. The following stops will be cancelled: Markt direction Vrijthof, Bouillionstraat, Tongersestraat, St. Pieterstraat and Hondstraat. Instead you can get on or off at a replacement stop in the neighbourhood. We have listed the discontinued and temporary stops for you:
- Markt - towards 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: the Helmstraat stop)
- Sint Pieterstraat (alternative: bus stop Sint Pieterskade)
Toilets are open:
- Monday from 12:00 till 18:00
- Di - Fr from 10:00 till 18:00 hrs.
- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00
- 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
This web page will be updated after each official announcement of changed measures.
Safe tour of the city? Check out the smart map!
What are the walking directions and how do you safely visit the city center in the one and a half meter society? Check out the smart map below:
Maastricht supports local!
Information Security Region South Limburg
Check the website of Veiligheidsregio Zuid-Limburg for the Dutch and the Euregional situation.