Visiting and shopping tips Maastricht
In Maastricht, there is enough to discover and best way to do this is on foot. Besides the shopping area in the center and Wyck, you can also enjoy hidden gems and history.
Shopping in Maastricht
In Maastricht, you can easily spend a day shopping. Besides the well-known shops in the center, there are many nice boutiques in the beautiful side streets and in the Wyck neighbourhood.
Opening hours of shops in Maastricht
Almost all shops and shopping areas are open seven days a week. There are exceptions on shopping evenings, public holidays, or events, so check the opening hours of your favourite shop before you go.
Check our website www.maastrichtbereikbaar.nl/en/agenda listing the holidays for the applicableopening hours of shops or consult the Visit Maastricht website.
Regular opening hours are:
- Monday and Sunday: 12:00 noon - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
- Thursday: 10:00 AM -– 9:00 PM
Paid parking on shopping evenings and holidays
During shopping evenings until 9:00 PM and on Sundays between 12:00 noon and 6:00 PM, paid parking is available in the same areas as on weekdays.
On public holidays when the shops are closed, you do not have to pay when parking on the street. You do have to park if you use a Q-Park parking location. For more information about parking in Maastricht, please visit our website.
In Maastricht, a visit to one of the markets is an experience in itself.
- Market in front of City Hall: weekly market on Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
- Organic market on ‘de Ruijterij’ street in Wyck: Thursday from 1:00 PM to5:00 PM.
- Antiques & collectibles and flea market on Boschstraat: Saturday from 10:00 AM to5:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. If other events are scheduled to take place, these will replace the flea market on those dates.
Get more out of your visit, check out our tips!
- On weekends, visit during the morning hours. Alternatively, opt for the weekdays. Mondays through Thursdays are less crowded in the city. Wednesday and Friday are market days.
- Go exploring in side streets that are sure to wow in Wyck, the Jekerkwartier, Stokstraatkwartier or the trendy Sphinxkwartier neighbourhoods.
- Park on the edge of the city for a fixed daily rate of €10 at a P+W car park near the Frontenpark, Stadspark or P Bonnefanten. This means your vehicle will be parked at a maximum walking distance of 10-15 minutes from the city centre and you will be able to enjoy all the beautiful things that Maastricht has to offer on the way.
Walking routes in Maastricht
Walking through Maastricht is an experience in itself because of the beautiful history and Maas river that bisects the city. There are many hiking trails to choose from that will lead you through the historic city or even underground into the caves. These walking routes can also be followed as part of a group.