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24 October 2019

Accessibility during German and Belgian public holidays in November

The German and Belgian public holidays on 1 and 2 November (All Saint’s Day [All Hallows] and All Souls’ Day) will cause extra congestion in and around Maastricht. Read on to find out more about the driving routes and tips on smart travel that will help you avoid traffic congestion.

We expect extra congestion in the city during the following two German and Belgian public holidays:

  • Thursday 1 November: All Saint’s Day (All Hallows)
  • Friday 2 November: All Souls’ Day

Travel advice

During busy days, be sure to travel smart by public transport, bicycle, or by parking at either P+R Maastricht Noord on the outskirts of the city. That way, you can avoid delays and congestion. Another option may be to work from home for a day.

Tips for motorists

If you do have to travel by car, bear in mind that your travel time may take longer, there may be traffic congestion, and that multistorey car parks will fill up quickly. Try to avoid the busiest times between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM and between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM. After 6:30 PM, there will probably be less congestion when driving out of the city. We advise parking on the side of the Meuse you are coming from to reduce your chances of encountering congestion on the Noorderbrug and John F. Kennedybrug bridges over the Meuse.

Plan your journey ahead

You can see the current traffic congestion as well as information on accessibility and availability of car parks on www.maastrichtbereikbaar.nl/en/smart-map.

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