Accessibility during Magical Maastricht
This year's edition of Magical Maastricht will be held from Friday 1 December 2017 to 1 January 2018. Throughout December, we will have some great deals for you to travel to Maastricht and events, so you can avoid traffic.
We're calling on all Maastricht residents to travel by bicycle as often as possible. Park your bicycle in the sheltered parking facilities on Markt, Kesselskade, or in the underground facility at the main railway station. During the additional late shopping evenings on Friday 20, Saturday 21, and Monday 23 December, several bicycle-parking facilities will have extended opening hours. These are:
- The facility at Markt square – open until 9:30 PM
- The facility at Kesselskade – open until 10:00 PM
Every weekend in December, there will be an additional, temporary bicycle-parking facility on the forecourt of the Mosae Forum shopping centre. On the weekends 13 to 17, 20 to 24, and 27 to 31 December, the facility will remain open until 6:00 PM on the Tuesday. Make sure that you always remove your bike from the rack in time, otherwise your bike will be removed when the temporary facility is dismantled.
Travelling to Magical Maastricht by public transport
If you live in the South Limburg region, you can make use of a €2 day return ticket, valid for the Arriva-train from Sittard or Kerkrade Centrum/Heerlen and bus number 350 from Aachen/Vaals to Maastricht, during the weekends of Magical Maastricht. Please note: the cheap day return tickets are only for sale online and available for as long as stocks last. Please visit www.maastrichtbereikbaar.nl/MagischMaastricht for more information as well as a list of all our special offers. If you live further away, then visit the NS spoordeelwinkel to see all the special deals for December.
If you decide to travel to the Maastricht city centre by car, be sure to have a look at our Smart Map before you leave. The Smart Map will show you where traffic is busy and where you can find parking. To make things easier for you, we've got a few parking tips:
- We recommend parking on the side of the Meuse river that you are coming from, to avoid traffic congestion on the bridges over the Meuse.
- Park at P+R Maastricht Noord for free. From there, you can travel to the city centre quickly and cheaply (a day return is €2 per person, and the group fare for 3-5 people is €5) on bus numbers 10 and 30.
- Park at the Park+Walk sites Stadspark or Frontenpark. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Bonnefanten car park is also a P+W location. You pay a daily rate of €6.60 at the Stadspark P+W car park and €9 at the Frontenpark and Bonnefanten P+W car parks.
- Construction works Stadspark: construction works will be carried out at Stadspark car park in November and December. These construction works are necessary because Q-Park will be the new property manager of the car park. The car park will be fitted with barriers and other features. During the construction works, fewer car parking spaces will be available on weekdays. During the weekends and during the Christmas holidays (21 December - 5 January) no construction work will take place and all car parking spaces will be available.
- If you want to make sure there's a parking spot for you, you can reserve one in De Colonel, Bassin or Frontenpark car parks (run by Q-Park). Please visit Q-Park's website to make a reservation.
- Please note: there will be additional late opening evenings (until 9:00 PM) on 5, 20, 21, and 23 December. Paid parking applies on these evenings.
If you park on a disabled parking space, please make sure that you have both a disabled parking card and a correctly set blue parking disc visible in your windscreen. You will then be exempt from paid parking for three hours. If you only have one or neither the disabled parking card or parking disc, then you need to purchase a parking ticket at the ticket machine or pay for parking using your mobile phone.
- In Maastricht you can make use of your mobile phone to pay for on-street parking. This means that you no longer need to get a ticket from the ticket machine. You can pay by calling, texting, via mobile internet, or via an app. Paying with your mobile phone means you only pay for the exact amount of time that you were parked.
- Visit our website for a complete list of all car parks.
- Information about parking for coaches and information about parking for camper vans.