How should I get to Preuvenemint?

From 23 to 26 August, Vrijthof square will once again be dedicated to the ultimate culinary festival  Preuvenemint. Here's what's on the menu in terms of accessibility. 

Car

Maastricht has more than 7,000 parking spaces. As you enter the city, you'll see signs indicating where parking spaces are still available. Park smart and keep the following in mind:

  1. At P+R Maastricht Noord and P+R Maastricht Zuid, you can park for free if you continue travelling by bus. A return ticket with bus number 10 – from P+R Noord and Zuid to the city centre – costs only €2 per person and only €5 for groups of 3 to 5 people.
    • The last bus to P+R Noord from the bus stop Markt/Boschstraat leaves at 22.37 PM.
    • The last bus to P+R Zuid from the bus stop Boschstraat/Maagdendries leaves at 22.04 PM. 
    • From P+R Maastricht Noord, you can also take the Nextbike to the city centre.
  2. Each P+W is located a maximum of ten minutes’ walk from the Vrijthof. You can park there for just €6 or €9 a day. 
  3. There are plenty of multistorey car parks in the centre close to Vrijthof square. In some car parks, you can reserve a parking space in advance via the Q-Park website. That way, you will be guaranteed a space and won't have to queue to pay at the exit. 
  4. We recommend that you remove all valuables from your car. 

Public transport

If you are coming by bus, please note that the bus service will be different on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 August from 5:00 PM and all day on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August. This changed bus service applies to:

  • Bus numbers 3, 4, 9, and 48 towards Vrijthof square (coming from the main railway station and Markt square), which will travel on a different route. 
    • The buses will not serve the stops at Markt (toward Vrijthof square), Helmstraat, Vrijthof square, Bouillonstraat, Tongersestraat, Sint Pieterstraat, and Hondstraat. You can use the temporary stops at Boschstraat/Maagdendries and Mosae Forum.
  • Bus numbers 3, 7, and 48 will drive toward station along the normal route via Vrijthof square. 
  • Bus number 9 toward the station (from Villapark) will drive a different route via Hertogsingel/Calvariestraat, Kommel, and Vrijthof square to Helmstraat, at which point it will follow the usual route.
  • For more information, please visit Arriva's website (Dutch only).

Bicycle

If you are coming by bicycle, you can park your bicycle in the bicycle racks or in the city's bicycle-parking facilities. There are free guarded and sheltered bicycle-parking facilities on Markt square, Kesselskade, and at the underground bicycle-parking facility at the mail railway station. The Kesselskade parking facility will have extra-long opening hours these days until 2:30 AM.

Smart map

Would you like a detailed overview of all parking options, from the cheap P+W facilities to parking garages? Do you want to know how the various activities for the completion of the A2 and the new Noorderbrug route are affecting traffic in Maastricht? If so, consult our Smart Map: www.maastrichtbereikbaar.nl/en/homepage. Make sure you do a smart travel check before setting off. 

No parking problems when you travel by bicycle

All the bicyle parking options at a glance