It might not be as well known as Amsterdam or Rotterdam, but the buzzing student city of Maastricht near the Belgian and German borders is one of the Netherlands' must-see spots. Maastricht accommodation is perfect for couples, friends, solo travellers, and families; the city has something to offer every kind of tourist. Whether you want to make like a local and rent a bike with your Maastricht apartments, or simply go around the sights on foot, you'll find the city is compact enough to explore, and at the same time varied enough that you'll always be discovering new things.
Maastricht accommodation - the Netherlands' hidden pearl
History lovers will find Maastricht apartments perfect; the city is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network, along with others like Cadiz in Spain and Worms in Germany. Some of the city's important cultural landmarks include St Servatius Bridge, the oldest in the Netherlands, the Helpoort, the oldest surviving city gate in the country, the Romanesque Basilica of Saint Servatius, almost one thousand years old, and the Natural History Museum and Bonnefanten art museum. If you're feeling brave, head underground to Maastricht's cave system; you can learn and discover so much history on a tour of the extensive network. There's plenty to do in the evenings when you have Maastricht accommodation - you can sit in the famous Vrijthof town square with a local beer and a slice of vlaai and people watch, or you can head to one of the thriving student city's numerous pubs and clubs.