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Top 5 things to do in Maastricht in December | 26 november 2018

Magisch Maastricht

Thousands of lights in the trees, colourful garlands from street to street, winter fun on the square, Christmas sounds at every corner of the largest Christmas market on the Vrijthof. The Vrijthof of Maastricht with its historical decor and monumental character radiates like never before from 1 December to 31 December 2018. Magisch Maastricht at the Vrijthof is the most authentic, coziest and most beautiful Christmas event in the Netherlands and the Euregion. Magisch Maastricht on the Vrijthof is free of charge and offers great packages.

Route du Vin

Discover Limburg wine by means of a wine route during La Saison Culinaire in Maastricht. With the map you can enjoy a glass of Limburg wine, from both Dutch and Belgian Limburg, with a matching snack at four leading and lovely locations. The moment for wine lovers and connoisseurs to enjoy Maastricht to the fullest!

The route:

Alex Maastricht
Pietershof Domain - Pinot Blanc - Auxerrois 2017 (white wine)
Fitz Roy Urban Hotel
Landgoed Overst - Dornfelder 2017 (red wine)
Le Theatre Hotel
Hoeve Nekum - Auxerrois 2016 (white wine)
Meesters in Wijn
Domein de Wijngaardsberg - Chardonnay 2015 (white wine)

Per location you will receive 1 glass of wine with a matching snack. Your card will be stamped after each visit. It is possible to walk the route on different days and/or to choose your own starting point.

The map is available at the Maastricht Visitor Center.

City tour with oldtimer or by boat

Stiphout Tours & Trips operates bus tours in Maastricht with old-timers and introduces you in an original way to the historic part of the city, the new district Céramique, the Gouvernement and the St. Pietersberg.

The bus leaves from Rederij Stiphout located between the Sint servaasbrug and Wilhelminabrug and there is a choice of 3 different tours. The best way to discover Maastricht!

About the life of Guy van Grisven

Rare photographs of members of the Koninkijk Huis, glamour portraits of Dutch celebrities and international stars, colourful travel reports and penetrating images of special situations and events, including the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.

These and other photographs are part of a retrospective exhibition of the work of the well-known Limburg photographer Guy van Grinsven. This exhibition, entitled 'About Life', which not only shows glamour but also sadness and rawness, is on display in Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht.

Teaching Hotel Châtau Bethlehem

After exploring beautiful Maastricht, the best place to stay the night, have dinner, lunch or just a cup of coffee is Teaching Hotel Château Bethlehem. Located in the midst of a beautiful park, the centuries-old Château Bethlehem has been transformed by twelve established and up-and-coming designers into a magnificent hotel with 26 uniquely designed rooms.

Compose your own dinner with two, three or four dishes from the menu. The dinner menu is made up of a 11 different dishes in which pure flavors and seasonal products form the basis. You pay € 7.00 per dish and you can of course decide how many you want to consume.

The Teaching Hotel in Maastricht is run by first-year students. They will ensure that their guests lack nothing and that the idea of hospitality acquires a new dimension: ‘Feel the next step in hospitality!’

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