the capital of the province of Limburg. Home to just under 120,000 inhabitants, the city is situated on both sides of the river Maas in the south-eastern corner of the Netherlands, practically bordering Belgium and Germany. It was the first Dutch city with medieval city rights, making it the oldest city in the Netherlands. Maastricht has a rich history which is reflected in the old city centre with its many Roman-style buildings and squares, giving the city a sense of charm and tradition. Situated in the centre of Western Europe, Maastricht has a special character of its own, reminiscent of the exuberant South; the quality of life is important to its inhabitants and visitors alike.
The good life
Maastricht is well known for its rich gastronomy. The greater Maastricht area features many restaurants, of which several carry Michelin stars. Every year, at the end of August, Maastricht hosts Preuvenemint, the biggest gastronomic festival in The Netherlands. Over thirty stands act as impromptu restaurants and visitors get the chance to taste all sorts of products, both local and exotic, and enjoy a variety of live music. The event, which donates its proceeds to charity, attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. Maastricht has a compact city centre; almost all the major attractions are within walking distance. Experience the good life in Maastricht, strolling the streets for a day of shopping in the city’s many boutiques or relaxing on one of the local terraces or cafés with a cup of coffee or a locally brewed beer. Maastricht has the highest density of cafés in the Netherlands, so you are sure to find something to your liking.
Accessibility and venues
Maastricht is easily accessible. Maastricht- Aachen Airport offers direct access, but the city is also situated not far from the international airports of Brussels and Düsseldorf. The city is connected to the European high-speed rail network by means of the Maastricht-Brussels Express. Whether you are coming from London, Paris or Brussels Airport, this train will bring you from Brussels to Maastricht in less than an hour and a half. Maastricht & surrounding area boast a range of venues for your meetings in any price range, from modern facilities in the city centre to luxurious castles in the lovely countryside. With its great facilities, its compact city centre with many restaurants and cafés and its green surroundings, Maastricht radiates an exuberant vibe that will surely make each business trip a success.