The half-yearly summit of European heads of government has already been held here twice. Maastricht is a congress city of international standing. Maastricht also has a reputation as a city of culture.
Why not enjoy a taste of the good life in Maastricht? It is the sunniest city in the Netherlands where you can spend a short break or even just a weekend, experiencing the art of living. The sunny lifestyle of the people of Maastricht is infectious.
Maastricht sparkles! Restaurants, bars and pavement cafes abound. Nowhere in the Netherlands will you find such a choice of culinary delights within such a small radius as here. With a strongly French flavour - not surprising in the country's southernmost city - but spiced with typical regional specialities.
Shopping is another very good reason for spending a day in Maastricht. Fashion, patisserie and antiques are particularly plentiful. The sophisticated shop windows in the Stokstraat area are the height of temptation.