Maastricht Excursions 

Here you can find several excursions to explore the city of Maastricht.


Reserve a spot for the mentioned excursions by sending an email to and mention the name and date of the excursion.

EAA-Excursion 1: Citywalk ‘The Taste of Maastricht’ 

In this delicious tour around Maastricht you will get to know the city in a very special way. Our guide will show you the most beautiful places and tell you some very interesting facts about Maastricht. You will discover different aspects from the versatile city and you will taste the Burgundian atmosphere that the South has to offer. Let your company be surprised by tasting several typical Maastricht tastings, such as pie (‘Limburgse vlaai’) and a chocolate surprise.


Tour dates:

Friday 1 September, 17.00 hours

Saturday 2 September, 17.00 hours

Sunday 3 September, 10.00 hours

Duration:2 hours

Cost: € 31,50 per person (incl. 21% VAT)

Including: 2 typical tastings, professional Guide

Start:Vrijthof Maastricht in the city center of Maastricht

Capacity:minimum 12 persons and maximum 25 persons per guide

EAA-Excursion 2: Guided tour through the Kazematten 

Discover how a good defence is the best form of attack! Enter the fourteen kilometres of underground brick tunnels and mine galleries to be transported back to the time of the Maastricht sieges.

Would you like to learn about Maastricht's history as a fortified city? This tour will show you! Holding onto a paraffin lamp for light, you'll follow the guide through a labyrinth of dark corridors, visiting impressive bomb shelters, and numerous power rooms, staircases, and galleries. The enthusiastic guide will tell you exciting stories about the life of soldiers during the sieges. For a brief moment, you'll be transported back to the past and imagine a life in times gone by. History comes to life! Once the tour has ended, you'll have a good impression of the details surrounding this unique monument of military engineering.


Tour dates:

Sunday 3 September, 10.00 hours

Duration:1 à 1,5 hours

Cost: € 22,50 per person (incl. 21% VAT)

Including: professional Guide in the caves

Start city center Maastricht

Capacity:minimum 15 persons and maximum 25 persons per guide

EAA-excursion 3: Bike tour around Maastricht 

Maastricht is a place with a unique and authentic energy and dynamism that you won't experience anywhere else in the Netherlands. The most enjoyable way to get to know Maastricht and its surroundings is by bike. You can enjoy Maastricht's charming squares, historic buildings, and mysterious views before travelling out towards the hill country, where rolling hills, charming farmsteads, picturesque villages, and imposing châteaux await.


During the bike tour through Maastricht our enthusiastic guide will tell you some exciting stories, funny and interesting facts about the highlights from Maastricht. You will see the old city wall, cycle over the Sint Servaas-bridge, and pass the famous squares; ‘Vrijthof’ and ‘Onze Lieve Vrouweplein’. You will also pass the lesser known, but evenly beautiful ‘Jekerkwartier’. Halfway through the tour there will be a pub stop in a nice café for a drink.


Tour dates:

Wednesday 30 August, 10.00 hours

Duration:2 à 2,5 hours

Cost: € 39,50 per person (incl. 21% VAT)

Including: professional Guide, rent of a comfortable bike

Start service desk in the congress center (12 minute-walk to the cycle-rent)

Capacity:minimum 10 persons and maximum 15 persons per guide

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