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Courtesy of VVV Maastricht, Petra Lenssen

Maastricht is well known to art connoisseurs thanks to The European Fine Art Fair, but the Dutch city—one of the oldest in the Netherlands—has much to offer to travelers of all interests. As one art world eminence and regular visitor says: “Maastricht is an utterly charming small city with a lovely historic center, wonderful restaurants and shops, and a wide rushing river cutting it in two.” In addition, the city has benefited from recent renovations and some areas, including the Market and Central Square, are now almost entirely pedestrian.


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Restaurant at Derlon Hotel, Maastricht, Netherlands

Derlon Hotel

The 42-room Derlon is one of Maastricht’s most coveted culinary and hospitality destinations. The restaurant’s hotel is one Maastricht’s best and always has a buzzy, lively scene in the sleek dining room and bar area. Plus, its location in Maastricht’s historic city center (Onze Lieve Vrouweplein) means that the best in shopping and cuisine are only steps away.

The spacious, sunny rooms are predictably Dutch and simple. Understated yet luxurious, all rooms are decorated in soft gray tones and feature plain furniture and exposed light fixtures. There are small touches of functional glamour (Bose sound systems, Nespresso coffee machines), but don’t expect the amenities of a traditional five-star property. For large groups or families, the hotel offers a set of impeccably decorated apartments with rooftop terraces that are just down the street from the main hotel.

External view - Chateau St. Gerlach, Maastricht, Netherlands

Chateau St. Gerlach

With a location in the sweeping Geul Valley, the opulent Chateau St. Gerlach offers the area’s best luxury and amenities. Dating back to 1201, this ancient estate was a former nunnery before being purchased by hotel guru Camille Oostwegel as part of his Chateau hotels collection. The property’s history shows, with much of the original architecture preserved and incorporated into the hotel.

The hotel’s 97 rooms are luxurious but traditional. This might be a five-star accommodation but there’s an overwhelming feeling that you might be staying at grandmother’s formal, spacious country home. The rooms are spacious and comfortable but do not offer the modern amenities of other hotels in Maastricht. The amenities, however, are unparalleled. Guests have access to the hotel’s Turkish baths, indoor Roman swimming pool and indulgent spa. The grounds include a multitude of lovely gardens and a monastery park that features sculptures from the property’s past.

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