|EN: In this post I'm showing you my shots of the beautiful Dutch city of Maastricht! I showed you my outfit here. It's a very charming city and if you consider visiting it yourself, I suggest reading the tips I will be sharing in this post as well! We happened to be there in the perfect weekend, as the weather was amazing. We enjoyed a stroll through the city, a delicious melon iced tea, a boat trip and ate asparagus (must-eat when in Limburg!) at a great restaurant. Well, off to the photos and the tips! I hope you'll like it!|
Tip 1: Walk along the river side of the Maas river. This river crosses the heart of the city over which they built some amazing bridges. One of them, the Saint Servaas bridge, is the oldest bridge of The Netherlands and connects the popular neighborhood Wyck and the city (shopping) center. One bridge further you have a great view on this old bridge and from there you can also reach the city park and the old city gates (see below!)
Tip 2: Walk on the old city walls, then to the Hellepoort gate and through the Jekerkwartier neighborhood. There are a few stairs to the old city wall, which are fun to have a walk on as they provide a nice view over the park. The Hellepoort gate is the oldest preserved city gate in the Netherlands and it looks pretty impressive! From there you enter the Jekerkwartier neighborhood, where you'll feel like you entered the Middle Ages!
Tip 3: The old water mill. Behind the water mill is the famous 'Bisschopsmolen' bakery, where you can eat some delicious 'Vlaai', which is a pie and a Limburg specialty.
Tip 4: The Bassin. This is the old harbor of Maastricht. It's nice to have a little walk or have a drink on one of the terraces. There are also some boat tours through this harbor and the sluices. We wanted to do one of those, but it was sold out. So if you want to do that, you should book the day before.
Tip 5: A boat tour! After a day of walking through the city, it's great to relax on a boat and enjoy the lovely view. We took the boat trip on the Maas at 'Rederij Stiphout', which costed us €8,95 p.p. A reasonable price! We think the sluice tour through the Bassin would also be a lot of fun. That one costs €12,95 I think.
|EN: When looking for a restaurant we bumped into this street sign! The 'cat street'! Well, I just had to take a photo there, haha!|
Tip 6: Dinner at Café Ceramique. A restaurant located in a nice looking little street, with reasonable prices. Also, they also take into account several allergies, diets and they have a vegetarian three-course menu for €27,50. And, they have a lot of asparagus dishes on the menu! I love asparagus, and in Limburg (the Dutch province of which Maastricht is the capital) asparagus dishes are a specialty. So, this café is really recommended!
|EN: P.S. I joined the Zalando Blogger Awards! Would you like to vote for me? Would be great if you did! Plus, you can win a €500 shopping voucher when doing so!|