Maastricht is one of my favorite cities in The Netherlands. My friend and I go shopping here almost every year. We’ve planned our outing to Maastricht for this year already, lets hope we don’t have to postpone. Here’s all the places to eat in Maastricht. When in Maastricht in November or December, reserve some time for a visit to Valkenburg, with it’s beautiful Christmas markets.
Options to eat in Maastricht
There are so many restaurants to pick from in Maastricht. My friend and I have already tried out a lot of them, but there are many more. A few we’ve been to several times. Buvette ’t Piepenhoes is our standard stop every time. Down below I will list our favorite restaurants to eat in Maastricht divided into neighbourhoods.
This is the neighbourhood roughly from the trainstation to the river Meuse. When going for a day of shopping you’ll always pass through the Stationsstraat and Wycker Brugstraat. There are already lots of shops and restaurants beckoning you to come in or sit down.
Bistrot Bar ’t Wycker Cabinet
My friend and I always start our shopping day with some tea. At Wycker Cabinet they make good mint tea and ice tea. The ambiance is industrial and fun.
They’re open from 9/10 am till 1.45/2.45 in the night. Cabinet serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cake, apero and drinks. It’s Maastrichter authentic burgundian atmosphere with a French cuisine mixed with mediterranean and timely influences.
6221 EB Maastricht
+31 (0)43 351 0591
SAP Bagel & Juice Bar
A lovely bar close to the trainstation, we sat down here for some tea and breakfast. They have lovely sandwiches, pancakes, salads, bowls and sweets. SAP is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, cake or some tea. On the menu are also vegan and glutenfree options.
6221 BP Maastricht
We sat down here for afternoon drinks. There terrace is perfect. Poshoorn is open from 9 am till 1 am. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cake and drinks. There menu is diverse, lot’s of options. We ended our shopping day here with some ice tea and spritz.
6221 BN Maastricht
From Wyck you can cross the St. Servaasbridge, the country’s oldest pedestrian overpass. Then you’re in the downtown area. The old town has lots of shops, beautiful old and new buildings and plenty of restaurants.
Buvette ‘t Piepenhoes
Our all time favorite place to sit down and have their ‘kruisbessenschuim’ (gooseberry cake) and ‘aardbeienschuim’ (strawberry cake). We’ve had lunch or dinner here also, but every time we’re in Maastricht we sit down and have to have their cake.
Coming off the St. Servaasbridge, it’s right there. When the weather is beautiful, there’s and terrace next to the river Meuse. The inside is small, but cosy.
Piepenhoes is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cake and drinks in between are also possible. The cuisine is a mix of French, Dutch, ‘Limburgs’ and Belgian dishes. From ‘kroketten’to ‘zuurvlees’ and French onionsoup, they have it.
’t Piepenhoes building started as an cigar shop, in 1985 this shop ended and the building was turned into Buvette ’t Piepenhoes.
Maastrichter brugstraat 2
6211 ET Maastricht
It’s a tea shop and you can also sit down with tea or take a high tea. We had a high tea here and loved it. Cast iron pots of tea and all sorts of deliciousness were being served.
Teazone is cosy and has a friendly staff. They serve and sell a large variety of different flavors of tea. The staff can also provide you with plenty of knowledge and advice about which flavor of tea to pick.
6211 HR Maastricht
0031 43 852 44 32
Spice of India
Oh, they’ve got such delicious Indian food here. Loved the ambiance with colorful drawings on the wall and friendly, helpful staff.
Spice of India serves different tandoori’s, birgyani’s and chicken, lamb and fish dishes. Next tot his I loved their kulfi and mango lassi. I’m not a fan of spicy dishes, so I had a mild flavored dish.
Achter het vleeshuis 27
6211 GR Maastricht
+31 (0)43 321 63 75
An restaurant in a small, cosy street in the center of Maastricht. It’s fun to sit down on the terrace here and have some drinks and fingerfood and just enjoy life.
Familia serves Italian and Argentinian cuisine. From pasta to burgers and meat, it’s being served at Familia.
6211 GW Maastricht
Clichée Streetfood and Bar Maastricht
Clichée is a bar where you can sit down and enjoy the Dutch Design around you, some streetfood and cocktails. They serve an all day brunch. We sat down here to escape the rain and have a drink.
6211 HR Maastricht
043 310 10 20
Vrijthof is a busy and sociable square in downtown Maastricht. It gets a separate paragraph since on this square alone are already so many choices in restaurants. They all have vibrant terraces on the square. If there’s no place to sit down on one terrace then you just move to the one next door to it.
They serve sushi and we loved it. You can have sushi for lunch or dinner. Further more they serve coffee with cake and traditional lunch dishes. The sushi is on an all you can eat base.
Azië Tapas has good sushi, and we’ve eaten sushi at quite a few places (not in Japan, so can’t compare it to their sushi). We just have to visit Japan and the rest of Asia to compare the food and chase waterfalls in Asia.
6211 LC Maastricht
Grand café Nieuw bruin
An pub with terrace and a menu with typical Dutch pub food, nothing wrong with that. I love ‘kroketten’, ’12 uurtje’ and satay.
We sat down at Nieuw bruin for some afternoon drinks.
6211 LC Maastricht
Basilica has a weekly changing menu and prepares their food with fresh artisinal products. We sat down for lunch here and liked it.
+31 (0)43 321 3936
Brasserie Vrijthof 9
Vrijthof 9 has a menu which is a mix of French and Italian cuisine. They serve food from 9 am till 11 pm. From breakfast to pasta they serve it.
6211 LC Maastricht
Monopole is a vibrant restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee. They serve sandwiches, soups, spare ribs and ‘zuurvlees’ a typical Maastrichts dish.
6211 LC Maastricht
043-321 40 90
Another hotspot in downtown Maastricht, also a busy square like Vrijthof. Lot’s of restaurants with terraces to sit down on, centered around the town hall.
Eetcafé Jour de Fête
We’ve already sat down here quite a few times for lunch, tea or drinks. We like their terrace and sitting down there during our shopping spree. They serve ‘arretjescake’ with their tea/coffee, one of my friend favorite local pastries.
Jour de Fête serves local and international dishes from ‘Maastrichts zuurvlees’ to Flemmish fries and ‘Limburgse vlaai’ (cake).
6211 CR Maastricht
+31 (0)43 325 69 32
De la Bourse Maastricht
De la Bourse has an international menu with lots of choice. Nachos, spare-ribs, onionsoup and more. You can also share a plate with several options from the menu.
+31 43 321 8112
A Turkish restaurant where we had a plate of streetfood which we loved. They make a good shisha.
043 325 5332
An neighbourhood build mostly after the second world war. It’s a little further way from the center of the city, but there’s still a good choice of restaurants.
A good Indonesian restaurant, we had dinner here a few years ago and loved it. They’ve moved since then from the Koestraat to Proosdijweg.
043 321 7806
As you can see there are lots of good restaurants to eat in Maastricht. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea or drinks.