As Maastricht is located near the border with Belgium, culinary traditions of this country couldn’t have failed to influence the formation of local gastronomic traditions. Simple and hearty dishes are also very popular in Maastricht, so restaurants specializing in the regional cuisine will offer different variations of roasted meat with potatoes. Maastricht is one of the few cities in the country where it is possible to try many different varieties of Belgian beer.
There are many beer bars that offer the ever popular foamy drink. Some of these bars have operated for more than a century. Falcon bar has already become a true landmark of Maastricht. The opening of this bar took place yet in 1848. Nowadays, guests of this venue are welcome to choose from more than 260 varieties of Belgian beer. In addition to beer, local bars offer various meat dishes to their guests. Locals often order small skewers as a snack.
When it comes to describing unusual desserts that travelers may find in Maastricht, it is important to mention ice cream. Locals like this refreshing dessert regardless of the season. If you want to try some of the most famous ice cream in the city, head to LUNA Rossa. This café offers dozens of ice cream flavors, from traditional to unusual ones. For example, visitors can try refreshing ice cream with lime or stick to such classy flavors as chocolate and nuts. In warm months, the popular café opens an outdoor terrace with tables.