If you like walking and observing historical landmarks, you will see a suggestion to visit Fort Sint Pieter in every Maastricht guide. Built more than 300 years ago, the fort is located within the borders of the city. At a glance, an excursion to this landmark looks like a standard one, but do not neglect it. There is one more amazing landmark close to the port – the old St. Pietersberg Caves . The mine, which was once used to get marl, is now abandoned. The caves are well seen from the fort’s observation deck. Having enjoyed the surroundings from above, head to the mysterious caves to explore them and see a beautiful lake that is located nearby. A walk in the underground passages can easily replace a visit to a modern art gallery – the stone walls have always lured fans of graffiti. By the way, first drawings appeared in the caves decades ago and they were made by workers. Be careful while walking in the caves as some passages are winding and it’s simple to get lost there.
Maastricht is a Dutch city, so it’s not completely deprived of peculiarities of this country. One of them can be seen near the main railway station. There is a large bicycle parking near the station, and some bikes seem to have been waiting for their owners for many months. If you look closer, you’d notice that some bicycles have parts missing. A photo session near the big parking is a fun way to diversify your stay in the city.
There are traditional coffee shops in the city with Mississippi being one of the most creative. It is open on a small pleasure craft. The floating coffee shop is quite popular with locals.