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Family trip to Maastricht with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Maastricht In Maastricht, travelers with children will find many wonderful entertainments. They can walk in mysterious caves, relax in beautiful gardens, and visit many interesting museums. Start your observation program with a visit to St. Pietersberg Caves. This excursion is perfect for school age children. Teenagers will be excited to walk in mysterious passages with a flashlight and observe paintings on the walls. Travelers, who decide to visit the caves together with children, should keep in mind that the temperature is quite cool inside the caves, so it’s important to take warm clothes, especially for kids.
Start your observation of the city from visiting Vrijthof Square, which is the location of two bright architectural constructions - Basilica of Sint Servaas and Yanskerk Church. These … Open
City Park, which is located not far away from the old fortress, is a wonderful place to enjoy outdoor activities or just relax in the open air. This park is magnificent regardless of the season. In summer, special rides for small children are installed there. For older kids, there are playgrounds in City Park. The territory also has wonderful picnic areas. In summer, many wonderful cafes open there, and visitors are welcome to attend various performances and entertainments. In winter, the City Park turns into an oasis of silence and calmness and becomes an ideal destination for snowball fighting. Don’t forget to visit the park if you want to take many beautiful family photographs.
Natural History Museum is one more place, a visit to which would fascinate travelers with children of all ages. This museum, which is open in a beautiful historical building, offers interesting educational excursions for children. During such excursions, they will be able to see the skeletons of prehistoric animals, examine an interesting collection of butterflies, and even watch colorful fish in the aquarium. A part of the exhibition of the Natural History Museum is located in an open space adjusting territory, which also includes a beautiful greenhouse with rare flowers and plants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In addition to traditional coffee shops, nightclubs and discos, Maastricht offers to its guests really many interesting ways of spending time. Thus, on the territory of the city are located … Open
As a rule, travelers with children do not include shopping in their to-do vacation plans. However, there is a shop in Maastricht, a visit to which would fascinate kids of all ages. That is Selexyz Maastricht bookstore that was open is a fully restored old church. The historical building still has elements of the original décor. For example, bookshelves stand in a magnificently beautiful hall with high ceiling and elegant stained-glass windows. The choice of books is tremendous and, of course, there are many books for children on different languages of the world. Visitors are also welcome to buy popular souvenirs – postcards and calendars with landscapes and landmarks of the city.
Maastricht Wyck Escape quests have become very popular in the city. Some of them fit not only loud groups of youth but also children of school age. The Best Escape is considered, as one can guess from its name, the best quest of this type. What’s more important, it’s a family friendly quest. Interesting puzzles and impressive visual effects will bring many exciting moments for the whole family. The quest includes usual tasks to find items and many creative puzzles.
1. Tips in local restaurants and bars are included into the amount of the bill and estimate approximately 10 - 15%. If you want to, you can leave an additional amount for a waiter. Tips are … Open
If your children are keen on art, Eglysart would be an ideal destination for them. This center offers interesting programs for children of all ages. During exciting master classes, children can learn to make fancy masks and toys, master the basics of art and other handicrafts. Children would be fascinated to draw directly on mother’s t-shirt or get an artistic face-paint that is quickly done by professional artists. Eglysart often hosts interesting master classes for families; as taking photos is allowed, a visit to this center is a great chance to make a ton of happy family shots.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Maastricht and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Maastricht
♥   Amusement park 'De Valkenier' Valkenburg, 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Sprookjesbos Valkenburg' Valkenburg, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Plopsa Indoor Hasselt' Hasselt, 25.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Kölner Tivoli' , 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Plopsa Coo' Stavelot, 52.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Maastricht
♥   Water park 'Molenheide' Houthalen-Helchteren, 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'AquaMundo Center Parcs Erperheide' Peer, 33.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Spa & Aquapark Turčianske Teplice' , 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'AquaMundo Center Parcs De Vossemeren' Lommel, 52.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Mol, 54.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Aquariums in Maastricht and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Dubuisson Aquarium' , 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Aquatopia' , 98.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre Oberhausen' , 109.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Burgers Zoo' Arnhem, 129.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Wasserbillig Aquarium' , 138.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Maastricht
♥   Zoo 'GaiaPark Kerkrade Zoo' Kerkrade, 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Le Monde Sauvage' Aywaille, 39 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Olmen Zoo' Olmen, Mol, 49.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Dierenrijk' Mierlo, 67.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Papegaaienpark NOP' Oerle, 68.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Maastricht

Montagne de Bueren

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
The story of the name of the staircase is quite unusual. In the 18th century there were a lot of entertainment and drinking places in the territory of the current quarter of Or Chateau. It was in these institutions that the soldiers from the fortress liked to rest. For them the stone staircase was the shortest route to long-awaited rest and fun. The purpose of the construction of the staircase was strategic. It was to allow the soldiers to quickly move to the center of the city if necessary. … Read further

Aachen Cathedral

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
As early as 805, the cathedral was consecrated. In 814, Charlemagne was buried in the specially built palace chapel that is the oldest part of the Aachen Cathedral. The Chapel, built in the form of an octagonal dome, is 31 meters height. During more than a thousand years, the Aachen Cathedral has undergone a lot of renovations. It was constantly rebuilt. In the medieval period, its architectural appearance was complemented by a series of Gothic elements. … Read further
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IHG Brings its Voco Hotel Brand to The Hague

The hotel is open in a former bank building that dates back to 1923. To make the building suitable for a luxury hotel, the former bank underwent a complete transformation. The hotel has 204 rooms with elegant design, which are located on the 7 floors of the building. It is very simple to reach the new hotel in The Hague from the Central Station – the tram ride lasts only ten minutes. A ride to the seaside lasts only a bit longer – nearly 15 minutes. Read this

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Interesting places to visit with children around Maastricht

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Maastricht - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Maastricht, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Maastricht for families with children.
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