Maastricht enjoys an airport with arrivals through Ryanair from Girona, Valencia and Alicante. It represents an economical and interesting starting point for a trip around Holland, Belgium and Germany thanks to its strategic situation.
To get from the airport, just take bus 59, which will leave you in fifteen minutes at the city train station, very close to the center.
Maastricht is an elegant city and, upon arrival, one notices that there is a lot of money. Thanks to its privileged border situation, the territory enjoys a good economic situation. The city is small, the population barely exceeds 100,000 inhabitants and, only 15 minutes walk from the center, we find neighborhoods of terraced houses with gardens that look more like a campsite decorated with beautiful bungalows.
Without going any further, a friend of mine bought a two-story house with garage and garden included 10 minutes walk from the center for 150 thousand euros a couple of years ago. There is that ...
The city is split by the river Maas (or Mosa) and in its east area we have some new plaza and the train station while in the west we find the heart of the city.
In Maastricht you will not find monumental buildings or of special architectural importance. However, walking through the center of the city is a pleasure at the mercy of the good taste of the facades and the multitude of terraces and cafes that crowd through its streets.
The great square of Vrijthof is a good place to start a route. In one of its corners you will find an information point where you can find a map. Although it is full of advertising, they will charge you a euro and a half for one.
The church of San Servacio is behind the square of Vrijthof. His work began in the eleventh century and shows a good collection of diverse architectural styles. It is worth checking out inside.