Events in Maastricht

André Rieu

Enjoy the traditional summer evening concerts of André Rieu, the Johann Strauss orchestra and the special guest appearances on the romantic square the Vrijthof in Maastricht. The Vrijthof is the largest and most famous square in the city centre of the Limburg capital and makes place every year for the open-air concert hall where Rieu takes care of some unforgettable evenings. A visit to one of the summer evening concerts of Rieu guarantees a magical evening with delightful melodies and endearing moments.

More information and tickets on the official André Rieu website

Stay at Dormio Hotel De Prins van Oranje
Make your André Rieu experience complete with an overnight stay in Dormio Hotel De Prins van Oranje close to the centre of vibrant Maastricht. This hotel has the best view in town. And it's located at 4 km, or a 10 minutes bicycle ride, from the Vrijthof in Maastricht. There's free parking and you can rent a bike in the bike rental shop in front of the hotel. 

Carnival

The year of events starts in Maastricht with carnival. Maastricht is the ultimate carnival city of the Netherlands. Carnival in Maastricht, or the way they say it in the Maastricht dialect ‘Vastelaovend in Mestreech’, takes place in February and attracts a large number of visitors every year from Limburg and other parts of the Netherlands. The entire city centre is decorated during carnival with garlands and lighting in the traditional colours red, yellow and green.

Special street carnival
Carnival in Maastricht is different than in the other parts of Limburg. Not only do the people pay more attention to the costumes and the painting of the face, the carnival in Maastricht mainly takes place in the open air. The so-called street carnival is a combination of Rijnland carnival and Burgundian carnival with a number of unique elements, such as the ‘Bónte Störm-parade’ and the street carnival with dozens of ‘Zate Hermeniekes’.

Stay at Dormio Hotel De Prins van Oranje during carnival
Stay overnight in the luxurious Dormio Hotel De Prins van Oranje and experience the special Maastricht carnival during one or multiple days. Dormio Hotel De Prins van Oranje is the hotel with the best view of Limburg. The hotel is located at a distance of 4 km from the vibrant city of Maastricht and can be reached by bicycle in 10 minutes. The hotel has free parking and the bike rental shop is right next door. 

Magical Maastricht

Imagine yourself during the winter months in a winter wonderland at Magical Maastricht. Magical Maastricht is the best-known Christmas market of the Netherlands. The historical centre of Maastricht is entirely marked by Christmas during the months of November and December. More than 750,000 visitors are attracted every year by the Christmas market on the Vrijthof. The Vrijthof is one of the many cosy meeting points filled with winter fun and Christmas atmosphere where a large ice-skating rink, a grand carrousel and a Ferris wheel form the beating heart of Magical Maastricht.

Luminous winter
The city centre of Maastricht is transformed every year into an enchanting winter paradise. The magical activities hit the roof and Maastricht becomes a garland of light whereby beautiful illuminated streets connect the Maastricht squares. Discover the amazing historical city centre and the Burgundian qualities of the catering facilities. More magical atmospheres are to be found in beautifully decorated shop windows that invite you to endless shopping because the shops are open seven days per week. Visitors of Magical Maastricht can enjoy the unique atmosphere Maastricht oozes during this winter period to the fullest.

Stay at Dormio Hotel de Prins van Oranje
Whenever you visit Maastricht, there is always an event to your liking. Also in the winter. Stay overnight in Dormio Hotel De Prins van Oranje. The luxury hotel has the best view in town and located at a distance of 4 km from the vibrant city of Maastricht and can be reached by bicycle in 10 minutes. The hotel has free parking and the bike rental shop is right next door. 

Stay informed


Sign up now for our Dormio newsletter! By signing up, we can let you know about:


  • Our best deals
  • The best tips
  • The latest holiday news
[alt text]