Maastricht Delicacies Tour, Maastricht (Self Guided)

Maastricht has retained its culinary traditions throughout the centuries and offers a splendid array of local and regional delicacies. In the city's numerous bakeries, patisseries, candy shops and wine shops, you may taste and smell the unique products of the Netherlands. This self-guided tour will lead you to Maastricht’s most noteworthy specialty shops.
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Guide Name: Maastricht Delicacies Tour
Guide Location: Netherlands » Maastricht (See other walking tours in Maastricht)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: ellen
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Adriaan de Smaakmaker

1) Adriaan de Smaakmaker

Adriaan de Smaakmaker is a specialty shop where you can buy homemade mustards, jams, chutneys, vinegars, dressings and mayonnaise, all of which are made locally from natural products. You can even see how things are prepared right in the shop, and you can taste every jam, chutney and dressing you want. Products from Adriaan de Smaakmaker make great gifts, especially when arranged in a nice basket, crate or festive package. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
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Bisschopsmolen

2) Bisschopsmolen (must see)

Bisschopsmolen translates to Bisschops Mill. The building dates back to the 7th century, although it was extensively renovated in 2004. There is a bakery in the watermill, which produces delicious baked goods made from local products. They work from only traditional recipes and no chemical additives are used. There is usually a long line to buy Bisschopsmolen’s tasty bread and cakes. At Bisschopsmolen you can also learn about the art of baking and how the watermill functions. The mill and the bakery are open from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
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Pinky

3) Pinky

Want to buy the best waffles in Maastricht? Then Pinky is the place! Pinky is more that 20 years old and has earned a reputation as a fine candy maker. Its assortment of treats is sure to impress, as the store offers more than 400 varieties of candies. You can also buy cold drinks, ice-cream and original fresh Liège waffles here. The interior of the shop is pink, pink and more pink. Pinky’s motto is “Shopping with us is a party!”
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Boulanger

4) Boulanger

Boulanger makes some of the most delicious chocolate in the city. It is located not far from the Market on one of Maastricht's busiest shopping streets. It has produced and sold chocolates for more then 30 years using traditional recipes and methods. Here you will find all kinds of chocolates, as well as gifts for any occasion. The friendly staff is always ready to help you. Boulanger is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. It is closed on Sunday.
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Patisserie Royale

5) Patisserie Royale

Patisserie Royale specializes in cakes, pies and chocolates. This family business was established in 1929 and has developed a reputation for excellence over the years. Natural products that evoke memories of the past make this shop unique. One of their must-taste cakes is Grenache. Here you can also buy Limburg’s traditional pies and quiches. Patisserie Royale is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
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Bread & Delicious

6) Bread & Delicious

Bread & Delicious is located in the Wyck district of Maastricht. It is a traditional patisserie with an old-fashioned atmosphere. It offers fresh sourdough, white and brown bread, as well as delicious pies, chocolate cakes, apple tarts, pastries, baguettes and croissants. You can also buy cheeses, meats and jams made in Maastricht and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in how a traditional Maastricht pie is made, Bread & Delicious offers workshops taught by a professional baker. The shop is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and half the day on Sunday.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Maastricht for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Maastricht has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Maastricht, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.