Maastricht Family Entertainment Tour (Self Guided), Maastricht

Among other things, the Dutch city of Maastricht is noted for its medieval architecture and vibrant cultural scene. The cobbled streets of the old town, the Gothic-style St. John Church (Sint Janskerk) and the Romanesque Basilica of St. Servatius are just a few sights worth checking out. Follow this orientation walk to explore other “must-sees” of Maastricht.
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Maastricht Family Entertainment Tour Map

Guide Name: Maastricht Family Entertainment Tour
Guide Location: Netherlands » Maastricht (See other walking tours in Maastricht)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: ellen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Monseigneur Nolenspark
  • Natuurhistorisch Museum (Natural History Museum)
  • Ezelke
  • De Kiekoet
  • Fort Willem
Monseigneur Nolenspark

1) Monseigneur Nolenspark

Monseigneur Nolenspark is one of the parks located in Maastricht's green belt. The park is very popular among locals; families like walking here and enjoying nature. It got its name in the beginning of the 20th century from the Dutch Catholic leader Monseigneur Nolens. The park is home to a variety of animals, including birds, ducks and swans. The park is notable for the remnants of the city’s fortified walls, including old bastions, found here. There are also a number of beautiful statues to see.
Natuurhistorisch Museum (Natural History Museum)

2) Natuurhistorisch Museum (Natural History Museum) (must see)

If you are interested in wildlife and want to learn more about local flora and fauna, geology and paleontology, visit Natuurhistorisch Museum, which is located in the Old City. The museum occupies the building of the former Grey Sisters Cloister. The most valuable exhibits are the Cretaceous fossils, the remains of a Mososaur and giant turtles. There is also a large collection of precious stones. You can learn how climate change is impacting the region in the Dynamics department. The museum has an adjacent garden situated on the bank of the River Jeker.

3) Ezelke

One of Maastricht's queerest landmarks is the statue of Ezelke, which translates to donkey. Standing on Ezelmarkt, this lonely and wistful donkey was placed here in 1976 and, together with other animal statues, symbolizes the program for the expansion of green areas in the city. Ezelmarkt used to be a market where horses and donkeys were sold. The Ezelke statue is made of bronze and was created by the sculptor Gertrud Januszewski. Little children like riding on the donkey's back.
De Kiekoet

4) De Kiekoet

De Kiekoet is a gift shop that specializes in local products. It offers a wide range of Maastricht chocolates, mustards, wines, gingerbreads, jams and syrups. If you are looking for a drawing or painting of the city and its surroundings, De Kiekoet has a wide variety on sale. There are also books, decorative candles, figurines, pottery, teddy bears, clocks and other original gifts.
Fort Willem

5) Fort Willem

Fort Willem was built in the beginning of the 19th century as part of the Maastricht fortifications known as Hoge Fronten. Today there is a large playground for children here, which opened in 1946. There are many slides, a water pool, swings and other equipment. After playing, children can relax and have a bite to eat in the shade. The playground is quite safe and children are under the constant supervision of instructors. While your children are enjoying climbing and sliding you can sit back and read a book or talk to other parents. Fort Willem Playground is open from the beginning of April to mid-September.

Walking Tours in Maastricht, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Maastricht

Create Your Own Walk in Maastricht

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Maastricht Delicacies Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
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Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
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Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles