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                                                                                                                                                               A fantastic stay
                                                                                                                                                               in the historic
                                                                                                                                                               city of Maastricht:
                                                                                                                                                               Experience the star

Rederij Stiphout                                                                                                                                               among cities!

                                              Your host on the river

Rederij Stiphout’s five passenger             Scheduled cruises                               Charter a Ship
boats cruise the Meuse River and the          - Cruise on the Meuse River                     For groups of at least 30 people, you can   With more than 100 years of experience in welcoming visitors, we can provide you
Albert Canal on a daily basis, showing        - Cruise in combination with a visit            charter one of our passenger ships and      with the information you need to choose from the many possibilities Maastricht has to
our guests some of the most beautiful
spots in the region from a unique
                                                to the marl caves
                                              - Historic boat trip to the inner city
                                                                                              specify the times and route for various
                                                                                              cruises, such as:
                                                                                                                                          offer. So it is only logical that we are considered the leading specialist when it comes
                                                                                                                                          to Maastricht, regardless of whether your plans involve small groups or programmes for
perspective. You can take one of the
many regularly scheduled cruises or
                                                harbour, ’t Bassin
                                              - Boat trip to Eijsden
                                                                                              - Lunch cruise
                                                                                              - Afternoon cruise
                                                                                                                                          1000 guests or more, inexpensive packages or exclusive arrangements, standard or tai-
                                                                                                                                          lor-made packages, with or without accommodation, and if desired including charters
charter your own boat for a group
                                              - 4-lock excursion (excursion in the
                                                vicinity of Maastricht including
                                                                                              - Get together over drinks cruise
                                                                                              - Dinner cruise
                                                                                                                                          and transport. The VVV Maastricht Groups Department is your ideal partner.
                                                passage through 4 locks)                      - Moonlight cruise                          Ideas and tips                                                Expert personal advice
During the boat trip to Liège and the
4-lock excursion, you will also pass
                                              - Day trip to Liège (incl. 2.5-hour
                                                stopover in Liège)                            Information and reservations
                                                                                                                                          This guide is a collection of original ideas
                                                                                                                                          and tips for group activities. All activities are
                                                                                                                                                                                                        We are happy to arrange all the details for you
                                                                                                                                                                                                        for any of the activities listed in this brochure.
through the well-known lock at Ternaaien,     - Day trip to Visé (incl. a visit to regional   Rederij Stiphout                            divided into three categories: Seeing (relaxing               But we will also gladly help you formulate your
where the difference in water level is no       market)                                       Maaspromenade 58                            and enjoying the city); Doing (actively partici­              own wishes. We offer personal consultations          Full service in advice,
less than 15m. The boat trip to the histo-    - Saturday Night Cruise (4-hour evening         6211 HS Maastricht                          pating in adventurous, cultural or fun activi­                during which we will advise and work with you        reservations and tailor-made
ric inner harbour of Maastricht, ‘t Bassin,     excursion including buffet and enter-         T +31 (0)43 351 53 00                       ties); Tasting (cooking, baking, and tasting                  to find the best solution for your needs. We can     solutions
on the cruise boat MPS ‘Jekervallei’ is an      tainment)                                     F +31 (0)43 321 79 58                       the results of gastronomic endeavours). Under                 even create a custom programme for you. If you
authentic nostalgic cruise experience, and    - Brunch boat trip (2-hour boat trip                              “facilities”, you will find accessory services                would like to know more about what we can do         T +31 (0)43 350 62 62
the 50-minute long cruise on the Meuse          with extensive brunch buffet)                                    and resources to supplement your programme,                   for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.     E
River is a perfect as well as comfortable     - Pancake cruise                                                                            such as touringcar rental and hostess accom­                                                             
way to become acquainted with the ener-                                                                                                   paniment.                                                     For a complete table of contents, go to page 50.
getic and lively city of Maastricht.

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The varied charms
of Maastricht
                                                                                                                                 Maastricht Museum of Natural History                  Limburg wines                                          André Rieu

         Discover the
         many charms of                                                                                                          Adventures of the palate                              Culture that touches you                               A breath of fresh air
         Maastricht during                                                                                                       Dine alongside the water or enjoy lunch in a          Cultural Maastricht offers treasures for every         The green surroundings of Maastricht offer visi­
         a fun GPS quest!                                                                                                        church. In terms of location as well as cuisine,      taste. Book a guided tour in one of the city’s         tors an enticing proposition. The hills and valleys
                                                                                                                                 Maastricht offers a broad palette of gastronomic      many museums and enjoy a menu of art, design,          provide an irresistible challenge for young and
                                                                                                                                 possibilities. For small as well as larger groups.    history, and the city’s cultural riches. An enthusi­   old alike. The hills begin at the city’s edge, and
                                                                                                                                 Local culinary tradition is based on preparing eve­   astic guide will provoke and awaken your imagi­        the choice is endless – ranging from a relaxed
                                                                                                                                 rything with the necessary care and passion. The      nation. And you can enjoy a moving performance         stroll in the countryside to a daring run down a
                                                                                                                                 same qualities can be found in the local producers    or swing along in one of the city’s many theatres,     slope on a snowboard. The choice is yours. And
                                                                                                                                 of traditional crafted products, who are still        smaller venues or cafés. If you’re looking to deve­    after all your exertions, you can of course indulge
                                                                                                                                 making unique (regional) products on the basis of     lop your own creative talents, then sign up for        yourself in the pleasures of the city.
                                                                                                                                 delicious and often still secret age­old recipes.     one of the many challenging workshops on offer.
                                                                                                                                 Visit some of these addresses and meet some of
                                                                                                                                 these skilled professionals, and find out about
                                                                                                                                 their passion and commitment to their products.

Maastricht:                  Regardless of whether you are looking         Traces of the past
                             for rest and relaxation or you are a lover    Experiencing Maastricht’s rich and varied histo­
the ideal                    of history or architecture, whether you       ry is a must. For many centuries since the Roman
jumping off                  are interested in culinary adventures         era, the city has been a meeting place and mel­
                             Maastricht offers a wide variety of enti-     ting pot of various peoples and cultures. Friend
point for                    cing programmes for every group and           and enemy have left behind their customs as well
your trip!                   every occasion. This historic city on the     as building styles. Experience the city’s rich his­
                             Meuse River, centrally located in the hill    tory: go exploring underground in this fortified
                             region of south Limburg, has the multifa-     city, explore the religious history behind the
                             ceted charms of a classical beauty and is     many churches and basilicas, or listen to the
                             the ideal starting point for your excursion   story behind the start of the industrial revolution
                             or trip, whatever your specific interests.    in the Netherlands.
                             Come and visit for a day, a weekend or
                             much longer. Maastricht continues to
                             fascinate visitors.
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looking:                                                                                                                      Tips:

activities and
                                                                                                                              1. Historic walking tour: dive into
                                                                                                                                 the past and listen to fascinating
                                                                                                                                 stories about historic buildings,
                                                                                                                                 stone plaques and fortifications.

                                                                                                                              2. Maastricht HIP: optimum
                                                                                                                                 combination of hip & historic

                     Bonnefantenmuseum                                    Bust of St. Servatius                               3. Fort St. Pieter: the most
                                                                                                                                 striking element of Maastricht’s

                     Hip & Historic Maastricht                            Go local: guided tours                              4. The hidden treasures of
                     If you’re looking for contemporary flair in          Maastricht will mean a great deal more to you          Maastricht: discover why
                     a historic setting, the compact inner city of        once an experienced guide has introduced               Maastricht has been a magnet
                     Maastricht is the perfect choice. The history        you to the many treasures that make this city
                                                                                                                                 for tourists for many centuries.
                     of Maastricht goes back to the Romans, the           so special, including two basilicas, the many
                     founders of Mosa Trajectum (the Roman name           churches, the old fortifications, and the many
                     for Maastricht). However, the many beautiful         centuries of history and tradition hiding
                                                                                                                              5. Bonnefantenmuseum: beautiful
                     mansions and fortifications still standing           behind almost every door. The professional             collections of traditional and
                     today date from a later period and provide an        guides provided by VVV Maastricht are proud            modern art in a breathtaking
                     illustrated history of Maastricht’s rich and tur­    locals who would be happy to show you the              architectural setting.
                     bulent past. The Sint Servaas (Saint Servatius)      most beautiful locations in their city. They will
                     bridge and the pedestrian Hoeg Brögk (local          also help you discover the hidden underground
                                                                                                                              6. The caves of Maastricht:
                     dialect for High Bridge) form a beautiful twin       city of Maastricht: dark passageways quar­
                                                                                                                                 underground labyrinth of
                     symbol of Maastricht, combining the hip and          ried out of the mountain or made for soldiers.
                     contemporary with the rich history of the city       There is a bewildering variety on offer, and the       passageways created by
                     and offering an overview of the city’s many          Groups Department at VVV Maastricht will be            centuries of quarrying.
                     visual attractions. If you’re interested in tours,   happy to help you make the best choice for your
                     art and culture, you’ll find great suggestions       own purpose!
                     here for fascinating group programmes!

                         Sophie Langeveld
                         Marketing Manager:
                         ‘Of course I know Maastricht; I studied there! But when it was decided to hold the
                         corporate meeting in Maastricht, I still wanted to quickly get the latest insider tips.
                         I soon found out that not only could I get the best suggestions easily and quickly
                         from the Groups Department at VVV Maastricht, they also took all the work off my
                         hands! It was all taken care of, and at very competitive rates and excellent service!
                         This allowed me to focus on my own presentation. Afterwards, everybody was ready
                         for some fun, so we all went out together on the town! In Maastricht, that means
                         starting with a delicious dinner and then enjoying some drinks in one
                         of the many attractive local pubs!’
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Classical, modern and contemporary art

For groups, the Bonnefanten Museum                NL – 6221 KX Maastricht
offers a broad range of art, design and           T +31 (0)43 329 01 90
architecture. The Ipanema museum café is
also available for lunches, dinners, social                                         Mestreech, Sjoen stad aon de Maos                        During the afternoon, your VVV guide will               Maastricht HIP
get-togethers and celebrations.                                                      Take an exciting voyage of discovery through his­        again accompany you as you explore the historic         The Maastricht HIP (Highly Impressive
                                                                                                             toric Maastricht. After a warm welcome with hot          city centre. You will stroll along the top of the       Promenade) is a vigorous walk taking in the
Information & reservations                        General information                                        coffee and sweet flan (vlaai), you will visit the mag­   medieval wall surrounding the city, discover a          city’s highlights. It is an energetic and scenic
For information and reservations for group        Open: Tuesday to Sunday from                               nificent Basilica of St. Servatius and its treasure      maze of picturesque streets such as those in the        tour, passing by the most important sights of
gatherings, guided tours, hiring rooms,           11:00 AM to 5:00 PM                                        rooms – overflowing with tradition, history, reli­       Stokstraat and Jeker districts, and soak up the         Maastricht. You will gain a perfect impression
or exclusive evening opening hours, please        Group reservations also available                          gious artefacts and architectural gems. This is          atmosphere of the city’s historic and beautiful         of the many historical, modern, cultural and
contact the Public Affairs department             outside regular opening hours                              where Maastricht guards its most cherished tre­          squares, including the Vrijthof and Onze Lieve          culinary delights that the city has to offer wit­
by telephone on T +31 (0)43 329 01 11                                                                        asures. The most valuable of these is the shrine of      Vrouweplein squares. You will also visit the            hin a relatively short space of time (the tour lasts
(Tues – Fri) or by sending an e-mail to                                                                      St. Servatius, also referred to as the Noodkist          caves of the Sint Pietersberg hill.                     three hours). This walking tour is led by young                                                                                 (literally: calamity coffin, a reference to the belief                                                           guides. The tour includes coffee and freshlybaked
Avenue Céramique 250                                                                                         that it could help avert or resolve calamities),         DURATION    5 hours                                     Limburg vlaai(sweet flan).
                                                                                                             which contains some of the bones of Saint                PRICE   € 39.95 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people
                                                                                                             Servatius, the first Bishop in the Netherlands.                                                                  DURATION    3 hours
                                                                                                             Various artefacts and art works are also on display                                                              PRICE  € 13.95 p.p. with a minimum of 20 people,
                                                                                                             dating back to the sixth century. A lunch will be                                                                after 6 pm € 16.00 p.p. with a minimum of 20
                                                                                                             served to round out your visit to the basilica.                                                                  people

Eden designhotel
Eden Designhotel Maastricht is located in         oysters, crustaceans, shellfish and champagne.
the trendy Wyck district, a stone’s throw         You will also find other typically French dishes on our
from the central railway station and the          menu, including original culinary creations made with
city centre. The MECC conference centre           the highest quality ingredients. With room for parties
is located 1 km away. Eden Designhotel            of 164, this facility in the heart of Maastricht is also   St. Pietersberg grottoes                                 Sint Pietersberg package                                Historic boat trip to the inner city
Maastricht combines old-fashioned hospi-          an excellent choice for your group meals and social        In the St. Pietersberg, a hill at the South side of      The programme lasts almost 4 hours and starts           harbour, ’t Bassin (incl. passages
tality with a modern, sleek interior. The hotel   drinks. Special set menus may be created for these         Maastricht, the reclamation of marl as a buil­           with a boat excursion upstream to the foot              through three sets of locks)
has over 105 designer rooms and facilities        events.                                                    ding material has resulted in a vast labyrinth of        of St. Pietersberg. After a brief walk uphill (fairly   You will pass through centuries of history on
such as a Beauty Lounge, Simply Bread,                                                                       corridors. Even today the walls and ceilings give        steep), you arrive at cafe/restaurant Slavante,         this fascinating 2­hour boat trip to the historic
the FLO-bar, restaurant FLO Maastricht,           Eden Designhotel Maastricht                                information about the way in which the ‘block            from where you go on a guided tour of the               inner harbour of Maastricht, ’t Bassin (from
a fitness room, a meeting room that accom-        Stationsstraat 40, 6221 BR Maastricht                      breakers’ worked. Numerous interesting inscrip­          underground caves. Depending on the time of             1826). We will also be passing through 3 sets of
modates up to 50 guests, a delicatessen           T +31 (0)43 328 25 25, F +31 (0)43 328 25 26               tions and drawings can be found on the walls.            day, you will be served a ‘Lunch Maestricht’            locks and negotiating a tunnel which was part
and a florist. FLO Maastricht is an excellent                        Two corridor systems in the St. Pietersberg are          before or after the tour. Finally you will return       of the city’s old network of fortifications. In ’t
location for culinary fans and anyone who                                    open to visitors: Northern Corridor System and           to Maastricht by boat.                                  Bassin, you’ll have a beautiful view of the old
loves French cuisine. In fact, the “French                                                                   Zonneberg Corridor System.                                                                                       quayside storerooms, now converted into attrac­
experience” starts at the entrance where          FLO Maastricht                                                                                                      PRICE  € 25.95 p.p. with a minimum of 10 people,        tive shops and restaurants.
you will find an exquisite fruits de mer buf-     Stationsstraat 28, 6221 BR Maastricht                      DURATION  1 hour                                         children €16.65 p.p.                                    PRICE Boat trip incl. coffee and Limburg vlaai (sweet
fet, so typical of the many brasseries in         T +31 (0)43 328 25 25, F +31 (0)43 328 25 26               PRICE Adults € 5.25 p.p. with a minimum of 14            DETAILS Maximum group size of 50 people.                flan) €12.75 p.p. (children 4 to 12 years incl.: €9
France. Yes, even in Maastricht, you can                                     people, children € 4.25 p.p.                             No service on Sundays. This package goes very           p.p.); price of boat trip including light lunch:
enjoy an extensive selection of the best                                      DETAILS The temperature in the corridors is a            well together with a scenic walk over                   €16 p.p. (children 4 to 12 years incl.: €12.50 p.p.)
                                                                                                             constant 10o Celsius. A vest, sweater or jacket          St. Pietersberg.                                        DETAILS From 10 to a maximum of 60 guests;
                                                                                                             and robust footwear are advised.                                                                                 price based on regular scheduled service, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              exclusive charters are also possible.
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Brasserie Bonhomme
Situated on the banks of the Meuse River, looking out over
the St. Servaas Bridge in the heart of Maastricht, we are here
to welcome you

120 seats indoors / 120 seats on the           Ask for our group brochure!
pavement terrace.
                                               Brasserie Bonhomme
Various options for groups of a minimum        Esmeralda Driessen
of 10 people.                                  Maaspromenade 78                                 Historical City Walk                                    Céramique Walk                                         Follow in the footsteps of …. theatre walk
                                               6211 HS Maastricht                               The best way to get acquainted with Maastricht          An impressive example of our urban projects            Stories and legends from the old magic box: a
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner or        T +31 (0)43 351 05 18                            is to go for a walk in the old centre of the city       is the development of the former Sphinx­               walk which will take you to the most beautiful
whatever else you wish.                        F +31 (0)43 325 89 25                            under the expert guidance of a VVV host. You            Céramique factory site on the boundary of              places in our historic city. During your walk, the
                                                                      will not want to miss the restored Stokstraat           Wyck. The site measures 22 hectares in total.          legends of old will be told to you by our cast of
Packages available in combination with                                  quarter, the old ramparts, the various parks and        Numerous buildings have arisen here: the               characters dressed to match. The City Wall, Hell’s
‘surprising Maastricht’!                                                                        the famous Vrijthof square. Such a walk takes           Bonnefanten Museum, the Wiebenga hall with             Gate and picturesque side streets will serve as a
                                                                                                about an hour and a half.                               NAiM/Bureau Europa, the Derlon theatre, Plein          decor, as this theatre walk introduces you to the
Toilet for the disabled; tour bus can stop                                                                                                              1992, La Fortezza and the Tower of Siza.               heroes and saints of Maastricht.
right in front of the door; inexpensive                                                         DURATION  1.5 hours                                     Internationally renowned architects, including
packages.                                                                                       PRICE € 75.00 per guide                                 Jo Coenen and Aldo Rossi were and still are            DURATION   a little over 1 hour
                                                                                                DETAILS Guided tours can be given by Dutch,             involved in this prestigious project.                  PRICE € 15.50 p.p. with a minimum of 10 people
                                                                                                English, German, French, Spanish and Russian                                                                   DETAILS This theatre walk can, if requested,
                                                                                                speaking guides.                                        DURATION    1.5 hours                                  be presented in the local Maastricht dialect in
                                                                                                                                                        PRICE   € 75.00 per guide                              addition to standard Dutch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               DURATION at least 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                               PRICE € 17.50 p.p. with a minimum of 14 people
                                                                                                                                                                                                               DETAILS Maximum number of participants is 20


La Butte aux Bois                                                                                                                                                                                                  The city walk can be combined with a visit to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Basilicaof St. Servaas and Treasury Room,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Church of St. John, the Basilica of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Virgin Mary, the Spaans Gouvernement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (government buildings) or the Bonnefanten
This unique location, with 25 years of         space. The reception, the Inner Courtyard and                                                                                                                       Museum. Walks devoted to a particular
international experience, has everything       the entrance also experienced successful face-                                                                                                                      theme are also possible, such as: fortificati­
needed to guarantee an unforgettable           lifts! The 41 luxurious rooms, attractive                                                                                                                           ons, nature, urban renewal / expansion, the
experience, regardless of the event!           patios, ample complimentary parking, free                                                                                                                           Wyck neighbourhood, art, galleries, archaeo­
                                               WiFi, and complimentary use of the Aquamarijn                                                                                                                       logy, anecdotes, religion, vineyards, bridges
La Butte aux Bois adjoins the beautiful        Wellness Centre - WINNER of the “Best                                                                                                                               and memorial stones.
Hoge Kempen nature park - ideally suited       Wellness Centres Award Flanders 2009” -          Fortress Walk                                           Fort Sint Pieter
for outdoor activities - and is located only   with heated swimming pool and saunas, provide    Martial history is the leitmotiv of this walk. You      Fort Sint Pieter is perched high above the Meuse           DURATION  various
7 km from Maastricht. The wide variety         you with that extra touch during your stay.      still can see the old fortifications on several loca­   river on the south side of the city, and is directly       PRICE minimum fee € 75.00
of rooms and halls available, with daylight    Come see what we can offer you now!              tions in town. This walk covers the area along          connect with some of the underground tunnels               Each additional hour € 50.00
and beautiful views, provides you with                                                          and partially over the city walls, the Helpoort,        in the Sint Pietersberg hill. The fort dates from          DETAILS Maximum number of
a stylish and professional setting for a       Paalsteenlaan 90, B-3620 Lanaken                 the oldest existing and active city gate in the         around 1700 and is largely still intact, with parts        participants per guide is 20
meeting, congress or celebration.              T +32 (0)89 73 97 70, +32 (0)89 72 16 47         Netherlands (1229) and various watch towers.            recently restored. The fort contains several main
                                     ,    This walk under the expert guidance of a VVV            galleries and circular galleries and bombproof             More information:
La Butte aux Bois continues to innovate:                                                        host takes about an hour and a half. The guide          areas, which you will visit accompanied by a               VVV Maastricht Groups Department
the lovely Napoleon Courtyard, laid out in                                                      will surprise you with some unique spots you            guide. Outside, you can enjoy an impressive and            T +31 (0)43 350 62 62 or
2010, offers an extra surface area of 300                                                       would never have found on your own.                     beautiful view of the city, the Meuse and the    
m². With the custom-made all-weather                                                                                                                    surrounding countryside.
tent on standby, you don’t have to look                                                         DURATION   1.5 hours
any further for a location that can host                                                        PRICE  € 75.00 per guide                                DURATION  1 hour and 15 minutes.
events for up to 750 guests in the same                                                         DETAILS Combination with the air raid shelters          PRICE € 5.25 p.p. with a minimum of 14 people,
                                                                                                is recommended.                                         children € 4.25 p.p.
                                                                                                                                                        DETAILS Not accessible for wheelchair­users.
Vineyard Apostelhoeve                                                                            Grand café
                                                                                                 Au Mouton Blanc
Wine tastings                                    Reservations
The Apostelhoeve organises wine tasting          The guided tour and wine tasting event          Grand café Au Mouton Blanc can be              lesser-known residents of the city, and sit
events for groups in special tasting rooms       must be reserved beforehand and last            found in the heart of Maastricht, loca-        down to enjoy the kind of dinner that is
accompanied by expert explanations. You          about 1½ hours. Reservations can be made        ted very centrally next to the Bijenkorf       getting increasingly positive reviews due
can rest assured that you will enjoy the         throughout the year. Ample parking facilities   department store. It’s the perfect place       to our use of only the freshest products
warm and welcoming ambience as well as           are available. Costs: € 12,50,- pp (minimum     to begin a day of shopping in the his-         possible. And you can of course also sit
the wine! Before tasting the wines, you will     of 14 people) including three glasses of        toric streets winding their way through        back, relax and enjoy some really good
enjoy a guided tour of the vineyard, the wine    wine from the Apostelhoeve and rye bread        the old city centre, especially since this     music by one of the many bands that
press, and the wine cellars.                     with ham.                                       typical and surprisingly large pub opens       regularly play here.
                                                                                                 its doors when the shops do but closes
The tasting rooms                                For reservations:                               them only much later – at weekends in          If you would like to come with a group, no
There are two tasting rooms available for        T +31 (0)43-3432264                             the small hours of the morning.                problem: just e-mail us and allow us to
visitors. During the tasting event, you will     For online reservations and more                                                               roll out the welcome mat we reserve for
have the opportunity to collectively judge       information, please visit our site:             So start your day with a hot cup of cof-       small and medium-sized groups, in the
the various wines. Of course, you will also or make a reservation       fee and a delicious piece of vlaai (sweet      main pub area or in one of our two other
be able to get answers to all your questi-       through VVV Maastricht.                         flan, a local specialty) before hitting the    rooms. Or perhaps you would first like
ons about the Apostelhoeve and its wines.                                                        shops. Later, you can take a lunch break       to find out more? Simply visit our site for
During the tasting event, you will also be                                                       and allow yourself to be surprised by the      more information and our e-mail address.
served a selection of delicious rye bread                                                        ample selection available. Enjoy a drink
with ham.                                                                                        or two in the company of well-known and

ASP Adventure                                                                                    Bisschopsmolen
Discover the unknown!                                                                            See, taste, and experience the tradition

Road to Salvation                                Cave biking                                     At the Bisschopsmolen we prefer to use         De Bisschopsmolen
In the mysterious Roman Catacombs - age-         A world of adventure lies hidden beneath        products from the region. Our rye and          Stenenbrug 3
old Christian burial places - you embark         the Valkenburg Hills. If you dare explore       Spelt, for instance, come from nearby          6211 HP maastricht
upon an exciting journey, full of hardships,     the inner depths of Mother Earth, a new         farmers. We specialise in Spelt, the           T +31 (0)43 327 06 13
to finally emerge as a better person. An         world will open itself to you. The route runs   primitive corn we regard as the forefather     F +31 (0)43 327 06 14
enormous challenge! To succeed, you must         along a 70 km long network of dark marl-        of our contemporary wheat.           
have faith in each other’s abilities and         stone caves. Lit only by your headlamps,                                             
work together to go further. On the way, you     the twists and turns come really fast in        The Bisschopsmolen is a 8th century
will experience age-old traditions and rituals   this underground labyrinth. Your guide          watermill that runs six days a week, milling   The Bisschopsmolen is open from
that have never seen the light of                frequently yells ‘duck’ just before bending     our own corn. In the adjacent bakery,          Tuesday - Saturday 9.30h - 18.00h,
day because they are considered inhuman          low over his handlebars to avoid the low        where we bake delicious breads and other       Sunday 11.00h - 17.00h.
in modern times. Perhaps this path will even     ceiling. And if you react too slowly to his     regional specialities on an old fashioned
lead you to Salvation.                           yell, you will immediately discover why         floor oven, we have restored the traditional
                                                 wearing a helmet is essential on this trip!     art of baking.
Become more aware of your own and
othersí capabilities in a unique and hidden                                                      Discover the origin of the traditional
environment.                                                                                     Limburg pie. Also visit the Bisschopsmolen
                                                                                                 for interesting workshops bread- or pie
For more information on this and other                                                           making or bicycle tours and walking routes
experiences: T: +31 (0)43 60 40 675 or
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Experience the historic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               city centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Delve into the historic city centre of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maastricht with the help of the solar eco­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               train or the special old city tram. You’ll dis­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cover the easy­going charm of the famous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Vrijthof square, the central Market square,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the centuries­old Onze Lieve Vrouwenplein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               square, and the authentic Bassin inner city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               harbour. But you’ll also get a view of modern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maastricht, including the fashionable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mosae Forum complex and the recently
NAiM / Bureau Europa                                   Funerary culture                                    DURATION   1 hour                                     Boat trips on the Meuse river                       (with its famous marl caves). A commentary will           renovated Maasboulevard (Meuse
Euregional centre for architecture and design          The monumental Tongerseweg cemetery,                PRICE € 85.00 with a maximum of 20 partici­           Fancy seeing the city from the Meuse river? You     be given on all the sights passed along the way.          Boulevard). Your route will then take you
The NAiM / Bureau Europa is set against the            established in 1812, is one of the oldest public    pants. Some of the revenues are reserved for the      can in Maastricht! For example, you can take a      DURATION approx 50 minutes.                               alongside the old city canal and city park.
backdrop of an ‘industrial monument’. The              cemeteries in the Netherlands and will cele­        restoration fund for those graves adopted by          cruise on the Meuse river, combined with a guided   PRICE Adults € 7.50 p.p., children up to 12 years         During your ride, a great many details will
so­called Wiebenga Hall stands adjacent to the         brate its 200th anniversary in 2012. It is set in   individuals.                                          tour of the marl caves under the St. Pietersberg    of age € 4.50 p.p.                                        be explained to you (in various languages)
Bonnnefanten Museum in the Céramique dis­              a beautiful and quiet garden containing many        DETAILS Tours possible until 5 PM.                    hill. There are day trips to Liège and boat trips                                                             regarding the city and its history.
trict, which has already become a benchmark in         rare trees and plants. Monumental graves, often                                                           taking you right around Maastricht (the 4­lock      Meuse cruise, including visit to the caves
terms of the urban development concepts as             decorated with works by well­known Maastricht                                                             excursion). You can also embark for a Saturday      of the St. Pietersberg hill                               More information:
well as the contemporary architectural design          artists, recall memories of those buried here:                                                            Night Cruise complete with entertainment and        The same boat trip as described above,                    VVV Maastricht Groups Department
elements integrated into the neighbourhood.            mayors, artists, politicians, industrial figures,                                                         an extensive hot and cold buffet, or for a Sunday   combined with a visit to the caves of the St.             T +31 (0)43 350 62 62 or
The NAiM / Bureau Europa consists of 2 halls           and urban characters as well as victims of war                                                            morning Brunch Boat trip.                           Pietersberg hill.                               
with a total of 1400 m2 and confronts visitors         and violence, each with his or her own story.                                                             A number of options:                                DURATION approx. 3 hours
with the ‘designed environment’ via a range of         Find out more about these stories and their                                                                                                                   PRICE Adults € 12.75 p.p., children up to 12 years
projects, including four exhibitions per year.         rich history.                                                                                             Cruise on the Meuse river                           of age € 8.75 p.p.
                                                                                                                                                                 Amongst other sights, this cruise will take you     DETAILS All cruises depart from the jetty on
PRICE€ 3.00 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people                                                                                                                     past the city district Céramique, the provincial    Maaspromenade (the riverside boulevard).
Guided tour € 95.00 for 10 people                                                                                                                                government building and the St. Pietersberg hill

The vault -                                            complex and, of course, the place where the         South Limburg Steam Train Company                     Historical Printing Museum                          Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht                          Treasure chamber of the Basilica
National World War II treasure room                    Night Watch was stored. During your excursion,      The steam train travels right through the             In the inner town, located in a 19th century        The much talked­about city quarter of                 of St. Servatius
At the large Van Schaik tunnel in Sint                 the guides will entertain you with anecdotes        beautiful hill country! In addition to options        private house with inner courtyard and chapel       Céramique is home to the striking building            A treasure chamber filled with tradition, history,
Pietersberg hill, lies national storage facility no.   about the German occupiers as well as the           for groups to travel in the steam train over the      is the charming museum of the art of printing.      housing the Bonnefanten Museum, designed by           religious culture and art. This is where Maastricht
9, better known as the ‘vault’. From 1942 to 1945,     resistance.                                         Miljoenenlijn (Million Line) on the normal time­      You are treated to a historic overview of the art   the famous Italian architect Aldo Rossi. It is a      cherishes its greatest treasures. The shrine of
this space provided protection for                                                                         table, you can also reserve a steam train exclusi­    of printing – with the help of various tools and    place in which to marvel at great art: from cen­      St. Servatius, also called the Noodkist, is the
a large part of the Dutch national art treasures.      DURATION   1 hour                                   vely for your own group. You can, for example,        printing presses – ranging from the first book­     turies­old sculptures and paintings to the most       most precious of these and contains part of the
When the Nazis began fearing for an invasion           PRICE Adults € 6.00 p.p. with a minimum of          combine a train trip with tea, lunch or dinner        blocks to etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn and        modern developments in the area of visual arts.       skeleton of St. Servatius, the first bishop of the
via the coast­line, they started building the          15 people, children € 5.00 p.p.                     on board ­ success guaranteed!                        litho prints by Toulouse Lautrec. Besides the       The collection of contemporary art is youthfull       Netherlands. The shrine is a beautiful example
so­called Atlantic Wall. All the art treasures         DETAILS Maximum of 15 people per guide.                                                                   historical art of printing, the museum presents     and internationally oriented. The emphasis            of Maasland (Meuse region) master craftsman­
then had to be stored somewhere. The nearest                                                               PRICE  starting at € 10.00 (regular timetable)        an exclusive collection of modern art in the cha­   within classical art lies on Flemish paintings        ship. The treasure chamber also contains various
bombproof shelter was in Sint Pietersberg.                                                                 or by special request (exclusive group option)        racteristic style by the artist René Glaser.        from the 16th and 17th centuries and early            other objects from the 6th century.
About 780 works of art – including Rembrandt’s                                                                                                                                                                       Italian paintings (13th to the end of the 15th cen­
Night Watch, Potter’s Steer, and Vermeer’s                                                                                                                       DURATION  1 hour with a cup of coffee               tury). On request you can visit the restoration.      DURATION    1.5 hours
Street ­ were brought here and stored until the                                                                                                                  PRICEfrom 15 persons € 2.50 p.p.                                                                          PRICE Adults € 3.80. Groups of 10 people
end of the war. Your visit to the vault leads you                                                                                                                DETAILS 6­50 persons                                PRICE  Adults € 8.00 p.p. Groups of 10 people or      € 3.30 p.p.
through various waiting areas, shows you the                                                                                                                                                                         more € 6.00 p.p. Guided tour: price city guides       DETAILS Guided tours for prices see facilities on
defensive corridor which surrounds the entire                                                                                                                                                                        see facilities on page 49.                            page 49.
                                                                                            Eetcafé de Sjans
                                                                                            The ambience of southern
                                                                                            France at the foot of this
                                                                                            Sint Pietersberg...
                                                                                            Opening hours                                 Eetcafé de Sjans
                                                                                            Daily starting at 4 PM, Saturday and          Mergelweg 1
                                                                                            Sunday starting at 12 PM.                     6212 XA Maastricht
                                                                                                                                          T +31 (0)43 321 48 71
                                                                                            French and Limburg regional dishes. 

The most enjoyable                                                                                                                 Auberge de
                                                                                                                                                             At the top of one of the most beautiful
                                                                                                                                                             hills in South Limburg, between Epen
                                                                                                                                                             and Slenaken, lies Auberge de

working day of
                                                                                                                                   Luxury accommo­
                                                                                                                                   dations for groups        De Smockelaer is housed in an
                                                                                                                                   of various sizes          authentic renovated Limburg carré

the year!                                                                                                                          Auberge De Smockelaer
                                                                                                                                   Givelderweg 2
                                                                                                                                                             (square) farmstead. The farmstead
                                                                                                                                                             contains 3 luxurious holiday homes
                                                                                                                                                             and a restaurant. The holiday homes
                                                         Grand Café              The cosy ambience inside this ‘tem-               6276 PB                   can accommodate groups of 10, 20
                                                         Restaurant              ple’ - where the Carnival originally              Slenaken-Heijenrath       and 26 people. Each bedroom has its
                                                                                 started - speaks for itself. The monu-            T +31 (0)43 457 44 45     own bathroom, box spring beds, TV
                                                                                 mental building located on the Vrijthof          and Internet facilities. The rooms are
                                                                                 square radiates so much atmosphere              also rented out on a last-minute basis
                                                         Vrijthof 8              and warmth that guests usually fall                                         as B&B rooms.
                                                         6211 LC Maastricht      captive to its charms as soon as they
                                                         T +31 (0)43 3211937     enter Momus, even before making a
                                                  choice from the menu, which includes
                                                     breakfast, lunch and an à la carte or
                                                                                 three-course dinner with a great many
                                                                                 choices for €21.50. We are also
                                                                                 happy to welcome groups of up to
                                                                                 100 guests..

Corporate Events • Meetings • Parties • Company Outing

Alexander battalaan 27 • 6221 CA Maastricht

T +31 (0)43 450 65 55 •
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Café Charlemagne &
Café Falstaff
Café Charlemagne                                 Café Falstaff
Café Charlemagne is located on one of the        Café Falstaff is located alongside the
most beautiful squares in Maastricht - the       romantic St. Amorsplein square in the
Onze Lieve Vrouweplein (Square of Our            heart of Maastricht. This cosy pub is
Dear Lady). This cosy and intimate pub,          famous for its extensive selection of beers,
with a long tradition of hospitality, also has   including no less than 70 specialty beers.     Coal mine Valkenburg                                  Maastricht Museum of Natural History                  Maastricht’s underground culture
a separate upper floor, making it very sui-      Café Falstaff also has a separate upper        Go underground and visit the world of mining.         The Maastricht Museum of Natural History              The Noord (North) complex of caves form the
table for groups and gatherings, whether         floor for serving drinks and buffets or à      Look around and experience the underground            tells nature’s tale for the region of Maastricht ­    background for an underground museum.
a round of drinks, a buffet or à la carte        la carte dinners. We can accommodate           beauty of coal mining with the help of unique         of long ago as well as today. Top exhibits include    Accompanied by a guide, who will tell you all
dining. Specialty of the house: stone gril-      groups of up to 25 people for meals and        film material, exhibitions and demonstrations         the fossils of the reptilian mosasaurus ‘Bèr’ and     about the history behind the various under­
ling. We can accommodate groups of up            up to 100 for drinks. During the summer,       of mining equipment, and fascinating as well as       the giant sea turtles. Surprisingly original slide­   ground drawings, paintings and inscriptions,
to 60 for dining and up to 200 for drinks.       you are also welcome to sit outside in the     personal stories by ex­mine workers. Groups           shows, computer games and aquaria provide             you will visit some very special underground
Of course, in the summer you can also sit        company of the statue of St. Amor which        only by appointment.                                  visitors with a close­up look at everything that      sites. You will also visit Rijksbewaarplaats (natio­
outside and enjoy what is perhaps the best       graces the square.                                                                                   lives and grows in the region of Maastricht as        nal archives site) no. 9, better known as the Vault.
café terrace square in the Netherlands.                                                         DURATION   1 hour and 15 minutes.                     well as the relationship between man and natu­        This is where about 780 works of art, including
                                                 Information                                    PRICE Groups of over 25 people: € 6.50.               re. If arrangements are made in advance, the          Rembrandt’s Night Watch, the Stier (Bull) by
Information                                      T +31 (0)43 321 72 38                          Secondary school students: € 4.50. Primary            museum can organise guided tours, lessons, or         Potter, and The Little Street by Vermeer were sto­
T +31 (0)43 321 93 73                            F +31 (0)43 325 33 10                          school students; € 4.00 p.p. Cost guided tours:       practicals for various groups, in which group         red for safekeeping until the end of World War II.
F +31 (0)43 321 22 64                                           € 15.00 (25­35 people, admission excluded)            members work with and learn all about fossils.                 www.café                                                                                                                                      DURATION  1.5 hours                                                                                                                                PRICE adults: € 4.50, children 4­11: € 3.00           PRICE€ 7.95 p.p. with a minimum of 14 people
                                                                                                                                                      65+: € 3.00                                           DETAILS Max. 17 people per guide.

Camille Oostwegel
ChâteauHotels &
­ Restaurants
Inspiring surroundings bring                     Camille Oostwegel
unprecedented results!                           ChâteauHotels & ­Restaurants
The peace and charm of our hotel facilities      Head Office:                                   Kazematten and air-raid shelter                       GaiaPark Kerkrade Zoo                                 Gouvernement on the meuse
allow your colleagues and business con-          Villa Casa Blanca                              The kazematten are an extensive network of            Located in the beautiful rolling hills of South       The Gouvernement (Province House) of Limburg
tacts to take a break from their everyday        St. Gerlach 70                                 underground tunnels and mine shafts, which            Limburg, GaiaPark Kerkrade Zoo has once again         (1986) is a very interesting building from an
environments, helping to make your business      6301 JD Valkenburg aan de Geul                 were dug out between 1575 and 1825. An exhibiti­      been chosen as the best zoo in the the Benelux!       architectonic point of view, built along the
meeting a success. Whether you are organi-       T +31 (0)43 608 89 00                          on area has been set up in the kazematten focu­       You can imagine that you are in Africa, standing      Meuse and partly on an island in the river. The
sing a meeting, a training session or a pro-     F +31 (0)43 604 24 94                          sing on two different periods during which they       eye­to­eye with gorillas, rhinoceroses, giraffes,     ‘Gouvernement’ is famous for the Treaty of
duct presentation, everything is possible                          served as a place of refuge: during World War II      and cheetahs. Gaia Park Kerkrade Zoo offers incre­    Maastricht. This Treaty laid the basis for the
at Camille Oostwegel ChâteauHotels &                              and as a nuclear fallout shelter. Various photo­      dible opportunities for an unforgettable day          Euro. The table on which the Treaty was signed
-Restaurants. You inspire us to help you                                                        graphs and installations create an ambience           out with family, friends, colleagues or business      in 1992 reminds the visitor of this European
to achieve your goals!                                                                          which takes the visitor back to those fearful and     associates. Offering everything from intriguing       summit held in Maastricht.
                                                                                                oppressive times, but which at times also bring a     workshops, guided tours, culinary highlights.
Château St. Gerlach - Valkenburg a/d Geul                                                       smile to visitors’ faces and make them think.         GaiaPark is a fantastic adventure                     DURATION  approx. 1.5 hours
Kruisherenhotel Maastricht - Maastricht                                                                                                               for kids and adults alike!                            Reservation Gouvernement, T +31 (0)43 389 70 69.
Château Neercanne - Maastricht                                                                  DURATION    1.5 hours                                                                                       DETAILS Guided tours for over 15 people by
WinselerHof - Landgraaf                                                                         PRICE  € 8.50 p.p. with a minimum of 14 people        DURATION  average of 4 hours                          appointment only.
                                                                                                DETAILS Not suitable for people in wheelchairs or     PRICE €13.50 pp with a minimum of 20 people,
                                                                                                people who have difficulty walking; it is also pos­   children € 11,50 pp
                                                                                                sible to book a guided tour of just the Kazematten.
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doing:                                                                                                                                                         Roger van Westerflier

activities and
                                                                                                                                                               “I only knew Maastricht from stories I’d heard. I was busy working on a complica-
                                                                                                                                                               ted job for a client and wanted to streamline the process. Something to do with
                                                                                                                                                               team building, getting everyone on the same page. Preferably without the compli-
                                                                                                                                                               cations of travelling somewhere far away, as appealing as the exoticness of that
                                                                                                                                                               may be. No, just somewhere in our own country, easy to reach, and economical.

                                                                                                                                                               Maastricht stood out, particularly because of the perfect combination of urban and
                                                                                                                                                               green environments. Everything is within reach. My contact person in the Groups
                                                                                                                                                               department of VVV Maastricht understood perfectly what we wanted and organi-
                                                                                                                                                               sed everything down to the last detail. Two days later everybody was giving 100%
                                                                                                                                                               again. My team was happy, my client was happy, and I was happy!”

                                                                                                                           1. The Pater Vinck Mystery:
                                                                                                                              perhaps even more exciting
                                                                                                                              than the Da Vinci Code!

                                                                                                                           2. Who knows Maastricht: who
                                                                                                                              will win this exciting criss-
                                                                                                                              cross quiz taking you all
                                                                                                                              over Maastricht?

                                                                                 The caves                                 3. Creative workshop at any
                                                                                 beneath                                      desired location provides
                                                                                 Maastricht:                                  inspiration galore!
                                                                                 an exciting
                                                                                 underground                               4. Maastricht GPS Cache Quest:
                                                                                 adventure!                                   cryptic hints and GPS guide
                                                                                                                              you to tiny treasure chests at
                                                                                                                              the most beautiful spots in

                                                                                                                           5. Operation Fort St. Pieter:
                                                                                                                              test your strategic skills in
                                                                                                                              this active team programme.
                Action & Teamwork                                    Green: South Limburg hill country
Combine the     Maastricht is also the perfect place for a variety   South Limburg: the green hills alongside
city with the   of programmes centred on games and sports!           the Geul Valley, the Meuse Valley and the

outdoors for    In the middle of the historic city centre or in
                the green hills surrounding the city, Maastricht
                                                                     Vaalserberg, together with the authentic local
                                                                     architecture, do not seem very Dutch at all.
a fun game or   offers you unique teambuilding programmes.           Together with the many castles scattered around

activity!       Fun, games or action­packed? For a large group
                or just a small club? The Groups Department at
                                                                     the region, this provides the perfect ambience
                                                                     for almost any activity. In the daytime, you can
                VVV Maastricht offers programmes for all kinds       enjoy the green surroundings, and in the eve­
                of events, and is the perfect address for obtai­     ning, you can relax in the cosy atmosphere of the
                ning all the help you may need to organise an        historic city centre. In Maastricht, all the ingre­
                unforgettable day!                                   dients are there waiting for you!
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Zonnetrein                  Let the sun take you on a tour
Maastricht                  of Maastricht
                            Experience the historic city centre of
                            Maastricht with the help of the solar
Kampstraat 14               ecotrain. You’ll discover the easy-
6454 BG Jabeek              going charm of the famous Vrijthof
T +31 (0)6 123 644 16       square, the central Market square,           the historic “Onze Lieve Vrouwenplein”      square, and the authentic “Bassin”
                            inner city harbour. See the modern
Price: €5 per person,       Mosa Forum complex and the recent-       Tourist Shop              The one­stop address for
Children aged 6 and         ly renovated contemporary “Maas-                                   everything Maastricht has to
older: €3 (under 6 free).   boulevard” (Meuse Boulevard). Drive                                offer, including:
Special group rates         along the old city canals with the       VVV Maastricht                                                         Time for some goose bumps…                          Maastricht - pure enjoyment!                               Longbow and crossbow workshop
available.                  “Kompen” - and take a ride through       Kleine Staat 1            -   gifts                                    For centuries, the labyrinth beneath the city has   Of course, you start with coffee and a slice of            After a sporting welcome, you immediately start
                            the stunning “Stadspark” (municipal      6211 ED Maastricht        -   souvenirs                                been a breeding ground for sinister stories. The    Limburg sweet flan (vlaai). This provides you with         with the workshop, involving the longbow as
                            park). During your ride, we will tell    T +31 (0)43 325 21 21     -   traditional handcrafted local products   pitch­black tunnels, absolute silence, unpredic­    a good basis for exploring Maastricht and its sur­         well as the crossbow, allowing you to follow in
                            you many interesting facts about the     F +31 (0)43 321 37 46     -   local wines                              table routes of walls and the fact that you can     roundings by kick­scooter. The entire excursion            the footsteps of Robin Hood and William Tell.
                            city and its rich history.          -   chocolate from Maastricht                easily get lost here and wander around forever      lasts 2 hours. Besides allowing you to visit a great       After the introduction and practice sessions, you
                                                                 -   gift sets                                all combine to make the underground labyrinth       many local sites of interest, getting around by            take part in a competition leading up to the
                                                                                               -   pillow gifts                             a sinister place. The story of the woman who        scooter is lots of fun in itself. After all this exerti­   finals. You also compete in the fun pyramid
                                                                                               -   Christmas boxes                          disappeared plays a key role here. Enjoy theatre    on, it’s time for a hearty lunch, which of course          game, where teamwork and strategy are critical.
                                                                                               -   VVV gift vouchers, dinner cheques        in perhaps the most beautiful and impressively      also serves as a good basis for your next activity.        The final event is the knockout round, requiring
                                                                                                   & theatre vouchers                       authentic decor in Maastricht. Fact or fiction?     You can choose between a beer tasting session              nerves of steel.
                                                                                                                                            Find out for yourself during this scary adven­      with specialty beers in an authentic Maastricht
                                                                                                                                            ture in the North Caves!!                           “brown café” or a visit to one of the local vineyards      DURATION   2 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                accompanied by a wine tasting session.                     PRICE  € 25.50 p.p. with a minimum of 10 people
                                                                                                                                            DURATION  a little over 1 hour                                                                                 (2 drinks included)
                                                                                                                                            PRICE€ 17.50 with a minimum of 20 people            DURATION    6 hours                                        DETAILS The workshop can be organised at
                                                                                                                                            DETAILS All starting at the same time!              PRICE   € 58.50 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people           various locations.

                                                                     Creative Events           If you’re looking for a fun activity
                                                                     Maastricht                in and around Maastricht, then
                                                                                               you’ve come to the right place. We
                                                                                               organise the fun-filled GPS trip -
                                                                                               Mestreechs Sjoenste - which allows
                                                                     Creative Events           you to discover the most beautiful
                                                                     Maastricht                spots in Maastricht, as well as a
                                                                     Neerharenstraat 18        great many other activities, inclu-
                                                                     6215 JL Maastricht        ding culinary walks and a special
                                                                     T +31 (0)43 325 23 61 /   GPS cycling trip. Originality and
Parkhotel                   The Parkhotel Rooding, a natio-             +31 (0)6 250 04 228    hospitality are our trademarks. We
Rooding                     nal heritage building designed by        info@creativeeventsmaas   work together with you to put toge-
                            Pierre Cuypers, is located close                 ther a programme in line with your
                            to Maastricht at a top location in       www.creativeeventsmaas    specific needs and wishes.                   Celtic Torchlight trip                              Thermae Sunrise                                            Workshop fire-breathing
Neerhem 68                  Valkenburg. This recently renovated                                                              Take a trip through the magic history of the        Escape to another world with this wonderfully              This seriously cool workshop will really give you
6301 CJ Valkenburg          4-star hotel offers fantastic oppor-                                                                            Celts. This package includes a Torchlight trip      relaxing wellness package on top of the Cauberg            a sense of achievement! Learning fire­breathing
T +31 (0)43 601 32 41       tunities to make sure that your wed-                                                                            through the Celtic forest under the guidance        hill in the midst of the rolling South Limburg             is also a great form of teambuilding. First, the     ding or other kind of gathering has                                                                             of a druid who tells you the secret of the Celts.   landscape. After enjoying your welcome cock­               basic principles, techniques and of course safety    the success it deserves.                                                                                        After the Torchlight trip, you have time to enjoy   tail in Bar Delight, your day will be spent in             matters will be explained to you. To start with
                                                                                                                                            a traditional Celtic main­course soup and a         unlimited use of all baths and saunas. You can             you will practice with non­flammable liquids.
                            We would be happy to help you                                                                                   Celtic drink.                                       take advantage of diverse extra activities such            After that, you can have a go at real fire­
                            design a programme for your event.                                                                                                                                  as the the ‘floating’ activity, the ritual of water        breathing. The programme takes place in
                                                                                                                                            DURATION starts at 7 PM until approx. 10 PM         being poured onto the hot stones in the sauna              combination with a visit to a impressive
                            Come take a look and see for                                                                                    PRICE€ 22.50 p.p. minimum of 12 people              and Thermae Motion. You also enjoy an express              castle.
                            yourself.                                                                                                       DETAILS The location is the Schutterspark in        facial treatment or an express massage (each 25
                                                                                                                                            Brunssum.                                           min.), the Kinjoy Shiatsu massage chair and a              DURATION   2 to 3 hours, including castle visit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                three­course Vital lunch at Grandcafé Fresh.               PRICE € 77.50 p.p. with a minumum of 1o people,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           € 53.00 p.p. with a minimum of 20 people,
                                                                                                                                                                                                PRICE€ 89.00 p.p.                                          € 41.50 p.p. with a minimum of 30 people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                DETAILS Incl. the use of a bathrobe, slippers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                scrubbing salt, shampoo and shower gel.
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Geneet vaan Mestreech                                The road to salvation                                  Marl workshop                                         Who knows Maastricht?                                   Creative Gablestone Tour                              GPS tour Mestreechs Sjoenste
A trip introducing you to some of the most           A voyage of discovery through a maze of shafts         Professional marl sculptors coach these work­         Are you up for an adventurous trip criss­crossing       An artist will be your guide during this pro­         We will give you a warm welcome in a cosy café
beautiful and famous spots in the historic city      in the mysterious Roman Catacombs, an under­           shops and challenge you to make your own work         through Maastricht? Then leave the bustle of the        gramm, which contains a walking tour of the           in the city centre where, over a cup of coffee,
centre. The focus of this excursion is to allow      ground Christian burial place: only by working         of art from marl, ranging from simple hot plates      trendy hot spots behind and discover the city’s         city, taking you past many different gablestones      you will be shown how to use the GPS equip­
you to enjoy yourself while finding out more         together you can discover the rituals and solve        for tea to wine coolers and original 3­D sculptu­     hidden spots. With the help of photos and               which tell a story of the function of the premi­      ment. Then the battle begins and, armed with a
about the city by actively participating in a mini   the mystery of the early Christians. The surpri­       res of your own. The workshops are very effec­        puzzles, you can score the points needed to win         ses. In a historic building being used as a gallery   GPS, you head out in groups to explore the city
competition. After a warm welcome, your group        sing end game will determine whether your              tive as teambuilding activities, in which team        the game. A minimum of two teams start off to           workhop, coffee and Dutch ‘vlaai’ will be served      of Maastricht: puzzles, Maastricht word games
will be divided into teams. During the excur­        group finally experiences salvation.                   members work together on a single project, such       carry out specific tasks requiring the use of logic     andyou will also make your own gablestone in a        and a musical quiz are all part of the fun. We
sion, various questions on Maastricht have to be                                                            as a chess set. They are also very appropriate as     and ingenuity. This is an ideal teambuilding acti­      soft stone called ‘mergel’, or as a painting.         will end with awarding the prizes.
answered, after which everyone gets together         DURATION   3 houres                                    an original group activity for personnel, family      vity or a group activity for you and your friends to
at a cosy location to hear the right answers and     PRICE  € 49.00 p.p. with a minimum of 10 peop­         or friends.                                           discover – or rediscover – Maastricht. The quickest     DURATION 3 hours                                      DURATION    3 hours
enjoy some drinks. The winning team is given a       le. Including coffee and Limburg vlaai                                                                       team is rewarded with a Mestreechter Steerke (a Maas­   PRICE€ 30.00 p.p. with a minimum of 8 people          PRICE   € 25.00 p.p. with a minimum of 17 people
characteristic souvenir of Maastricht.                                                                      DURATION  from 1 hour and 15 minutes to 2 hours       tricht Star) and, as befits true winners, the mem­      DETAILS Max. 30 people.
                                                                                                            PRICE from € 19.50 to € 39.50 p.p.                    bers toast their victory with a glass of prosecco!
DURATION     approx. 3 hours                                                                                DETAILS Minimum of 10 and maximum of 50
PRICE   € 18.95 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people                                                            participants.                                         PRICE   € 19.75 p.p. minimum of 15 participants
                                                                                                                                                                  DETAILS Incl. 1 refreshment, a Mestreechter Steerke
                                                                                                                                                                  and a bottle of prosecco for the winner.

Falcon Experience                                    Operation Fort St. Pieter                              Musketeer Excursion                                   The Father Vinck Mystery                                tery. In doing so, you come across cryptic des­       La Dolce Solex en France, la vie est belle!
The Falcon Experience is practised with falcons,     This active teambuilding activity takes place in       At the end of this programme, you will be a fully­    Are you familiar with the series of books written       criptions, magic squares, labyrinths and ana­         On the latest and newest hip electrical Eco­Solex
hawks and buzzards, just like in former times.       the recently renovated Fort St. Pieter and allows      fledged musketeer. First of all you will take part    by Dan Brown? Were you captivated by the                grams. This challenging and exciting adventure        or Velo Solex, you set out to explore Maastricht
In this tradition we show the participants in a      all the participants to test their strategic skills.   in a fencing workshop, where you will learn the       adventures of Robert Langdon in “The Da Vinci           in search of the truth is based on a mixture of       and surroundings led by a guide. Your first
educational way, the various sorts of predatory      The various teams are presented with various           basics of fencing strategy, tactics, and technique.   Code” and “Angels & Demons”? Then you can               fact and fiction. During your quest, you will         stop is at the Vrijthof Square for coffee/tea and a
birds in the open sky. Different things concer­      challenges testing their ability to work and take      Then you will go on a mildly strenuous yet tho­       now follow in the footsteps of Robert Langdon           also visit some of the most beautiful spots in the    croissant, from where you cut through the city
ning falconry will be taught, such as using an       decisions together as well as their strategic          roughly enjoyable adventure in the underground        and unravel the mystery of Maastricht while             city. You will end up learning a great deal about     centre and head for the village of Eijsden. There,
artificial prey attached to a line. You will come    insight and agility. By successfully carrying out      labyrinth of the kazematten (casemates, a net­        searching for the key to the “Father Vinck              Maastricht in a very entertaining fashion. This       you cross the Meuse River on a ferry and land in
face to face with the raptors and will experience    various assignments in and around the fort, the        work of underground tunnels). Finally, a prize        Mystery.” After being divided up into teams,            excursion can also serve as an excellent basis for    Belgium. Your second stop is at a typical Walloon
the intense emotion of being a falconer.             teams can acquire specific tools which enable          ceremony with drinks marks an enjoyable close         you will start searching for the truth behind the       teambuilding activities.                              café for a drink and snack. Your last stop is at a
                                                     them to successfully carry out the final assign­       to the programme.                                     Father Vinck story.                                                                                           vineyard for a brief guided tour, finished off by a
DURATION  2 hours                                    ment. The time factor and the number of points                                                                                                                       DURATION  5 hours                                     wine tasting session.
PRIjS€ 65.00 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people        scored are critical for winning the competition.       DURATION  minimum of 3 hours depending                Father Vinck was a Friar Minor who lived in             PRICE€ 27.95 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people
DETAILS Possible at various locations.                                                                      on group size                                         Maastricht in the 17th century and was senten­          DETAILS To participate, you will need your own        DURATION  min. 4 hours
                                                     DURATION   from 2.5 hours                              PRICE € 59.50 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people,       ced to death and beheaded for betraying the             mobile phone.                                         PRICE € 74.50 p.p. minimum of 12 participants
                                                     PRICE € 17.50 p.p. with a minimum of 20 people         including all materials, professional supervision     city. However, he never confessed to being a trai­                                                            DETAILS Also on Sundays and holidays, mini­
                                                                                                            and drinks                                            tor. By solving various riddles and breaking the                                                              mum age 18 years, leaving from several locati­
                                                                                                                                                                  codes, you delve deeper and deeper into the mys­                                                              ons; without a guide, €35 including route map.
Pelsers                  Professional clinics with crossbow,                                                                                                                                                   Stiphout                   Take a unique tour of Maastricht on
Target Events            recurve bow, air rifle and laser clay-                                                                                                                                                Tours & Trips              an American school bus! You’ll visit
                         pigeon shooting. The experience of                                                                                                                                                                               the historic highlights of Maastricht with
                         former Dutch teamchampion Maurice                                                                                                                                                                                its beautiful buildings and squares, but
Bull’s eye events        Pelsers will provide an exciting event.                                                                                                                                               Maaspromenade 58           will also see the modern side of the city
                         Be Robin Hood or William Tell with                                                                                                                                                    6211 HS Maastricht         including the new Céramique district and
Keerweg 4                your team and have a trilling shooting                                                                                                                                                T +31 (0)43 351 53 09      the Gouvernementsgebouw (provincial
6176 BN Spaubeek         clinic. Duration 2-4 hours. Cost from                                                                                                                                                 F +31 (0)43 321 79 58      government building).
T +31 (0)46 437 30 24/   € 21,50 pp For 6 persons or more.                                                                                                                                           
+31 (0)6 557 463 27      We can also arrange a total day or                                                                                                                                                      City Tour A: City tour (1 hour)
info@pelserstarget       weekend event with sports, humor          Hotel Au Quartier       Hotel Au Quartier – Petit                   Valkenburg                   Discover the world of coal mining in                                  City Tour B: City tour with boat cruise                and good food, all to your wishes.        Petit Bonheur &         Bonheur                                     coal mine                    a mysterious “underground” environ-                                   (2 hours)
www.pelserstarget        A bull’s eye event is our motto!                                  A delightful overnight stay in the                                       ment. Go back in time and experience                                  City Tour C: City tour including a visit
                                                                   Restaurant Petit                                                                                  heart of Maastricht                                                      the atmosphere of those hard and                                      to the St. Pietersberg caves and boat
                                                                   Bonheur                                                             The black gold               impressive times! First, you will be                                  cruise (4 hours)
                                                                                           Kapoenstraat 32                                                          shown “unique” film material on coal
                                                                                           6211 KW Maastricht                          Daalhemersweg 31             mining in Limburg. A former miner will                                Naturally, you can also book our beautiful
                                                                                           T +31 (0)43 325 80 88                       6301 BJ Valkenburg           then tell his story (Dutch/English) and                               buses to suit your specific personal needs,
                                                                                                                                       aan de Geul                  “actually” operate the mining machi-                                  to transport your guests to various locations
                                                                                           Restaurant Petit Bonheur                    T +31 (0)43 601 24 91        nes still present. The guided tour will                               in and around Maastricht in very original style.
                                                                                           Dine in a wonderful setting                 F +31 (0)43 601 65 50        take approximately 75 minutes.
                                                                                           Also ideal for larger groups      
                                                                                                                                     Afterwards, you can take a break
                                                                                           Achter de Molens 2                                                       in the pleasant atmosphere of the
                                                                                           6211 JC Maastricht                          The Coal Mine has            Grotcafé. Here, in this pleasantly hea-
                                                                                           T +31 (0)43 321 51 09                       private parking facilities   ted area, you can use the Valkenburg
                                                                                                                                       diagonally opposite the      Grottenbier (cave beer). This guided
                                                                                                                                       entrance.                    tour is extremely interesting for groups
                                                                                                                                                                    too! Group reductions from 25 people.

Thiessen                 Well worth a visit!                                                                                                                                                                   Hotel van der Valk           This modern 4-star hotel is located
Wijnkoopers              Welcome to the oldest wine shop in                                                                                                                                                    Maastricht                   right on the A2 motorway, a mere
                         the Netherlands!                                                                                                                                                                      ****                         5-minute drive from the city centre,
Sedert 1740 B.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and 3 minutes from the Maastricht
                         The meticulously restored wine                                                                                                                                                                                     Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC).
Your guarantee           cellars in our historic building will                                                                                                                                                 Nijverheidsweg 35            The perfect address to stay during
of quality!              take you back several centuries. Our                                                                                                                                                  NL-6227 AL Maastricht        a visit to the city, or for exploring the
                         shop in the heart of Maastricht offers                                                                                                                                                T +31 (0)43 387 35 00        beautiful Limburg hill country land-
Grote Gracht 18          you a wide and varied selection of                                                                                                                                                    F +31 (0)43 387 35 15        scape. The hotel has 177 comfortable
6211 SW Maastricht       excellent wines. A great many indivi-                                                                                                                                             rooms, 13 luxury suites, 11 multi-
T +31 (0)43 325 13 55    duals and groups are also becoming        City­Golf               A recreational golf course through          Cabane                       Located on the famous Vrijthof             www.hotelvandervalkmaas-     functional rooms, our living-room
F +31 (0)43 321 47 15    increasingly familiar with some of the    Maastricht              the centre of Maastricht. An original       Maastricht                   square in Maastricht, you’ll find                    style Brasserie St. Pieter, restaurant   other services we offer, including:                               golf challenge with cobble stones,                                       Cabane, a trendy restaurant and                                         Le Faucon, and free use of our gym          guided tours, wine-tastings and                                   city parks and small alleys.                                             lounge bar. We introduce you to our                                     and car park.
                         meetings, and the ability to provide      Information:                                                        Vrijthof 31                  enchantingly beautiful site, where
                         very distinctive and personalised        City-Golf is an ideal activity to explore   6211 LE Maastricht           delicious food and drinks are the                                       We would be happy to design a
                         promotional gifts.                        T +31 (0)6 235 806 10   Maastricht in an original manner.           T +31 (0)43 329 20 40        norm. We’ve been located on the                                         programme just for you and your
                                                                                           A guide takes you to the various and        F +31 (0)43 329 20 41        Vrijthof, the most beautiful square in                                  group.
                                                                                           unusual holes spread throughout the     the Netherlands, for over two years
                                                                                           inner city and tell you about the sites      and offer a wide range of options.
                                                                                           on the tour. Price: € 32,50 pp excl.                                     Allow us to surprise you and
                                                                                           VAT (6 holes / 3½ hours / minimum                                        introduce you to a world of social
                                                                                           4 persons) A customized program,                                         gatherings over drinks, dinners,
                                                                                           a lunch or coffee and ‘Limburgse                                         lunches, meetings, presentations,
                                                                                           vlaai’? It’s all possible.                                               celebrations and parties. Everything
                                                                                                                                                                    is possible!

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                                                                                                                                              Raft-bicycle excursion Meers-Meeswijk                  Kajak and rafting tour                             Trace of XTC
                                                                                                                                              Enjoy nature while padding down the river.             Have a great time on the beautiful cross­border    According to Mayor Sauwens of the nearby
                                                                                                                                              Starting point is at cafe ‘De witte Borstel’ in        stretch of the Meuse River, with no motorboats     town Bilzen in Belgium: ”Maastricht is a Drug
                                                                                                                                              Meers (15 km from Maastricht). You canoe over          in sight. Enjoy the freedom of paddling along on   warehouse for drugs in Europe! The drugs tou­
                                                                                                                                              the most beautiful section of the river Meuse          Authentic 8 to 12 person American Army rafts       rism problem is getting bigger and bigger and
                                                                                                                                              along the border, without a single moterboat in        through unspoiled nature parks and rapids!         there is no stopping it!” The participants in the
                                                                                                                                              sight. After your canoe trip, you bicycle or walk                                                         “Trace of XTC” program have to trace down the
                                                                                                                                              allong the river bank, through a typical river         Routes (free choice)                               “drugs dealer” of Maastricht. Every team will
                                                                                                                                              landscape with pittoreske villages back to your        Uikhoven­Meeswijk: distance 14 km (most            be equipped with a PDA with GPS. This PDA
                                                                                                                                              startingpoint. Taxi is also possible.                  beautiful route). Duration 3.5 ­ 4 hours           guides you through the game that takes place
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Geneuth­Meeswijk: distance 9 km.                   in and around the city­center of Maastricht.
                                                                                                                                              DURATION   3 hours                                     Duration 2 ­2.5 hours                              This PDA also keeps the score for the groups.
                                                                                                                                              PRICE   Canu € 12.00 p.p. Bicycle € 5.00 p.p.                                                             The experience is optimized with short movies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     PRICE Up to 3 rafts € 120.00 per raft.             sounds and pictures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     More than 3 rafts € 110.00 per raft.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     DETAILS We bring car drivers back to their         DURATION    3 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                     starting point free of charge.                     PRICE:   € 29.50 p.p. with a min. of 16 people.

Bassin boat Pallieter for
groups and the TROLLEY
Bassinvaart (+/­ 60 min.)                        Pallieter cruise to Rekem (1+2+1 hour)       The TROLLEY
Get up close and personal to the old and         Leaving the historic inner city harbour of   The TROLLEY is unique in Europe and is
new Meuse bridges and the quays in the           the Bassin, we will sail down the Zuid-      guaranteed to give you that authentic retro
centre of Maastricht and Wyck. After             Willemsvaart (South William’s Canal) to      feeling. A ride on the TROLLEY is an expe-
approximately 60 minutes, we bring you           the Pearl of the Meuse Valley: the pret-     rience that brings you back to the age of the
back to the Bassin inner harbour quayside        tiest village in Belgium, Oud Rekem (Old     world-famous trams in San Francisco. The
with its charming café terraces, shops and       Rekem).                                      TROLLEY is available in Belgium and the
restaurants.                                                                                  Netherlands and will definitely be a welcome
                                                 All­Inclusive catering package:              addition to your family celebration, wedding    Theatre walk                                           Venetian Masks Workshop                            The shopping route of Maastricht
Lock 19 cruise (1 1/2 hours)                     - Cruise including Limburg vlaai (sweet      or business excursion. The TROLLEY can          Are you up for an interactive walk in the star among   In this workshop, you will decorate your own       In Maastricht, besides the usual shops which
On this cruise, you’ll leave the basin through      flan) on board                            be exclusively chartered for your group and     the cities? Take off on your own to discover more of   stick­mounted Venetian mask under the inspi­       you can find in most of the Netherlands, you can
lock 19, sailing onto the Zuid-Willemsvaart      - Chat and Nibbles cruise                    integrated completely into your programme       what Maastricht is really about. On the way, you’ll    ring guidance of the well­known Maastricht         also find a number of really special and authen­
(South William’s Canal). A mystical tour,        - Limburg Tapas cruise                       and/or theme for the day as well as in com-     meet some famous Maastricht characters, who will       artist Jozefien Koelman. She studied the craft     tic shops which are well worth visiting! During
you’ll marvel at nature’s reflection on the      - Picnic lunch cruise                        bination with the Bassin boat PALLIETER.        tell you all about how things were in their days.      under Professor Augustino Dessi, an authority      this excursion, an enthusiastic and experienced
water.                                           - Pallieter High Tea                         The TROLLEY can seat 26 people and              Together with your colleagues, family or friends,      on commedia dell’arte masks. All masks are         guide will introduce you to many of these very
                                                 - Cocktail cruise                            has standing room for 15 more as well as a      you’ll be guided by our Pieke, Pater Vinck (Father     hand­made. You will paint the masks using          exclusive shops. As you stroll through the
3­lock cruise (2 hours)                                                                       wheelchair lift. Starting in 2011, a second     Vinck) and Dikke Mia (Big Mia) characters in           traditional methods and then let your ima­         Stokstraat neighbourhood and surrounding
During a 2-hour cruise, you and your group       Information:                                 TROLLEY will be available that operates         exploring some of the dramatic history of our city.    gination run free as you decorate them with        upmarket streets, you will come across bric­a­
will enjoy a special tour, experiencing three    Touristram NL                                using clean natural gas as fuel.                Various legends will be enacted with a wink and a      glitter, feathers and beads. There are masks for   brac shops, traditional delicacies, and exclusive
different locks: the manually operated lock
19, the monumental Bosscherveld lock,
and the charming lock 20.
                                                 T +31 (0)6 290 55 232
                                                                                              Touristram NL T +31(0)629055232
                                                                                                                                              smile: a great way to take a trip back through time
                                                                                                                                              and enjoy some hilarious moments together.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     both female and male characters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     DURATION   2.5 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        boutiques as well as a porcelain shop and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        best chips available in the Netherlands. There’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        something here for every taste and style!
                                                                                    ,        DURATION   1.5 to 2 hours                              PRICE € 75.00 p.p.
                                                                                                                                              PRICE € 17.50 p.p. with a minimum of 25 people         DETAILS The workshop can be held at a location     DURATION    2 hours
                                                                                                                                              DETAILS Maximum of 60 people.                          of your choice.                                    PRICE   € 19.75 p.p. with a minimum of 10 people
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Grand Café­diner           In d’n Ingel, in a unique atmosphere       Blotevoetenpark           The Blotevoetenpark (“barefoot park”)
d’n Ingel                  surrounded by hundreds of angels,          Brunssum                  provides an adventurous challenge for
                           you can enjoy a delicious lunch, a                                   young and old alike. The focus is on
                           complete dinner or simply an excel-                                  fun and getting close to nature.           Historical bicycle tour                               D’Artagnan Adventure                                   Maastricht GPS Cache Quest
Vrijthof 13                lent cup of coffee.                        Ganzepool/Schutterspark   The park also lends itself very well for   The best and most original way to discover            The D’Artagnan Adventure takes place in the            Several miniature treasure chests, no more than
6211 LD Maastricht                                                    Brunssum                  teambuilding events or package deals       Maastricht is by bike! During this tour, an expe­     underground tunnels of the kazematten (case­           5 cm high, have been hidden at the most beauti­
T +31 0)43 321 72 26       Groups can also make use of one            T +31 (0)6 38 20 63 03    such as:                                   rienced guide will lead you in a nice ambience        mates). Your group will have to find its own way       ful places in Maastricht – for instance, on top of
F +31 (0)43 321 06 07      of the two beautiful period rooms    - The Secrets of the Celts                 through medieval Maastricht and along the             out of this labyrinth of passageways, levels and       the tower of St Jan’s church, at Hell’s Gate, and              offering a view of the most beauti-                                  - Fun foot games                           riverbanks. You’ll enjoy a drink at the ferry, with   steps. On the way you will complete various            by the Father Vinck Tower.               ful square in the Netherlands, the         Includes coffee or tea    - De-stressing                             which we’ll cross the river Maas.                     tasks, but mistakes will be punished with time         Armed with a GPS navigation device and a num­
                           Vrijthof!                                  and Limburg vlaai         - Magical forest hikes                                                                           penalties. The trick is to follow the route as         ber of cryptic hints, you will search for these
                                                                      (sweet flan).             - Family and business excursions           DURATION     starting from 1.5 hours                  quickly as possible and not to get distracted by       treasures of Maastricht. Who can find the most
                           Our menu selection always follows                                       and kids’ birthday parties              PRICE   € 17.50 p.p. with a minimum of 10 people      the odd characters wandering around the kaze­          treasures within the time limit? If you can deci­
                           the season and is characterised by                                                                                                                                    matten. This is an enjoyable programme invol­          pher the contents, you can even win a bonus!
                           high-quality dishes from the interna-                                Outside of the regular season, the                                                               ving gentle physical exertion in a unique under­       This is a unique way to discover Maastricht’s
                           tional and regional Limburg cuisine.                                 park may also be booked for groups                                                               ground fortification system.                           most beautiful locations.
                                                                                                of 12 or more (by appointment).
                                                                                                Packages: 2 1/2 hours, €22.50                                                                    DURATION    2.5 hours                                  DURATION    2 hours
                                                                                                per person Teambuilding: 3 hours,                                                                PRICE   € 16.95 p.p. with a minimum of 20 people       PRICE   € 22.25 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people
                                                                                                €25.00 per person.

Restaurant                 Situated in a historic building dating     VitiConsult,              The most delicious wines are served
de Cuyp                    from 1732, which served as a bakery        A passion for             in Limburg. And we know exactly
                           until 1987. The stone floors, the walls                              where these wines and many other
                           and the fireplace are all more than
                                                                      food and wine             local Limburg specialties are made.        The Tjoen van Toen                                    Paintball package                                    while sitting on one of the cafe terraces and enjoying
Tongersestraat 30          two centuries old.                                                   For a guided tour or tasting event         The Tjoen van Toen is a hilarious evening pro­        The sounds of the paintball jungle say enough:       a drink and a snack. You also have free admission to
6211 LN Maastricht                                                    Meerssenhoven 200         or any other activity concerning           gramme, in which you are divided into teams           even the bravest men and women are sometimes         the beach, sun­bathing areas, football and volleyball
T +31 (0)43 321 83 82      The kitchen forms the heart of our-        6222 PD Maastricht        regional specialties, wine-growing/        to do musical battle with your colleagues. Your       forced to fall back in the paintball arenas of Fun   fields, midget golf, jeu de boules, pedal boats, canoes   restaurant. In front of the kitchen is     T +31 (0)43 364 48 56     making and wine in general please          knowledge of music is tested, as Dutch hits,          Valley near Maastricht. In four exciting areas,      etc. Afterwards, during a delicious and sociable bar­    our à la carte restaurant, where you       F +31 (0)43 365 54 58     feel free to contact us.                   disco classics from the 70s and 80s, film hits and    two teams do battle with each other for each         becue, all the talk will still be about this unique expe­
                           can enjoy French and Italian cuisine.                                                          famous TV tunes are all played for a wide variety     other’s flag. Will you succeed in eliminating your   rience. If requested, this day programme can easily
Open every day from        Behind the kitchen, in the former inner                                                of tasks, ranging from deciphering translated         opponent first, or will you be the first to take     be extended to include an adventurous overnight
5.00 p.m.                  courtyard, is now a cosy separate                                                                               song texts to guessing musical fragments and          a hit with a paint bomb? We only promise that        survival activity.
                           room suitable for parties of up to 75                                                                           continuing with the song when the music stops.        you’ll come out with a big smile. Only the newest
Lunch by reservation,      people, for dinners, meetings, wed-                                                                             A DJ will play the best of the 70s, 80s and 90s       and safest paintball armaments and eco­friendly      DURATION     minimum of 7 hours
from 10 people.            ding receptions, anniversary parties                                                                            and also make sure that the dance floor is tested     paint balls are used. All players receive overalls   PRICE   from groups of 20 people: € 49.75 / from
                           and any other private dinner parties.                                                                           to the fullest after the dinner!                      and a face­protection mask. Guided by expert         groups of 10 people: € 53.50
                           There is a special three-course set                                                                                                                                   instructors, you choose from 10 different games.     DETAILS Minimum age 18 years. Includes: 2.5 hours
                           menu available for large parties, priced                                                                        DURATION   4 hours                                    Up to 150 people can play at the same time or in a   of paintball incl. 150 balls, access to park and use of
                           from € 25,00. See our website!                                                                                  PRICE € 98.00 p.p. including three course din­        rotating schedule. After the paintball program­      all facilities, and barbecue as described. Not included:
                                                                                                                                           ner and selection of Dutch drinks.                    me (approx. 2.5 hours), you have the rest of the     drinks, parking (€ 3.00) and showers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 afternoon to enjoy yourself in the park. You can
                                                                                                                                                                                                 enjoy a phenomenal view of the surroundings
                       Eetcafé de Lanteern &                                                                               Maastricht Underground
                       Brasserie van Buuren                                                                                Caves, Fort & Casemates: Maastricht has its own underworld,
                                                                                                                           a very special world to explore.

                       Eetcafé de Lanteern                                  Brasserie van Buuren
                       Eetcafé de Lanteern is a cafe-restaurant             Brasserie van Buuren is the latest sensation
                       situated on the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein               on the Onze Lieve Vrouwenplein square          Exciting. Imaginative. Fascinating.              Natuurmonument Sint Pietersberg
                       square. The cosy sitting areas, laid-back            in Maastricht! In addition to the famous       Walk along a prehistoric seabed. Discover        The caves, the fort and the landscape of
                       music and the open kitchen give the interior         Bavaria beers on tap, Brasserie van Buuren     the courage of the soldiers of the past.         the St. Pietersberg hill are protected areas,
Eetcafé de Lanteern    a great atmosphere. Outside is a large café          will surprise you with a very comprehensive                                                     managed by Natuurmonumenten (society
                       terrace right on the square, the ideal spot          menu featuring exceptional dishes. In          Caves, tunnels, bunkers and the Maastricht       for the preservation of nature in the
                       for a refreshing Wieckse Witte white beer            addition to the menu, we also serve many       fortress will awaken your knowledge and          Netherlands).
                       on a summers day, or to enjoy one of our             regional and seasonal dishes.                  imagination.
                       popular salads. We also serve delicious
                       tapas to accompany your evening drinks.              Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 25, Maastricht          For more information and bookings:
                       Eetcafé de Lanteern is ideally situated: right       T +31 (0)43 321 22 33
                       in the heart of the city centre yet still close                          VVV Maastricht
                       to the city park.                                                                                   T +31(0)43 350 62 62
                       Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 26, Maastricht                                                     
                       T +31 (0)43 321 43 26,                                                 

Brasserie van Buuren
                       The Onze-Lieve Vrouweplein square was proclaimed the most beautiful square in the Netherlands
                       in 2002 (by the Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB).

                       Naam/titel Livrei
                       Restaurant                                                                                          Bicycle and Vespa                                             Er is een onderwereld in Maastricht, die
                                                                                                                                                                                         heel bijzonder is om te ontdekken.


                       At Livrei, our menu is beyond the ordinary! Our     Restaurant Livrei
                                                                                                                           rentals at Cycle Center                                    Spannend. Fantasievol. Boeiend.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lopen over de bodem van de zee uit
                                                                                                                                                                                      de oertijd. Het lef van de soldaten van toen
                       set meal consists of a sampling of three star-      Brusselsestraat 15                              Fun on 2 wheels for 2 to 500 people                    from any location in Limburg
                       ters, a main course, and a combination of three
                       Kop                                                 6211 PA Maastricht
                                                                           chirographi, et agricolae agnascor oratori.
                       desserts.adquireret months, we add new
                       celeriter Every two plane fragilis fiducia          T +31 (0)43 608 05 00
                                                                           Apparatus bellis neglegenter adquireret         Rental of Vespas, hybrid bicycles, elec-                      Grotten, hybrid €19.50, electrical
                                                                                                                                                                            of your choice. On a kazematten en het fort van
                       dishes to the menu, adapted to the season.
                       suis, etiam quadrupei iocari lascivius     concubine, etiam adfabilis
                                                                           aegre bellus                                    trical bicycles, push scooters, all-terrein                   Maastricht prikkelen kennis en fantasie.
                                                                                                                                                                            bicycle €29.50 or Vespa €69.50 (1 two-wheeler
                       zothecas, iam in the heart of Maastricht, near
                       Livrei is locatedconcubine praemuniet ossi-         apparatus bellis incredibiliter divinus suf-    bikes, racing bicycles and more: we rent to      per person), you’ll soon be on your way exploring
                       the Vrijthof square. The historic building and
                       fragi, ut matrimonii vocificat cathedras,           fragarit saetosus oratori. Quinquennalis        individuals from our location in Valkenburg                    hill country and/or Maastricht, incl.
                                                                                                                                                                            the LimburgMeer informatie & reserveringen:
                       semper fiducia suis fortiter to a optimus
                       the modern interior contributeiocaricosy and        ossifragi adquireret Octavius. Utilitas rures   (industrial zone behind Valkenburg railway       recommended route map/tips and a picnic basket
                       informal atmosphere where guests will quickly
                       saetosus matrimonii, etiam quinquen-                senesceret lascivius quadrupei.Oratori          station), and we can provide services for        filled with delicious drinks and Delifrance sandwi-
                                                                                                                                                                                         VVV Maastricht
                       nalis oratori Groups may choose their
                       feel at home. praemuniet quadrupei. main            vix fortiter miscere optimus verecundus         groups and events from your company or           ches. Our ‘Green bicycles’ are perfect for South
                                                                                                                                                                                         T +31(0)43 350 62 62
                       Pessimus adfabilis rures vocificat and this
                       course on the evening of their event, tremulus      umbraculi. Medusa imputat concubine.            hotel site or any other location. Our service,                 the added electrical boost allows
                                                                                                                                                                            Limburg, as you
                       also applies to vegetarians. The set meal is pri-
                       cathedras.                                                                                          reliability and quality are well known; just     to cycle through the hills for an entire day, explo-
                       ced at €27.50 per person or €39.50 per per-         Naam                                            ask any of our clients such as Krasreizen,       ring the region and keeping fit at the same time.
                       son including all accompanying drinks. Groups
                       Kop                                                 Adres                                           Limburg South Police Unit, Pinkpop, Sabic,
                       Quadrupei spinosus adquireret in a separate
                       of up to 60 people may be seated aegre ver-         Telefon                                         Passe Partout and many others. Armed with        Cycle Center / Vespa4Rent
                       area. It is also possible to book the entire res-
                       ecundus rures.Umbraculi conubium santet             Fax                                             route maps and, if desired, with a profes-       De Valkenberg 8b
                       taurant. Full restaurant bookings accommodate
                       lascivius zothecas. Parsimonia matrimonii           E-mail                                          sional guide, you will head for any of the       6301 PM Valkenburg aan de Geul
                       corrumperet adfabilis catelli, also possible
                       up to 110 guests. Lunches are semper plane          Website                                         many attractive locations dotting the sur-       T +31 (0)43 601 53 38
                       on request. If you have special dietary or other
                       quinquennalis ossifragi imputat saetosus                                                            rounding hill country on the two-wheeler of
                       requirements, please just let us know.                                                              your choice. Various attractive combination
                                                                                                                           packages can also be booked, e.g. the ‘hill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            VALKENBURG LB
                       More info? Go to                                                                      country Picnic package’ with a two-wheeler                                             WWW.FIETSHUUR.NL
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Fun Valley
Indoor and outdoor family fun and activities

Looking for a perfect INDOOR &                  your event is always a success regard-
OUTDOOR location, offering fun for a            less of the season or weather conditions.
group/company excursion, a family or kids’      Admission to our park and all the facilities
party, or school trip? For a sporting, adven-   is included in your group activity, so you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo: Annemiek Mommers
turous, sociable or festive outing, Fun         can enjoy the beach, midget golf, pedal
Valley near Maastricht is the place to be.      boats, canoeing etc.
                                                                                                  Valkenburg Agogo                                     Reflector trip through the underground                  Haunted Hike
Adventure                                       Beach & Play                                      The Chairlift brings you up the hill in a comfort.   caves of St. Pieter                                     Unique in Europe: near Maastricht, in beautiful
For groups (up to 800 people), we offer a       NEW NEW is the indoor playground with             Four runs on the toboggan (pull­lift uphill).        This is an active programme in which your group         Valkenburg, lies the only haunted cave in
range of sociable and sporting activities       giant family slide, freefall, playing sites,      Afterwards down on the chairlift and into the        is divided up into various smaller teams, which         Europe. During this humorous and exciting
including the popular pedal train, paintball,   arts & crafts sites, toddler site, kids’ disco,   cave to play one session of Laser tag.               then each go their own way into the pitch­black         hike, lasting over an hour, it will take real effort
quad rides, archery and a challenging rope      trampolines, bouncy castles and much                                                                   tunnels of the hill. The only resources available       not to collapse with laughter. Your rather stran­
course. New in 2011! - a 100 m long cable       more …                                            DURATION   1.5 hours                                 are flashlights, reflectors and a healthy dose of       ge guide leads you into an exciting adventure,
slide and a challenging climbing wall. We                                                         PRICE  € 14.50 p.p. with a minimum of 6 people       common sense. On the way, you’ll have to carry          during which you and your colleagues really get
also offer various teambuilding activities.     Phone & Book T +31 (0)43 409 36 71                DETAILS In case of rain the toboggan can be clo­     out a variety of tasks. At the end of the trip, the     to know each other: the ultimate in teambuil­
There’s something for everyone - over-                                                            sed, instead you play 2 sessions of Laser Tag.       teams are met by an experienced cave guide, who         ding. Information VVV Maastricht.
night survival activities and/or partying in    Fun Valley                                                                                             treats you to a local beverage and takes you on a
Maastricht? Of course, we also provide          Oosterweg 5 / 6245 LC Eijsden                                                                          brief tour of the underground tunnel network.           DURATION  1 hours and 15 minutes
your group with food and drinks on beau-        T +31 (0)43 409 44 41                                                                                                                                          PRICE€ 18.50 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people
tiful terraces overlooking the water. Our                                                                             DURATION   approx. 2 hours                              DETAILS From 14 years.
new indoor café/restaurant and inclement                                                                             PRICE  € 18.50 p.p. (incl. local beverage) with a
weather facilities for groups ensure that                                                                         minimum of 20 people. Evening surcharge avai­
                                                                                                                                                       lable upon request.

Discovery Center
Excitement, action and                          Discovering makes people hungry…
hands­on experience!                            Fortunately, our Brasserie Bits ’n Bites has
Looking for an original and active group        all the ingredients in-house for a delicious
outing? Then let yourself be drawn into         start, intermezzo or completion of your visit.
the world of science and technology at the      Coffee with vlaai (sweet flan) and a delici-
Discovery Center Continium! Challenge           ous lunch or dinner buffet are some of the        Mud Splatter Package                                 The Labyrinth drielandenpunt                            Segway Tour Maastricht
robots to battle, experience how people         options.                                          Ride a quad bike through the beautiful and           The Labyrinth at Drielandenpunt (the spot where         Experience the newest hype from America: the
used to work in the mines, and go shop-                                                           unique rolling marlstone hills of Limburg.           Holland, Belgium and Germany meet) offers you:          Segway! This special transport vehicle, with its
ping Sint store
Fort in the Pieterof the future.                For more information and reservations:            You will start in Bemelen, five kilometres east      Welcome with coffee and apple strudel at Taverne        environmentally­friendly electrical motor, takes
Luikerweg 80                                    T +31 (0)45 567 60 50                             of Maastricht. An instructor will thoroughly         De Grenssteen in the ambience of the Holland gin        you to the most interesting sites of the city. Expe­
6212 NH Maastricht
Technology and Teamwork                                                                           coach you in safety and technique before             distillery or the Customs depot (located next to        rience the unique feeling of gliding soundlessly
The Continium offers a range of special
T +31 (0)43 321 71 33                           Discovery Center Continium                        accompanying you on your trip. Almost three          the Labyrinth at the highest spot in the Nether­        through the city on a board with two wheels,
options for groups. As a group, you can         Museumplein 2 – Kerkrade                          quarters of the route runs over unpaved roads.       lands); Walk to the centre of the labyrinth with        after just a half hour of training.
get down to work using technology in one                                  The enjoyment of the forests and rolling hills       two assignments: compass assignment and riddle,
of our workshops. Join the ‘Amazing Bam-                                                          of the beautiful South Limburg landscape com­        and find and open the safe; Puzzle compass hike         DURATION 2­2.5 hours (30 min. of training included)
boo’ workshop, where teamwork is critical,                                                        bines with the excitement, sport, and adven­         with three assignments on the way: shooting             PRICE Budget Tour € 45.50 p.p. (2.5 hours!)
and discover the exciting and interactive                                                         ture of the quad trip to create a one­of­a­kind      with air pressure, fun track with Segway and            Segway Tour € 50.50
Zones and Theatres at the Continium.                                                              experience.                                          building a tower. Followed by prize ceremony            DETAILS Driving licence is necessary and mini­
We’ll also be happy to put together a                                                                                                                                                                          mum age 18 years. Segway Tour: minimum of
tailor-made programme with and for you.                                                           DURATION   3.5 hours                                 DURATION   3 to 3.5 hours                               6 people. Budget Tour: minimum of 12 people.
                                                                                                  PRICE € 55.00 p.p. with a minimum of 10 people       PRICE € 24.50 p.p. with a minimum 0f 20 people
                                                                                                  DETAILS incl. farmer’s lunch and reception with      DETAILS Ideal in combination with our delicious
                                                                                                  coffee and vlaai (sweet flan) €70 pp.                buffet (lunch), BBQ or extra special buffet (dinner).
                                                                                                                                               The Poorthuis                The Poorthuis is located at the
                                                                                                                                               (gatehouse)                  entrance to the Kasteel Vaeshartelt

                                   Maastricht, Te Gek Man!                                                                                     at Kasteel
                                                                                                                                                                            country estate, just outside
                                                                                                                                                                            Maastricht and surrounded by
                                                                                                                                                                            a 10-hectare English-style park,
                                                                                                                                                                            complete with various ponds and
                                   A sampling of our surprising programme:        axe-tossing and fire-breathing (!), and                      Weert 9                      trees that are hundreds of years old.
                                                                                  will be asked questions on the landmarks                     6222 PG Maastricht           The history of the Poorthuis dates
                                   St. Pietersberg Team Challenge                 you’ve seen. Perfect for any kind of group!                  T +31 (0)43 369 02 00        back to 1868 when the private drive
                                   A super-exciting programme against the                                                                      F +31 (0)43 362 6060         leading up to Kasteel Vaeshartelt
                                   beautiful decor of the St. Pietersberg in      Modern Maastricht                                            was expanded with the addition of a      La Dolce Vespa          La Dolce Vespa in Maastricht ena-
                                   Maastricht The teams undergo various           This full-day programme starts with a                         charming gatehouse. The Poorthuis                                bles you to rent an authentic and ori-
                                   physical as well as mental challenges,         Segway tour; driving this self-balancing                                                  was transformed into a beautiful, cosy                           ginal Italian Bella Vespa scooter and
                                   involving challenging and surprising tasks     vehicle is a truly unique experience! The                                                 and functional group facility accom-     Postwagenstraat 8       explore the Tuscany-like region of
                                   demanding agility and thinking ability. This   tour will be followed by a delicious lunch                                                modating up to 20 guests. Please         (Brusselseweg)          Limburg. Our special complimentary
                                   team challenge can be successfully met         in a trendy atmosphere.                                                                   call for additional information.         6219 NP Maastricht      Vespa route map makes it possible
                                   only if the team possesses the necessary                                                                                                                                          T +31 (0)43 609 07 05   for you to easily put together your
                                   qualities of team spirit, humour, energy       Armed with a GPS PDA, you will then set                                                                                            F +31 (0)43 354 17 13   own Vespa tour - for just the two of
                                   and efficiency. So which team will be the      off on a walking treasure-hunt tour through                                                                                  you or perhaps together with family,
                                   first to reach the top of the St.              the city. You will be rewarded for your efforts                                                                               friends or colleagues - for an unfor-
                                   Pietersberg hill?                              with a tasty dinner in one of Maastricht’s                                                                                                                 gettable day trip on one of our more
                                                                                  stylish restaurants. Both packages can                                                                                                                     than 120 Tutti Bella Lifestyle Vespas!
                                   Bicycle mix                                    also be booked individually.
                                   Riding a giant scooter or chopper bike
                                   and armed with a map of the city, you will     For further information,
                                   go off in search of several very special       visit
                                   locations in the city. During the trip, you    or call: +31 (0)475 57 90 80
                                   will be assigned unusual tasks such as

                                                                          La Bonbonnière                Would you like a taste of Maastricht                                                                         De Kadans               The Kadans is 3D: Dining, Drinking
                                                                                                        history? La Bonbonnière offers you                                                                                                   and Dancing on three floors in a
                                                                                                        the possibility of organizing your                                                                                                   national heritage building in the
                                                                          Achter de Comedie 1           wedding, party, meetings, congres-                                                                           Dining, Drinking,       centre of Maastricht
                                                                          6211 GZ Maastricht            ses and other events in one of the                                                                           Dancing!
                                                                          T +31 (0)43 350 09 35         most characteristic buildings of                                                                                                     In this trendy but cosy brasserie,
                                                                          F +31 (0)43 325 90 77         Maastricht. This venue, which used                                                                          you are welcome 7 days a week
                                                                           to be a city theatre, takes you back                                                                                                 for drinks, lunch or dinner.
                                                                            in the 18th century. For over 200
                                                                                                        years La Bonbonnière has been                                                                                                        We can serve you a trip around
Amrâth                  Fine food and hotel service at                                                  the social and cultural center for     Kajak and                    A fun excursion, with everything taken                           the world with dishes from the South
Grand Hotel de          its very best !                                                                 the people of Maastricht. We can       Rafting                      care of, on the beautiful border sec-                            American, Asian or Mediterranean
                                                                                                        facilitate groups from 10 to 1000                                   tion of the Meuse River where no                                 cuisines.
l’Empereur ****                                                                                                                                Tour Limburg
                        A Grand Hotel built in authentic                                                persons.                                                            motorboats are allowed.
                        Jugendstil and dating from 1902;                                                                                                                                                                                     Our Old Fashioned House Club and
Stationsstraat 2        various meeting rooms and halls                                                                                        Broekmolenweg 16             Unspoilt areas of natural beauty.                                K-burger as well as our daily specials
6221 BP Maastricht      available, including a majestic ball-                                                                                  3690 Zutendaal, België       Rough water rapids.                                              are also very popular.
T +31 (0)43 321 38 38   room. Our Chef de Cuisine Paul                                                                                         T +32 (0)89 614 424/         Herds of Scottish Galloway cattle
F +31 (0)43 321 68 19   Boeijen would be delighted to treat                                                                                    +31 (0)6 513 351 02          and Konik horses living in the wild.
                        you to a range of culinary surprises...                                                                            Beavers, nesting areas for water
                        Enjoy our unique hospitality and top                                                                                   information VVV Maastricht   birds, swans etc.
                        quality during a short or long stay in
                        one of our comfortable hotel rooms                                                                                                                  Authentic USA army rafts for 8 to 12
                        or during a lunch, brunch, dinner or                                                                                                                people. Unsinkable 1, 2 and 3-person
                        meeting at the “Grande Dame.”                                                                                                                       kayaks

                                                                                                                                  Incl. lifejackets and watertight
                                                                                                                                              containers. Excursion routes of 8,
                                                                                                                                                                            10, 12 and 14 km.
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tasting:                    Tips:
activities and
                            1. Restaurant Crawl package:
                               all your taste buds will be
                               working overtime!

                            2. Made in Maastricht tour: trip

                               full of traditions introducing
                               various Maastricht specialties.

                            3. Wine Workshop: learn how
                               to make wine yourself in the
                               southernmost region of the

                            4. Historic steam-powered beer
                               brewery: visit this industrial
                               monument, where beer was
                               already being brewed in 1745.

                            5. Taste it! Discover authentic
                               regional products and the
                               passion and skill of those
                               who make them.

                        Gastronomy & hospitality                             every budget, making it even more attractive to      through their passion and talent for honest
                        Culinary traditions are deeply rooted in             put Maastricht on your menu a bit more often!        food. Make your own wine, bake your own vlaai
                        Maastricht, as attested by the no less than five     The Restaurant Crawl package was put together        (sweet flan) and find out why that delicious
                        restaurants sporting a total of six Michelin stars   especially for groups: all your taste buds will be   sauce of yours always ends up curdling at home.
                        in front. But the local residents are also more      made to work overtime during a culinary excur­       Of course, afterwards, you can enjoy the fruits
                        than happy to indulge their taste buds in a small    sion through the historic city centre!               of your labours. And as these workshops always
                        but cosy wine restaurant or with a tasty snack in                                                         take place at beautiful locations, you’re guaran­
                        one of the many local brown cafés (pubs).            Discover your own culinary talents                   teed an unforgettable experience!
                        The variety and quality of the food and drinks       Test your own gastronomic abilities, and
                        available play a central role in the Gastronomic     meet a winegrower, traditional baker or top
                        Capital. The focus is on the quality of the ingre­   chef. During a workshop arranged by the VVV
                        dients, freshness and origin. The countless          Maastricht Groups Department, you’ll stand
                        restaurants offer hospitality and quality for        next to professionals who earn their daily bread

                            Anne-Marie van der Vleteren
                            Executive secretary:
   Treat your               ‘Of course, it’s possible to organise a networking gathering over drinks any-
   taste buds in            where. But I wanted something special for a change. So I telephoned the Groups
   Maastricht!              Department at VVV Maastricht; they always have great tips! This time, they
                            suggested I organise a small wine tasting session for the event. Their choice of
                            location, in particular, was perfect; I discovered another great spot! The initial
                            contacts and reservations were taken care of, after which I took over the on-site
                            organisation, as I like to do the last checks myself. But it’s really easy to work
                            quickly and efficiently with these Maastricht specialists!’
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Experience the ‘Brand
Discover the oldest brewery of the
Netherlands at one of the most beautiful
locations in the South Limburg hill country,
and taste the beer Limburg is so proud of!
You will be personally welcomed over a cup
of coffee and a slice of Limburg vlaai (sweet
flan). After an introductory film, you’ll take
part in a guided tour of the museum and
brewery and learn everything about the
brewing process. The guided tour ends in
the bottling section, where ­ in the famous         Culinary Themed Workshops                            Vlaai Baking Workshop                                Walking and picnic package                            Restaurant Crawl                                       guide, you will hear important and fun facts
‘Kelderke’ (beer cellar) ­ you will be able         Put on a chef ’s hat and explore your creative       Workshops in how to bake vlaai (sweet flan) are      You are first welcomed with hot coffee and sweet      From a culinary point of view, there’s plenty to       about the city and the establishments you are
to discover what the special Brand beers            talents in one of the many kitchens spread around    offered at various historical locations. After       flan (vlaai) to the Buitengoed Slavante country       do in Maastricht. You can find any kind of cuisine     visiting. Because the choice of restaurants is so
taste like.                                         Maastricht. Group­centred cooking activities         your welcome of delicious coffee and vlaai, the      house, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of          you like, whether you’re in the mood for French,       broad, the list of places to visit is worked out
                                                    are lots of fun and are becoming increasingly        baker will teach you the tricks of the trade.        this lovely villa and the beautiful views it provi­   Mediterranean or Asian flavours, or the typical        mutually, and each package is tailor­made for
DURATION   2 hours                                  popular. Under the supervision of expert and                                                              des over the Meuse Valley. You then leave with        tastes of Limburg. With this in mind, the Maas­        groups of five or more.
PRICE €13,40 per person including coffee            enthusiastic chefs, you can take part in various     DURATION    2.5 hours                                a knapsack filled with delicious snacks for an        tricht Tourist Board has put together a fabulous
with vlaai (sweet flan), Brand tasting in ‘t        workshops devoted to specific themes, including      PRICE   € 27.95 p.p. with a minimum of 8 people      ample picnic to explore a challenging route (11 km)   walking tour for groups, in which you can chal­        DURATION    minimum of 3.5 hours
Kelderke and Brand gift.                            antipasti (starters), amuse bouches, bonbons,                                                             and discover the beauty of the surrounding            lenge all your taste buds in the course of one         PRICE  starting at € 37.50 p.p. excluding drinks
                                                    tapas, French cuisine, Italian cuisine etc.                                                               area. Upon returning to the house, you can sit        afternoon or evening. As you stroll through the        and guide
More information:                                                                                                                                             back and relax while enjoying a round of drinks.      historic city centre, you will get to know all the     DETAILS Can be combined with a bicycle trip in the
VVV Maastricht Groups Department                    DURATION   1.5 hours for amuse bouches, 2 hours                                                                                                                 different facets of the region’s Gastronomic           surrounding area with tastings at various special
T +31 (0)43 350 62 62 or                            for bonbon workshop, 2 hours for dessert workshop                                                         DURATION 4 hours                                      Capital. This delicious trip is particularly           locations, such as mushrooms in the caves, wine                      PRICE € 29.00 p.p. for amuse bouches; € 35.00                                                             PRICE€ 18.75 p.p. with a minimum of 2 people          enjoyable because each restaurant has its own          at the vineyards, and fresh cheese on the farm.
                                                    p.p. for bonbon workshop, € 27.50 p.p. for dessert                                                        DETAILS Max. 50 people. Not available on              surprising ambiance. Definitely a trip to remem­
                                                    workshop.                                                                                                 Sundays.                                              ber! You can book the Restaurant Crawl package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with or without a Tourist Board guide. With a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The ‘Thirst’ of Maastricht

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               During the ‘Thirst’, stories and anecdotes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               are told about the thirst of Maastricht’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               inhabitants from the Middle Ages until the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               present: about the thirst for water, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               even into the 20th century could be polluted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and cause deadly diseases such as cholera,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               but of course primarily about the thirst for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               beer and wine. The focus is on the many bre­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               weries, the first inns and many cafés in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               city. The leading role is played by the visi­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tors of these drinking houses in Maastricht,
Workshop Winemaking in Limburg                      Italy, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South        Cookery workshops                                    Holland Casino Welcome package                        Made in Maastricht tour                                    and of course the oldest café in Maastricht is
Where else in our country can you better learn      Africa and the United States.                        The culinary city of Maastricht offers any           You are first welcomed with a glass of spark­         Come and enjoy the best that Maastricht has to             also not forgotten. A complete tailor­made
making wine than in Limburg, the Frenchest          Location: Kasteel Meerssenhoven,                     number of cookery workshops where you                ling cava. After the rules of play are explained,     offer. This excursion introducing you to some of           programme, with a visit to the oldest wine
part of Holland?                                    Meerssenhoven 200, 6222 PD Maastricht                can improve your skills in a sociable setting.       an exciting mini­tournament follows. Then,            Maastricht’s special delights, traditions and beau­        bar and the historic steam­powered beer
                                                                                                         Whether you want to learn about three­course         delicious appetisers are served, and everyone is      tiful historic spots is a true voyage of discovery!        brewery, completes this experience.
After your arrival, one of our wine makers will     Tour plus explanation; wine making plus wine         French meals, international cuisine, gourmet         given € 10.00 to play with!                           You will be introduced to a noble lady from the
give you a brief guided tour of the vineyard at     tasting.                                             cooking, or adventurous cooking at incredible                                                              medieval era of Maastricht. During your walk,              DURATION    minimum of 2 hours
Castle Meerssenhoven. After that we will let                                                             locations, you can find it all. Along with prepa­    DURATION  1.5 hours                                   the experienced VVV guide relates stories about            PRICE   from € 12.95 p.p. from 10 participants
you, properly attired for the occasion, have some   DURATION 4 hours                                     ring an amazing dish, you will learn the finer       PRICE € 29.95 p.p. with a minimum of 8 people         the history of Maastricht, flavoured with humour
hands­on experience with important elements         PRICE€ 89.25 p.p. with a minimum of 5 people         points of cookery and enjoy matching wines.                                                                and the joyful carefree spirit of the province. Your       More information:
in the process of wine making.                      DETAILS Min. 5 people.                                                                                    Holland Casino Deluxe package                         taste buds will not be forgotten during the excur­         VVV Maastricht Groups Department
                                                                                                         DURATION 4 hours                                     The Welcome package with the addition of a            sion: you will be treated to a selection of typical        T +31 (0)43 350 62 62 or
A few weeks later you will receive the result of                                                         PRICEfrom € 50.00                                    delicious three­course dinner and coffee or tea       Maastricht specialties. Let us surprise you!     
all your hard labour: a few bottles of wine with                                                         DETAILS There is a minimum fee.                      Everyone is given € 10.00 to play with!
a label made specifically for the occasion.                                                                                                                                                                         DURATION   3.5 hours
Independent of weather or season you will get to                                                                                                              DURATION  3.5 hours                                   PRICE € 56.50 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people
know the basic principles of making wine from                                                                                                                 PRICE € 59.95 p.p. with a minimum of 8 people         DETAILS incl. extensive selection of local snacks,
grapes coming from countries as France, Spain,                                                                                                                                                                      coffee, sweet flan (vlaai) and a souvenir.
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                                   TreaT is the most colourful event organising agency in South Limburg!

                                   Our activities can be divided into 5 themes:    Some examples of unique TreaT programmes
                                   party, city games, creative, outdoor and        for a morning, afternoon or an entire day:
                                   excitement. Each programme has its own          - Flikken Maastricht (Maastricht Cops)
                                   characteristic ambience.                            File: solve a high-profile murder case
                                                                                       in the centre of Maastricht.
                                   We offer something special for everyone.        - Maastricht Treaty: superlative enjoy-
                                   Would you prefer the excitement of the city         ment and a treat for all you senses.                      Hoeve Nekum Vineyard                                  Thiessen Wijnkoopers sedert 1740 B.V.                Brouwerij de keyzer: Visit to the beer
                                   or the beautiful Limburg hill country? Do       - CSI Maastricht: Murder on the Meuse;                        In the picturesque valley of the Jeker, just outsi­   Taste the 260­year history of wine trading in the    brewery de keyzer and tasting
                                   you want to amble around quietly during             meet underworld figures and test your                     de the city of Maastricht, lies the Hoeve Nekum       hartof Maastricht. The cellars and the vineyard      Visit the steam­driven beer brewery De Keyzer.
                                   a culinary programme or do you want to              investigative and analytical abilities.                   Vineyard. The monumental farmhouse, built             can be visited by groups of up to 35 people by       A guide of the brewery will inform you. This
                                   run around and be really active during a        - Wie is de Mol? (Who is the mole?):                          around a large inner court, dates back to around      appointment.                                         former beer brewery is an important industria­
                                   competitive team-building activity?                 a unique programme full of intrigue                       1600. Guided tours for groups with expert                                                                  larcheological monument. The brewery is still
                                                                                       and surprises – just like on TV.                          expla nations, including a visit of the vineyards,    DURATION    2 hours                                  almost completely intact. Visit to malthouse
                                   If you would like your day to be a bit                                                                        the wine cellars and wine tasting in the tasting      PRICE   € 19.95 p.p. with a minimum of 12 people     included. Sample 2 beers in the brewery after­
                                   different from the regular programme,           TreaT                                                         room. Three glasses of wine and a snack are                                                                wards.
                                   no problem! We would be glad to discuss         St. Maartenslaan 26                                           included.
                                   your specific wishes and ideas with you.        6221 AX Maastricht                                                                                                                                                       DURATION    2 hours
                                                                                   T +31 (0)43 356 17 18                                         DURATION  1.5 hours                                                                                        PRICE   € 10.00 p.p. with a minimum of 9 people
                                   Please feel free to contact us for a                                                    PRICE € 9.00 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people
                                   proposal, free of any obligation.                                                      DETAILS Maximum of 60 people per group,
                                                                                                                                                 adults only.

                                                                          pub eatery                   Minckelers pub eatery is located in
                                                                          Minckelers                   a historical building over 400 years
                                                                                                       old alongside the old Market Square.
                                                                                                       Come and enjoy a cup of hot coffee
                                                                          ‘Maastricht as               with a piece of Limburg sweet flan
                                                                          Maastricht was meant         (vlaai) on our outdoor terrace, or try
                                                                          to be.’                      one of the many daily specials. And
                                                                          Whether you choose           of course you can also relax over a
                                                                          wine or beer, fish or meat   delicious (vurrukkulluk) Brand beer at
                                                                          at Minckelers you            the bar. For a pub eatery, the range of
Country House           Standing proud on the slopes of the               taste the real spirit of     dishes on the menu is very extensive
‘Buitengoed             St. Pietersberg hill, enjoying a mag-             Maastricht.                  and varied! We have over 20 years
                        nificent view of the Meuse Valley, the                                         of experience with serving groups,
Slavante’                                                                                              for example with: lunches, snacks,
                        country house ‘Buitengoed Slavante’               Markt 35                                                               Enjoy the tastes of the region                        Apostelhoeve vineyard                                Taste it!
                        – dating from 1846 – is now a Grand               6211 CK Maastricht           3-course menus, coffee with vlaai,        Tasting session with regional Limburg specialties.    On the Louwberg, in the beautiful valley of the      A generous portion of enjoyment, authentic taste and
Slavante 1              Café where group lunches, dinners                 T +31 (0)43 321 65 38        or only a single main course. We          Discover the pure taste sensations of regional        Jeker on the south side of the city of Maastricht,   quality is an integral part of the Limburg cuisine, and
6212 NB Maastricht      and banquets etc. can be held in an               F +31 (0)43 325 98 89        can accommodate groups of up to           delicacies, all of which are top­quality products     lies the monumental 15th century farm                this authentic taste can be found at the passionate
T +31 (0)43 321 00 15   authentic atmosphere. It is also the                70 people.                                made with local ingredients. You’ll come across       Apostelhoeve. Guided tours for groups with           growers, farmers and craftsmen making these qua­
F +31 (0)43 325 99 71   starting point for guided tours of the                                                       some very special taste sensations, including         expert explanations, including a visit to the        lity regional products. This is particularly true of the        caves carved into the marlstone of the                                                                                   cave­ripened cheese, brawn (head cheese), vine­       vineyards, the wine cellars and wine tasting in      organic regional products, in which case a healthy         St. Pietersberg hill. We also offer com-                                                                                 gars, oils, beers, wines, and conserves.              the tasting room. Included are: three glasses of     dose of love and especially patience goes into produ­
                        plete packages including a boat trip, a                                                                                  Depending upon your budget and taste, a spe­          wine and ham on rye sandwiches.                      cing the highest­quality ingredients for the best and
                        tour of the caves, as well as a hike with                                                                                cial package can be prepared for you.                                                                      most delicious local dishes. Meet these individuals
                        pick nick on the Mount Sint Peter. The                                                                                                                                         DURATION  1.5 hours                                  who are responsible for the authentic regional taste,
                        location can also be reserved for the                                                                                    DURATION   starting at 30 minutes                     PRICE € 12.50 p.p. with a minimum of 14 people       discover their unique enterprises, philosophy and
                        exclusive use of a group for the eve-                                                                                    PRICE starting at € 14.00 p.p. with a minimum         DETAILS Maximum 150 people per group, adults         passion, and enjoy the lovely and full taste of their
                        ning. Ask for our brochure for groups.                                                                                   of 10 people                                          only. Minimum age 18 years.                          products – during a tour of the beautiful Limburg hill
                        We look forward to welcoming you                                                                                                                                                                                                    country, of course with an environmentally­friendly
                        to this romantic venue.                                                                                                                                                                                                             form of transport such as a bicycle or Eco­Solex.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DURATION min. 2 hours, depending upon route and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mode of transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PRIjS from € 38.00 p.p.
                                                                                                                                                44   : Children and young people                       / activities and packages                                                                                45

Children and young
people: activities
and packages                                                                                                                                         Follow the footsteps around the fortress...
                                                                                                                                                     An exciting and educational treasure hunt that
                                                                                                                                                     takes children past the fortifications of Maas­
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Expedition Fort St Pieter
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Are you looking for a great adventure? Take
                                                                                                                                                                                                           all your friends along on this exploratory mis­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Faraway lose-your-way hunt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 An exciting excursion intended for children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 from the ages of 8 through 12. This hunt leads
                                                                                                                                                     tricht. This excursion has been specially designed    sion! The recipe for a successful adventure is        small groups of 5 to 10 children through the
                                                                                                                                                     for children aged 10 to 14. In groups of 10 to 15     as easy as pie with the following ingredients:        endless dark tunnels of the casemates, a centu­
                                                                                                                                                     and accompanied by a guide, the children will         a centuries­old fortress, a treasure chest, and       ries­old defensive system of tunnels. Using so­

                                                                                                                                                     follow in the footsteps of a mediaeval spy.           tasks requiring smart thinking, courage, con­         called ‘multi­cards’, the children must find their
                                                                                                                                                     Making use of information sheets, a map and a         centration and quick action. Use your detective’s     own way and, while doing so, carry out several
                                                                                                                                                     compass, they will search for the secret behind       instinct and find the treasure! This programme        assignments with which points can be earned.
                                                                                                                                                     the western fortifications of the city.               was designed by children aged 8 to 12 and is per­     Bombs provide bonus points...
                                                                                                                                                                                                           fect for that age group. It is supervised by
                                                                                                            1. Expedition to Fort St. Pieter:        DURATION  1.5 hours                                   a VVV guide.                                          DURATION  1.5 hours
                                                                                                               use your instincts during an          PRICE€ 5.25 p.p. with a minimum of 15 people                                                                PRICE € 6.25 p.p. with a minimum of 25 people
                                                                                                                                                     DETAILS 15 children per guide.                        DURATION  2 hours                                     DETAILS Starting point Minister Goeman
                                                                                                               exciting adventure in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                           PRICE € 10.75 p.p. with a minimum of                  Borgesiusplantsoen. Finishing point Waldeck
                                                                                                               centuries-old fort.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           15 people                                             Bastion.

                                                                                                            2. Castle Hoensbroek: knights
                                                                                                               and maidens capture the
                                                                                                               imagination in this beautiful

                                                                                                            3. Mosasaurus hunt: exciting
                                                                                                               hunt focusing on the question:
                                                                                                               “Who knows where Bèr is?”

                                                                                                            4. Rocca climbing centre: rugged
                                                                                                               climbing adventure brings you
                                                                                                               to dizzying heights.

                                                                                                            5. Continium Kerkrade: fun and
                                                                                                               educational for everyone who          Mosasaurus Treasure Hunt                              Discovery Center Continium                            Kids cave tour
                                                                                                               enjoys science and technology!        Would you like a very different kind of birthday      Familyday, bachelor party, an outing with friends     For the youngest guests (4 up to and including
                                                                                                                                                     celebration? How about an exciting treasure hunt      or a staff party? Discovery Center Continium in       7 years), there is a crawl­through­sneak­throu­
                                                                                                                                                     through the Zonneberg caves? VVV Maastricht           Kerkrade is fun and educational for young and         gh trip in the North Caves, along an exciting
                                                                                                                                                     organizes Mosasaurus Treasure Hunts especially        old! We offer several nice options for a successful   route with stories about dinosaurs, cutting out
Young people in action!                                Attractions and en places of interest                                                         for children aged 6 to 12. The hunt lasts an hour     day out that is all about science and technology.     marl blocks, making sparks with flint, walking
If you think Maastricht is fun only for adults,        Of course, you can also simply visit one of the                                               and a half, and you have to try and find the right    Travel trough time in our Time Warp Theater,          a bit in the dark and a colouring picture for
then think again? Maastricht and its surroun­          many attractions and places of interest that                                                  route yourselves. Inside the big box, you will find   discover the Explore Zone or get technical toge­      dessert. Children can bring their own torches.
dings have more than enough to offer children          South Limburg is so rich in. There’s more than                                                tasks that may give you clues! But, of course, you    ther with one of our workshops! The culinary          The trip lasts an hour and is available for
and young people. Underground Maastricht               enough for every age group! For the little ones, a                                            need to get the tasks right…. You can also com­       arrangements of the Continium make your               groups numbering a maximum of 15 children.
with its caves and Fort St. Pieter are a rich source   visit to the Fort Willem playground or a dressing                                             bine this Treasure Hunt with a boat trip on the       group outing complete.
of stimulation for the imagination of any child,       up party in Castle Hoensbroek fills the bill. The                                             river Meuse, or you could finish off with chips at                                                          DURATION  1 hour
and their energy can be used to the full during        technical minds of the future should definitely                                               the Slavante country house.                           PRICE € 8.25 p.p. with a minimum op 15 people         PRICE € 4.25 p.p.
the many active alternatives available. Of course,     swing into action at the Continium in Kerkrade,                                                                                                     Extra activities not included in the price.           DETAILS Children should wear warm clothes and
creativity is also very much in the picture in         and the more adventurous can enjoy themselves                                                 DURATION   1.5 hours                                                                                        sturdy shoes which may become dirty. Free par­
Maastricht, ranging from activities for birthday       climbing, canoeing, rafting, mountain biking,                                                 PRICE € 7.75 p.p. with a minimum of 12 people                                                               king and a child­friendly café/restaurant.
parties or creative holiday weeks to a variety of      skiing, snowboarding and much more …                                                          DETAILS Max. 15 children. At least two supervi­
make­it­yourself and theatre workshops.                                                                                                              sing adults must accompany each group.
                                                Stayokay Maastricht                                                                                                      Restaurant ‘t Kläöske
                                                Hosting your group excursion or meeting right alongside the Meuse!                                                       Culinary level at the most beautiful place of Maastricht

                                              Organising a fun group activity?                    Ideal for groups
                                              Why not choose a fantastic location with            - special group packages
                                              opportunities for spectacular activities?               watersports packages starting
                                              Stayokay Maastricht is the ideal location               at € 22,- pp including barbecue                                    Plankstraat 20
                                              for a few drinks, a barbecue, a meeting, a          - overnight stays starting at € 24,- p.p.p.n.                          (corner Onze Lieve Vrouwe-square)
Kasteel Hoensbroek                            party, and a variety of sporting activities
                                                       Naam                                           including breakfast
                                                                                                                 Naam                                                    6211 GA Maastricht
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full service                                                                                                                            VVV Maastricht
                                                                                                                                        Kleine Staat 1
                                                                                                                                        6211 ed Maastricht

                                                                                                                                        Bookings and
                                                                                                                                        information for groups
                                                                                                                                        VVV Maastricht Groups
                                                                                                                                        Monday to Saturday
                                                                                                                                        from 9 am to 5 pm
                                                                                                                                        T +31 (0)43 350 62 62
                                                                                                                                        F +31 (0)43 350 62 70
                                                                                                                                      Charter an American School Bus                       Charter a tram or trolleybus                            Touringcar rental
                                                                                                                                            Charter your own American school bus for a           Against the backdrop of the picturesque and             Zuiden Touringcars has modern coaches
                                                                                                                                                                              programme in Maastricht and the surrounding          historic centre of Maastricht, you can often see the    available for rentals, transfers, day trips and
                                                                                                                                        Other information and                 area, such as:                                       colourful “city tram” making its rounds and intro­      multi­day excursions.
                                                                                                                                        requesting brochures                                                                       ducing its passengers to the old city. The “Roeje
                                                                                                                                        T +31 (0)43 325 21 21                 •   Exclusive City Tour Maastricht                   Sinjeur”, and the solar eco­tram are all suitable for   Jacobs Touringcars uses the most modern
                                                                                                                                        F +31 (0)43 321 37 46                 •   a tour including a visit to the winery Hoeve     transporting large as well as smaller groups.           coaches available, driven by friendly and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Nekum                                                                                                    experienced chauffeurs. Their team is your
                                                                                                                                        COLOPHON                              •   an excursion to the region around Voeren,        Charter the ‘Trolley’                                   best guarantee for reliable, safe and comfortable
                                                                                                                                        Maastricht for groups 2011,               just over the border in Belgium                  If you’re looking for a rather special and original     transport.
                                                                                                                                        containing ideas and tips for         •   a tour including a visit to the caves of Kanne   vehicle, then you may very well want to charter
                                                                                                                                        groups, is published by the               and a beer tasting session                       the Trolley. The Trolley operates in Belgium and
                                                                                                                                        Maastricht Tourist Office                                                                  the Netherlands and would certainly make a
                                                                                                                                        (VVV Maastricht).                     Stiphout Tours & Trips also arranges tours           wonderful addition to your family party, wed­
Talent for organisation                                alternative for your incentive event, congress or                                                                      of Maastricht in combination with a boat trip        ding, company excursion etc. You can charter
VVV Maastricht is a full­service organisational        personnel party: via the roads, via water or any                                 Design                                on the Meuse or a visit to the caves of Sint         the Trolley on an exclusive basis for your own
agency. On request, we design, organise and faci­      other possible form of transport. Rest assured                                   Zuiderlicht, Maastricht               Pietersberg Hill.                                    group and fit it seamlessly into your afternoon/
litate a wide variety of events – turn­key, profes­    that your guests will be picked up and brought                                                                                                                              day programme.
sional, or creative – and we do so with knowledge      wherever, however and whenever you wish.                                         Photography
of and a passion for Maastricht. The end result:                                                                                        Hugo Thomassen, Jonathan
you can focus on your guests! You can contact us       Overnight accommodation                                                          Vos, Philip Driessen, Paul
with regard to various suppliers, site inspections,    There is a wealth of opportunities available for a                               Mellaart, Zuiderlicht,                                                                                                                                 Rates for (city) guides
permit applications, participant registration,         hospitable welcome in one of the de luxe, trendy,                                Harry Heuts, Kim Zwarts,                                                                                                                               and accompaniment
confirmations, planning scripts, coordination &        small, big, family­run or business­oriented                                      Annemiek Mommers,
implementation, follow­up and much more.               hotels, which each emphasise the quality of                                      Fotopersbureau Image, Luc                                                                                                                              November through March
                                                       Maastricht in its own way. VVV Maastricht will                                   Hommes, Studiopress, Pascal                                                                                                                            € 75.00 per guide with a maximum of 20
Professional assistance and supervision                make sure you find what you’re looking for!                                      Moors, Linssen Grafische                                                                                                                               people; every additional hour
Every event, no matter how small or big, ultimately                                                                                     Producties VVV Maastricht,                                                                                                                             € 50.00 per guide.
depends upon professional and friendly assistan­       VVV Maastricht Groups Department                                                 advertisers, participants VVV
ce. Regardless of whether it involves providing        Full service in advice, reservations and                                         and many others.                                                                                                                                       Surcharges
temporary personnel for a stand, presenting a          tailor-made solutions                                                                                                                                                                                                                   After 6 p.m. € 15.00 per hour per guide. Both
location or the city of Maastricht to potential        T +31 (0)43 350 62 62                                                            Printing                                                                                                                                               days of Christmas € 25.00 per hour per guide.
clients, finding a host or hostess to welcome your     E                                                 Drukkerij Moderna,
business relations or employees, or the total coor­                                                         Paal­Beringen                                                                                                                                          Accompaniment
dination of your event or multi­day stay, our staff                                                                                                                           Bike- and scooterRental                              Charter a boat                                              Our hostesses are experienced professionals
will help you in a friendly and efficient fashion!                                                                                      Publication date                      - Rijwielshop ‘Aon de Stasie’                        - Rederij Stiphout                                          who will ensure that your programme is
                                                                      North Sea
                                                                                                                                        January 2011                             Stationsplein 26, Maastricht                        Rederij Stiphout has a fleet of five luxury pas­          carried out perfectly. They can accompany
Online participant registration                                                                                                                                               - Courtens Bike Sports                                 senger ships which are available for chartering.          your guests or service your stands.
Are there a variety of activities or programmes in­                               Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                        Responsibility                           Calvariestraat 16, Maastricht                       Available packages include a Lunch Cruise,
cluded in your event? Then why not ask your guests      UNITED
                                                        KINGDOM                              THE NETHERLANDS
                                                                                                                                        This guide has been compiled          - Cycle Center Tweewielerverhuur                       Aperitif Cruise, Afternoon Tea Cruise, Dinner             For more information about facilities:
to make a selection beforehand. Online participant                                           Rotterdam
                                                                                                                    GERMANY             with the greatest possible               De Valkenberg 8b, Valkenburg a/d Geul               Cruise, and Moonlight Party on the River.                 VVV Maastricht Groups Department
registration makes this easy and is not only effi­       London
                                                                                                                    Airport             care. However the prices given        - Orangebike Maastricht                              - Pallieter                                                 T +31 (0)43 350 62 62 or
cient for you as an organisation, but also provides                                  Antwerp
                                                                                                                                        are subject to change. The               St. Jacobstraat 4B, Maastricht                      The firm Pallieter also offers boat trips, depar­
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you with updated results at any given moment!                                     Brussels                          Aachen              Maastricht Tourist Office             - Rocca Bicycle rentals                                ting from the historic inner harbour, ‘t Bassin.
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Transport                                                            FRANCE                                                             omissions.                            - La Dolce Solex two-wheeler rentals                   The ‘Corporaal’ shipping company provides
Transport is an indispensable part of many                                                                                                                                       Postwagenstraat 8, Maastricht                       boat trips for groups all year round.
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events, and it makes life much easier if this                                                                                                                                 - Bella Vespa - La Dolce Vespa verhuur               - Sonrisa
aspect is taken care of efficiently and effectively.                                     3 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                 Postwagenstraat 8, Maastricht                       Salon boat Sonrisa is the perfect option for
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overview activities and packages

WELCOME                                                           3     Name arrangement                     Price p.p. from € Time (hrs) Page
                                                                        Theatre walk                         17.50            1.5         29
VARIED CHARMS                                                     4     Venetian Masks workshop              75.00            2.5         29
                                                                        The shopping route of Maastricht     19.75            2           29
                                                                        Historical bicycle tour              17.50            1.5         31
LOOKING                                                           6     D’Artagnan Adventure                 16.95            2.5         31
                                                                        Maastricht GPS Cache Quest           22.25            2           31
                                                                        The 'Tjoen van Toen'                 98.00            4           31
Name arrangement                    Price p.p. from € Time (hrs) Page   Paintball package                    49.75            7           31
Mestreech, Sjoen stad               39.95            5           9      Valkenburg Agogo                     14.50            1.5         35
Maastricht HIP                      13.95            3           9      Reflector trip caves of St. Pieter   18.50            2           35
St. Pietersberg grottoes            5.25             1           9      Haunted Hike                         18.50            1.25        35
Sint Pietersberg package            25.95            4           9      Mud Splatter Package                 55.00            3.5         35
Historic boat trip ’t Bassin        12.75            2           9      The Labyrint drielandenpunt          24.50            3.5         35
Historical City walk                5.00             1.5         11     Segway Tour Maastricht               45.50            2.5         35
Céramique walk                      5.00             1.5         11
Follow in the footsteps of…         17.50            1           11
Fortress walk                       5.00             1.5         11     TASTING                                                          38
Fort Sint Pieter                    5.25             1.25        11
NAiM / Bureau Europa                3.00                         14
Funerary culture                    4.25             1           14     Name arrangement                     Price p.p. from € Time (hrs) Page
The vault                           6.00             1           14     Experience the ‘Brand Feeling’       13.40            2           40
South Limburg Steam Train Company   10.00                        14     Culinary Themed Workshops            27.50            2           40
Boat trips Meuse river              7.50             1           15     Vlaai Baking workshop                27.95            2.5         40

                                                                                                                                                 Labyrint Drielandenpunt
Boat trips Meuse river + grottoes   12.75            3           15     Workshop Winemaking                  89.25            4           40
Historical Printing Museum          2.50             1           15     Cookery workshops                    50.00            4           40
Bonnefantenmuseum                   6.00                         15     Walking and picnic package           18.75            4           41
Treasure chamber St. Servatius      3.80             1.5         15     Restaurant Crawl                     37.50            3.5         41

                                                                                                                                                 & Taverne De Grenssteen
Coal mine Valkenburg                6.50             1.25        19     Holland Casino Welcome               29.95            1.5         41
Museum of Natural History           4.50                         19     Holland Casino Deluxe                59.95            3.5         41
Maastricht’s underground culture    7.95             1.5         19     Made in Maastricht tour              56.50            3.5         41
Kazematten and air­raid shelter     8.50             1.5         19     The ‘Thirst’ of Maastricht           12.95            2           41
GaiaPark Kerkrade Zoo               13.50            4           19     Hoeve Nekum Vineyard                 9.00             1.5         43
Gouvernement on the meuse                            1.5         19     Thiessen Wijnkoopers                 19.95            2           43
                                                                        Beer brewery de Keyzer               10.00            2           43     The Drielandenpunt labyrinth (place            Puzzle compass trip                              comes to food, Tavern De Grenssteen offers a
                                                                        Enjoy the tastes of the region       14.00            0.5         43     where Holland, Germany and Belgium             Individual teams search for the right path       wide range of options within the unique ambien-
DOING                                                           20      Apostelhoeve vineyard                12.50            1.5         43     meet) and Taverne De Grenssteen can            with the help of a compass, questions and        ce of the gin distillery and/or the customs depot.
                                                                        Taste it!                            38.00            2           43     organise a wide range of activities for        puzzles. Before starting the game, you enjoy     You can choose from various buffets, barbe-
                                                                                                                                                 your group, company or club. Groups            coffee and a piece of Limburg flan. While        cues, or Southern-style feasts.
Name arrangement                    Price p.p. from € Time (hrs) Page                                                                            of between 20 and 250 persons can              searching for the route, three assignments
Time for some goose bumps…          17.50            1           23     CHILDREN + YOUNG PEOPLE 44                                               enjoy any of the following activities:         are available for you to select from: com-       Special offer
Maastricht – pure enjoyment!        58.50            6           23                                                                                                                             petitive track with Segway, fun track with       Welcome with coffee (2 cups) and “vlaai”
Longbow and crossbow workshop       25.50            2           23                                                                              - A find-your-way trip with assignments        longbow archery or one of the other shooting     (sweet fruit flan); find-your-way trip with
Celtic Torchlight trip              22.50            3           23     Name arrangement                     Price p.p. from € Time (hrs) Page     through the labyrinth, you need to watch     disciplines, banging balls into the World        Drielanden bitters as a reward; shooting
Thermae Sunrise                     89.00                        23     Follow the footsteps                 5.25             1.5         45       out for the spontaneously gushing water      Cup, giant game of darts, building a tower       competition with three elements of your choice;
Workshop fire­breathing             41.50            2.5         23     Expedition Fort St. Pieter           10.75            2           45       walls! €5,00 pp                              etc. Routes are partly or completely fitted      This programme lasts 3 to 3.5 hours and is
Geneet vaan Mestreech               18.95            3           24     Faraway lose­your­way hunt           6.25             1.5         45     - And right in the middle, the reward in the   with GPS option € 24,50 pp                       offered for € 24,50 pp for groups of at least
Road to salvation                   49.00            3           24     Mosasaurus Treasure Hunt             7.75             1.5         45       form of Drielanden bitters € 2,- pp                                                           20 persons (above-mentioned prices are
Marl workshop                       35.00            2           24     Discovery Center Continium           8.25                         45     - Clay pigeon shooting using safe laser        Labyrint Drielandenpunt Sterrenslag              group prices).
Falcon Experience                   65.00            2           24     Kids cave tour                       4.25             1           45       guns € 9,50 pp                               For groups of at least 50 persons. This is
Operation Fort St. Pieter           17.50            2.5         24                                                                              - Crossbow and longbow archery € 9,50 pp       an active programme lasting all afternoon,       For more information and for reservations:
Musketeer Excursion                 59.50            3           24                                                                              - New options are air-powered shooting         whereby various teams compete with each          Labyrint Drielandenpunt Vaals
Who Knows Maastricht?               19.75            2.5         25     FACILITIES                                                      48         using professional Anschutz weapons and      other in eight different elements, such as:      Viergrenzenweg 97 Vaals
Creative Gablestone Tour            30.00            3           25                                                                                blowpipe shooting € 9,50 pp                  giant ball game, fun track, labyrinth with       T +31 (0)43 306 52 00
GPS tour Mestreechs Sjoenste        25.00            3           25                                                                              - A complete shooting competition in four      assignments, smuggling game...After one          F +31 (0)43 306 59 45
The Pater Vinck Mystery             27.95            5           25                                                                                shooting disciplines of your choice: extra   or more of these activities, you will not need
La Dolce Solex en France            74.50            4           25                                                                                good value at € 17,50 pp                     to go home on an empty stomach. When it
Raft­bicycle excursion              12.00            3           29
Kajak and rafting tour              120.00 per raft  2.5         29
Trace of XTC                        29.50            3           29
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