The capital of the Province of Limburg is full of history and sights worth seeing and belongs to the oldest cities of the Netherlands. At a depth of 4 to 5 metres under the pavement of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe square there are still the remains of Roman Maastricht. The Romans had discovered Maastricht rather early and when you spend the night you are therefore on historic grounds.

The Burgundy capital of the Netherlands has its own pace, it breathes relaxation: the atmosphere of yesteryear. Bouteaque hotel is located at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe square and this magnificent square is the most convincing proof thereof. German, English, French, Dutch and the Maastricht dialect; you are surrounded by a diversity of languages. Maastricht is therefore at a stone’s throw from the Francophone part of Belgium; Germany is also very nearby. A weekend trip all of a sudden becomes a bit international.

Back on the square, a bit of dull mumbling throughout the day, the roof of leaves on the square that filters sounds and saves the sun light and so with the special Onze Lieve Vrouwe basilisk at a very pleasant short distance. Imagine a run-of-the-mill day in spring. Just mumble “Avé” when you pass the basilisk, a sensible custom in Maastricht or Mestreech (Mestraygg) like an inhabitant lovingly names his city. The good listener hears well known violin sounds, which citizen of Maastricht would that be… a beautiful old city on the river Meuse with wonderful squares and streets and you are the radiant centre point in the Bouteaque hotel.

Visit the Bonnefanten museum new style or amaze yourself because of the special architecture in city quarter Ceramique, the pleasurable Wijck or the historic inner city. Thanks to the extensive walking and cycling areas in the nearby hinterland, Maastricht is a popular city for a weekend break. The Hills land, the river Voer areas and Haspengouw, full of leafy trees and so nearby.

The Shopping aficionados will have a ball in the shopping streets and centres to finally settle down in a chair of one of the numerous bars and restaurants. This offering is of an exceptional level in the Netherlands, Michelin stars gleam in high numbers. The client focus of the meek people of Limburg remains a major plus…