Maastricht originally developed from a Roman settlement to a medieval religious centre. Today, the city is a thriving cultural and regional hub. It became well known through the Maastricht Treaty and as the birthplace of the euro. The city is extremely internationally oriented, and is home to many international institutes, a teaching hospital, and a university.
There are a variety of elegant and exclusive attractions and venues of interest from caves to beautiful châteaus. The many squares, bars, restaurants, café terraces, the gastronomic atmosphere, and hospitality also make Maastricht a delightful place to visit.
Maastricht is a city of linguistic diversity, partly as a result of its location at the crossroads of multiple language areas and its international student population. Spoken languages include Dutch, French, German and English.
There are a host of local activities available including city bus tours, exploring the outdoors, culinary dine arounds, shopping and much more, click here for further details.
There are eight international airports surrounding Maastricht (up to one hour drive), amongst them there are two main conference hubs, Brussels Zaventem and Düsseldorf Airport. Maastricht
can provide shuttle services from the airports to the city both logistically and financially. The city is easily accessible by car from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany via the A2 and A79 highway. There’s also a well-connected public transport system (train station in the middle of the city center and a train station at two minutes walking distance from the venue MECC Maastricht).