Maastricht is well known for its rich gastronomy. The city and surrounding area features many restaurants of which quite a few carry Michelin stars.
Every year, in the last week of August, Maastricht hosts the Preuvenemint on the Vrijthof square. The Preuvenemint is the largest gastronomic festival in The Netherlands. Over thirty booths function as restaurants and visitors get the chance to taste all sorts of products, both local and exotic, and enjoy a variety of live music. The event has over 100,000 visitors each year and its proceeds go to charity.
Maastricht has a compact city centre. Almost all hot spots are within walking distance. Experience the good life of Maastricht strolling the streets for a day of shopping in one of the many boutiques or relax on one of the local terraces or cafes with a cup of coffee or a locally brewed beer. Maastricht has the highest density of cafés in Holland, so you are sure to find something to your liking.