There is a large variety in shops. Maastricht not only has large department shops, there are also many exclusive and specialised boutiques. During your shopping day, you can easily rest on one of the terraces or in one of the many bars the city has.
There is a large number of shops in the city centre region between the Vrijthof square and the railway station. A day's shopping in Maastricht provides visitors with both an appealing and a very special experience, since the majority of the city's stores are located in historical streets.
The well conserved and excellently maintained small-scale Wyck quarter on the Eastern bank of the Meuse offers a refined shopping culture, with its renowned and long-established stores specialised in art, antiques, design, home furnishings and accessories and fashion, and its delicatessens. Much of the former glory of the quarter has been preserved in its late 19th century "Stationsstraat" and "Wycker Brugstraat", and its 17th-18th century "Rechtstraat" and "Hoogbrugstraat".
The city's Western quarter on the Meuse with the oldest region around the "Stokstraat" district has a particular appeal to visitors. It offers them a large number of convivial (pavement) cafes and restaurants alternating between exclusive and specialised stores, inclusive of famous fashion houses, interior stores with home accessories and furniture, jewellers, antique shops and galleries. This quarter is bordered by the attractive and surprising shopping streets in the Jeker district, such as the "Sint Pieterstraat".
The old centre between "St. Servaasbrug" and the Market accommodates a large number of shopping streets and alleys.
So it is no wonder the city was voted best shopping city of the Netherlands several times.