Cheapest car hire in Maastricht

  • Mini
    Citroen C1
    4 |
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    3 |
    From € 23.36
  • Economy
    Peugeot 208
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 24.51
  • Compact
    Peugeot 308
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 30.77
  • Estate
    Kia Ceed Estate
    5 |
    5 |
    5 |
    From € 44.92
  • Standard
    Opel Insignia
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 51.17

*daily rates in Maastricht based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Useful things to know about Maastricht

  • Maastricht was built on either side of the Meuse River.
  • Maastricht is part of a network called the Most Ancient European Towns.
  • Maastricht is situated in the south of Limburg.
  • Many believe that Maastricht is the oldest city in Holland.
  • The A79 and A2 motorway go through Maastricht.

Maastricht Mini Guide

An Introduction to Maastricht
Maastricht is the capital of the Netherlands province of Limburg and it lies in the south east of Holland. Maastricht is close to the Dutch and German borders making it a good place to rent a car if you are planning to do some inter-continental driving.  One of the most vibrant cities in the Netherlands it has a medieval yet beautiful atmosphere. Renowned for its cobbled streets, fashion boutiques and excellent cuisine, Maastricht has a lot to offer all visitors.

Maastricht streets

What is its Story?
Maastricht had always been ruled by foreigners until the end of World War I. 'The Casemates of Maastricht'  is a famous attraction which many find interesting. You can experience the tunnels that were used for approach by its enemies in the past.

Travelling There
Maastricht does have a very small airport, however is only served by a limited number of airlines. With few carriers and routes serving Maastricht Airport, the nearest major airport is Amsterdam. Approximately 3 hours away from Maastricht by road, a rental car is a convenient way to access the city.  Public transport is available with train and bus connections operating to and from Maastricht.

Attractions in the City
Maastricht is a medieval city and therefore is packed with many museums, one of them favoured by tourists is the 'Natural History Museum Maastricht'. An intriguing collection of history that display fossils from St Pietersberg Caves, skeletons of dinosaurs, and many more areas mainly dedicated to geology and paleontology.  If you are visiting Maastricht for the first time, the museum is a must and somewhere to experience historical highlights of the city and the Netherlands.

Things to See and Do in the Surrounding Area
Just 10 miles east, Valkenburg is a medieval attraction that has always been a hot spot for tourists; a place where people go to visit historic mines and caves and view the wonderful landscapes. While in Valkenburg, your visit could also lead you to the popular family theme park 'Valkenier'. A hire car would definitely be beneficial to explore attractions beyond the city.

Maastricht Valkenburg Mines

What to See and Do in the City
A visit to St Pietersberg Caves can include a beautiful cruise and tour of the caves. This trip is enjoyed by many tourists who are also entertained with tales about their history and enjoy experiencing the caves and their atmosphere.

Shops and Markets
Maastricht brings many tourists and residents to its town for its luxury shopping within its beautiful surroundings, ranging from fashion boutiques and big branded shops to its famous local markets stalls selling fish, farm produce and local delicacies.

Dining Out
Maastricht is famous for its numerous cafes and restaurants, some of the popular dishes include marinated rabbit, baked goats cheese, and robust meat stews. Popular Dutch or Belgian beers such as Amstel or Heineken are a great accompaniment to the traditional cuisine.

Maastricht marinated Rabbit

Celebrations and Special Events
The Maastricht Carnival takes place in February every year where massive crowds come together to watch an exceptional parade of decorated floats. It is one of the biggest celebrations, always entertaining for the crowds and creating an amazing atmosphere.  If you are planning a visit to Maastricht in February, it is worth checking the dates for the carnival so you can enjoy the festivities. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty and there will be events in the city to celebrate the landmark EU treaty.

Maastricht Carnival

Latest Update from Maastricht:

07/06/12 - From the 5th to the 8th of August those of you who love a good story will be in for a treat with the Vertelfestival when hundreds of storytellers with tales for all ages will be in different locations across the city plying their trade. The evenings continue the theme with illuminated 'sets' and indoor storytelling competitions. See for more details.

13/06/13 - If you're in Maastricht from the 4th to the 18th August, you'll find that many of the city's top restaurants will be offering a superb three course meal for only 25 euros. It's a great excuse to eat fab food at small prices.

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Maastricht is like its own special region within Holland, as it is located in the very southern tip of the country near the border with Belgium. From Maastricht it is very easy to drive to Germany with car hire in Maastricht, and Maastricht Airport is known as Aachen Airport.

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