Shopping Route through Maastricht
Maastricht is a popular destination when it comes to shopping. Just two hours away from Amsterdam, the southern-eastern most Dutch city is famed for its Quarters that offers a shopping spree haven for a variety of tastes and styles. Whether its exclusive high end shops or independent labels, to regional homemade delicacies and book collections, there’s always something to offer. We’ll navigate you on a Shopping Route through the quarters of Maastricht.
- Route name: Shopping Route through Maastricht
- Duration: 1 day
- Best on foot
- Highlights: Stokstraat, Wolfstraat, Chocolate Company Maastricht, Jekerkwartier, and Dominican Bookstore.
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Shopping route through Maastricht
Start your shopping route in the beautiful street of Stokstraat, where you can enjoy the modern displays of high fashion labels embedded in century old buildings, such as Kiki Niesten and Stylesuite Femme. Just two blocks down from Stokstraat is Wolfstraat, where you’ll find a similar vibe in the stores, but one such place that should grab your attention is Blanche Dael. The hundred-year-old coffee specialty store comes fully stocked with ground coffee and beans, loose leaf tea blends and freshly roasted nuts, a great addition for presents.
If you need an energy boost, head on over to the Chocolate Company Maastricht on Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, for chocolate lovers it is a true paradise. Grab a coffee, chocolate cake, truffles, bon bons, chocolate pops, or high tea. You can’t go wrong with over 75 different flavors of chocolate. If you don’t have a sweet-tooth, then we recommend Van Buuren , just around the corner from the Chocolate Company. They’ve got everything from steamed mussels, spareribs, noodle dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads, and to top that off, a nice and cosy atmosphere. Sit outside if you want to people watch during your lunch break.
From here, continue onto Jekerkwartier and stop at Adriaan de Smaakmaker, a gourmet grocery store that offers a wide variety of homemade products, made here on site! You’ll find artisan mustard, jams, chutneys, salad dressings, mayonnaise that use organic and locally sourced products. The best part is that you can ask to taste some of the products before purchasing.
After taking a quick detour, head to the trendiest street in the center called Heggenstraat. There’s plenty of vintage clothing shops to go around, such as Retro and Chic, Traders Pop, and Muchachas. After your shopping spree, have lunch at Pieke Potloed, a restaurant that serves traditional Limburg cuisine and beers that is quite different from the main Dutch staples. Try your luck with a regional favorite, baked blood sausages with apples and onions on dark bread or the Limgburg’s cheese croquette with salad.
After your tasty Limburg lunch, head back up to the Vrijthof area where you’ll come upon a Gothic Church, the Dominican Bookchurch. The monastery was converted into a bookstore, which houses thousands of books, magazines and music LPs from several different languages including Dutch, English, Spanish, German and Italian. This is a must-visit destination in Maastricht, with architectural features dating back to 1619.
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