You'll need about 1-2 days to explore Maastricht, which makes it a great weekend trip from Amsterdam, where I live, or any other city in the Netherlands. (For more information about Amsterdam, click here for mytourist tips, info about my favorite neighborhoods, and budget eats guide!)
Below you'll find a map that you can download for off-line exploration and a guide to a perfect weekend in Maastricht!
Maastricht Train Station
After excavating medieval tombs while determining if it could be renovated, Selexyz hired an architecture firm to help modernize and preserve this beautiful church in 2005. Instead of praying at the altar, you can drink coffee and read books. (How holy!) The selection is more limited for English books, but fantastic for Dutch books.
Regional Food Specials
Compared to many other cities, this meal stood out for its deliciousness, unique/rich flavor combinations, and affordability given the quality. It was about 50 euros for us to have a starter, two glasses of wine, a main course, and home-made chocolate for dessert. Just be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, especially for weekends. The menu rotates.
Regional Food: Vlaai and a beer.
The best cake in Maastricht is quite a contentious battle although I was recommended both Bakkerij Mathieu Hermans and Bisschopsmolen, however you'll often see cafes offering "Koffie & Vlaai" (Coffee and Cake) deals.
From the Caves to the City
For more tips about Maastricht, read this insider's guide to Maastricht written by a Dutchie!