Maastricht Underground

Maastricht is a very old city. One of the ways to experience its history is by taking a tour underground. There are three types of tours offered: Caves, Casemates, and Fortress. All stand-alone tours are €5,75 for adults and €4,75 for children. Tickets can be bought at the VVV, online or at the starting point of the tours (provided on the website). There is currently a Minicard at the VVV which gives you 10% discount.

Caves:
There are two caves that can be toured: North Cave (Grotten Noord) and Zonneberg Caves (Grotten Zonneberg). Both tours last about 1 hour. These caves were made by mining marlstone, just like the Valkenburg caves. English tours are given in the North Caves (all year round) and in the Zonneberg caves (6 Jul – 25 Aug). You can always join a Dutch tour if you like. 

Casemates:
Maastricht was once a fortress city. This tour explores the underground passageways that connects the different parts of the casemates surrounding the old city. The tour takes about 1 hour and is usually only provided in Dutch. The guides were nice enough to give us a bit of history in English before the tour started though.

Fortress:
Fort Sint Peter dates from the 1700s. The fort was recently restored and the tour takes you through the fort to it’s top, where you get a great view of the city. The tour lasts 1 hour and is usually only provided in Dutch.

Maastricht Underground

English Tour Times

All Tour Times

VVV Maastricht
Kleine Staat 1
6211 ED Maastricht
+31 (0)43-3252121
info@vvvmaastricht.nl

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