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Valkenburg: Cave Experience MergelRijk Entry Ticket

1. Valkenburg: Cave Experience MergelRijk Entry Ticket

Check out MergelRijk, one of the best attractions in Valkenburg. Discover everything about caves and marl: from their origin 65 million years ago to the latest in 3D cave paintings in 2022. There are a lot of beautiful things to see and do at MergelRijk for all ages. See impressive sand and marlstone sculptures and make your own souvenir from a real marlstone. Children will discover the cave via a fun-filled treasure hunt. Your entry ticket includes all activities and a multilingual info guide. Don't forget to bring your camera or phone; you'll want to capture the 3D Cave Paintings.

Hoensbroek: Entry Ticket to Hoensbroek Castle

2. Hoensbroek: Entry Ticket to Hoensbroek Castle

Witness adventures from a distant past come to life on a visit to the Hoensbroek Castle with these entry tickets. Follow the route in the brochure or go on a castle treasure hunt. Discover more than 40 beautifully decorated rooms in this grand museum castle. Walk through the fairytale-like passageways and over 40 splendid chambers of the castle. Take a self-guided route described in the tour booklet, available at the box office. Read fun facts about the building and get more information from the signs in the castle rooms. You can also explore the castle with the Discover the Castle Tour. Discover the 10 most special places using a map – from the secret room to the little privy. Kids can collect 10 different stamps during their investigation. In the ballroom, admire the glorious 18th-century halls with ceiling paintings, chandeliers, and gold-plated images of Countess van Hoensbroek. Climb up the 60-meter-high fortified medieval watchtower. Enter the dungeon where the lights go out slowly while the door locks behind you.

Maastricht: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

3. Maastricht: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

Escape from 15th-century Maastricht during this exhilarating Escape Tour. Get to know Libertus van Bommel and help him find the secret exit of Maastricht. In the 15th century, the church and the monastery ruled over Maastricht. The prior of the Kruisheren monastery, Libertus van Bommel, therefore had many responsibilities. But unfortunately, Van Bommel made quite a mess of his tasks. So he had to get out of the city as soon as possible, without someone noticing him. Will he make it? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Basilica of Saint Servatius, marvel at beautifel sites and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Maastricht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

4. Maastricht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Maastricht along the way. Make your way through the city by downloading the game app that will lead you around with specific directions. Take part in a unique adventure, full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this crime case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as Basilica of Our Lady, Vrijthof, and Saint Jan`s Church. Use your detective skills to unravel the mystery with your companions and discover the city in a unique way. Explore at your own pace and find the culprit. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Maastricht: City Exploration Smartphone Guide

5. Maastricht: City Exploration Smartphone Guide

Explore the historic city centre of Maastricht while discovering some fun facts about the world famous violin player André Rieu. Walk through the hidden streets and spot lively squares and secret corners. Enjoy a nice local beer halfway through the trail to help power you to solve the rest of the riddles. Solve 11 fun location-based riddles to discover unusual and charming little spots, unlock curious local stories and get recommendations for independent cafes, and shops. This playful walk across Maastricht sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and little(!) – details around you. Whether you know Maastricht already or have just started exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

Maastricht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

6. Maastricht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

Gather your closest friends for a fascinating adventure through the city of Maastricht. Play a fun game on your phone and explore the local landmarks and some secret locations along the way. Challenge yourself to interactive tasks and unlock clues to keep the game going. Download the game app and head over to the Vrijthof. Explore the area and buy a snack or two before pressing play to start your journey. Allow the app to lead you around the area, coming across iconic sites such as the Helpoort Vesting Museum and Jerkerkwartier Street. Finish the game all at once or take your time to wander around the city, pausing the app and restarting it whenever you feel like it. Stay engaged throughout your experience by solving puzzles that will unlock your next destinations.

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What people are saying about Maastricht

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 17 reviews

I knew about the Mergelrijk mostly because of the sand sculptures, but I was pleasantly surprised to experience their new attraction - the 3D paintings. It's super fun, not only for kids but also for adults! They are so well done, that you won't believe your eyes when you see the pics afterwards. Of course the sand sculptures were also interesting to see, especially the Nightwatch. What I didn't enjoy was the section with the dinosaurs, but I guess kids love it. Luckily, it's not very big, so you can go quickly through it and have fun in the other sections. I will absolutely recommend visiting the Mergelrijk if you happen to be in the neighbourhoud.

Delicious beer tasting at The Beer Loft. We were received super friendly and after some explanation went to tap our first beer ourselves. This was followed by a beer tasting in which all kinds of surprising beers were presented. Tasty snacks were also served. The location is a must visit, there are more than 50 taps and thousands of beer cans on the wall. Very atmospheric!

Super fun experience! Trying to strike the perfect pose so that you can see the result later on your phone! Very well done 3D paintings! You feel like a kid again! The sandstone sculptures were also very interesting! There's also a workshop room where you can make your own souvenir from sandstone and take it home. It's not easy to work with the stone but it's so fun!

The game was really fun and it certainly took us to some corners (beautiful little streets that are not in the front row) that we definitely wouldn't have gone to.

Was fun for the whole family. 1.5 hrs cave experience.