Reasons To Visit Maastricht
Located in the southeast of the Netherlands, Maastricht has origins going back to Roman times and boasts many charming sites and historical landmarks in its well preserved city center and the surrounding region. There are many excellent museums located in the city like the Bonnefantenmuseum and the Natural History Museum, while other popular attractions in the city include the St. Petersburg Caves across the city. One of the best places to go during the day is one of the two market squares in the center which are also very popular in the evenings with their many bars and cafés.
Arriving In Maastricht
Maastricht Aachen Airport is situated less than 10 km from Maastricht and mostly handles seasonal flights. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Maastricht, you will not be able to make the journey directly. If you're considering a stopover for a few days in the Dutch capital, find some inspiration with the 10 best things to see and do in Amsterdam.
Maastricht Aachen Airport itself is relatively small and is set within a single passenger terminal. Inside the airport you will find only a limited range of amenities and facilities. The airport does have a restaurant on-site as well as a couple of cafés, while there are some essential travel shops available to pick up any last-minute basics.
Getting from the airport into Maastricht once you have landed is possible by bus for those looking to save money, although plenty of taxis are available just outside of the terminal if you would rather get to your destination directly. There are also a few leading car rental agencies at Maastricht airport so you can get a hold of a vehicle right away.
Maastricht Travel Information
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As a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals traveling to the Netherlands can enter the country for up to 90 days on a visa free basis. In the Netherlands you will need to use the euro as legal tender, while the country is three hours behind the UAE so don’t forget to wind back your clocks when you land. Within the city itself it is possible to rely on public transport to get around with plenty of bus and train services available.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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