Hotel Derlon is a design hotel in Maastricht situated in the centre of this beautiful southern city and is close to ‘Het Statenkwartier’ area. This lively neighbourhood is named after early rulers of the city, though nowadays you’ll find all kinds of people living here ranging from students, elderly people and young families. You’ll find there is always lots to do. You could go to the cinema, the central station is very close by, you’ll find plenty of traces of the true Burgundian lifestyle and there are lots of things to see for those who appreciate museums and other sights. A short guide of this fun neighbourhood and what to do when visiting Maastricht.
Sights in Maastricht
Walking through the city, specifically through Het Statenkwartier, you’ll pass historical properties, warehouses and monasteries. There’s lots of room for art and culture in this area, like most of the areas in Maastricht. You could go to the big commercial Pathé Cinema, but it’s more fun to visit Filmhouse Lumière to see the newest films within the Arthouse and Documentary genre. Paying a visit to Lumiere will be appreciated by movie lovers, the more because it’s also a nice place to have a drink on their terrace. Marres, Huis voor Hedendaagse Cultuur (House of Modern Contemporary Art) provides in exhibitions, emphasizing sensory development. They collaborate with young artists varying from cooks, to musicians and scientists resulting in very distinct expositions.
Shopping and restaurants in Maastricht
Maastricht is the perfect place to go when shopping. Starting at Het Statenkwartier you’ll find many shops when passing through De Boschstraat, walking through De Grote Gracht en De Brusselsestraat. These streets end in the city centre of Maastricht where the more mainstream fashion stores are situated. When walking through Het Statenkwartier in the direction of the city centre, you’ll pass plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or settle down for a well-deserved drink. At Mandallin they serve authentic Turkish food, while Spanish tapas can best be eaten at La Tranca. This tiny place is always buzzing with life and makes you feel like having dinner in a tiny Spanish town. Moving on to more international cuisine, Japanese Sushi is served at Sashimi on De Helmstraat. Off course you have to experience the typical Maastricht vibe. Travel down the vaulted cellars of Le Bon Vivant. Passion for food and drinks, very much known to the people of Maastricht, comes together in surprising food and wine combinations and true southern hospitality. The perfect ending to a weekend in Maastricht.