Your visit to Maastricht is not complete without a boat trip on the river Maas.
From the boat you will have a totally different view on the city and its surroundings. On a sunny day it is great to sit on the deck. And on a rainy day you can enjoy a drink or snack inside. The view will be fantastic either way.
Shipping company Stiphout is based in the city center of Maastricht. The fleet consists of 5 luxurious and comfortable ships. Some of them are adjusted for wheelchair users (for more info you can contact Stiphout directly). And every ship has a bar and galley.
Choose your trip.
There is a 1 hour trip that can be combined with a visit to Mount Sint Pieter or a tour in the caves. In that case you just hop off during the short stop and return to Maastricht on another boat. The tour passes the city center, the provicial government building and the castle Hoogenweerth up to the Belgium border.
The walk to the caves is an uphill walk. Therefore, sadly, this program is not suitable for disabled people or people who have walking difficulties.
A lovely day out with the family, enjoying all together on the water.
If you have more time to spent, it is worth to make a day trip to the Belgium city of Liège. You will pass the lock of Ternaaien with a height difference of 15 meters. You have a 2,5 hour break to visit the city. On Sundays you can visit the famous flea market on the Batte, just near the landing stage of the ship.
Another tour will take you through the diversified upland scenery, passing through 4 locks, including the former mentioned lock of Ternaaien.
On Sunday mornings you can take a relaxing boat trip with an all-inclusive breakfast buffet for all the family. And on the Sunday afternoon they serve a pancake buffet on the special pancake cruise.
The Saterday night dinner cruise is an echanting dinner cruise on the river Maas with an extensive dinner buffet.
As you can see there is a cruise for everbody!
Experience Maastricht from the water
Please check out the website of the shipping company for further details on the prices, dates and time tables.
6211 HS Maastricht