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Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route

Maastricht - Valkenburg - Gulpen - Vijlen - Eijsden

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Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route ACTIVATE MAP Stages5 km68 h/stage0.5

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route in Netherlands?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 108EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 154EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 311EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 419EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 162EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 319EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 548EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 710EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 270EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 528EUR eat & more 288EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 829EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,099EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 450EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 267EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 717EUR
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Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route Itinerary

The Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route is a 68km road trip that begins and ends in the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands. It is recommended to take two days to complete this journey and the best time of year to drive is during the spring or summer. The route is well-maintained, featuring mostly curvy and narrow roads, providing an excellent driving experience. Along the way you will pass through Valkenburg and Vijlen, both of which offer plenty of attractions to explore. This is a great road trip for any driver and can be managed on a moderate budget. You are sure to make many memories and have a great experience.
number of days 2 number of days
route length 68 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Maastricht

Distance 68 km Driving time 2.3 h Pace: slow 15.7 kWh Airports LGG , EIN
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Maastricht is a beautiful city located in the south of the Netherlands and a great starting point for a road trip. Enjoy the stunning views of the winding Meuse River and the medieval city walls while you drive along the "Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route". Start your journey at the historical city center, where you can visit the iconic St. Servaas Church and the famous city hall. Then, take a stroll through the cobbled streets of the Markt district, where you can find plenty of restaurants, bars and shops. Don't forget to explore the unique caves of St. Pietersberg, with its rich history and breathtaking views. If you are flying to Maastricht, the closest international airport is Maastricht-Aachen Airport (MST). From the airport, you can rent a car and start your journey. On your way, you can stop by some of the most picturesque towns in the region, such as Valkenburg, Sint-Oedenrode and Roermond. Make sure to explore the beautiful nature reserves of the Hoge Kempen and the Meinweg. Visit the vibrant cities of Eindhoven and Hasselt and explore the rich cultural heritage of the region. Whether you are looking for a relaxing road trip or an adventure, the "Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route" has something for everyone. Enjoy the stunning landscapes and explore the unique sights of the region.

1 Maastricht - Valkenburg

Distance 10 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: slow 2.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome, road-trippers! We invite you to experience the beautiful journey between Maastricht and Valkenburg, two cities located in the Netherlands. This 10 km drive, which takes less than an hour, is a great opportunity to admire the picturesque landscape and historical sites. The journey begins in Maastricht, a city known for its rich history. Here you can visit the St. Servaas Church, the Netherlands' oldest church, or the Bonnefanten Museum, the largest art museum in the country. As you drive to Valkenburg, you can enjoy the scenic road, which passes through the beautiful countryside. Once you reach Valkenburg, take the time to explore the city's many attractions, including the 11th century castle ruins, the Valkenburg Caves, and the Velvet Cave. Along the way, you can also visit the nearby villages of Berg en Terblijt and Margraten, which offer many interesting sights and activities. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. We hope you enjoy your journey!

2 Valkenburg - Gulpen

Distance 11 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: slow 2.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an 11 km journey through the beautiful Dutch countryside! Starting in Valkenburg, you will travel through Margraten before arriving in Gulpen. Along the way, take in the breathtaking scenery and marvel at the picturesque views. Be sure to keep an eye out for narrow sections of the road, as you make your way to Gulpen in less than an hour. Don't forget to visit some of the most interesting places in these locations, such as the historic castle in Valkenburg and the beautiful gardens of Margraten. For more information about attractions, accommodation, restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

3 Gulpen - Vijlen

Distance 7 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: slow 1.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a 7 km road trip from Gulpen to Vijlen and experience the picturesque landscape of the Netherlands. The drive will take you less than an hour and you will find yourself in a narrow road surrounded by breathtaking views. Make sure to keep your eyes open for the beautiful sights that await you along the way. Gulpen is a charming little town with a long history. Make sure to visit the Gulpener Brewery and the Gulpener Museum to get a glimpse of the town's culture and heritage. Vijlen is a small village and is home to the Vijlener Forest, a protected nature reserve. Here, you can take a peaceful walk, marvel at the wildflowers, and take in the stunning views of the forest. Additionally, you can visit the Vijlen Castle and the Vijlen Mill, both of which are worth a visit. So, get ready for a scenic road trip from Gulpen to Vijlen and make sure to enjoy the beauty of the Netherlands along the way. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, you can refer to the Itinerary of this stage.

4 Vijlen - Eijsden

Distance 32 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: slow 7.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a thrilling road trip from Vijlen in the Netherlands to Eijsden, a 32 km journey that will take you fewer than 2 hours. Along the way, you will pass through Noorbeek, a tranquil village with a beautiful old church. As you drive, take in the stunning views of the Dutch countryside, including the winding roads and narrow sections of the route. Keep your eyes peeled for interesting sights and attractions, like the ancient castle of Noorbeek and the picturesque windmill in Eijsden. Don't forget to take a few photos of the stunning scenery along the way! For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the "Itinerary" of this stage. Get ready for an unforgettable journey!

5 Eijsden - Maastricht

Distance 8 km Driving time 0.2 h Pace: slow 1.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Start your journey in Eijsden, Netherlands and take a scenic 8 km drive to Maastricht. On the way, you will pass through some narrow sections of the road, so pay attention to the road. Enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside and its historical sites. Make sure to stop at the Nederweert War Cemetery, where you can find the graves of soldiers who fought in World War II. You can also take a detour to the National Park De Meinweg to experience the natural beauty of the area. Once you reach Maastricht, you can explore the city's many attractions, such as the Maastricht Underground, the historic city center, and the Vrijthof square. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

  Maastricht

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Maastricht is the perfect ending point for the Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route. Located in the south of the Netherlands, this city offers a wide range of attractions and activities to explore. Its historic centre, known as 'Oudstad', is a must-see. Here you can admire the majestic Saint Servatius Bridge, the Town Hall, and the St Janskerk, a church from the 13th century. If you're looking for outdoor activities, you can visit the nearby St Pietersberg, a beautiful nature reserve with caves, and Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt, a stunning estate with gardens, a lake and a pond. Or explore the Heerlickheijd van Maastricht, a 18th century castle with a park, a maze, and a bird sanctuary. Those who are interested in art and culture have plenty of options as well. Maastricht is home to the Bonnefanten Museum, an art museum with works from the 15th century to the present day, and the Centre Céramique, a cultural centre with exhibitions, workshops and performances. To get to Maastricht, you can either drive or take the train. The closest international airport is Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), which is located 15 km from the city centre. So if you're looking for a scenic route with plenty of attractions to explore, the Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route is the perfect choice. And Maastricht, with its beautiful historic centre, is the ideal ending point.

Surroundings of Maastricht Scenic Route at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Netherlands

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 100 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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