Hotel Van Der Valk Maastricht

Nijverheidsweg 35, Maastricht, Limburg, 6227 AL, The Netherlands
Hotel Van Der Valk Maastricht
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Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by groover101

I am once again reading that Maastricht coffeeshops are now off limits to tourist. Can anyone confirm if this is actually being enforced or is this more grandstanding by the government?

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by ATLC

Let's put this to rights:

- the government parties have agreed that coffeeshops become private clubs, so you will need a pass. Members can only be Dutch citizens.

- a court decision is being awaited about the last part: no tourists. The court decision is expected early next year.

This means that the new rule is not enforced right now. If it will be implemented, then it will come to countless obstacles along the way.
Also, it is a government parties decision. If it is to be a law, then it still has to pass parliament (both Chambers).

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by groover101

Thanks for the reply.

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by ATLC

Mind you, I don't know if it needs to be a law. If not, implementation may be a lot faster. But even then, it will take months.
If you happen to follow this story, keep us updated. We Dutchies can check what is happening in the Dutch texts about it.

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by groover101

I spend a couple weeks each spring in Maastricht and like to follow along on what is happening whether its the no smoking in bars law or the coffeeshop drama. I probably should not say this but if tourists are banned from coffee shops I doubt it would take much effort to locate and make a purchase from someone other than in a shop. At least that is the feeling I get from my visits to Maastricht. That is why this proposed ban seems useless and even counter productive.

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by pieter_jan_v

See my email.

PJ

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by ATLC

hi PJ, is it private?

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by pieter_jan_v

Yes, as groover101 send me an email I replied to.

Sorry, there are limits , haha.



PJ

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by ATLC

Ah, I see. It sounded a bit odd.

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by globetrott

I cannot believe that the EU will allow clubs in NL, that will accept only NL-citizens as members, thats clearly against EU-law !

Re: Maastricht Coffeeshops in the news again

by ATLC

Plenty of private clubs along the borders of NL. Though they usually
'sell' something else... ;-)

Travel Tips for Maastricht

What - No Golden Arches??

by johngayton

It seems that when McDonalds wanted to open a place on the Vrijthof they had intended to erect their trademark golden arches on the building's roof.

Fortunately the local authorities decided otherwise and confined them to discreet signage on the ground floor only. I'm not sure that it was a good idea to let them call themselves a "restaurant" though!

City plan of Maastricht

by Luchonda

Golden tip to enter this fabulous old city in the Netherlands.
Station your car outside - have a good walk - see the bridges and enjoy the old inner city for many hours. Have a good meal (fresh seafood) at a mobile vending store or at a pretty restaurant near the marketplace.
Have a small typical dutch beer and a genever to warm up, a pancake or whatever. But enjoy this historical place All things mentioned as a favorite thing

Finding Your Way Around

by johngayton

Despite its wealth of interesting little side streets which tempt you to wander, rather than go directly from A to B, Maastricht is a very easily navigable city and difficult to get lost in. Most main sights are well-signposted and there's also plenty of street maps scattered around the centre.

If you do find yourself somewhere totally unfamiliar and there are neither signs or maps then, provided you haven't crossed the city's ring road, you'll eventually come to the river from where you can get your bearings.

Maastricht Breweries

by johngayton

At the turn of the 20th century Maastricht had about thirty breweries. Now it has none and only two of the buildings remain: the De Keyzer and the De Ridder, both on the eastern side of the river close to the St Servaas bridge.

Having ceased commercial brewing in 1970 the De Keyzer is now a brewery museum and offers guided tours on Saturdays for individuals and small groups or by arrangement at other times for groups of 10 or over. For details - www.brouwerijbosch.nl

The De Ridder brewery continued brewing until the early 1990's when it was bought by Heineken who promptly closed it down, although they still produce the De Ridder Wieckse Witte (named afer the Wyck area where the brewery is located) at one of their industrial-sized factories.

That's modern commerce for you :(

A Friendly Bar For Your Morning Coffee

by johngayton

If you are heading out for the day from Maastricht, either by bus or train, and have time for a coffee before you travel then look out for this bar which is pretty much opposite the train and bus stations. I dropped in here a couple of times for my traditional breakfast of coffee and cigarettes and found it a really chill locals place.

On my second visit, the day I was leaving for Cologne, my cigarette lighter packed up. I bummed a light from one of the other customers and no sooner had I done so when the proprietor popped out and handed me a box of matches, on the house.

Good coffee and only 1.80 a cup including a biscotti.

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