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    Reitz: Fries

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    Reitz is a popular place to get a famous Dutch snack: "Patat" (or French Fries).
    The shop is around for more than 100 years, serving you with the best fast food.

    Besides a quick snack, you can have a good meal inside,

    Reitz also sells:
    Soups, Salads, Hot meals including their famous mussels and desserts.
    The shop is fully licensed for beers and alcohol.

    Snack hours:
    Tu-we: 10.30AM - 7PM
    Th: 10.30AM - 9.15PM
    Fr-Sa: 10.30AM - 7PM
    Su: 11AM - 8PM

    Reitz
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    Fa-Meuse: Fantastic food!

    by Jerelis Written Dec 28, 2012

    Our visit to Fa-Meuse was a pleasant one. Let me explain how we chose this restaurant. We arrived just before dinner time at the famous Vrijthof (square). First of all we had a glühwein at the terrace with a nice view at the Christmas market at the Vrijthof, after that we walked our way over the market and then decided to go for a nice diner. This is how we ended up at Fa-Meuse and we were not sorry for that!

    I can be rather frankly: we had an amazing evening. The staff was friendly, was fast and answered all our questions politely. The food was fantastic and the wine was beautiful to go by all the dishes. This restaurant is by far the best restaurant that I've been to so far yet in Maastricht. The quality of the entire dining experience was superb. Niels and I choose something we never saw before, namely a potato stew made in Italian style and I really could not have been more impressed. The meal seemed like a never ending story of food, was wonderful, but almost too huge to finish. Paulien and Marion had the ravioli filed with asparagus and Parma ham and they were also very impressed by the beautiful taste! I highly recommend this restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: Niels and I choose something we never saw before, namely a potato stew made in Italian style and I really could not have been more impressed. The meal seemed like a never ending story of food, was wonderful, but almost too huge to finish.

    Getting started. Dessert. Potato stew made in Italian style. Niels and Marion in Fa-Meuse. Enjoying each others company.
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    Café La Cloche: Beautiful view!

    by Jerelis Written Dec 28, 2012

    For sure this is why we came all the way to Maastricht this winter of 2012. We (Niels, Marion, Paulien and I) wanted to visit the Christmas Market at the Vrijthof and enjoy the vibe of the city during this pleasant time of the year. So we booked a hotel and off we went. We arrived at the Vrijthof at the end of the afternoon, it was already getting dark and we searched for a nice place at a terrace with a view at the market with all the beautiful lights, the Ferris wheel and skating oval. We found it at the terrace of Café La Cloche.

    It is maybe not possible for us to judge the kitchen of Café La Cloche correctly, but we can say this: the staff was good and even though it was very, very busy we were served fast and with a smile. And just keep in mind that we had a great spot facing the winter fair, market and all the lights and we had great fun watching the people go by. For ourselves we order some nice hot glühwein and some bitterballen (deep-fried ragout filled snack coated with bread crumbs) to go with that. The company was great, the conversations were good, the jokes were fun and the drinks and fast food were great. For this scenery we came to Maastricht and at Café La Cloche we got it! What else did we need?

    The four of us enjoying Maastricht. The gl��hwein at La Cloche. The view we had at the Vrijthof. True love ...
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    Hotel La Colombe: Try the Eitje Tijl.

    by Jerelis Written Dec 28, 2012

    This place is great when you are in town and love the pub kind of feeling. To me this place opens reliably in mornings, has good breakfast and lunch, and has brand beers with peanuts in the shell in the evenings. That kind of style. The reason why we ended up here was rather easy to explain … we were shopping in Maastricht and were looking for a nice place for a good lunch. We walked our way up to the Markt (huge central square in the city center) where there a numerous nice places to grab something to eat. It was kind of busy and by luck we found a nice table for four right here and quickly sat down.

    When we ordered our lunch the waitress was so kind to tell us that because of the Christmas rush is was quite busy and would take up to 30 minutes to serve the lunch, job well done to inform us. This was about the only good thing about the staff, because they were not very fast, didn’t clean the tables after the customers were gone and they every now and then let something fall to the floor. There goes the tableware. But anyway, the food was good and that maybe is the most important thing. We were not in a rush and simply enjoyed the view at the Markt and made our plans for the rest of the afternoon. We ordered baguette with brie, baguette with salmon and the special of the house: the Eitje Tijl – a huge fried egg with bacon and cheese, served in the pan itself. Very nice and tasty!

    Favorite Dish: The special of the house: the Eitje Tijl – a huge fried egg with bacon and cheese, served in the pan itself. Very nice and tasty!

    Special of the house: the Eitje Tijl. Marion and Niels at Hotel La Colombe. Enjoying our late lunch.
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    Aux Pays Bas: Very Maastricht!

    by johngayton Updated Dec 13, 2012

    Whenever faced with a row of restaurants such as here on Maastricht's Vrijthof (the main square) what I do is wander the whole length of the row and see what jumps out at me. This time round it was the rather delicious waitress from Aux Pays Bas whose smile and greeting were simply irresistable. The warmly heated terrace too was welcoming and the place had a pleasantly laid-back local buzz and so that was my decision made.

    This turned out to be an excellent choice - the food was good, service swift and friendly and the bill, though slightly in the expensive side, reasonable value for money, especially considering the location.

    Favorite Dish: As usual I went straight to the local specialities page of the menu where I got as far as the "Zuurvlees, runderstoofpotje op grootmoeders wijze (streekgerecht)" which loosely translates as "Sour beef stew in the grandmother's style". This was perfect for a chilly December evening being a meaty casserole bursting with vineous flavour. The accompanying fries were crisp and substantial whilst the zingy dressed salad add a tasty touch of lightness.

    My dining companion opted for the spare ribs, which I had a nibble of too, and these, once again worked with the weather - melt in the mouth slow-cooked pork slathered with a tangy BBQ sauce.

    Then to finish we ordered a brace of Limburg coffees, made with the local Els jenever, which once again acted as a warming foil to the evenings' chill.

    Pics are:
    #1 - My Zuurvlees
    #2 - Spare Ribs
    #3 - Limburg Coffee
    #4 - Frontage The Folowing Day

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    La Bonne Femme: Where The Onion Soup IS French (maybe)!

    by johngayton Written Dec 11, 2012

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    On my previous Maastricht visit, during the summer of 2010, this was always a busy little place especially with its terrace facing towards the river and located in the old city, next to the city park.

    This time round it was mid-winter and with the temperatures below zero, on a sleety lunchtime, the terrace was unoccupied. Inside though this turned out to be a comforting, welcoming, intimate little cafe which as we ate filled with a buzzy local trade.

    Although styled, and named, as a French establishment (La Bonne Femme, i am reliably informed, refers to the Church of Our Lady which is located behind the cafe) this had a Limburgian laid-backness to it and the menu manages to mix French bistro-style fare with local specialities.

    Favorite Dish: Which leads me to the "Onion Soup." This was what we were after for a warming lunch and this was what we got - a generous bowl of slow-cooked onions in a tasty, meaty, herbed broth, overflowing with the melted cheese gratinating the thick crouton submerged within.

    On the menu this is described as "Gegratineerde Franse uiensoep" (Gratinated French Onion Soup) but there is a tradition that the onion soup was invented here in Limburg (which is why almost every restaurant offers it) and that the French merely stole the idea.

    So whether French or not, in the true cosmopolitan spirit of Maastricht, let me just say...whatever it was it was DELISH! And at 15 Euros for two, including a coffee and a beer, made for a substantial and inexpensive warming lunch.

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    Broodjeszaak Jekerdal: Good breakfast or lunch in Maastricht

    by rolphbronkhorst Written Oct 3, 2012

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    At the corner of the Koningin Emmaplein, you will find this local sandwich shop. The owners are very friendly and all sauces, vegetables, meet and bread is fresh. They have a small terras where you can sit in the sun and enjoy the view of the former St. Lambertus church.

    Favorite Dish: Chiabatta saté, it's delicious.
    Chiabatta Fuiver Oriental, home made.
    Chiabatta Thai Chicken, a little spicy.

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    De Twee Heeren: Local tip

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Local restaurant with a good price/Quality ratio.
    On weekdays there are cheap dishes to attract the students.
    There's a lounche and you can dance too in this location.

    Business hours:
    Su-Th: 11AM - 2PM
    Fr & Sa: 11AM - 2PM

    Maastricht: De Twee Heeren
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    Gauchos: Meeting at the Vrijthof in Argentinian style

    by sachara Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Gauchos grill restaurant is nicily situated at the northern edge of the Vrijthof Square and has anattractive pavement café on the Square. The evening for our VT meeting at the 21th august we decided to have our pre VT dinner in this Argentinian grill restaurant.

    It was a perfect location for this meeting. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, not the traditional western cowboy style like some other Gauchos restaurants in this chain. The food was delicious food. From the restaurant we could have a look in the open kitchen.

    Favorite Dish: We had different meals...of course mainly meat like many kind of steaks, the gigantic T-bone steak, spare ribs, spiced chicken, potatoes with sour cream and a salad bar.

    Gauchos terrace at the Vrijthof. Igraine phoning pre-VT meeting 20th August 2005 kitchen of Gauchos Sachara, the photographer herself...
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    Gadjah Mas: Indonesian Restaurant

    by sachara Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Maastricht has a lot of good restaurants. Especially the French kitchen of Maastricht is very known. But if you prefer something else, it is also possible to eat Italian, Greek , Tunisian, Thai, Chinese...

    At saturday evening it´s advisable to make a reservation in most restaurants. We didn´t, so it took us some time to find a table in the Rechtstraat area with lots of restaurants.

    Finally we found a table in Gadjah Mas, an Indonesian restaurant. It was one of the advised restaurants and it was a really good choice.... delicious food and nice atmosphere.

    The restaurant is open from 5 pm till 10 pm.

    Favorite Dish: They serve delicious fish dishes like ikan pepesan (tropical fish in banana leave), ikan kakap merah (tropical fish in marinade of tamarind) or udang bawang putih (fried scampi in garlic and leek sauce).

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    Alsacien Beaumont: Alsacien Beaumont

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This restaurant presents the traditional French Alsacian cuisine.
    The restaurant belongs to the hotel with the same name.
    Service was friendly and very helpful although tempo could've been a little faster. After dinner it took some time to catch the waiter's attention to order coffee.
    The interior is classical and could do with an upgrade.
    The music was hideous! That familiar background piano stuff which doesn't enhance the great food at all.

    The restaurant was full on a Saturday night (November 2002)

    Check the website for an impression of the restaurant and the menu.

    Favorite Dish: During ordering and apéritive, we were brought two amuses.
    The first a trout mousse with red peppers and a curry sauce that I found tasted much like something from a packet. The mousse was lovely.
    The second was an oyster, grilled with a little spinach. Glorious!

    Entrée € 20,50
    - Duck liver, fried, with black pudding and fried apple slices with a cinnamon sauce
    - Duck liver paté, homemade.

    Comment: both entrées were delicious. The duck liver was fried to perfection (warm but almost raw). The blood sausage (black pudding) is made by a nearby butcher. The paté was perfect with a strongly present impression of eau-de-vie.

    Main € 25
    - Alsacian sauerkraut (choucroute) with lobster, eel, fish terrine, salmon and a foamy Riesling sauce. The selection of fish depends on the market.
    - Alsacian sauerkraut (choucroute) with wild pheasant (leg, sausage, filet...) and bacon.

    Huge portions. Unfortunately I do not like eel, unless it is smoked. Very good quality.

    Dessert - € 12,50
    - Pear tart with sorbet made of Gewürztraminer wine

    Coffee with sweets and chocolates.
    The wine menu boasts many Alsacian wines, also half bottles in many price ranges but about €25-30 per bottle on average.

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    The Square: The Square

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Square (previously known as Panaché) is situated on the famous Vrijthof square.
    In winter, the outside terrace is heated and there are blankets as an extra service.

    What makes The Square stand out for me? I suppose just nostalgia as it isn't any different from the many neighbouring café's, bars and restaurants. It's just that I end up here every time I visit Maastricht.

    Of course the huge slice of appel vlaai attracts me too.

    For meetings there are private conference rooms for hire.

    Have a look at the website, the restaurant food they serve and wine chart. While I was looking for the toilet (wash your hands in a stone trough and trod the lead floor!), I saw many people enjoy the many kinds of breakfast that they serve here.
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    Favorite Dish: -
    Apple pie (vlaai) with raisins and warm vanilla sauce.
    Preferably eaten outside on the pavement terrace while engaging in some intense peoplewatching.

    If you order just a coffee, then you will get a small slice of cake AND a freshly baked cookie an an extra.
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    Culinary Maastricht: Nearly 300 restaurants

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    With nearly 300 restaurants, bars and pubs in Maastricht (with a few Dutch toprestaurants among them), it is difficult to choose. I'll get up some details soon. In the meantime look up Culinary Maastricht

    Photo:

    Favorite Dish: I'll add more restaurants soon!

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    Snacksons: A Modern Maastricht Institution

    by johngayton Written Sep 1, 2010

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    Snacksons is a uniquely Maastricht fast-food diner, first opened in 1989. The original owner had intended setting it up as a regional franchise chain but attempts at expansion came to grief leaving only this solitary outlet on the corner of the city's main square and main shopping street.

    Basically it is cheap and cheerful fried stuff either cooked to order or served from the "Frebo"-style automated servery. The decor is plasticky 60's Americana and whilst there is seating indoors and on the terrace it's more designed for takeaway food.

    Favorite Dish: I was introduced to the place by VT member MacedonianUK (Valentina) who recommended the "Smooll Roll" - a deep-fried pastry filled with spicy beef. Unfortunately on our first attempt service was a bit too fast and the resulting snack (which Valentina had warned me to be careful of as it would be very hot) turned out to be still frozen in the middle.

    Returning them was no problems though and the more experienced of the servers ensured that we got them piping hot on the second attempt. Tasty, cheap, and ideal for a nibble on the hoof.

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    Brasserie Monopole: Certainly A Plateful!

    by johngayton Written Sep 1, 2010

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    This is one of the first of the row of "Grand Cafe"-style restaurants with its terrace overlooking the Vrijthof. The Monopole is so-called because it faces Maastricht's Perroen which dates back to when the city had special status under the Bishopric of Liege. (A Perreon takes the form of a conical pillar topped by a globe and cross and was the symbol of autonomy awarded the so-called "Great Cities" of Liege).

    This is a typically Dutch "Grand Cafe" combining a formal appearance with the usual informality of service. The terrace was pleasantly buzzy and peeking inside it all looked quite elaborately fitted out with its carved wooden bar, marbled tops and gleaming mirrors. The menu reads well, offering something for everyone, and although slightly pricey is about on par with the rest of the restaurant row.

    Favorite Dish: The house special is their spare ribs and so that's what I opted for. These arrived as a huge meaty plateful smothered in a tangy BBQ sauce. The ribs themselves tasted more like bacon than the expected uncured pork but were none the worse for that and the chunky fries were as good an unhealthy accompaniement (with their fritesauce dip) as any.

    Here I also tried the local variant of jenever, Els La Vera, which was certainly alcoholic and ideal as a digestif with my coffee.

    At about 25 Euros the bill, which included a beer as well, I thought was slightly on the expensive side but the location is excellent for watching the world go by and service was swift and friendly.

    Whole Rack Of Ribs! Els La Vera Brasserie Frontage The Perreon
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