Maastricht is a scenic university town in the southern Netherlands, near the Belgium border. The city is located on both sides of the Meuse River at the point where the Jeker River joins it. The bulk of the historic section is on the west side of the Meuse. There’s some excellent running in Maastricht, centered around the two rivers and some of the compact city’s historic sections. Our thanks to Raoul Spronken & Maastricht Running Tours for their help with this guide!
The best places to run in Maastricht are on the paths along the Meuse River. The Jeker River also has nice some nice paths, often combined with sections around Maastricht University. We’ve also put together a terrific ‘runseeing’ tour, incorporating the city’s historic site, main squares, major shopping streets, signature parks, and old forts. And, here’s a rarity for the Netherlands: some hill running, on St. Pietersberg! If you’d like a guided running experience, we recommend Maastricht Running Tours.
The main public transport in Maastricht consists of buses. It is easy though to go around on foot or use the shared bikes system (Note: Burg=Bridge; Straat=Street).
Runners should also consult our guide to nearby Liège, Belgium.