This city walk starts in the beautiful district of Wyck, on the right bank of the Maas, at the nice Stadsbrouwerij de Maastrichter Maltezer. This is a newcomer, but one in a historic location: the former brewery De Ridder. Here they are happy to tell you all about starting a microbrewery during a tour.
And then taste it of course. With 16 taps and 80 bottled beers, you have a choice at Brasserie de Maltezer. In addition to their own test brews, they prefer to tap local beers. For example, order a sample board of four different specialty beers here. The terrace is located right on the Sint Servaas Bridge, the oldest bridge in the Netherlands.
A little further into the district you will pass Brouwerij Bosch. Not an active brewery, but still worth it. This monumental complex is completely intact, with malt house, brewery and brewer's house. Unique in the Netherlands. Nowadays they have the beers (according to the original recipe book from the last century) made elsewhere, but in the long term beer will probably be brewed here again. From 6 people you can book a tour along both Wycker breweries.
Then take the Hoge Brug back to the center of Maastricht, from this walking and cycling bridge you have a beautiful view of the city. Back on the left bank, you can explore Maastricht's Latin Quarter: the Jekerkwartier. Here you see the Helpoort, a medieval city gate with towers. Nearby you can enjoy a nice meal at Café Sjiek. Not chic, but'chic\\\' in Limburg style: just a cool place with some tasty beers.
Then you dive into the Stadspark of Maastricht to Brasserie Tapijn, in a former barracks. A burger with a glass of Gulpener and you're good to go. There are also regular bands on stage here. Fancy something special? In the Waldeck Park, Maastricht Underground takes you on a discovery of the underground casemates, a gigantic extensive system of corridors.
The Jekerpark takes you back to the center via the city wall. You walk past the Huys Op Den Jeker, a seventeenth-century house built over the water. You leave the Vrijthof for a while and you dive into the pedestrian area to Sint Amorsplein and Falstaff Maastricht. A nice place for a beer.
If you prefer old-fashioned pubs, then walk on to the Bat. Here you will find Cafe Frape. Owner Peter has been involved in the world of specialty beers for many years and always knows how to conjure up the perfect beer. A little further on at the Bat you will pass't Pothuiske, where a long time ago there was always a large kettle on the fire. Local residents paid for their hot water here. A cozy tent, with a wide choice of specialty beers (12 in casks) and a good tasting and snack menu.
You walk along the Sint Servaasbrug to Wallstock-61, where you can play old-fashioned records while drinking a beer. You walk past Klinker Brewery to Café de Zwaan. A specialty beer cafe with a living room atmosphere on the cozy Markt, opposite the old town hall. In the'walk in fridge\\\' there are about 200 different bottles of specialty beer waiting for you.
A little further on is De Gouverneur. This was the city's first Belgian specialty beer café. More than 300 specialty beers are cold in this retro beer tavern. Be sure to book the Grand Tasting here in the characteristic vaulted cellar, served with snacks prepared with beer. A tailor-made beer tasting for up to 10 people. A nice end of the route!
This is a route from Landrover Dream Holiday, www.landroverdreamholiday.eu