Maastricht Underground
Maastricht Underground
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  • JPCBrouwer
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour by Arno
    We had a great tour by Arno. He had loads of historical facts and was great at telling them. We could ask questions and he asked us questions to test our knowledge as well. The “darkness” experience was also cool where we couldn’t see a thing. His enthusiasm was great!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Ryan
    96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    Interesting tour. Knowledgable and friendly guide. This tour is actually not suited for small children, a good part of the tour is talking, that is not for children. Defenately not for those who don't understand english. Ofcourse they would get bored and ruin the tour for the rest a little bit. That was too bad, the tour itself was interesting. Probably not a good idea to let children carry the torches either.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Russell
    Leuven, Belgium13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are 2 North Cave tours- only one includes the vault...
    Arriving by train, its a 30-minute, 1.7 mile walk to the fort and cave ticket office. Its worth it since its a lovely town with plenty to see along the way. just plan for it. Buy a package deal along with tour of the fort. Make sure you know which cave tour you are getting. The one with the Vault is 1:40 minutes and we did not know that there was a tour without the vault that we bought.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • wilsonfr6
    Kent, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great caves at Maastricht
    Great trip to Maastricht to see Andre Rieu, fulfilled my dream. The whole weekend from start to finish was everything I wanted. A visit to the caves was unexpected but very interesting, Michael our guide was exceptional. He had amazing knowledge and a great personality. Would definitely recommend the caves to anyone visiting the area.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Fieldsband
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to learn about Maastricht!
    We took two guided tours in English - one of Fort Sint Pieter and one of the tunnels under the fort. They were both great tours and our guide, Wim, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. He gave us a good overview of the history of Maastricht and the area and explained what the fort was used for. In the tunnels he was also extremely good at teaching us about how the tunnels were formed and used over the centuries. Highly recommend both of these tours!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Simon C
    Munich, Germany207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    North caves tour including vault
    I did the longer caves guided tour in English with Jack and it was very interesting, well organised, and unlike anything I had ever seen before. I recommend this if you are visiting Maastricht. Bring a jumper, as it is much cooler in the caves than outside in the summer.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Wanderer19033265070
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great!
    We have already walked around the Sint Pietersberg and the Caestert Plateau and the ENCI quarry several times. Wonderful adventure. Now going underground as well. We chose the Zonneberg caves. We are shown around by an enthusiastic man named Charles. He jokes a lot so it is never boring listening to him. Learned a lot about the history of Maastricht. It's a pity that only basic guided tours are given after the autumn holidays. Because of this we miss the storage facility of the Nachtwacht. We also missed some photo opportunities. Despite that, we were still able to quickly take some photos, partly for our geocaching account. Nice experience!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • HRiley
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth the tour
    Typically we don’t love doing group tours as we like to explore ourselves but this was well worth doing. Eric, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and charming. He explained the history and the wall carvings in great detail and it is clear he has a lot of passion for his job. This visit is a must on a bucket list of Maastricht.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Lorena de Nicolo
    Arnhem, The Netherlands29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and rich tour
    Very interesting experience! I was not expecting that much but the tour was really good! A lot of interesting information about how and why the caves were formed and our guide Wim was really nice! It’s worth the money! Also the cafe close by is a good option to have some warm tea after the tour! Don’t forget to bring some good jackets since it’s 11 degrees inside the caves!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 27, 2023
  • RDona
    Shenzhen, China46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonder experience the visit to Maastricht underground.
    First, I would like to thank our tour guide, Willy. It was not a simple explanation of the site, but a fantastic experience and an excellent history of Maastricht's old times. I thoroughly recommend adding this the underground tour of your visit to Maastricht. I will be back to visit the fort, but due to lack of time, I could catch the tour in the same day.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 15, 2024
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Ryan
96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
We were on a tour in the Northern Caves with a tour guide called Gerard. A cool, friendly guy with interesting stories and a good sense of humour. Defenately worth a visit. The tour was €9.50 pp, that was a reasonable price. The tours are in small groups of 12 persons, that is a good size. Tickets can be bought on the internet, where you pick your time slot (1 hour tour), with tickets send as a pdf file to an email adress. You can then keep the tickets on your smart phone.
Written July 13, 2020
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emanuele g
The Hague, The Netherlands129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The Maastricht underground has been a pleasant surprise. You start the tour at the Fort and after 300 meters walk to reach the entrance. The day we visited was actually warm, but I had the good idea to bring my jacket with me, event if I did not know what to expect. And it was a good idea; once you enter the tunnels (human made), you start wandering at the light of torches in a place a constant 10 degrees and 90% humidity. The place is a labyrinth and w/o a light or a guide you could be lost until somebody is able to rescue you. It's almost a prank, but somebody planted some chicory in a small allotment to make advantage of the darkness and humidity. I normally hate guides, I prefer to follow my own pace, but our guide was very funny and engaging. Worthwhile to visit
Written May 8, 2022
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Irene
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We visited both the northern caves and the Zonneberg caves on the same day. Both tours were exciting and informative, and the caves looked very different from each other (for different reasons). The guides knew how to present the facts and stories in captivating ways. Still think we would recommend the northern caves first for people with children as it is more "cave" like. Would highly recommend both for anyone visiting the Maastricht area.
Written October 15, 2020
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Daan
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Our experience with our guide Willy was excellent. We visited both the Fort and the lime stone tunnels, and his stories were informative, entertaining and at a good pace. This tour, not far from the city centre, is definitely worth it.
Written January 15, 2020
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Chris
Gronsveld, The Netherlands91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Maastricht caves are a very important location for the city, but also for the whole country, and maybe even the world.

In this place there is millions of years of history.
The rocks itself were used nationwide for building houses and making cement.
There have been several major historic discoveries like dinosaurs, drawings and other items.

The caves have played a major role in several wars, during which they were used as shelter, houses and escape routes during WW2.
Traces of battles, and escapes are left everywhere, most interesting beeing the huge crater left behind by French troops who tried to blow up the Fort Sint Pieter above, or the carved names of Jewish people escaping from Maastricht during the 2nd World War.

A fascinating place full of history, explained well. A very unique experience.
Written January 14, 2020
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Felicia C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We chose the English tour of the North Caves. I took the tour two times, one last year and the other one, this year, but this time it was with a turn. We had the pleasure to have Ed as the guide. His jokes, his personality and the little trick during the tour made it a great experience. At some point it became a rollercoaster of emotions, in a good way I mean, everything was safe and we all returned well home afterwards. All the information Ed provided, plus the special beauty of the caves, stayed with us for a while after the tour ended. I definitely recommend this experience to anyone who would like to discover something else about Maastricht, besides its architecture, as there is so much more to see underneath. Many thanks to Ed.
Written October 9, 2022
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Maradonnie
Pattaya, Thailand113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Was a really good experience to see the historical architecture underground. We had a great guide, his name was Eric. When all LED lights are turned off, you have total darkness, it's insane how dark it is. He told us that without lights you will never be able to find the exit, as you would be walking in circles even when touching the wall. One can imagine you get easily lost there without any light. Above your head is 10 meters of stone, and another 30 meters of soil, and the humidity inside the cave system is very high, around 98%. Worth visting!
Written May 16, 2022
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Richard P
London, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We did the art vault tour - our guide (first time running the vault tour) was fantastic and fun drawing on his background in standup comedy at Edinburgh (!). He always asked the group if we wanted more facts and we all kept saying yes so we were underground for nearly two hours!

My friend HATES guided tours and only tolerates them if you have to take a tour to get in. He came out saying how he thoroughly enjoyed it. There is no fixed route which added something special and slightly tailor made to our experience.

Highlight was the vault but the real gem was hearing how the caves changed over time.

Overall a very fun experience with a very professional set up. We booked online the day before for the 15.15 English tour.. Our tour started at the Fort which was a short and easy walk from the old town. At the meeting point they sold coffee/water and had a toilet so you can arrive a little early and relax before your tour.
Written May 30, 2024
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Claudia T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
I attended both the Fort and North Cave tours in English — Jo was extremely kind, approachable and knowledgeable. Marion as well! they involved us by asking questions, guessing things or even hands on activities at times. It was super interactive and fun! I didn’t feel silly asking questions and they made the whole experience a 10/10. I will definitely come back again to visit the other cave, and highly recommend anyone interested to find out more to book the tours!
Written June 10, 2021
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Dan W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It's the second time I have been there. Every time was different. It seems like each tour guide has their own route of showing things to the tourists and apparently they have their ways of explaining things which I appreciate. They showed us this wonderful historical site from their own perspective. Maastricht is a great city to visit, with all the festivals, activities as well as culture and history and this underground cave is definitely special and so different from other things you can experience in a popular city. I highly recommend it. It's about 30 minutes' walk from the train station and you can always book a tour on their website.
Written May 12, 2024
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