The river Maas enters the Netherlands at Eijsden. Eijsden is a typical Maasdorp south of Maastricht located in the Maas valley with a characteristic core and a beautiful protected village.

The Diepstraat is the center of this.

The Diepstraat in Eijsden

In the Diepstraat you will find a variety of cozy restaurants with terraces, ranging from a fine Greek restaurant, a cozy café and a French restaurant that received a Bib Gourmand (guide MICHELIN) not long ago and was the “finest French restaurant in the Netherlands 2014”. Around the corner is even a friture for the quick bite. At the bottom of the street and along the Maas, there are two good brasseries. In short, you do not have to get anything short of culinary.

Also at the bottom of the street you will find a bicycle and pedestrian ferry that takes you over the Maas to the Belgian side. There you will find a beautiful cycling and walking area.

 


The bicycle and foot spring

Within walking distance of the Diepstraat is a new shopping center with, among other things, two well-known supermarkets.
Also within walking distance is a bakery, a keurslager with many specialties and a bicycle shop. There you can rent bikes. Further on in Eijsden is the swimming pool with both indoor and outdoor pool, a tennis hall and outside Eijsden is an 18-hole golf course ‘Het Rijk van Margraten’.

The castle of Eijsden built in 1636, rebuilt in 1767 and restored in 1881-1886

Near the Diepstraat is the castle of Eijsden.

Along the Meuse are the Beemden. A special hiking area. The village is surrounded by beautiful slopes and is suitable as a start of trips to the hills and among others to the American cemetery in Margraten (about 15 km) or Maastricht. Eijsden is located on the famous Mergelland route. The municipality of Eijsden-Margraten has even been declared a walking municipality of the year 2015.

To the south is 10 minutes from the typical Walloon town of Visé (B) and a bit further the city of Liège with its sights. In the vicinity of Eijsden is the Belgian Voerstreek with typical villages and beautiful views.
To the east you will find the city of Aachen (D) with its rich history in about 40 minutes by car. To the north is 10 kilometers from Maastricht. A city with many possibilities ranging from day trips, boat trips and city walks. Maastricht is also accessible by train and bus.

For the water sports enthusiast there is the Watersport and Recreation area Fun Valley just outside Eijsden. In Eijsden there is a sports center with both indoor and outdoor pool and a tennis hall.

For events, walks and bike rides, check out:
https://www.vvvzuidlimburg.nl/agenda/evenementen/

In short, no reason to be bored.