Rent Apartments & Rooms in Maastricht
Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, so it’s a place that’s full of culture and history. It is also the birthplace of the European Union and the Euro currency. The city provides some beautiful scenery to take in, with The Meuse River running down the middle of it. Living in Maastricht as an expat, you’ll have a big community to be a part of as the city is impressively multinational, and most of the Dutch locals speak at least some English.
There are a wide range of apartments for rent in Maastricht with a mix of modern and more traditional accommodation available at prices to suit any budget. Furnished apartments in Maastricht are ideal for expats and students moving to the city without having to transport all their belongings and furniture overseas with them. An impressive selection of Maastricht apartments are available to view on Nestpick.
Serviced apartments Maastricht
Serviced apartments in Maastricht give working expats and those coming over for short business trips the flexibility they need. Whether you’re travelling by yourself or with your family, serviced apartments let you relax and enjoy your time in Maastricht or get on with your work without having to worry about locating certain facilities or taking care of your apartment. Serviced apartments often come with cleaning services as well as on site facilities such as a gym and swimming pool.
Types of Accommodations in Maastricht
Maastricht apartments by district
With 5 primary districts made up of 44 smaller neighbourhoods, there are plenty of diverse areas for you to consider when moving to Maastricht. There’s the bustling city centre that’s filled with historical sites as well as shops, cafés, and restaurants. The South-West of Maastricht provides more of a rural backdrop with the popular area of Sint Pieter, for example.
Each district of Maastricht boasts a variety of apartments, typically with more modern accommodation on the East side of the river and older apartments and housing on the West. Maastricht apartments cater to a range of budgets, too, with average rent prices ranging from €900 - €1500 per month, depending on the location you’re looking in.
More Attractive Areas for Furnished Apartments in Maastricht
City Centre Maastricht
As already mentioned, the city centre of Maastricht is a wonderful place to call home. The cathedral and other historical sites attract plenty of visitors who might then be tempted to stay for the varied shopping experience. You’ll find something that suits your tastes from small, independent boutiques to modern department stores and large shopping centres. There are also a variety of museums located in the city centre so you can brush up on the history of Maastricht and the Netherlands once you arrive.
Apartments in the city centre of Maastricht are a nice of mix of old and new, with traditional architecture combined with modern living, as well as some more modern apartment blocks as well. There are plenty of options for furnished apartments in the centre, so be sure to avoid the ‘kaal’ apartments, which means they are completely unfurnished. There’s a range of student apartments in the centre, too, with Maastricht University and the School of Business and Economics located close by.
Rent prices in Maastricht city centre are reasonable, with a two-bedroom apartment costing around €1200 per month.
Bassin, Maastricht, which can be translated to ‘The Basin’, is an inner harbour just North of the city centre and West of the River Meuse. The harbour is surrounded by small cafés and restaurants, as well as two cinemas and a concert hall. It is a quaint yet lively location to live in Maastricht.
Bassin is an interesting mix of the commercial and residential aspects of Maastricht, with lots of accommodation choices nestled among the entertainment provided on the harbour and nearby in the city centre. The area offers student accommodation as well as furnished apartments suitable for expats, and offices used by a variety of businesses.
If you dream of living on the waterfront, then a Bassin, Maastricht apartment could be everything you’re looking for. A few historical buildings overlooking the harbour have been converted to studios and apartments, with all the comfort and amenities of modern day living within a more historical setting. It’s a part of Maastricht with a great amount of character.
Sint Pieter Apartments
If you prefer the countryside over city life, then you’ll be glad to hear that Maastricht has it all. In the South of the city, and one of the most southerly points of The Netherlands, is Sint Pieter. This rural neighbourhood in Maastricht has wonderfully green surroundings almost as far as the eye can see, but you’re not cut off from urban civilisation as the city centre of Maastricht is still just a short trip away. Plus, you’re not far from the Netherlands-Belgium border, so a quick trip over to Brussels is certainly not out of the question.
One of the big attractions in Sint Pieter is the hill, Sint Pietersberg. From the top of Sint Pietersberg you can take in incredible views of the city and landmarks such as Fort Sint-Pieter. Sint Pieter apartments and houses are ideal for families or couples looking for an easy escape from city life. Sint Pieter is a well-off area, so rent prices may be higher here than in other parts of Maastricht.
Maastricht Student Housing
Maastricht student accommodation is widespread throughout the city but is mostly concentrated around the central areas, with little available to the north and the south of Maastricht. Students are drawn from all over the world to Maastricht primarily to attend Maastricht University, although smaller institutions such as Zuyd University of Applied Sciences also attract students here.
There are a range of furnished student apartments in Maastricht for both long-term and short-term stays in the city, particularly concentrated around the city centre and surrounding areas such as Bassin and Wyck. Maastricht student housing is affordable and modern, providing all the creature comforts and amenities you’ll need for your time studying in Maastricht.
Maastricht Public Transport
As with other major cities in The Netherlands, you can get around the city easily by public transport using your OV-chipcard to buy tickets and passes without worrying about carrying the correct change. Maastricht’s public transport system makes it easy for residents to get around the city by bus, and out to neighbouring cities and countries by train. The main railway station is easily accessible in the city centre of Maastricht and numerous bus routes go directly to and from this location.