Visiting Maastricht

Arriving here

Our closest airports are Amsterdam Schiphol, Brussels Zaventem, Brussels South Charleroi and Düsseldorf; all of these have train connections to Maastricht’s main train station. If you don’t need to fly, there are also many train, bus and car-sharing services that reach Maastricht from across Europe. In any case, our suggestion is to use Rome2Rio or Google Maps to find the best route for you. The following websites may also be useful in planning your travels here: Trainline, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Skyscanner.


For short stays, we recommend checking a hotel/hostel comparison website, e.g. or Hostelworld, or looking at Airbnb.

Bastion Hotel – located opposite our building – offers a discounted price of €84 per room per night (city tax: € 4,75 per person per night not included). You will need to mention the code “GPAC2-MGSoG rate” in your booking request, and the bill will be paid by you. Always check whether regular booking via their website or a hotel booking website offers a cheaper rate.

Other accommodation options / information available:

Portal with all information regarding living in Maastricht, tailored for international students and PhDs, including housing information.

Maastricht Housing
These rooms are usually rented on a minimum 3 months basis. They can be booked for short-term stays but this requires that students register on their website, book online and then contact guesthouse to adjust the date for the shorter period.

Portal which gathers the offers for apartments from different housing agencies.

Housing Anywhere
Students that go on exchange and want to sub-rent their room post their information on This generally means that this type of accommodation is only available temporarily. Interested students can react to the offers for free. It is on a student-to-student basis. Make sure to ask in advance if the room is still available, ask for photos, NEVER pay in advance for a room, and always ask if the one who is sub-renting out the room has the legal rights to do so.

Facebook groups
Finally, there are several Facebook groups where students / expats in Maastricht offer short-term sublets or rooms for rent, such as this one. Again, be cautious and follow our guidelines above to avoid potentially being scammed.