Together, we can make King’s Day a celebration for everyone. If you will be visiting the city or live on or close to the route, then keep an eye on this page for all relevant travel tips.
Together, we can make King’s Day a celebration for everyone. As a result of the many visitors who will be coming to enjoy the Dutch Royal family in Maastricht, we are expecting the city centre to be a hive of activity. On the days leading up to and of the Royal family's visit, traffic and safety measures will apply on and nearby the route of the event. Residents, business owners, and visitors must take into account that travel to and in Maastricht will be more difficult. Together with Maastricht Bereikbaar, we will keep you informed of the latest developments in the months to come. Here are the first travel tips – more will follow in the weeks to come!
During King's Day, pedestrians must be aware of traffic measures such as the closure of St Servatius Bridge (Sint Servaasbrug), as this is part of the Royal Family's route through the city. In mid March, we will announce the programme for King's Day in Maastricht. If you will be coming to watch the parade, then decide in advance which part of the programme you would like to see and where it is scheduled to take place. The best tip we can give is: be on time!
Bicycle-parking facilities that are located on the roads of the King's Day route will be closed during King’s Day. You can park your bicycle in the permanent bicycle-parking facilities on Markt square, on Kesselskade, or in the underground bicycle-parking facility at Maastricht’s main railway station. You can also make use of one of the temporary bicycle-parking facilities that will be set up for the event by the Municipality of Maastricht in and around the city centre.
The scooter-parking facilities on Het Bat, the Van Hasseltkade and Vrijthof are also closed during King’s Day. You can park your scooter or moped at the temporary bicycle-parking facilities that will be set up for the event.
Transport provider Arriva will run the Saturday timetable on King's Day. Buses will not stop at bus stops at Markt square and Vrijthof square. Temporary bus stops will be designated at Boschstraat, Maagdendries, Mosae Forum, Tongerseplein square, and Koningin Emmaplein square. For current travel information and diversions, check the Arriva website.
**The following bus stops will not be served on King's Day in Maastricht: Boschstraat/Markt, Helmstraat, Bouillonstraat, Tongersestraat, St Pieterstraat, Hondstraat, Calvariestraat, and Kommel.
King's Day is a Dutch public holiday. This means that the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways) will run the Saturday train timetable on King's Day. For travel advice that is specific to your route please visit NS.nl. If you are travelling on an Arriva train to Maastricht, visit 9292.nl to see the current departure and arrival times of your train. Did you know that you can book a ticket (or tickets) for several people in advance on www.arriva.nl/eticket? If you print out your ticket, you do not need to check in or out using separate public transport passes (OV-chipkaarten).