Pop-up Museum Casemates Waldeck

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Between 1575 and 1825, a network of underground passageways or mine galleries was created on the western side of Maastricht. These are called the Kazematten. Like moles underground, people dug this 14-kilometre-long system of defensive tunnels under the western side of the city in the 18th century. During times of siege, these tunnels were used to approach and surprise the enemy from under the ground.

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Various dates


Dutch and English

Not wheelchair accessible
Toilet not available
Public transport
Photography allowed

During the Second World War, the people of Maastricht spent many fearful hours crowded together here, sheltering from bombardments. This tour will give you a good impression of the details surrounding this unique monument of military engineering.

New: Now opened as a pop-up museum. Because of COVID-19 regulations, it is not possible to visit the casemattes with large groups in guided tours. So we open the Casemattes Waldeck as a pop-up museum. After a short introduction by one of our official guides, you and your household (people who live at one adress and share facilities) walk through the tunnels by yourself with a text. You book a timeslot for 1 to maximum 6 persons, who are all part of the same household.

You can purchase your tickets online, at the Maastricht Underground ticket shop (Luikerweg 80), or at the Maastricht Visitor Center (Kleine Staat 1), Tickets are not available on location.

October 2020

There are no tours available for this month.