The unique defence of Maastricht | Group excursion

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How do you defend an important fortified city? Find out at Fort St Pieter and the Kazematten underground tunnels. Maastricht used to be an important city due to its strategic location, but its hilly landscape made it extremely difficult to protect

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2,5 hours

Number of persons

Maximum of 15

Starting point

Luikerweg 80

Photography allowed

Would you like to know how Maastricht used to defend itself against attacks? Then visit the two ingenious structures that transformed Maastricht into one of the most unique fortified cities in the Netherlands.

 The tour starts at the ancient Fort St Pieter, an impressive structure on the northern slope of the famous St Pietersberg hill. Your guide will explain the history of the fort and show you all its ins and outs.

Before accompanying you on a twenty-minute walk to the Waldeckpark. This small city park features several old ramparts, walls with embrasures, and a tall bastion. But that's not all. The guide will then open a red door to reveal the city's fascinating underground past: the Kazematten tunnels. Discover these unique structures for yourself.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Price: € 12 per person. This price is based on a group of 15 people. It can, however, be booked for any number of participants (starting price € 180).
  • Extra details: The start and end points cover a distance of 1.7 kilometres.