The essence of celebrating carnival in Maastricht
How to plan your own celebration of carnival in Maastricht?
- Check out the dates below for the next three years and plan accordingly:
- 2018: 11 to 13 February
- 2019: 3 to 5 March
- 2020: 23 to 25 February
- Maastricht gets pretty crowded during carnival and many streets are closed for the parade, try to avoid coming by car and use public transport!
- Accommodation can be quite scarce and expensive during carnival week. Luckily Maastricht can easily be visited on a day trip by train from either Cologne, Germany (about 2h) or Brussels, Belgium (about 1h30). Day tripping from Amsterdam might be a bit more difficult as it takes about a 3h train ride. Trains tend to be scheduled until late in the evening, or better yet, party all night long and just take the first train back the next day ;-).