Kruisherenhotel Maastricht, Netherlands – Hotel Review

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A large glass-topped desk next to the bed was more than sufficient for the small amount of work I had to do during my visit.  There were more than sufficient electrical outlets, so charging multiple devices (laptop, iPad, iPhone, and mobile hotspot) was easy (and the gadgets I brought with me were the only technology of this kind in the room).  Clearly, given the high ranking in our Pet Peeves survey about hotel rooms with insufficient and inaccessible outlets, few of our readers had stayed here.

Due to the building’s thick walls, Wi-Fi was available only in the lobby and in the library. Internet access was free of charge, but it often proved to be very slow.


The restaurant, which also serves breakfast in the morning, is located on a newly-constructed mezzanine area, the “Entresol” in the middle of the old cloister. The hotel refers to this space as “between heaven and earth” and it is a spectacular place to begin the day.  In contrast to the guest rooms, the natural lightning of the dining area was excellent, thanks to the enormous stained-glass windows.

Breakfast is served until 10 a.m. on weekdays. The buffet  contained a rich and tasty selection of bread, several sorts of jam, cheese and sausages. Fresh fruits and yoghurt were also available, as were scrambled eggs and bacon. Jonathan and I particularly enjoyed the local baked bread and various marmalades, including apricot.

Dining at the Kruisherenrestaurant was spectacular, not only because we had an excellent meal, but also because the lighting at night in the old cloister was magnificent. Since the restaurant is open to the public in the evening, it was quite full. After we finished dinner, it was time for a nightcap in the lobby, where drinks and snacks are also served. Unfortunately, the somewhat unfriendly waiter took forever (and forever is roughly 30 minutes) to bring our drinks, thereby detracting from the otherwise extremely pleasant experience..


If you are looking for something a bit off the beaten path, spending a few nights in a (former) church or monastery is a very different kind of religious experience.  The ambience and flair of the old cloister, combined with a fresh and modern room design made my stay unforgettable. This, combined with flawless cuisine and a picturesque city that offers  numerous interesting and historical attractions, make the Kruisherenhotel a very inviting option indeed .
Kruisherenhotel Maastricht
Kruisherengang 19-23
6211 NW Maastricht
+31 43 329 20 20



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