June 4, 2015 Wander-lust

Top 5 » Lifestyle spots in Maastricht

Last weekend I had a wedding in Maastricht. A great excuse to stay a little longer to explore this city where I immediately fell in love with a few years ago.

Maastricht is a beautiful, pleasant, cozy town in the south of the Netherlands with impressive surroundings where food & culture meet. You will find many small shopping streets, hidden away from the tourists areas, and beautiful historic architecture.

I walked around for hours and found some very nice shops, which I would really like to share with you!

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Hereby my TOP5:

1. Muchachas
This beautiful ladies designer boutique is a very special one. When you enter you feel immediately comfortable, not only because of the friendly people of this boutique, but due to the nice ambiance. Normally I don’t like it when they spray perfume throughout the stores and on clothing, but in this store I really enjoyed it.

Don’t enter this shop if you want to save money. This I-want-to-have-it-all boutique offers a selection of varied beautiful brands, with two of my favorites brands: Wouter & Hendrix and Commes des garcons, but they also sell Martin Margiela, Humanoid and A.P.C. YES please!
I couldn’t resist..
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FASHION, ACCESSORIES, PARFUM & BAGS
Heggenstraat 16, Maastricht
https://www.facebook.com/Muchachas.designerboutique

2. Festen
Do you want to explore something different?
In the city center you will find Festen where you can seriously wander for hours. They offer a wide selection of so many different cool things. Are you looking for a unique gift, industrial furniture, toys, clothes, accessories or if you just have to have a coffee with a homemade cake, then this is the right shop for you. This store has it all!

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COFFEE, CLOTHES, LIVING & LIFESTYLE

Minckelersstraat 1A, Maastricht
http://www.festen-leshop.nl/

3. Traders Pop
In the same street as Muchasas you will find this trendy shop Traders Pop, which are both from the same owners.
Traders Pop is a concept store that already exists for a long time. My visit to this shop really inspired me, it offers great contemporary brands – Norse Projects, A.P.C. Paris, samsøe & samsøe, HUFF –  as well as a selection of vintage clothes in the back of the shop > Shop-in-Shop Wild West. It’s not just the clothes that makes this store unique, they also sell accessories, books, post cards and magazines.

Traders Pop final
SECOND HAND CLOTHES, NEW CLOTHES & LIFESTYLE
Heggenstraat 16, Maastricht
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Traders-PoP/173559949368585

4. Boekhandel Dominicanen
“The fairest bookshop of the world, a bookshop made in heaven”- voted by British newspaper The Gardian in 2008.
A Dutch architecture transformed this 700-year-old church into a spectacular bookstore, situated in the center of Maastricht.
This beautiful church offers a wide assortment of books, music and literary activities such as interviews with writers, book signings and lectures.

I lost myself for a few hours; I wandered around, looked into so many great books, I went to the upper level where I’ve seen such an impressive view and I observed the historical murals from close-by! I bought myself a book, went to the back of the church, there’s enough place to read a book while drinking a delicious cappuccino – made my the baristas of Coffee Lovers coffee bar

A must visit when you are in Maastricht!

Boekhandel
COFFEE, CAKES & BOOKS
Dominicanerkerkstraat 1, Maastricht
http://www.vvvmaastricht.nl/boekhandel-dominicanen.html

5. Le Marais Deux
Last time I visited this beautiful concept store, Le Marais Deux, which is the little brother of the beautiful clothing store Le Marais in the Morenstraat.  You will find clothing – Nomansland & Levi’sshoes – Tom’s – accessories, art, furniture & even bikes. In the store they also have a barista coffee bar, where you can get a very nice coffee!

le marais 2 le Marais
COFFEE, CLOTHES, BIKES, ACCESSORIES
Maastrichter Heidenstraat 6, Maastricht
http://www.lemaraisdeux.com/

Love

Sarah
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