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Hotels in Maastricht are plentiful, but Andre fans are also plentiful in July so it is advisable to book as early as you can! The city is especially busy in July – hotels are booked out way in advance. The Andre Rieu Hometown Concert has truly brought flocks of fans to the city from all over the world and this has increased from year to year with his Maastricht concert becoming the most popular concert for fans to attend. The lovely decision of “which hotel to stay at” will quickly change to a panic search of “which hotel has a room available” if you don’t book early! I was shocked to find so many hotels booked out, over 6 months in advance of the concerts

 

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Andre Rieu pre-concert

…but really… it’s Andre… so no wonder!

Since my visit in 2013, the Andre Rieu Hometown Concert dates have increased and there are a number of concerts over the whole month of July now. However, don’t let that hold you back and put finding your hotel on the long finger – hotels in Maastricht are scarce during the whole month of July. Click on any hotel below to see the red status on many hotels and suggested alternatives –  “only one room remaining”!  
 

My sister and I stayed in the Derlon Hotel. Below, I will tell you of our particular experience at the Derlon (which includes meeting a couple of superstars!) First, in case you’re in a hurry (!) let me lay out the general details on some others I researched. I wanted a good hotel in the heart of the action- within walking distance of the concert venue. 

Click on the buttons below each one to see specific features, dates available and prices. Remember, even if you are only attending the concert one night, many hotels/bars show the concert on a screen plus you can hear the music if you are nearby. 

 

 

You might as well stay near the concert atmosphere while you’re in Andre Rieu’s hometown!

 The concert is held on Vrijthof Square in the City Centre.  Here are my top 5 Hotels in Maastricht for the Andre Rieu Hometown Concert.

DISTANCE TO CONCERT VENUE (VRIJTHOF SQUARE):

5 min

WALKING

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Note: WE STAYED HERE!! See more details below 

HOTEL STAR RATING: 4

Hotels in Maastricht

DISTANCE TO CONCERT VENUE (VRIJTHOF SQUARE):

12 min

WALKING

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Note: I initially went for this one but no dates available… 

HOTEL STAR RATING: 4 

Hotels in Maastricht

DISTANCE TO CONCERT VENUE (VRIJTHOF SQUARE):

16 min

WALKING

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HOTEL STAR RATING: 3

DISTANCE TO CONCERT VENUE (VRIJTHOF SQUARE):

2 min

WALKING

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Note: This one is right in the heart of the action!

HOTEL STAR RATING: 4

Hotels in Maastricht

DISTANCE TO CONCERT VENUE (VRIJTHOF SQUARE):

3 min

WALKING

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Note: This one is right in the heart of the action!

HOTEL STAR RATING: 3.5

OUR STAY AT THE DERLON HOTEL:

It was very central and we gave it a very good review. As I mentioned in another article, Andre’s two special guests Jermaine Jackson and Trinny Lopez were staying at our hotel (So we must have picked a reputable establishment!) We met both of them! Jermaine had his two sons with him too and we got photos with them and they were all very friendly. We had drinks and a sing-song with Trinny!  Also we met the Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, who was staying at the Derlon. The Derlon is centrally located, with nice cobble stone streets outside the front door! This is funny because it is something I wanted particularly – a hotel where we stepped out onto a nice cobble block street – the funny part is that most of the city has cobble block streets and if you’re in heels you’ll wish you’d a regular block street after a few metres! My sister and I actually walked back to the hotel from the concert with no shoes (but apart from the foot pain we can add a little Dutch courage to that equation !!!!)

The staff members were very pleasant and helpful. Food-wise we only had breakfast and that was perfect. Jermaine was having dinner when we saw him at first after the concert at our Hotel. I didn’t ask him how it tasted, but he looked happy! 

There is an “Andre Rieu” suite which apparently has a huge terrace. Our rooms were standard double rooms with a view out onto the street with no terrace. 

 

There is a large bar terrace outside the hotel and that was right outside our window – but with the windows closed, we had complete silence and the rooms were not stuffy. The air conditioning is available if you need it. 

Overall I really liked this hotel. There are several choices of room type, including a two level apartment. To view more on the Derlon here it is on Booking.com 

Derlon Hotel ducks

From my initial research on where to stay and also from what I saw and experienced while in Maastricht, other hotels I can recommend are (click on the name to view more): Crowne Plaza Maastricht City Centre Hotel Mabi Maastricht Designhotel Maastricht – Hampshire Eden 

I found www.booking.com very useful for this reason: it shows a clear map of all the nearby hotels and when you hover over, you can see if there are still rooms available or not. Perhaps other hotel sites do this too but I did found booking.com was clear and user-friendly.  It was easy to categorize hotels to appear in order of location, price or star rating etc.  It also lists alternative hotels with similar features (distance to city centre etc.). You can also book directly through most hotel’s official websites. Just make sure It’s a reputable booking agent or website and that you find the best rate!

 
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Andre Rieu Suite Derlon Hotel
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