Burglary & Theft

Maastricht is generally considered a very safe city. Nevertheless there is some basic advice that is worth following. Bike theft is extremely common so use a good lock and try to lock it to a bike rack. Also, try not to leave your bike lights attached to your bike.

Burglaries in student residences are on the rise so keep your doors locked when away and lock your valuables in drawers or cupboards. Common mistakes to bear in mind are leaving doors unlocked or windows open when popping out to the shops. Check our section on contents insurance if you want to be on the safe side.

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