Your safety in Maastricht is very important. This section aims to give you information on how to be safe in the city. It also has an overview of your rights and obligations as a resident of the Gemeente Maastricht. This means that the following rules apply to all of us living & studying in this pretty little city, including rights and limitations that go along with being a resident.
Importantly, at the bottom of this page, you can find some of the most essential emergency contacts you need to know whilst living in Maastricht.
There are also tips regarding personal and material safety. The only issues students are likely to run into is if they leave their bike unlocked! However, it is still important to be aware of some safety issues within the city, like how to avoid accidentally breaking the law in traffic, and how to prevent burglary and theft. There are also laws surrounding alcohol and drug use in the city.
Some other important things you should know regarding your safety in Maastricht. The first are the basic laws applicable to you as a resident. These are things like house parties, garbage disposal and parking your bike correctly. You should know these so that you do not break any law unwillingly just because you were unaware of it. The second is how to keep yourself and your belongings secure, and how to contact the police should you or someone you know become a victim of crime. Checkout this comprehensive document of rules and advice provided by the police in Maastricht. Finally, check out our section about phone scams. Bottom line, do not give out your BSN number to anyone on the phone!
mymaastricht worked with the municipality of Maastricht to produce a video that goes through some of the safety issues. Whilst the speech is in Dutch, the subtitles are in English. You can check it out below!
Important contact details