There are several public bike storage facilities in Maastricht. Four of them are covered. One of them is located underneath the Central Station. You can enter from in front of the station at the Stationsstraat. The other public bike storage is located underneath the Vrijthof square and you can enter it from next to the McDonald’s. Another one you can find at the Markt, near Peter’s Irish pub and the last one is located at the Kesselskade near the river. All of them are with surveillance except the one at Vrijthof and all of them are also free of charge. The bike storage at the central station is free of charge for the first 24h and after that it costs €1.35 per 24h (or €80 yearly). Behind the railway station you can find a large storage facility. Parking your bike here is free of charge for up to 14 days. You can check out all of the public bike storages here.
The inner city of Maastricht is a no-parking zone. If you park your bike outside of the provided bicycle racks, your bike might be taken away by the municipality. Therefore, make sure to leave your bike at a public bicycle rack or one of the free secure bike parking facilities. This also helps prevent your bike from being stolen. Maastrichtbereikbaar.nl has a clear overview of all the bike parking facilities in Maastricht. It is also very important that you only use designated parking places. This is to ensure that people with disabilities are able to use the sidewalk properly and to prevent any accidents from happening.
You can also check out the map below for an overview of both guarded (in blue) and unguarded (in pink and yellow) bicycle sheds in the city. In the areas marked in light green, you can only park your bike in the designated bicycle racks. The green dot is the depot where you can pick up your bike if you have parked it incorrectly and was taken away by the municipality.
The Maastricht Gemeente (municipality) has imposed a maximum uninterrupted parking period for bikes in the city centre. This maximum period is 14 days. The municipality will thus remove bikes that have been parked for too long after issuing a warning. The map below shows where this 14-day maximum period for parking will apply (indicated in light green). The dark green area indicates a no-cycling zone during store opening hours.
Bike theft is common in Maastricht, so make sure that you buy a good lock. When possible, try to double lock your bike (preferably to the rack itself). In the unfortunate case that your bike got stolen or removed, read below what you can do to get it back.