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.
You can also check out the map below for an overview of both guarded (in green) and unguarded (in yellow) bicycle sheds in the city. In the areas marked in blue, you can only park your bike in the designated bicycle racks. The red dot is the depot where you can pick up your bike if you have parked it incorrectly and it gets taken away by the municipality.
The Maastricht Gemeente (municipality) has recently decided to impose 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 by the blue line). It also shows where new bike parking spots have been or will be added (indicated by the red dots).
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). Check out this list with 32 of the best chain locks and their prices. In the unfortunate case that your bike got stolen or removed, visit our page to see what you can do to get it back.