Is Maastricht Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Maastricht is generally very safe for solo female travelers. The crime rate is low and people, including women, often feel safe walking alone, even at night. As always, standard precautions should be taken, like being aware of your surroundings and keeping an eye on your belongings, but overall, Maastricht is a safe city to travel in.

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How safe is Maastricht?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Maastricht is generally quite safe at night, especially in well-lit and populated areas. The city has a low crime rate and the locals are usually friendly and willing to assist. While it is important to always be vigilant and aware of your surroundings, solo female travelers should feel comfortable walking alone at night. Like all cities, it has its share of petty crimes, so avoid poorly-lit areas and always keep your belongings secure.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Maastricht is generally reliable and safe, even at night. Bus lines cover most of the city and surrounding areas and they are frequently used by locals, students and tourists alike. However, like with any other place, it's always important to remain alert and aware of your surroundings, especially if you're traveling alone or during off-peak hours. Buses and trains are well-lit, regularly patrolled and most of them have CCTV cameras installed.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Very low

Maastricht is generally a safe city for female solo travelers. Street harassment is not a prevalent issue here. However, as with any travel situation, it's important to remain alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Although you might come across some drunk individuals during late hours in bar areas, the majority of the locals are respectful and helpful.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Maastricht, like most parts of the Netherlands, is generally a safe place for solo female travelers. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing or purse snatching do occur but are relatively rare, especially compared to many other European cities. However, caution should still be exercised particularly in crowded areas and while using public transportation.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Maastricht, like the rest of the Netherlands, has one of the highest quality tap waters in the world. It is not only safe to drink but also very clean and tasty. It is checked often to ensure its safety and quality. Therefore, you can confidently drink the tap water without needing to buy bottled water. This makes it not only a convenient choice but also an environmentally friendly one.

Is Maastricht safe to travel?

Group travel experience

I went on a girls trip with three friends to Maastricht. One of my friends studies there so being with a local helped me feel safe in the city but the city is definitely safe without a local to help! It's a university city so there are students milling about at all hours of the day and night, so as three girls walking home from the bar at 2am, we did not feel nervous at all.

Posted: March 23, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
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Is Maastricht safe for women?

Every one (but me) cycles so i’ve walked home by myself after a night out a couple of times and i’ve been one of the only people on the street, despite the obvious fears i felt rather calm, but still aware of my surroundings

Posted: May 21, 2024
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It is safe! But I dont like going outside late. It is safe to do but it is not something I would recommend. It is very nice during the day and the public transport is good. I would recommend staying in Maastricht.

Posted: May 13, 2024
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Is Maastricht safe right now?

Before your visit to Maastricht, it's essential to check travel advisories for Netherlands, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises to exercise increased caution in the Netherlands due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in the Netherlands due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 14, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian government advises exercising normal safety precautions in the Netherlands. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 9, 2024

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