Gluten-free in Maastricht, the Netherlands
Last updated: January 2023
Gluten-free in Maastricht? Yes, you’ll find good GF options in this city! This university city on the southern tip of the Netherlands is definately wort a visit. Maastricht is great for anyone who loves shopping and going out but also for diving into the history of the city.
Maastricht is the capital and largest city of the province of Limburg. It is located on both sides of the Meuse (Dutch: Maas) and is distinguished by its medieval-era architecture and vibrant cultural scene. In its cobbled old town, you will find the Gothic-style church Sint Janskerk, and the Romanesque Basilica of St. Servatius houses a significant collection of religious art. On the banks of the Maas River lies the futuristic-looking Bonnefanten art museum.
The countryside of Limburg is, in contrast to the rest of the Netherlands, characterized by hills and vineyards.
The Three-Border Region (Drielandenpunt), the southernmost point of the Netherlands, is about 40 km away from Maastricht. The Three-Border Region in Vaals is the place where Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands meet. At a height of 323 m, it is also the highest point of the Netherlands. The region is not just an important symbolic and geographical site, it also offers plenty of opportunities for fun and leisure. Read more about gluten-free options around the Three-Border Region here.
From Maastricht it’s also only 40 km to Aachen, Germany. Great for a day-trip. Interested? Read my gluten-free guide about Aachen!
Gluten-free in Maastricht – Restaurants
The Dutch word “Bijzonder” means “special, extraordinary”. At restaurant Bijzonder you’ll find special dishes and extraordinary flavors. This restaurant serves 100% gluten free, 100% cow milk free and sugar free dishes. Besides, the menu contains 80% vegetarian dishes. You can visit restaurant Bijzonder for lunch and dinner and in the weekend breakfast options are also served.
During our visit I tried the regular breakfast platter containing their homemade Bijzonder bread, avocado, egg, manchego cheese, jam, granola with yogurt and fruits, sweet surprise and juice. As a sweet component a mouth-watering brownie was served. My friend chose the pita bread chicken which was served with a delicious onion pickle, avocado spread, salad and egg.
You will find Bijzonder on Luikerweg nº33, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Gluten-free in Maastricht – Recommendations
Underneath I have listed some restaurants which I haven’t visited yet, but are on my list! I got these reco’s from gluten-free friends, family and followers. As I said – I have not tested these gastronomies myself (so far) and cannot say anything about how it looks here with a possible cross-contamination and whether there is an understanding for celiac disease sufferers. Please do not take it as recommendations, but only as additional options. If you’ve visited any of the restaurants, or if you have another tip, feel free to write me about it in the comments!
- Grand Café D’n Ingel: nice and cosy restaurant with an extensive menu for people with a gluten intolerance. The kitchen is very busy and hectic on some days so cross contamination is never 100% excluded. Nevertheless, they know exactly what is at stake here and always do their best. Read more about their gluten-free options here. Address: Vrijthof nº13, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
- Cafe de Zwaan: cozy pub famous for its special beers. You might think, why listed here on this gluten-free blog? You can even get gluten-free beer here and the menu also clearly states gluten-free options. Address: Stationsstraat nº8, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
- Bagels & Beans: serving among other things normal and gluten-free bagels. Well-informed about cross-contamination and paying great attention to separate preparation of dishes. Great for coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch. Address: Wycker Brugstraat nº31, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Also check out other locations in the Netherlands.
- Sap bagel en juicebar: a cheerful juice bar with tasty gluten-free bagels and all kinds of freshly squeezed juice. The workplace is separate and clean and they know about cross contamination. Address: Stationsstraat nº8, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
So many options for eating gluten-free in Maastricht!
I cannot guarantee that all restaurants and stores listed above are 100% free of gluten. Always check with the restaurant for cross-contamination and whether there is an understanding for celiac disease sufferers.