Posted by Amanda
on Oct 25th, 2010 in Featured
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I recently received an email from another expat in the region asking if I knew the best places to get wifi access in Maastricht. Since the place I used when we first moved here has shut down, I realized I really didn’t know what options remain. So I did a bit of digging. I haven’t tested most of these locations, but they should give you a place to start.
Not a photo from Maastricht.
Free Wifi & Open Hotspots
- Centre Ceramique Library; 1992 Plein
- Markt (or Vrijthof) McDonalds; Markt & Vrijthof Squares
- Slekzy Bookstore Café: Strictly speaking the Slezky does not have its own wifi, but you can sometimes tap into the Vrijthof McDonalds’ wifi. So if you prefer Coffeelovers to clowns, head to the bookstore.
- La Place Maastricht; 15 Grote Straat
(Probably) Paid Wifi
A lot of paid hotspots in Maastricht seem to be T-mobile or Vodaphone hotspots. It’s possible to get a monthly subscription to these networks via the cellphone company in question, or you can usually get a day or hourly pass. Other locations may have their own systems set up with daily and hourly pricing.
- NS Station Maastricht; Stationsplein 27
- Les Trois Seaux; Markt 41
- De Pauwenhof; Boschstraat 70
- Café Zuid; Plein 1992
- Delifrance Maastricht; Brusselsepoort 41
- Café Twee; Kommel 8
- Café Zondag; Wycker Brugstraat 42
- Delifrance Maastricht Spilstraat; Spilstraat 4
- Hotels: Many of the hotels in Maastricht offer wifi for their guests. I suspect it is mostly paid, but if you are visiting watch for that availability. I find that free wifi is more common with bed and breakfasts and guest houses than with regular hotels and chains.
Finally, a quick Google for sites wifi or hotspots in Maastricht may help you locate more. Remember, if you’re using an open wifi spot, consider running a protective program such as Hotspot Shield and avoid logging into sites like your bank.
Have I missed something or got it wrong? Let me know in the comments below.
Wifi photo by Nicholasnova via Flickr. Uses under a Creative Commons License.
This article originally published at Maastricht Region to Live.