I come from the Maastricht region and I am working for the Maastricht University. In my spare time I like to go out with my mountain-bike or roadbike to explore Maastricht and its surroundings (the 'small hills'). I like to travel a lot, in weekends I often visit cities or friends staying elsewhere in the country. Maastricht is a great city, lots of history, the River Meuse, many bars, restaurants and shops. In addition, Maastricht is close to other major European cities: Aachen (20 minutes), Köln (1 hour), Antwerp (1 hour), Brussels (1 hour), Paris (3 hours) and Liege (30 minutes). All easy accessible by train. You will certainly not be bored.