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Traffic restrictions

A celebration like King's Day can't take place without traffic restrictions. To make sure that everything goes as planned, part of the city centre will be closed to motorised traffic from Tuesday morning 26 April until Wednesday evening 27 April. Motorised vehicles will not be able to enter or exit the city centre. 

We are pleased to announce that Maastricht will be hosting King's Day 2022. The Royal Family will visit Maastricht, allowing residents, visitors and the Royal Family to celebrate King’s Day together. On 27 April 2022, Maastricht will turn orange: the national colour of the Netherlands. And the Royal Family’s visit is sure to add a touch of gold to this special day.

Letters with practical information


As a business owner in the city centre of Maastricht, you may have questions about how King’s Day will affect you and your business. What are the legal opening hours? Will your company be accessible on King's Day? We’ve answered these and more questions for you.

Frequently asked questions
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With flying colours!

Did you know that the Netherlands has a flag protocol? You can fly both the Dutch flag and an orange pennant for King's Day in Maastricht. Do you live in the city centre of Maastricht and you do not currently have a flag pole bracket installed? You can mount one flag pole bracket to the facade of your house – for one flag with one pennant – without a permit. You can only use the bracket for the Dutch flag (red, white, and blue) and an orange pennant. This means that you can't use it for advertising.

Do not mount a flag pole bracket into natural stone or bluestone. Install the bracket at a height of 2.2 metres or higher. Request a permit if you would like to install more than one flag pole bracket to your facade.

Flag protocol (in Dutch only)

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