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Sint Pietersberg Tour

Sint Pietersberg

Walking tour from the central station in Maastricht along the Jeker stream with Château Neercanne in the Jeker valley and then back to the station over the Sint Pietersberg with a visit to the ENSI quarry and Fort Sint Pieter.

Distance: 17 km.

Time: 4h30.

Grade: Heavy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Not allowed.

Height gain: 354 meter.

Trail: 73% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Sint Pietersberg.

Neercanne Castle or Château Neercanne, formerly Agimont Castle, is a seventeenth-century baroque castle. The ENCI quarry in Sint-Pietersberg is a former open-pit quarry that was created by the extraction of limestone by the First Dutch Cement Industry. In 2018, the extraction of limestone stopped and nature was able to develop in a nature that is unique to the Netherlands. The walking tour goes through the quarry and the 215-step staircase is also climbed to the viewing platform with a magnificent view over the quarry. On the edge of Sint Pietersberg is Fort Sint Pieter, a fortress built in the period of 1701 and 1702 on the northern flank of the mountain. Until 1867, the fort was part of the fortifications of Maastricht. These fortifications, of which ramparts, gates, towers and bastions can still be found in the city, have a much longer building history dating back to Roman times. You will also come across the water mills as places of interest: Bisschopsmolen, Molen van Lombok, the former mill Nekum or Nekummermolen, a water mill converted into a residential house, and the Smokkelmolen.

Sint Pietersberg

Download PDF for route description.

The viewpoint is always accessible between sunrise and sunset. The staircase to the quarry area has 215 steps. This quarry access stairway is open from September 1st to April 1st from 9am to 5pm and from April 1st to September 1st from 8am to 8pm. Dogs are not allowed on the stairs and in the quarry.

Map & Poi's.