You are in the heart of Maastricht
Hotel Zenden is situated in a romantic cobbled street. The hotel stretches over three historic buildings that were carefully restored in 2009.

The river Meuse is nearby as is the inviting tree-lined square ‘Het Onze Lieve Vrouweplein’, named after the basilica that is just around the corner. Enjoy lunch or dinner on one of the terraces and breathe in the historic atmosphere. The international character of Maastricht’s shopping district adds to the feeling of being in a completely different world.

The rooms in our hotel are bright white and ‘design’ is the key word. Architect Wiel Arets designed the interior. Never heard of him? Well, our hotel finished fourth in a worldwide competition for best new interior design.

Extra-long beds
At Zenden you don’t have to sleep in a fetal position if you don’t want to. All rooms are equipped with extra-long beds. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Just a 2-minute walk from the hotel you will find the Zenden studios. Our studios have the same urban feel as our hotel rooms.


A fresh, bright room with a luxuriously designed bathroom. The shower is surrounded with glass panels. The space is designed to be stylish and practical, in line with the il bagno Alessi dot-concept.

You sleep in an extra-long Auping bed. With us extra-long means more than two meters. The room is equipped with furniture from Vitra, a very distinctive mirror flat-screen TV, heating, a bathroom, a minibar and a laptop safe. Tip: pamper yourself even more with the personal-care products from L’Occitane.


A spacious room including an Alessi bathroom with a glass shower facility. Our Patio Room has a private patio that offers a great view over the city center of Maastricht. To prolong your wildest dreams, you sleep in an extra-long Auping bed. This bed is more than two meters long.

You can also relax on the furniture from Vitra. Meanwhile you can enjoy a movie on the unique flat-mirror TV. The room is further equipped with heating, a toilet, a minibar and a laptop safe. The bathroom is filled with personal-care products from L’Occitane, to help you relax even more.


An extra-large bright room with a free-standing Alessi bath. You have a white bathroom in line with the il bagno Alessi dot-concept, including an all-glass shower facility. The room is spacious and bright. At the front-side you have panoramic views over Maastricht. Even if you are over 6 feet tall, you’ll have all the space you need in our extra-long Auping bed. The furniture is designed by Vitra and the room is equipped with a very unique flat-mirror TV. Furthermore, the room is equipped with heating, a bathroom, a minibar and a laptop safe. In the bathroom you’ll find several personal-care products from L’Occitane.


Near the hotel you will find the Zenden studios. The studios offer space and luxury in every inch of the room. You will immediately feel more cosmopolitan.

World Radiance
You’re in Maastricht, but you might just as well be New York or Rome. The spacious and luxurious apartments add to this feeling due to their international look and feel. Moreover, we combine the comfort of a private apartment with the service and hospitality of our hotel. Most studios have a private patio. They vary in size from 30 to 70 square meters. From some of the studios you can see the water of the river Meuse gliding by. It’s an unforgettable experience!

Alessi and Vitra
Alessi and the Vitra are the brand names. They return in the shower and the furniture. All of the studio have fully equipped kitchens with a refrigerator, dishwasher and espresso machine. Additionally each studio is equipped with a very special mirror flat-screen TV and free access to high-speed wireless internet. You sleep in an extra-long, double-bed from Auping. The studios are further equipped with a desk/work table.

Extended stay is possible
The studios include heating, individual air conditioning units as well as a laptop safe. And of course there is a bathroom. Be sure to use the complimentary personal-care products from L’Occitane. You may find it difficult to leave your studio. In that event, a long-term stay is possible.


Zenden Maastricht: Half a century of sports, swim school and hotel
Zenden sports, swim club and hotel has been around for over 50 years now. Few gyms in the Netherlands provide such a complete sports program as Zenden, Maastricht’s oldest institution in the field. Our sports and swimming school laid the foundation for much more.

Pierre Zenden started his sports school in September 1962 on Capucijnergang in Maastricht. Only two years later the building proved to be too small and the school moved to Hasseltkade, where the program was extended with the precursor of modern fitness classes: gymnastics for men and women. Additionally, we offered lessons in self-defense sports like jiu-jitsu.

In 1969 the building on Hasseltkade proved to be too small as well and the school moved to the first building on Sint Bernardusstraat. On the first floor lessons in judo, jiu-jitsu and gymnastics were given and a sauna was put in place. Meanwhile Pierre Zenden started with the construction of a unique swimming pool in the vaulted basement of the building. “The basement was inaccessible for heavy equipment. Therefore we had to dig the whole pool by hand. A small treadmill was used to transport clay mounds to the ground floor. It took us  a year and a half to complete the construction of the pool.”

Anton Geesink and Toon Hermans
In November 1969, on the wedding day of Pierre and Rina Zenden, Anton Geesink officially opened the new sport school in the historic building. The young family moved into the second floor, which nowadays would be called ‘a loft’. The pool, with its unique 13th century vaulted ceiling, was opened one year later by the famous Dutch entertainer Toon Hermans. In 1972 a second building (the current location of our coffee bar) was added to the school. In this building you could attend aerobics lessons, which back then was called ‘jazz-gymnastics’.

The sports school was regularly used to record television programs. From 1968 to 2004 Pierre worked as a sports reporter for the NOS, the Dutch broadcasting association. For nine consecutive Olympic Games, he reported on four kinds of sports for Dutch television audiences: judo, weight lifting, wrestling and taekwondo. Pierre Zenden’s expertise was sought after at home and abroad. He made four journeys around the world with Anton Geesink (the Dutch Olympic Judo champion) to promote a new judo curriculum, co-developed by Pierre (who is a 6th dan judoka) himself.

Hotel & Studios
Due to the popularity of the crash course ‘Learn to Swim in One Week’, the need for overnight accommodations became apparent. In 1983 the former loft above the sports school was turned into a small hotel. Over the years the hotel was gradually expanded. In 2009, the monumental buildings were transformed by the acclaimed architect Wiel Arets into a controversial design hotel with nine rooms. This transformation was highlighted in numerous (inter)national publications (e.g. in WALLPAPER,  MONOCLE and FRAME magazine). Additionally we received two nominations for best new hospitality interior in 2009 (worldwide) and 2010 (national). In the consecutive years 10 short-stay studios were added to the hotel concept.

Nowadays the hotel and the studios are run by Martijn Zenden. Here you can enjoy the unique Zen(den) atmosphere. Guests who wish to immerse themselves in tranquility and serenity are invited to dive into the pool (located in the 700-year-old medieval vaulted cellar) and attend a yoga class afterwards. With the contrasts between movement and relaxation, old and new, Pierre and Rina Zenden laid a wonderful foundation to further build on the hotel and sports school.


Grotere kaart weergeven

hotel zenden
Sint Bernardusstraat 5
6211 HK Maastricht

t +31 43 3212211



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Our reception is open on weekdays from 8.00 to 21.00 and on weekends from 9:00 to 15:00.

The hotel rooms and studios have a maximum occupancy of 2 people.
If you do not comply with this rule, we must incur additional costs.
Unfortunately we cannot provide extra beds or a baby cot.

No smoking
Since 2008, smoking in public places is prohibited. If you smoke in your room or in your apartment, we are obligated to charge you €100.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your pets in the hotel.

Bicycle parking
Your bicycle can be parked in a nearby, secure public bicycle parking. It is not possible to store bicycles at the hotel or at the studios.

Check in
You can check into your room from 14:00 to 20:00 on weekdays and from 12:00 to 15:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

It is possible to check in earlier and leave your bags behind the front desk.

Upon request, you can also check in outside of our regular opening hours. Please indicate the time you would like to check in using the special requests box when booking via our online booking module.

Check out
We kindly ask you to check out of your room by 11:00 am on the day of departure. If you wish, you can leave your luggage at the reception desk and pick it up after your trip. Please do not forget to return the key when you leave.

Cleaning in the studio
Our cleaning service will provide new linens and service in your apartment every two days. Once a week, your apartment will be fully cleaned. Contact the reception if you have specific requirements. 

We invite you to make use of our breakfast service. Please notify us one day in advance at the reception. On weekdays we serve breakfast from 8:00 to 10:30 and from 9:00 to 11:00 at the weekends.

We offer free wireless internet.

Fax and copy
You can make a photocopy and send or receive a fax at the reception.

Free sports
You are welcome to use our swimming pool during the public swimming hours. You can attend all other sports classes that are being given in our sport school. Please ask for the sports program the reception desk.

Laundry service
We offer a laundry service but please note that it may take up to 2 days before your wash is returned.