I will be spending 3 months in Maastricht from the end of January through April. My girlfriend will be coming in for a visit for the first week in March. We're both in our mid-20s. I'm taking her on a side trip to Paris and am looking to build our itinerary. I thought I would have more days to spend in Paris, but she arrives in Amsterdam on a Sunday and I have to be in Maastricht on Wednesday evening. I was thinking about going to Paris either when she arrives on Sunday (or leave first thing Monday morning) and stay through Wednesday afternoon to catch the train back to the Netherlands. The other option is to leave immediately after my Wednesday evening meeting, and spend Wednesday night through Saturday afternoon there before going back to Amsterdam to catch an early Sunday morning flight.
We already know that the Louvre takes at least a half a day, and we don't think we want to take that much time there. Any tips on where to go, what to see, and where to stay?