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Maaseik lies on the banks of the River Meuse, at the northeastern edge of the Limburg Kempen region, and is believed to be the birthplace of the Van Eyck brothers, Jan and Hubert. It retains some traces of its ramparts, built under Louis XIV in 1672.

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  • Église Ste-Catherine

    Kerplein B - 3680 Maaseik

    The vestry of this 19C church houses a fine treasury containing items mainly from the old Aldeneik Abbey. Note St Harlinde's 8C gospel book, thought to be the oldest book in Belgium, and a 10C silver-gilt reliquary.

  • Grand-Place

    Grote-Markt B - 3680 Maaseik

    This vast square is lined with lime trees and 17C-18C houses whose narrow windows often have small lead-adorned panes. The north side Town Hall is housed in an 18C mansion. Note the statue of the Van Eyck brothers in the centre.

  • Maaseik Museums (Musea Maaseik)

    Lekkerstraat 5 B - 3680 Maaseik

    This complex encompasses two museums: the Regional Archaeology Museum, covering the region's archaeology and the town's history (prehistoric, Roman and medieval artefacts), and Belgium's oldest pharmacy, where the atmosphere of the past has been fait..

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