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  • 1 St.-Servaasbasiliek Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Keiser Kareplein 3 NL - 6221 Maastricht

    This impressive monument, one of the oldest in the Netherlands has been much modified but was begun around 1000 and extended in the 12C. The royal doorway (south) was erected in the 13C. The lateral chapels, the north doorway and the cloister on to w..

  • 2 Bonnefantenmuseum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Avenue Ceramique 250 NL - 6221 KX Maastricht

    Visible from afar on account of its 28m-high zinc tower, this museum is on the site of an old ceramics factory. The early art section has work from Flemish studios and artists, and Italian paintings on wood from the 1300 to 1600. Fine works by Flemis..

  • 3 St.-Pietersberg Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    NL - Maastricht

    This hill lying between the Meuse Valley and the Geer Valley is known for its caves, the product of quarrying excavations since Roman times; the extracted marl stone was used for building works in Maastricht. Today, a network of galleries running for..

  • 4 Natural History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    De Bosquetplein 6-7 NL - Maastricht

    This museum focuses on the flora and fauna of southern Limburg.The geology runs from the beginning (350 million years ago) of the Carboniferous period to the arrival of the Romans. The fossils found in the local clay are very well presented, and seve..

  • 5 Walmuur (south ramparts of Maastricht) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 6211 KG Maastricht

    Still preserved to the south of the town, these walls dominated by towers, shaded by trees and bordered by gardens are one of the charms of Maastricht. On the two sections still there the path round the battlements has pretty views over the lakes fro..

  • 6 Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek (Basilica of Notre-Dame) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    NL - 6226 Maastricht

    This is the oldest monument in the town: the building was already there in the year 1000. The high front extension in front of it dates from the same era. The nave and the very attractive apse are from the 12C. The interior is partly topped by a gall..

  • 7 Vrijthof

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vrijthof NL - 6211 LE Maastricht

    This is the largest square in the town. Many busy streets end up there from the pedestrianized area. This vast esplanade, bordered by cafés and restaurants with pleasant terraces, is dominated by two churches: St.-Servaaskerk and St.-Janskerk.

  • 8 Vrijthof Museum

    Museums and art

    Vrijthof 18 NL - 6211 LD Maastricht

    It was in this 16C building that William the Silent was declared beyond the law by Philip II of Spain. Around the pretty interior courtyard of this old capitulary house, you can visit several rooms with furniture, paintings and collections of gold an..

  • 9 St.-Janskerk (St John)

    Religious buildings

    Henri van Veldekeplein NL - 6211 TE Maastricht

    This Gothic church, protestant since the seizing of Maastricht by Frederick-Henry in 1632, was built in the 12C by the canons of St-Servais to serve the parish church. It was topped in the 15C by a 70m high tower, decorated in the Utrecht style.

  • 10 Bonnefanten Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bonnefantenstraat NL - 6211 KL Maastricht

    You must have a stroll down this street: there is a pretty viewing point over a 17C house with a stepped gable and the botanical garden of the Natural History Museum as well as over the other bank of the canal.

  • 11 Grote Looiersstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote Looiersstraat NL - 6211 JJ Maastricht

    On this charming square surrounded by old houses, a sculpted group depicts children listening to the popular storyteller from Maastricht: Fons Olterdissen.

  • 12 Helpoort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 6211 HX Maastricht

    This "hell's gate", flanked by two round towers is a remnant of the 13C surrounding wall. This is the oldest town gate in the Netherlands.

  • 13 Stokstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Stokstraat NL - 6211 GD Maastricht

    Stokstraat is a pleasant pedestrianised street whose attractive restored houses from the 17 and 18C, are decorated with pediments, stone façades, and shop signs and contain art, antique and print shops. At no. 28, there is a façade decorated with scu..

  • 14 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Markt NL - 6211 CL Maastricht

    Built between 1659 and 1665 by Pieter Post, this town hall is a large quadrilateral preceded by a long flight of steps and topped with a campanile containing a peal of bells.

  • 15 Right bank (Wyck-MECC)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ceramique NL - 6221 Maastricht

    You get to the other Maastricht across the St-Servais bridge (13C), one of the oldest in the country Business activities were concentrated in the historic district of Wyck, where you can see some attractive noble houses from the 17C and 18C (Rechtstr..

  • 16 Kazematten

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Tongerseweg NL - 6211 L Maastricht

    These bunkers belonged to a system of fortifications built between 1575 and 1825. A large part of the surface works have disappeared but the bunkers remain and the galleries extend over around 10 km. You can visit a part of them, including the Bastio..

  • 17 Basilica of the Holy Sacrement

    Religious buildings

    NL - Meerssen

    This basilica was built in the 13 and 14C. It has a late Gothic stone tabernacle from the start of the 16C which is richly decorated.

  • 18 Fort St.-Pieter (Fort St Peter)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Luickerweg 80 NL - 6211 Maastricht

    The interior of the fort is linked to the network of caves in St Peter's mount. An attractive general view of Maastricht.

  • 19 Gangenstelsel Zonneberg (Caves of Zonneberg)

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 6211 Maastricht

    These caves are very similar to the caves at Mergelgrotten. They also have a long history and have 10 to 12m high corridors covered in graffiti.

  • 20 Mergelgrotten: Noordelijk Gangenstelsel

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 6211 Maastricht

    During the Second World War, these caves contained the painting by Rembrandt: The Nightwatch. You can also see there a lot of graffiti and amusing low-reliefs like that of the Mosasaurus, a prehistoric animal whose head was found in the caves in 1780..

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