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Dutch don't usually give tips unless they feel the service was exellent. I always kinda felt bad about it everytime..but nobody seemed to take offence..
I'm usually a big tipper, but has Pierre_Rousseau says on his page:' In Rome, like the romans'
St. Servaas Church. It is named after the saint of Maastricht. Parts of St. Servaas are buried inside the church. The admission is free. You have got to pay admission for the treasure chamber (schatkamer). There you see the tomb of St. Servaas.
Maastricht is in the 'far south' of the Netherlands. The whole area is very different than 'Holland'. For instance, the people are mainly roman catholic, the landscape is not flat, there are no windmills and the atmosphere is more burgundic.
The “Bonnefantenmuseum” by the Italian architect Aldo Rossi, is worth mentioning because of its big dome. Besides art of nowadays artists, the museum also has a lot of old art. The collection consist of mediaeval sculptures, paintings from painters from the South of the Netherlands and Italian masters till 1650, German painters and sculptors from the 15th and 16th century.
For more info: www.bonnefanten.nl
TREASURE CHAMBER BASILIEK FROM ST. SERVAAS
Inside this treasure-chamber, Maastricht cherish her treasures.
You can admire the Golden House, in which St. Servaas, the first bishop of the Netherlands from the 4th century, is burried.
The treasure-chamber contains a statue, a cup and several objects that belonged to the bishop.
Besides the inheritance of St. Servaas you can see a large collection of silk materials from the 6th century and several paintings and statues.
Maasticht lies at the bottom of the “St. Pietersberg”.
The cave’s of this mountain caused by the winning of mart. This activity resulted in a big labyrinth with over 20.000 galaries.
On the Eastern hill you will find the ruins of “Lichtenberg”, the oldest castle remainings of the Netherlands with foundations from the 10th century.
On the North side you will find fort “St. Pieter” from 1702.
Maastricht is a city with openminded people...
The people like eating , drinking, smoking and partying ....
That's why we have so many events with drinking, eating and music (no no smoking event)...
In winter; carnaval is the biggest party and in summer the ' preuvenement ' is the party
where you can eat all kind's of food, in the open air, on the big square 'Vrijthof '.......
Restaurants have normaly no non-smoker area's.
Tips are mostly 5/10% of the bill.....
When you like soccer, try watching a game of our townclub MVV, at the stadium .
Next to the Geuselt is a McDonalds and an Applebies restaurant and hotel, so.... yes again,
we eat and drink ....or go out after the game is done......
When you like water and locks, visit the lock just across the border with Belgium, in Klein Ternaaien...
It's fun to see the boats being lowered and to observe the frustrations on the touristic boats, while doing that.
You can combine this very well with a hikingtour, because on the hill close to these locks, there is
a nice walking area, or take the bicycle and go to the right at the lock
and drive up to the little town Canne and eat there and taste some belgian beers.......
In my country there are many, many, bicycle trails, specially out of towns, and its fairly save to bike....
Traveling in the Netherlands by train, bus or tram is also very good.
Good connections between major cities, and also with the rest of Europe....
When you want to learn more about Maastricht and Carnaval then visit this
I hope you liked my page, and will mail me, your comments, questions or whatever....
The final picture is one of myself, during carnaval, all dressed up and ready to go out,
and have fun.....
The city flag of Maastricht flies in many places throughout the city. The flag is red with a white star. It is based on the city's coat of arms.
in 2005 they celebrated the 7 th. time that the Giants were left out in a procession. Giants from all over the country were joining. Host was Maastrichts own town giant "Gigantius"
There are many, many bikes in Maastricht. Bikes are quite popular so they form a hot target for theifs. Make sure that whenever you hire a bike, you put lots of locks on it!
THIS is a major shopping street in Maastricht...on a Sunday. As I've discovered, a lot of towns seem to dye out on Sunday and the stores are closed..
The Bonnefantenmuseum. Great architecture. The museum is situated in a completely new part of Maastricht. The museum itself is built according to a design by Italian architector A. Rossi.
Wieckse Witte - slightly sweet medium strength white beer brewed by De Ridder of Maastricht.
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