Maastricht Off The Beaten Path

  • Knooppunt 5
    Knooppunt 5
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  • Knooppunt 5
    Knooppunt 5
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  • Gronsveld town border
    Gronsveld town border
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Maastricht

  • 1. Surrounding area

    On the second day of our visit to Maastricht (19 June 2013) we made an early morning walk in the countryside, our point of departure was the village of Bemelen. Notice the characteristic hollow road,...

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  • 2. St. Pietersberg

    De Tombe are the remains of an early "motte" located on the westbank of the Sint-Pietersberg near the ENCI forest. Original on top of this hill a castle remained. The fundaments of the castle tower...

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  • 3. War Graves

    The main cemetary in Maastricht, locates a number of wargraves from Dutch, Belgian soldiers, allied pilots and Jewish residents who lost their lives during...

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  • 4. Prins Bernhard Monument

    From this location Prins Bermhard, prince of the Netherlands, joined the Maastricht residents on 18 September 1944 to celebrate the liberation of Maastricht.The...

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  • 5. War Memorial Tree "Old Hickory" Division

    From Old Hickory, to New Hickory, or from an old memorial tree to a new one.The original tree at the Old Hickoryplein which was lost during a storm, remembered...

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  • 6. The Gronsveld Tower Windmill

    This historic windmill is at Knooppunt 5, the fifth node of the South Limburg cycling network. Though it is known as the Gronsveld Windmill, it is actually...

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  • 7. Knooppunt 4

    For some reason I neglected to take a photo of the sign at Knooppunt 4 (node 4 of the South Limburg cycling network), but this is where it is, at the corner of...

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  • 8. Knooppunt 5

    The main attraction of Knooppunt 5 (the fifth node in the South Limburg cycle route network) is the Gronsveld Windmill, which is on the boundary between...

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  • 9. Militaire Hoofdwacht

    On the Vrijthof square, in front of the St Servaas Church, you can see this building. It was the head office of the army. It was built in 1738 to replace a...

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  • 10. Go Mountain Climbing!

    For an interesting day out from Maastricht a visit to the Netherlands' highest point of Vaalsberg is a must do. OK It's not really a mountain at 322 (and a bit)...

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  • 11. National Monument Jezuïtenberg

    One of the worlds best provided preserved marlstone quarries, the 'Jezuitenberg (Jesuit Caves)', is located on the outskirts of the city of Maastricht, close to...

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  • 12. Dominicanerkerk

    Walking along Grate Staat you can find on your left the Dominicanerkerk (Dominicans' church, in English). It was built in 1337 by the Dominicans and I was...

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  • 13. Bisschopsmolen – Regional delicacies.

    Inside the bakery we did enjoy another authentic regional delicacy - sweet flan made from spelt – served with coffee and tea. Via a window we saw the miller...

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  • 14. Bisschopsmolen - The watermill.

    We kept on reading the sign that gave us a prospective of its historical magnificence. The earliest mention of this water mill on the northern arm of the Jeker...

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  • 15. Bisschopsmolen - A well hidden gem.

    This is one of those hidden gems I might say! We didn’t know it was there and is definitely ‘Off the beaten path’! How did we even get here? Well ... at least...

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  • 16. Stone tablets tour (part 2)

    In this street you find 3 stone tablets. At nr 2 a horseman, nr 8 a stone called “Kain and Abel” and finally ate nr 5 a star, depicting the cities coat of...

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  • 17. Stone tablets tour (part 1)

    I have already in other tips mentioned the existence of stone tablets in Maastricht. In the middle ages, before Napolion introduced the number shields, houses...

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  • 18. Park and Walls Walk part 3

    At the end of the wall path you find an iron gate. This is the entrance to a former Jezuite cloister garden. Here, these days the university has its buildings....

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  • 19. Park and Walls Walk part 2

    On your left hand you directly see the citywall. Here you fisrt see the left overs of the Wilhelmina Bastion. We walk in this park, called the Aldenhof park,...

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  • 20. Park and Walls Walk part 1

    A few of my tips deal on the Ciry park. I probably must love it very mucf then. Actually it is wrong to speak abou one “citypark” since there are a few, but...

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  • 21. Country side walk part 2.

    Go along the Apostelhoeve or take fist a look at the court of the wine farm. Then go down the hill along side the Appostelhoeve. First road to the direction of...

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  • 22. Country side walk part 1

    This walk takes 5 hours and is 20 kilometres. It starts at the OLV square in the center of Maastrichtalong the Wall of Ceastert and the Hidden Valley we rech...

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  • 23. Brewery “de keyzer”

    A brewery, which is founded in 1758, very well preserved. It is a part of the city’s industrial archialogical heritage. Around 1900 there were 30 breweries in...

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  • 24. International arts and crafts fair

    International arts and antiques fair known as The European Fine Arts Fair (TEFAF). 7-16 March 2008 in Maastricht. Do have a look at their website. What they...

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  • 25. Take a stroll along wonderful Wijck

    When you're in Maastricht, talk a walk around the old part of the city "Wijck".Start at the train station and cross the street. On any given saturday there is a...

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