Maastricht Things to Do

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  • 1. St. Pietersberg

    4 out of 5 stars

    Visit the Duivelsgrot (Devils cave) at the St. Pietersberg. The Duivelsgrot or Wijngaardgroeve is a small cave in the Sint-Pietersberg, part of Plateau van Caestert, located on the valley side of the...

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  • 2. Streets & neighbourhoods

    Maastricht really suited my personal style of tourism. The city centre is compact and eminently walkable (although the cobblestones can be a bit hard on the feet) . The various streets and districts...

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  • 3. Vrijthof

    Once a year (around May) the Vrijthof is the location for the annual "Sint Servaaskermis" (approximate 40 attractions of which a dozen larger ones). SInce this year (2014) it includes the new designed...

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  • 4. Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk / Church of Our Lady

    Basilica of Our Lady. The building of this church was started in the 10th century. The Treasure boasts many relics. Opening hours: From Easter through Autumn half term daily from 11.00 a.m.- 5.00...

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  • 5. City walls

    Due to its strategic importance as a river crossing in Medieval times Maastricht was a walled city and during this period was variously occupied by the Dutch, the French and the Spanish. Several...

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  • 6. St. Servaas church

    Inside the basilica of St Servatius, there are many beautiful fixtures, fittings, statuary etc. None the least is the beautiful tiled floor. The side altars featuring some wonderful icons, statues,...

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  • 7. River cruises

    This Pallieter boat will take you to explore the River Maas for one half hour. you can drink something inside the boat, while sitting and enjoying the view of the Maas. Combinationtickets tram and...

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  • 8. Town hall

    The Market Square (Markt) in front of the Town Hall (Stadhuis) was completely rearranged in the years 2006 and 2007. Traffic patterns were changed so that there are now hardly any cars in the square....

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  • 9. St. Jan church

    Sint Janskerk (St.John Church, in English) is a nice Gothic church built in the 14th century close to the Sint Servaasbasiliek. Originally it was the parish of the canons of the basilica. In 1633 it...

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  • 10. Fortifications

    Just outside the city centre, you find the old city defense lines, which surrounded Maastricht underground and partly above ground. In the Hoge Fronten (nowadays a national park) and the city park...

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  • 11. Museums

    The former top secret NATO - headoffice better known as the "Joint Operations Centre" (JOC) located deep inside in the Cannerberg is now open for public. It was the war headoffice of the Commander 2nd...

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  • 12. Surrounding area

    Van Tienhovenmolen is a typical Dutch mill built in 1855 few kilometers far from the town of Maastricht. The mill works till 1956 when it was restored by the Het Limburgs Landschap. At that time it...

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  • 13. Churches

    The church of Sint Matthias (Church of St. Matthias, in English) is located on the north side of the markt. It was built at the end of the 14th century to expenses of the guild of the weavers. The...

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  • 14. Dinghuis

    The name of this historic building is Het Dinghuis, which I logically worked out to mean “The Thing House” because the word Ding means thing in German. But no, I had just run afoul of a “false...

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  • 15. Bonnefantenmuseum

    Bonnefantenmuseum is located on the opposite bank of the Maas River. It was built in 1995 on a project of the Italian architect A.Rossi. Close to it there is the Wiebengahal the first building built...

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  • 16. St. Servaasbrug

    Sint Servaas Brug (Bridge of Saint Servatius, in English) is the ancient Dutch stone bridge which cross the Maas River. It was built between 1280 and 1298 to substitute the original Roman bridge...

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  • 17. Carnaval

    Carnaval in Maastricht is famous, at least for Dutch people. During this yearly festival in Febrary or March all Maastricht folk, both young and old, gets dressed up and celebrates everywhere in the...

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  • 18. Children Playground "Fort Willem"

    A beatifull playground for children, close to one of the old fortifications of Maastricht "Fort Willem". Entrance fee is €1.70 a person.The playground has a...

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  • 19. Still Wandering - Visit #2 - Raised Bridge

    Maastricht's central bridge, Sint Servaasbrug, is reckoned to be the oldest in the Netherlands, built towards the end of the 13th century. For hundreds of years...

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  • 20. Still Wandering - Visit #2 - The Bear Pit

    In the Aldenhofpark, adjacent to the main city park, you'll come across this odd structure along with various animal sculptures including the one on top of it...

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  • 21. Still Wandering - Visit #2 - d'Artagnan's Statue

    This statue, sited in the City Park just outside the old city walls, commemorates the spot where the French captain, Charles Ogier de Batz de Castelmore, was...

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  • 22. Still Wandering - Visit #2 - Statue With The Flame

    I had no idea what this statue on the Markt was about but the fact the flame was still burning on a sleety morning as I passed caught my camera eye. Now that...

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  • 23. Enjoy The Christmas Market

    Although on a smaller scale than the nearby Aachen Christmas Market the one here at Maastricht is well worth the visit. The event runs from the end of November...

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  • 24. Centre Céramique

    In some of my other reviews I have referred to the Centre Céramique simply as “the public library” – which it is, but the building also includes exhibition...

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  • 25. Knooppunt 1

    At the west (left) end of the Saint Servatius Bridge is the first node or junction of the South Limburg bicycle routes.Knoop means knot and punt means point, so...

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