Maastricht Things to Do

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  • 1. St. Pietersberg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When I heard we were to visit a cave I expected rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites etc., but I found something rather different. For one thing, this is a man-made cave, or rather series of...

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  • 2. Vrijthof

    This square in the center of Maastricht reminded me of at least two places in Augsburg, Germany, because there are two churches side by side, a large fancy one for the Catholics and a smaller, more...

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  • 3. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 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. River cruises

    As part of an excursion that our host Valentina had organised, we took a short ride on a boat on the Meuse. The boat itself was, I think, quite old and beautifully kept, with lots of polished wood...

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  • 7. Fortifications

    Helpoort means ‘Hells Gate’ and may just have been that to a few invaders over the centuries. Despite the remaining signs of the interior ‘Murder Hole’, it was named because this small tower complex...

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  • 8. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 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. Dinghuis

    Our VT Meeting point was at the MAASTRICHT TOURIST OFFICE which is located at Kleine Staat 1, City Center. The Gothic style building (c.a. 1470) is truly beautiful and it used to house the court house...

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  • 14. 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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  • 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. Helpoort

    It turns out that the name Helpoort really does mean Hell’s Gate – which came as a shock to me because I am so accustomed to having things in the Netherlands mean something completely different from...

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  • 18. 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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  • 19. The Bishop's Mill

    On our VT walking tour we visited the Bishop’s Mill (de Bisschopsmolen), which is advertised as “the first 100% spelt bakery in the Netherlands”.The word spelt...

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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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