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Independent Shopping Trip to Maasmechelen Village Luxury Outlet from Brussels
"Leave Brussels in the early morning to avoid traffic and journey across the Flemish countryside by comfortable air-conditioned coach to the elegant and modern Maasmechelen Village luxury outlet. In addition to its top Belgian brands such as Essentiel Sarah Pacini and Olivier Strelli this outlet also offers several famous international brands such as Dolce & Gabbana Juicy Couture
From EUR15.00
 
Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
"This is a boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent. It is an informative boat trip along the River Leie which takes you through the city of Ghent to let you discover the period of the Middle Ages. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and gloriou the big old meat-market as well as the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Admire the only traditional remaining wooden house front.There are open and covered boats available and there will be guided commentary so you can enjoy the views whil"""Enjoy a 40 minute guided boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent with live explanations. Departure is from one of the most beautiful spots in the city the Graslei which is the medieval port in the centre of Ghent. There are open and covered boats at your disposal."title=Highlights&1=40-minute+boat+cruise+along+the+River+Leie+in+Ghent&2=Travel+by+open+or+covered+boat+and+see+the+sights+from+the+water&3=Admire+the+Graslei%2C+the+Castle+of+Counts+and+the+Groot+Vleeshuis&4=Choice+of+several+departures+throughout+the+da""
From EUR7.00
 
Private Tour: Düsseldorf Highlights Tour
"Start with a hotel pickup and delve into the streets of central Düsseldorf to learn about the city from your private driver-guide. As you travel along the scenic Rhine River promenade aka Rheinuferpromenade hear how the city developed from a riverside farming settlement to the lively Rhine-area metropolis that it is today. If you have any particular areas of interest let your guide know. Your commentary and itinerary can be tailored to your preference.After passing the pretty Rheinuferpromenade stop for a look at Rheinturm the city’s tallest and best-known landmark. Pause for photos of the TV tower set against the lively hustle of the Media Harbor. A modern-looking place
From EUR71.00

More Local Customs in Maastricht

Wieckse Witte

Wieckse Witte is a beer that originated in Maastricht and is now controlled by Heineken. It has a cloudy pale yellow color, a thick white head that fades, a wheaty taste with a touch of citrus, and a...
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BillNJ
Apr 04, 2011

Wieckse Rosé

Wieckse Rosé is another beer under the Wieckse label that is now controlled by Heineken. It has a red color, thick white head that fades, raspberry flavor, and a finish that is both fruity and dry. It...
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BillNJ
Apr 04, 2011

Grass

Until recently Maastricht was a popular destination for foreigners wanting to buy marihuana and other soft drugs. From 1976 to 2012 the ‘coffee shops’ were allowed to sell up to five grams of cannabis...
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Nemorino
Sep 19, 2012

Student associations

After I had been riding around Maastricht for a few hours, it gradually dawned on me that I had come during the Students’ Introduction Week or INKOM, in which new students are introduced to the city...
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Nemorino
Sep 19, 2012

Party of the Giants or 'Reuzenfeest'

At the 11th and 12th June 2005 the Reuzen Gilde Gigantius celebrated the 7th international Reuzenfeest (Party of Giants). I didn't see the international historical procession of giants at sunday...
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sachara
Aug 21, 2005

Limburg Anthem - Dutch version

Gerardus Leonardus Hubertus Krekelberg. Weaver, later schoolteacher at Vlodrop, Limburg, The Netherlands. He was a poet and wrote the words to the Limburg Anthem.The English 'translation' cannot do...
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ATLC
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Limburg Anthem - English version

Maastricht is the capital of the province Limburg.Official anthem (in Dutch, by G. Krekelberg and H. Thyssen) of both the Netherlands Province of Limburg and the Belgian Province of Limburg.The 4th...
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ATLC
Apr 04, 2011

Local specialties

Some Limburgian specialties. In the southern part of the province of Limburg there’s a concentration of Top-restaurants, that have acquired their “stars” for their suburb quality of regional cuisine....
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ger4444
Dec 14, 2002

Limburgse vlaai - Limburg pies

Limburg pies are thin, flat pieces made of bread dough and filled with everykind of fruit and grains.They are made in all sizes from 4 to 20 inches (10 to 50 cm) in diameter. I never saw this size in...
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Luchonda
Mar 07, 2005

Sunday Afternoon Concerts

The street leading from the railway station (Stationsstraat) to the St Servaas bridge is a twin-carriageway boulevard but not a particularly busy one regarding road traffic as most vehicles cross the...
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johngayton
Sep 04, 2010

Football Fever

I was quite fortunate to be visiting the Netherlands during the 2010 Football World Cup finals and there seemed to be a permanent party atmosphere everywhere I went, even on days when the Dutch...
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johngayton
Sep 04, 2010

Play bowls

During my visit in Maastricht, on August, I was very surprised to see a tournament of bowls in Vrijthof, the main square of the town. I was surprise to see many young people to play it (in my country...
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Cristian_Uluru
Jul 31, 2009

Local Beers

The region of Southern Limburg has many local beers. 1) Brand. The eldest brewery in the Country, dating from 1400. try the bitter Brand Up. . 2) White beer: a fresh beer on hop, and malt. tastes a...
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ger4444
Jun 06, 2007

Our Lady Stella Maris (O. L.Vrouw ter Zee)

The Our Lady's church. is well knowh for its pilgrimage to the Our Lady Stella Maris statue in the entrance of the church, floodlighted by the so many votive candles.You' can find more about the...
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cadzand
Aug 25, 2005

Top Hotels in Maastricht

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Stationsstraat 40, Maastricht, Limburg, NL-6221, The Netherlands
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Sibemaweg 10, Maastricht, Limburg, 6227 AH, The Netherlands
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Wycker Brugstraat 2, Maastricht, Limburg, 6221 EC, The Netherlands
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St. Maartenslaan 5, Maastricht, 6221 AV, The Netherlands
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Weert 9, Maastricht, Limburg, 6222 PG, The Netherlands
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Forum 110, Maastricht, Limburg, 6229 GV, The Netherlands
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Top Things to Do in Maastricht

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St. Pietersberg

...it closed about 70 years ago :-( For an absolutely fascinating day out from Maastricht a visit to the "caves" at St Pietersberg is a must. These so-called "caves" are in fact the tunnels created...
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St. Servaas church

Must visit! Have a look at my travelogue; inside you'll find the church treasure, relics, and the crypt with burial site of St. Servatius. In Wikipedia I read that as early as the 10th century the...
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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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Vrijthof

The Vrijthof is Maastricht event square. This spot is the place where well-known events as the Preuvenemint, start of the Carnaval, Andre Rieu concerts, Christmas Market and fair. The Vrijthof is...
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City walls

The Poort Waerachtig city gate is not a part of the original city walls. The gate was constructed in 1988 as a connection to a new city quarter; the villa park at the South side. The gate is a...
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Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk / Church of Our Lady

I'm not really a church person but I do appreciate the historical relevance of a place's ecclesiastical buildings and the Church of Our Lady is a particularly interesting one. There has been a church...
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Top 5 Maastricht Writers

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"Maastricht: Where life is Good!"
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sachara

"Maastricht"
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Imaniac

"Limbourgeois at its best"
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gkitzmil

"Maastricht -- beautiful city on the Maas"
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johngayton

"Not At All What I'd Expected!"
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