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Discover the Beauty of Maastricht

Visit Maastricht and you’ll witness a confluence of various cultures and histories. Some say Maastricht is Netherlands’ Italian city, while others claim it has a lot of Spanish influence. Nonetheless, Maastricht is one of the most enchanting cities in the Netherlands.

Places to visit in Maastricht

Being one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Maastricht offers a wide array of historical attractions. These wonders include majestic churches like the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. Servaaskerk, spellbinding fortresses such as the Fort Sint Pieter, and enigmatic town walls like the Hell Gate (Helpoort) on St. Bernardusstraat. Maastricht is also known for its museums that house a mixture of medieval and contemporary art. Its main art museum is the Bonnefanten museum.  Other well-known museums in Maastricht include the Natural History Museum and the Architecture Institute Maastricht.

There’s a particular place in Maastricht that attracts tourists since the medieval times. When you ask locals where to find the best outdoor cafes and events in Maastricht, they’ll point you to Het Vrijthof, a large urban square in the center of the town. Paved with old cobblestones and surrounded by trees, Het Vrijthof is reminiscent of Roman and Frankish times. During the summer, tourist enjoy the outdoor square by drinking different kinds of beers and trying a piece of Limburgse Vlaai, a fruit pie famous among the Dutch.

Things to do in Maastricht

Maastricht features such historic splendor and artistic flair. And no one can deny how rich its tourism is because of the many things the city has to offer. Now, if you’re visiting Maastricht for a couple of days, here are the best things to do while in the city:

  • Experience a guided tour and walk through the enigmatic tunnels and caves
  • Wander around Het Vrijthof and the market square
  • Go back in history by visiting the Treasures of St. Servaaskerk or the Bonnefanten Museum
  • Take a stroll along Wilhelminabrug and St. Servaasbrug
  • Explore the romantic town of Valkenburg
  • Try a boat tour in the Meuse River

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