A thriving cultural and regional hub, Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Churches, city walls, colossal structures and big squares decorate the city. Visited by an enormous number of tourists every year, the city is famous for being one of a kind shopping and recreation destination. The highlight here includes the dreamy atmosphere one experiences while strolling in the inner historic centre.
Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement to a medieval non secular centre. In the 16th century, it accelerated from being a garrison town to a significant industrial city. It was also known as the birthplace of the euro. Today, Maastricht is well worth a visit. A perfect destination for people who love to enjoy the good things in life, the city is full of history, culture and art.
The city boasts of little districts which are full of life and simultaneously showcase the history over time. Basilica of St. Servatius is a beautiful church dedicated to Saint Servatius. Gaze at the many relics in the church treasury which make it a popular pilgrimage site. For an exciting learning experience, visit the caves near Maastricht. Experience history yourself as you walk through the tunnels and listen to the stories about life underground.
For a gastronomical experience, Maastricht is the perfect city with its numerous fantastic restaurants. The best wine in the country is produced here so don’t forget to taste the varied classic wines. Discover the art of brewing and visit the ancient water mills that still grind grains for bakeries.
Maastricht has everything from modern art to numerous family friendly attractions. Spend hours marveling at Bonnefantenmuseum’s impressive modern art collection which consists of minimal art, Arte Povera and neo-expressionism. The Centre Ceramique hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions all year. Spend a day reveling in the cultural heritage of the city.
The city is best discovered on a cruise or by foot. There are numerous guided walk tours which show a completely different side of Maastricht. The Vestingwerken tour explores the ruins and remains while the city walk discovers the prettiest spots. Whereas a cruise down the Meuse is one of the most popular ways to spend a day in the city. Every district in Maastricht has its own life, its own mechanism and culture, one trip is never enough to give you all that the city offers