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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.

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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.

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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

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Bonnefanten Museum

Hosting a distinctive combination of old and contemporary art, the fine art museum is known for its art from different periods. The museum also houses an impressive collection of art objects from 1200 to 1600. Marvel at the eye-catching building designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi and spend hours gazing at the modern art collection.

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Basilica of Saint Servatius

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. The architecture is a mix of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles and make sure to check out the Noodkist, the shrine where the remains of Saint Servatius are encased

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Cultural Centre Céramique

The centre hosts a hybrid of attractions ranging from archaeological finds that show the history of Limburg and Maastricht to the famous Maastricht pottery. Along with the permanent exhibitions showcasing glasswork, instruments, school posters and Japanese prints, the museum organizes numerous temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

St. Peter’s Caves

Take a tour of the historic caves which were used as a refuge in wars. Discover the highlights of the tunnel system totaling eighty kilometres and hear the stories of life underground throughout the wars. It is highly recommended to go on an adventure in the marl quarry caves underneath Mount Saint Peter and explore the impressive underground labyrinth.

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Het Vrijthof

A beautiful and historic city centre, Het Vrijthof is paved with old cobblestones and surrounded by trees. Take a relaxing meal at the numerous restaurants and cafes surrounding the square. Enjoy the ambiance at the most pleasant square in Maastricht and have a beer at one of the terraces.

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Sint-Servaasbrug

The oldest bridge in the Netherlands, the Sint-Servaasbrug is one of the most characteristic structures in Maastricht. The bridge connects Maastricht to the exclusive Wyck. Stroll or cycle across this 13th century bridge across the Meuse and it is a great spot to watch the boats cruise down the river.

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Roermond

A drive of around 62 kilometers and you will find yourself in the enigmatic town of Roermond! From Designer Outlet Roermond and Maasplassen, Roermond to Munsterkerk and Cuypershuis, Roermond has places that will make you visit the town soon after your very first visit! With all said and done, when visiting Düsseldorf, do not forget to explore Roermond!

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Sittard

Located in the Dutch province of Limburg, this beautiful town is a blend of numerous European cultures living together peacefully. Ancient structures like Saint Peter’s, Saint Michael’s and Our Lady Basilica are still reminiscent of the 16th and 17th century. Sittard captures your heart with its unique mixture of modernity and history.

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Thorn

Known for old white houses and colossal monumental buildings, Thorn is a must-visit. Discover the story behind the gorgeous white houses and visit the monastery church Abdijkerk Thorn which is the reason for the existence of this town. Visit the museums, such as the Gemeentemuseum and Abdijkerk Thorn which guarantee a wonderful and informative time.

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Tongeren

Tongeren is the oldest town in Belgium and considered to be one of the largest fruit-growing regions of Europe. The town is popular for its rural charm, attracting tourists to discover little pieces of its history which are scattered about its quiet streets. Don’t forget to check out the humongous weekly flea-market which sells extremely antique pieces.

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Liege

Adorned with beautiful architecture and history, this Belgian city proudly welcomes tourists with delicious beer. The citizens are extremely friendly and the easting scene is a gastronomical heaven with restaurants and cafes like Le Bar A Cacao and Benoit Nihant. Visit Liege for a mesmerizing and wonderful time.

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Stevensweert

A mix of the charming, modern, and tried and true, Stevensweert is a historic fortified village in the Dutch province of Limburg. A spectacular area to relax, unwind and go on numerous walks, this small village provides the perfect chance to reconnect with yourself and friends and family. The lakes around the Meuse are also a recreational area for boats, swimmers and surfers.

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Valkenburg

With numerous attractions for everyone, Valkenburg is located by the Geul, a small river in Limburg. Visit the caves and climb the only hill castle in the country. Take in the gorgeous landscape of Limburg from the Valkenburg Castle. Discover the paintings which date back to the days of the Romans and have a lovely meal at the popular restaurants and cafes.

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Schin op Geul

A small cozy village in Limburg, Schin op Geul is located extremely close to Valkenburg. The perfect place to spend time with family, head up to Market and Vrijthof. Reconnect with nature at Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg and play a good game of bowling at Party Bowling Centrum Schin op Geul.

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Brunssummerheide

A 600-hectare nature reserve, Brunssummerheide offers a wonderful time full of lovely strolls, rides, gold and horse rides. There is also an observatory for anyone looking to learn something new.

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