Maastricht is the oldest city in the Netherlands, peacefully
perching on the banks of the Maas River. It is also one of the
sunnier spots, located at Holland's southernmost point, squeezed in
between the Belgian and German borders. Ancient fortifications
provide pleasant walking routes and some of these can be explored
on the city's western outskirts. The Bonnefantenmuseum traces the
city's historical roots, and makes for a good introduction to your
visit. Another must-see is the Basilica of Saint Servatius. It is a
medieval cruciform basilica with a significant collection of
religious artefacts, as well as being the burial place of Holland's
first bishop. In the old centre of Maastricht is a selection of
shops and department stores. Here one can also savour the fine food
and wine that Maastricht has developed a reputation for.
Address: Maastricht is located 133 miles (215km) from
Amsterdam Website: www.vvvmaastricht.nl Telephone: +31 (0)43 325 2
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