Visit the southern belle of The Netherlands.
Maastricht is the southern belle of The Netherlands. It takes an average of 2 hours and a half to get there by train. En route you can enjoy the beautiful Dutch landscape changing from flat to hilly while crossing several impressive bridges over the river Maas Maastricht’s historic and cobblestoned city center is real eye candy.
Upon arrival, walk for about 750 meters from the train station to the heart of the city and admire the 2 town squares in the center, The Vrijthof and The Markt. The Vrijthof is a huge square that regularly hosts large festivals and The Markt features the Town Hall and a market every Wednesday and Friday. Situated close to Belgium means plenty of opportunities to grab a Belgian beer in one of the numerous cafes.
Before chugging down a beer, journey into the past with the ancient buildings and its famous rich cultural heritage including old houses and cathedrals such as St Servatius Bridge, Fort Sint Pieter and Hell’s gate, which is said to be the oldest town-gate of the Netherlands.
Check out the Burgundian atmosphere with sophisticated food and drink areas and a tradition of fine dining.
Melt into the low-budget opportunities of a university city life and enjoy the vintage shops, vegetarian restaurants and pubs. Rent a vespa or solex and cover more ground by zooming around on 2 wheels for a look at the hilly Limburg landscape.
Crave adventure? A trip to Maastricht Underground exploring caves and tunnels is at a walking distance from down-town. Don’t panic, you can leave the bread crumbs at home. A professional guide will lead you through the labyrinth of corridors.
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