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Quick Guide to Maastricht, The Netherlands

Updated on July 3, 2019
Sint Servaas Basiliek Maastricht
Sint Servaas Basiliek Maastricht

Visit The Sint Servaas Basiliek

This basilica is built around the grave of Saint Servaas, the first Bishop of Maastricht. It's an architectural melting-pot from the year 1,000. The beautiful arched apsis has a prominent place at the Vrijthof.

The treasure chamber is filled with medieval golden art. Don't forget to visit the cloister garden just behind the church.

Address: Keizer Karelplein 3

Telephone: +31 43 321 2082

Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht
Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht

Visit The Bonnefanten Museum

The most beautiful museum of Maastricht, in the Céramique quarter on the east side of the River Maas, can be recognized easily by the rocket-shaped tower. The E-shaped building is by a design by the Italian architect Aldo Rossi.

The first floor, with early European paintings and sculptures, and the second floor with modern works form Limburg artists, connect through an impressive staircase.

Address: Ave Céramique 250

Telephone: +31 43 329 01 90

Fort Sint Pieter Maastricht
Fort Sint Pieter Maastricht

Fort Sint Pieter

The pentagonal Fort Sint Pieter stands on a hill overlooking the River Maas. It used to function as the southern defense-line for the city and it's connected with a network of underground tunnels. The fortress, from 1701, has been restored in its old glory.

You can only visit the fortress by guided tour, a great combination with a guided tour through the tunnels. The fortress is a 2 kilometers walk south from Maastricht, Bus number 4 will bring you there as well. Go as far as the stop "Mergelweg".

Address: Luikerweg 71

Telephone: +31 43 325 21 21

Centre Ceramique Maastricht
Centre Ceramique Maastricht

Centre Céramique

This multi-faceted cultural center houses a library, exposition space, the city archives and it's the home of The Royal Sphinx, a living/office/public - complex situated on the location of an old Ceramics factory. It's designed by the famous architect Jo Coenen.

Address: Ave Céramique 50

Telephone: +31 43 350 56 00

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Sint Servaas Basiliek:
Keizer Karelplein 3, 6211 TC Maastricht, Netherlands

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Bonnefanten Museum:
Avenue Ceramique 250, 6221 KX Maastricht, Netherlands

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Fort Sint Pieter:
Luikerweg 71, 6212 NH Maastricht, Netherlands

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Centre Céramique:
Centre Ceramique, Avenue Ceramique 50, 6221 KV Maastricht, Netherlands

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Jeremy East

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      We have talked about going to Maastricht. This gives an idea of what we might see there.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      13 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      I have been to Maastricht a few years ago. A very interesting place to visit. Thanks for reminding me this place.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      14 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      I would love to visit. :)

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