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Top Bezienswaardigheden Maastricht

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1 - Sint-Servaasbasiliek

The Basilica of Saint Servatius was named after the most famous saint inhabitant of Maastricht: Saint Servatius. His name was probably Servatius, he came from Armenia and lived in the fourteenth century. He was the first bishop of the Netherlands and has always been the patron saint of Maastricht.

2 - Sint-Janskerk

The Gothic St. John's Church is particularly striking for its red tower. It is a Protestant church, which was built in the fifteenth century with marl from the marl quarries around the city. You can climb the famous red tower to a height of more than 40 meters. As a reward, you have a fantastic view of the entire city.

3 - Vrijthof

In the heart of the city you will find the nicest square in the Netherlands: the Vrijthof. This special square is known as the setting for the summer concerts by André Rieu, the Preuvenemint and Magical Maastricht on the Vrijthof. Around the Vrijthof are many historic buildings from the time when Maastricht was a religious center and a military fortress. For example: the Sint Servaaskerk, Sint Janskerk, the Spanish Government, the Hoofdwacht and the General House.

Sint Servaasbrug
4 - Sint Servaasbrug

The Sint-Servaas Bridge is one of the most characteristic buildings in Maastricht and dates from the thirteenth century. Anyone who enters Maastricht from the station in a straight line will walk across this ancient bridge over the Maas.

5 - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwebasiliek

The Basilica of Our Lady is in the old center of the city, which you can see from afar because of two pointed towers that protrude meters high above the roofs. The church was already built in the ninth century on the ruins of a fifth century church. It is probably the oldest church in the Netherlands. The 15th century Merode Chapel was initially used as a baptistery and later as a devotional chapel for Maria Sterre van der Zee.

6 - Dominicanenkerk

The Dominican Church was consecrated in 1294, exactly 50 years after the first Dominicans had settled in Maastricht. The church is built entirely of marl on a basement of coal sandstone. The church has not been used as a place of worship for two centuries. In 2006 a bookshop opened in the church: the Dominicanen bookshop. In addition to the bookshop, the church also houses a coffee bar and regularly hosts lectures, debates and exhibitions.

7 - Stadhuis

The Maastricht City Hall is located on the market square in the center of the old town. The seventeenth-century building took 25 years to complete. Especially the tower in the middle of the building attracts attention.

8 - Sphinxpassage

Sphinx, a sanitary manufacturer, used to be a very important company for Maastricht. It provided a large part of the income and employment in the city. In 2010, Sphinx disappeared from Maastricht, but the Sphinx passage still remained and you can still visit it. Here you will find a beautiful tile gallery that tells the history of the city.

Dinghuis (and touristoffice)
9 - Dinghuis (and touristoffice)

The Dinghuis was built in the fifteenth century as a high court. The name 'Dinghuis' is derived from the legal function that the building had for a long time. A 'Ding' used to be a place of justice. For a long time the building was a prison and today you will find the tourist office there.

Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof
10 - Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof

Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof, formerly Museum aan het Vrijthof and Museum Spaans Gouvernement, is a private photography museum in the center of the Dutch city of Maastricht. The museum is partly located in the Spanish Governorate on the Vrijthof, one of the oldest non-ecclesiastical buildings in the city.

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