Are you looking to visit a small historical Dutch city brimming with amazing architecture? Maastricht, the most southern city in Netherlands, is close to the borders of Germany and Belgium. It’s a lively city, drawing many visitors from its neighbouring countries, especially for its year-round festivals.
Maastricht is second only to Amsterdam, for highest number of national heritage buildings in all of Netherlands. As such, there are many great things to see and do. Here is a list of the top attractions this historical city has to offer.
Basilica of Saint Servatius
Saint John Church
Hell’s Gate was the entryway to the city dating back to the 13th century. As the city expanded in the 15th century, other entryways were added. Hell’s Gate is the only remaining city gate in Maastricht and the oldest city gate in the Netherlands.
St. Servatius Bridge
Maastricht is perfect for shopping, and I do love to shop! This city is filled with unique high-quality shops specializing in housewares, interiors, clothing, shoes, jewellery and art. Check out the Dominicanen bookstore, built inside an old church. Even if you are not a book lover, it can be a great place to wander through with a coffee.
Not to miss shopping streets are Stokstraat, Rechtstraat and Heggenstraat.
As a holidaymaker…
The city of Maastricht is such a beautiful setting along both banks of the River Maas. Let your feed be your guide. As you stroll through the streets, you will find some of the best well-preserved, historical landmarks.
It is a city that is set back in time, yet offers modern art galleries and high-end shopping.