The Basilica of Our Lady (Dutch: Basiliek van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw; Limburgish/Maastrichtian [colloquial]: Slevrouwe) is a Romanesque church in the historic center of Maastricht, Netherlands. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Tenhemelopneming) and is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Diocese of Roermond. The church is often referred to as the Star of the Sea (Dutch: Sterre der Zee), after the church's main devotion, Our Lady, Star of the Sea.
The present-day church is probably not the first church that was built on this site. However, since no archeological research has ever been carried out inside the building, nothing certain can be said about this. The church's site, inside the Roman castrum and adjacent to a religious shrine dedicated to the god Jupiter, suggests that the site was once occupied by a Roman temple. It is not unlikely that the town's first church was built here and that this church in the 4th or 5th century became the cathedral of the diocese of Tongeren-Maastricht.
Irma Hindrayanto | Dec 30, 2017
Beautiful church! So serene and quiet. We love it and will go back next time.
Hue Khong | Nov 21, 2017
Love it, it one of the few churches that feel good when you come in. The place where you pray is very nice, quite and even in winter days nicely warm and calming
Guiseppe Noteborn | Feb 10, 2018
Very beautiful church you should check out when in Maastricht.
KidSuper Lin | Dec 1, 2017
Beautiful church and the surrounding Plaza especially at night when all the lights on the trees came alive.
Volodymyr Kurylenko | Jul 12, 2017
One of my favourite places in Maastricht to sit and think of Eternity. Very beautiful church. Solemn, calm.
黃春燕 | May 5, 2018
Holy cherch,so peaceful make me humble
N Kilcullen | May 17, 2018
Nice church to shelter from the rain, too bad the candles don't burn down to the end of the stub, seems a bit strange possible cheep candles maybe bring your own
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