Maastricht ( MAH-strikht, US also mah-STRIKHT, Dutch: [maːˈstrɪxt] (listen); Limburgish: Mestreech [məˈstʀeɪç]; French: Maestricht (archaic); Spanish: Mastrique (archaic)) is a city and a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. It is the capital and largest city of the province of Limburg. Maastricht is located on both sides of the Meuse (Dutch: Maas), at the point where the Jeker joins it. Mount Saint Peter (Sint-Pietersberg) is largely situated within the city's municipal borders. Maastricht is adjacent to the border with Belgium. It is part of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, a metropolis with a population of about 3.9 million, which includes the nearby German and Belgian cities of Aachen, Liège and Hasselt.
Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement (Trajectum ad Mosam) to a medieval religious centre. In the 16th century it became a garrison town and in the 19th century an early industrial centre. Today, the city is a thriving cultural and regional hub. It became well known through the Maastricht Treaty and as the birthplace of the euro. Maastricht has 1677 national heritage buildings (rijksmonumenten), the second highest number in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam. The city is visited by tourists for shopping and recreation, and has a large international student population.
Volodymyr Kurylenko | May 31, 2017
Historical, beautiful, particular as other monumental places in Maastricht! Just have a lazy walk in the centre! You will not regret!
Niek van Haeringen | Sep 3, 2017
Pump that chest in da towa
Marnix Janssen | Oct 4, 2016
Beautiful square and on top of the church you have a great view over te city. It's worth the climb.
Ali Bijani | Aug 3, 2016
the redness of the church tower makes this building a on of a kind. if i'm not wrong history of this place goes back to 1000 AC.
Arvid Bux | Feb 15, 2016
Great historical church. The color is amazing. Worth a visit, and do go up the tower
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