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Maastricht

Maastricht © Les Meloures
Maastricht © Les Meloures

Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Perched peacefully on the banks of the Maas River, it's among the sunnier spots on the country's southern-most point. The once humble Roman settlement now boasts a high number of national heritage sites. It's also the birthplace of the European Union and the single European currency, the Euro. Regarding attractions, ancient fortifications provide pleasant walking routes, and the Bonnefantenmuseum allows visitors to trace the city's historical origins. The Basilica of Saint Servatius is a medieval cruciform basilica that houses a significant collection of religious artefacts. Visitors will find a selection of old shops and department stores in the old centre of Maastricht, where they can savour the destination's fine food and wine. The university town's large and vibrant student community gives it a sense of energy.

Address: Maastricht is located 133 miles (215km) from Amsterdam

Website: www.vvvmaastricht.nl