Things to do in Maastricht

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Maastricht Attractions

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Places of interest in Maastricht

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Maastricht attractions

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1. Vrijthof

Paved with cobblestones and lined with neatly-pruned old trees, Vrijthof is a picturesque square. The square’s original use was far less enchanting, as it used to be a cemetery and later a place of executions. Follow the route that pilgrims have taken since the Middle Ages when you visit the tomb of St. Servaas and enjoy some of the city’s best views when you climb the high tower of Sint Janskerk (St. John’s Church). Take in a performance at the city’s main theater or catch one of the regular outdoor concerts and events held here. Make sure you take the time to sit in one of the many cafés and enjoy the atmosphere of this iconic location.
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Visit Maastricht’s largest square to discover ancient churches and stylish houses overlooking an enticing array of cafés and restaurants.

2. Market

You can learn about the history of Maastricht when you stop by Market. Experience the area's museums and art scene.
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You can learn about the history of Maastricht when you stop by Market. Experience the area's museums and art scene.

3. Bonnefanten Museum

Make your way around Bonnefanten Museum and explore one of the finest collections of modern art in the country. See works from the School of Paris and minimalism as well as other art movements before heading to the collection of historical art on the first floor. As well as some impressive paintings you will find an extensive sculpture collection from all over Europe. The striking architecture of the building is widely considered to be one of the finest in Maastricht.
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Browse a superb collection of contemporary art, and some old masterpieces too, in this iconic museum of groundbreaking design.

4. St. Servaas Church

Follow the route that pilgrims have followed since the 4th century when you descend into the crypt where St. Servaas is buried. Admire the impressive blend of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and browse the murals, reliefs and artwork on the walls. Appreciate the view of this picturesque church as you enjoy a coffee in Vrijthof square.
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Visit the crypt where the 4th-century remains of St. Servaas are buried and see the treasures that lie within this fine Romanesque church.

5. Dominicanenkerk

Step out of Maastricht’s busy Entre Deux shopping center into this former church, Dominicanenkerk (Dominican Church). You might be surprised by the towers of new and used books stretching up to the high vaults. Admire more than just reading materials in this bookshop, notably the views from the highest shelves of the ceiling frescoes and towering pillars.
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This former church built in the 13th-century has been called the most beautiful bookstore in the world. View its stone vaulted ceilings and otherworldly light to understand why.

6. Basilica of Our Lady

Wander about the wide dark halls of the Basilica of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek) and admire art and murals dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Star of the Sea Chapel to see the statue of Mary within. For centuries, pilgrims from all over Europe have traveled to this statue in hope of being healed. Descend into the Treasury and marvel at a spellbinding array of silver, gold and other priceless artifacts.
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Visit a statue that is said to have performed miracles and see a chamber full of ancient treasures at this stunning Romanesque church.

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