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MAASTRICHT
 

MAASTRICHT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST CITIES IN HOLLAND,

AS YOU WILL DISCOVER WHEN STROLLING THROUGH

THE HISTORIC CENTRE.

BASILICAS, CHURCHES, CITY WALL, MONUMENTAL MERCHANT HOUSES

AND BIG SQUARES, MERGE SEAMLESSLY

WITH A COMPREHENSIVE AND VARIED RANGE OF SHOPS.

THE LARGE VRIJTHOF SQUARE

in the centre of Maastricht is justly famous inside

as well as outside the Netherlands.

This magnificent square is also the site of a great many monuments

that attest to Maastricht's long and turbulent history.

Besides the centuries-old Church of St. Servatius ( St. Servaaskerk) and the new theatre,

a large number of beautiful and historic buildings line the square.

The RIVER "MAAS";

rising at Pouilly on the Langres Plateau in France

and flowing generally northward for 590 miles (950 km)

through Belgium and the Netherlands

to the North Sea.

The CITY HALL,

built over the years 1659-1664

under the guidance of master architect Pieter Post,

has a tower dating from 1684 and a carillon with 49 bells

that is still regularly played.