Maastricht Pictures, Holland – Netherlands
A panorama of Maastricht’s old town square, Vrijthof, including the Romanesque Basilica of Saint Servatius. Photo by Euku.
What is Maastricht?
Maastricht is a small city in southeast Netherlands about two hours from Amsterdam. It offers plenty of fine old buildings including Roman and Gothic structures and a handful of decent museums though it can hardly be described as a tourist must-see as it appears to be more allied to Germany and Belgium than to Holland, aiming to be an EU political conference centre rather than a Dutch tourist trip.
The 13th century Saint Servatius (Sint Servaasbrug) bridge astride the River Meuse. Photo by Saturn V.