Wander Through The Historical City of Maastricht, the Netherlands


The City Of Maastricht

Brief History

Maastricht is the capital city of the province, Limburg and its located in the southeast of the Netherlands. Maastricht is the oldest city in the Netherlands.

The historical Maastricht have many things to offer to its visitors around the globe. An example are the following: Sint Servaas Bridge, Vrijthof, the cruise on the Maas river, a wide variety of shops, smooth pavement, cafes, restaurant, theatres, museums, lovely squares, and parks, but not only these diversion that makes the city living but also the people who live in the city which keeps life simply more easy-going. This town is the place for food chains and known too for its culinary.

Things to See Around the Town

Maastricht City Hall

The City Hall of Maastricht

The city hall of Maastricht is standing in the heart of the centre of the town. This building was considered as the oldest in the city and well kept by the developer.

Wednesday and Friday, the city hall is always packed with vendors on market days, and it is also the busiest days of the week. You can purchase anything you need at a reasonable price. When buying stuff of any kind during the market day are a lot cheaper compared to an average working day.

Restaurants promenade at the corner of the market square

Though the fact that the main streets are mostly populated with recognizable high street stores, the combination of paved roads and exceptionally well kept old buildings make the city of Maastricht centre an incredibly classy looking place.

Cruise on the Maas ( River)

Rederij Stiphout

4-Sluitzentocht

If you love touring on the river, I guess this is exciting to experience.

This great Cruise arranges a large number of scheduled cruises that sail agreement to a fixed timetable, such as the ‘Cruise on the Maas,’ the ‘ 4 – Sluitzentocht’, ( the 4- Locks Voyage ) including the passage of the ” Stop van Ternaaien.” With the heights difference of 15 meters, and the memorable day trips to any landing place you wish to visit in the area that includes in their list of the programs. To mention – they offer more than just boat trips and great propositions to fill in your daily schedule.

Sint Servaas Bridge

The Sint Servaas Bridge

One of the ravishing historical attraction of Maastricht is Sint Servaas Bridge, with the old and reindustrialized layout.

History reveals that Saint Servaas bridge is an arched stone footbridge across the Meuse River in Maastricht. That keeps alive the memory of Servatius, the first bishop of Maastricht, and it has been called the advanced bridge in the Netherlands.

The bridge made of limestone, and in its current configuration, it is 160m long and 9m wide. Its seven arches each span approximately 12 m and are supported by seven piers. A separate steel drawbridge with a span of 54.5 L connects the east end of the flyover to the east bank of the river. History says that the Romans built a wooden bridge across the Meuse to what is now called Maastricht, in approximately AD50, and the Latin phrase for a crossing of the Meuse, (“mosaic trajectum,”), the Dutch given name of the city. For many years the bridge survives, but it collapsed in the year 1275 from the weight of massive procession, killing 400 people. It’s a replacement, the existing deck, was built between 1280 and 1298 -centuries. The bridge constructed in honour of Saint Servatius around this time.

Vrijthof

Vrijthof Square

Henceforth about Vrijtof is the most popular and considered as the centre of a beating heart known in the city of Maastricht. In here you find beautiful monuments, the fascinating squares, and lovely charming little streets. From the city walls to defensive reinforcement to remains of the distant Roman past and stately Basilica, and from a characterful part, through a former favela area, to one of the most expensive and exclusive shopping streets in the city. Be enthralled by the personal stories of a local who brings the past and present alive.

Sint Servaas Church

The Vrijthof, most always hosted an essential festival at numerous events at the full length of the year, as well as in autumn and winter celebration. Conceivably one the best appearances of the city that merely to appreciate; The Vrijthof that countenance the extensive St. Servaas Church and The Markt which lineament the Town Hall in the town.

Sint Janskerk Maastricht

As a frequent visitor, there is another significant aspect of the city; they connect significant masses of importance to the supremacy of life, public well-being, and social solidarity. For groups, they have many options for a day, afternoon and evening programs, including a lunch, dinner or moonlight cruises.

Thank you so much for reading.

© 2019 Leonie M.

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