Maastricht Journals

Maastricht, the Oldest City in the Netherlands

A January 2007 trip to Maastricht by Limburger

Mc Kroket Wrapped Photo, Maastricht, Netherlands More Photos
Quote: Maastricht, a modern city with a rich history. If you like history, this is the place to go.

Maastricht, the Oldest City in the Netherlands

Overview

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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When staying in Maastricht, make sure to visit the old Roman part of downtown. Here is where you will see real history with buildings and structures as much as 1,500 years old. Visit the open market on Wednesday and/or Friday and the antique market on Saturday.When visiting Maastricht, make sure to visit the American Cemetery in Margraten, which is some 20 minutes' drive away; you can take a taxi or even the bus to it.If you get the chance, visit the extensive cave system underneath the city in which even Napoleon Bonaparte spend some time in his days. During the Cold War, this was a huge bomb shelter, which luckily was never needed. This was also the case in World Wa...Read More
Mc Kroket Wrapped Photo, Maastricht, Netherlands
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When visiting Maastricht (and the Netherlands in general), walk into a McDonald's and get a Mc Kroket. A Mc Kroket is a local specialty which everyone should at least try.

No matter where you travel, you'll find local specialties at McDonald's.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

Grote Staat Photo, Maastricht, Netherlands
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Maastricht is the oldest city of the Netherlands with a history going all the way back to about 60 A.D. At that time the Romans built a settlement here and named it Mosa Trajectum. This means "place where you can wade through the river Mosa," which is now called the river Maas. There is still a bridge today that was built by the Romans and is still in use, almost 2,000 years later. Maastricht is a city with a rich history, and the Roman Bridge, the thermal baths, the old city walls, and the historic downtown will guide you through the centuries. Today Maastricht is the provincial capital of the province of Limburg and is located in the most southern part of the country. Life in Limburg is in many ways...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

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