Maastricht73 photos

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Maastricht (010) Theater at the Vrijthof
Theater at the VrijthofMaastricht (010)

Coordinates: 50° 50′ 55″ N, 5° 41′ 16″ E

Maastricht is a city in the southern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, of which it is the capital. The city is situated on both sides of the Meuse River in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands, on the Belgian border and near the German border. The city is part of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, which includes Aachen in Germany and Hasselt and Liège in Belgium.

Main sights

  • The Bonnefanten Museum is the foremost museum for old masters and contemporary fine art in the province of Limburg. Highlights are a series of paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger and other Southern Netherlandish artists, and a permanent collection of contemporary art featuring American Minimalism and Arte Povera.
  • The Basilica of Saint Servatius is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Servatius. The architecturally hybrid but mainly Romanesque church is situated next to the Gothic church of Saint John, backing onto the town’s main square, Vrijthof.
  • The Stadhuis is the town hall in the centre of Maastricht. It is sited on the Markt. The building was designed by Pieter Post in the 17th century in the style of Dutch classicism.
  • The Vrijthof Theater is a theater located on the Vrijthof in the Generaalshuis, a mansion dating from 1805.
  • The Hellgate (or Helpoort) is a former medieval gate in the city of Maastricht.

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