Maastricht is a city and a municipality in the south-eastern part of The Netherlands, adjacent to the border with Belgium. This is where the European Union Treaty was signed back in 1992.
Easily reachable from Brussels by train, the city is visited by tourists for shopping and recreation, but it has also a large number of international students coming from all around the world to learn at its famous University.
The Market square in Maastricht hosts a market on Wednesdays and Fridays, where you can find fresh fish, artisanal regional products, and textiles. Make sure to try the tasty Holland cheese!
Maastricht has many museums, churches, historical buildings, hidden alleys, and spacious squares. In fact, you can find any form of architecture here, ranging from Roman excavations to the modern design of the Bonnefantenmuseum.
The famous places to visit are certainly the Basilica of Saint Servatius, the Vrijthof, Bonnefantenmuseum, the Book Store Dominicanen, the Basilica of Our Lady, the Sint Servaasbrug, the beautiful Maastricht City Hall, and many more.
Here are some photos that I took from my last visit to Maastricht.