Basilica of St. Servatius, Maastricht

Situated on the corner of Vrijthof, the town's main square, Basilica of St. Servatius serves as a Catholic church built on the site of the grave of Saint Servatius. Constructed around the year 1000, it still serves as the religious center in Maastricht to this day. The Romanesque church is well-known for its treasury, which contains relics dating back to the year 354. See relics, such as the shrine and bust of Saint Servatius, as well as his key, cup, crozier, and more. Also on display is a collection of medieval ivories and textiles. To visit Basilica of St. Servatius on your holiday in Maastricht, and find out what else Maastricht has to offer, use our Maastricht travel route planner .
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  • the Basilica of Saint Servatius is prominent in the landscape of Maastricht. You can not from many corners of the city beside the tower. Yet pity then that you should scan the bracket to heavily in this Basilica. You can only in a kappel within and for the rest is paying. But then further into the city.
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  • yes a must go we spent a nice time as there is a lot to see and very interesting , relics , and definitely worth a time spent looking around  more »
  • I visited aline while my family went shopping. What a delight. This is one of the great early churches with a largely undisturbed collection of relics from St Servatius and others. Amazing. There's a ...  more »
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  • A really great basilica with fantastic features and architecture. You can get a student disscount if you are going inside or you can admire the towers and fassade from the outside as well. Make sure to ask the tour guide why is the coloured in red.
  • Hidden Monastary right in the center of maastricht very nice. You need to pay to get in that is not so nice
  • André Rieu Live in Maastricht IV (September 2010) André Rieu Live in Maastricht 4, A Midsummer Night's Dream (PAL) After a successful South African tour in 2010, the Vrijthof concerts were all about Africa that year. André invited the South African soloists from the tour to take part in this summer's Vrijthof concerts: the fantastic young soprano Kimmy Skota from Cape Town, the Bloemfontein Children's Choir and the children from the Hout Bay Music Project provided a real South African atmosphere. This fabulous summer evening concert also featured the sopranos Mirusia Louwerse and Carmen Monarcha, the Platinum Tenors and the Berlin Comedian Harmonists. The evening has an upbeat end with a guest appearance from DJ Ötzi. This is a truly fantastic concert that you really can't miss!
  • Very well preserved old cathedral.
  • The building is very well preserved.

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As befitting a busy regional capital, Maastricht boasts lodging options that range from low-cost hostels for budget-minded travelers, to stylish boutique hotels catering to those who wish to indulge themselves. Maastricht is as a popular weekend destination throughout the year, so book in advance if you want a spacious room near the city center. Spontaneous travelers can check out the areas just outside the central district, where many guesthouses offer free parking and bicycles for rent.
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