Saint Servaasbridge, Maastricht

4.4
Sint Servaasbrug is an arched stone footbridge across the Meuse River in Maastricht, Netherlands. It is named after Saint Servatius, the first bishop of Maastricht, and it has been called the oldest bridge in the Netherlands.DescriptionThe Sint Servaasbrug connects pedestrian traffic from the Binnenstad district of Maastricht on the west bank of the Meuse (the most central part of the city) to the Wyck district on the east bank.The bridge is made of limestone, and in its current configuration it is 160m long and 9m wide. Its seven arches each span approximately 12m, and are supported by seven piers. A separate steel drawbridge with a span of 54.5m connects the east end of the bridge to the east bank of the river.HistoryThe Romans built a wooden bridge across the Meuse in what is now Maastricht, in approximately AD 50, and the Latin phrase for "crossing of the Meuse", "mosae trajectum", became the name of the city. For many years this remained the only crossing of the lower Meuse. However, the Roman bridge collapsed in the year 1275 from the weight of a large procession, killing 400 people. Its replacement, the present bridge, was built somewhat to the north of the older crossing between 1280 and 1298; The Roman Catholic Church encouraged its construction by providing indulgences to people who helped build it. The bridge was accoladed in honor of Saint Servatius around this time.
Put Saint Servaasbridge at the forefront of your travel plans using our Maastricht travel route planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Saint Servaasbridge
map
Saint Servaasbridge Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
478 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • When walking on the bridge, it doesn´t feel at all like an old bridge, that is partially because part is indeed new, to allow for ships to pass. Parts are still the original bridge, but to appreciate ...  more »
  • Well maintained historic bridge. Better surroundings. It makes a beautiful photo and background. Sturdy and ancient.
    View original
  • The San Sefasse Bridge is the main road between the energize station and the main city. This bridge is a structure of the multi-hole bridges, which looks very beautiful from the side, and the view of the river is beautiful. If you have a chance to visit the next night, you'll want to see if there's a light.
    View original
Google
  • We came there at night on the New year's eve to check out the fireworks and rise a glass of champagne at midnight. It was very impressive, good atmosphere and amazing view over city's best fireworks. Normally at daylight it's a lovely place to see the beauty of Maastricht and a beloved place for pictures, as you have other bridges on the visible on both sides of this bridge. You are directly entering the city center at the end of the bridge. You will have to pass the bridge if walk from Maastricht central station to the city center
  • very beautiful sightseeing place! highly recommend!
  • The oldest and most beautiful bridge of Maastricht.
  • I love watching this bridge at night. Beautiful view. It is so old, that it saw many happenings in life. One of which was its bombing during the WWII. You may see the newer part as a proof. This is the bridge that every tourist crosses when walking from the station direction centre Maastricht.
  • Perfect for a walk with your boy/girlfriend during the afternoon
Places to stay near Saint Servaasbridge

Plan your trip to Maastricht

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Saint Servaasbridge by other users

17 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Maastricht BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Maastricht BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Tilburg & Eindhoven BY A USER FROM MALTA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Maastricht BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Maastricht BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Valkenburg BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Maastricht BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES July, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Maastricht BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans