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Maastricht

(4.2/5 based on 6,500+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, nature, historic sites

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history. As one of the Netherlands' oldest towns, visitors come here for the ancient ruins and extensive cave system. Much of this city has been protected and contains architecture dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Maastricht is made up of five neighborhoods, each with its own particular features, history, and personality. This southern city has a special character, influenced by its borders with both Belgium and Germany. Its  culture is reinforced by Limburgish, the language spoken in Maastricht and unique to the province of Limburg. As a university town, Maastricht attracts a large international body of residents that bring diversity and a youthful energy, but this does not take away from the romantic feel of this old city. Add Maastricht and other destinations in The Netherlands to your travel plans using our The Netherlands vacation builder.
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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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