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Maastricht city netherland is a municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. The map maastricht is situated on both sides of the Meuse river in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands between Belgium and Germany. The name of city is derived from its Latin name Trajectum Ad Mosam, referring to the bridge built by the Romans under the reign of Augustus Caesar. It has a more southern, relaxed atmosphere than other parts of the country Netherlands, and attracts many international tourists not only for its rich history but also for its beauty. The map maastricht city center is split in two by the river Maas, with the train station located in the smaller part of the center.

Maastricht city netherland is the oldest city of the Netherlands as its history dates back to 50 B.C., when the Romans built a settlement by the main road, near a ford in the river. The centre of the city is especially attractive, due to its wealth of historic buildings which are a big attraction for the visiting tourists. It has some 1450 monuments protected by law and care is taken that both new and renovated buildings maintain the period atmosphere of their surroundings. The entire Maastricht city centre has been declared a 'protected area' to preserve its heritage.

Toursists should not miss out on the main square or the Market, and admire the beautiful Basilica of Saint Servatius, Basilica of Our Beloved Lady, O.L. Vrouweplein or the famous 'St. Pietersberg' caves, which are the result of centuries of excavation of marl, a building stone, resulting in an enormous labyrinth of more than 20,000 passages. The city abounds in many opportunities to just relax, shop in one of many small streets with nice tourist shops and little pubs. Maastricht city netherland has been chosen as ‘Best Shopping City 2004’, the best city for shopping in the Netherlands according to the public. It comprises an ideal city for shoppers by virtue of the large number of shops and department stores in the city-centre region between the Vrijthof square and the railway station.


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