Maastricht, The Netherlands
Maastricht is a municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. The city is situated on both sides of the Meuse river in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands between Belgium and Germany.
Maastricht is one of the most delightful cities in Holland, quite different from the waterland centres of the north and firmly in the heart of Europe. A cosmopolitan place, where three languages and currencies happily coexist, it's also one of the oldest towns in the country.
Things to see and do
* Bassin - an inner harbour with various restaurants
* The Kazematten - the tunnels beneath the Hoge Fronten.
* The Markt (Marketsquare) with the city hall.
* The Helpoort and the city wall.
* The Hoge Fronten - 17th/18th century bastion.
Cruise Season – Oct - April
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Land Area – 60.01 sq km’s
Population – 120,000
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – +31
Port Location – Maastricht has a river port on the Meuse, and is connected with the rest of the Netherlands through the Juliana Canal and the Zuid-Willemsvaart.
Transport Links – Maastricht is served by Maastricht Aachen Airport with scheduled flights to Amsterdam, Girona and popular holiday destinations during the Summer season.
In Maastricht various buslines serve the majority of the city and suburbs. The regional bus network stretches to most of parts of Southern-Limburg as well as to Belgium (Hasselt, Tongeren and Liège) and Germany (Aachen).
The Dutch Railways serves both the main station of Maastricht and the station located near the business and university district (Maastricht Randwyck). A railway branch passes through Maastricht that runs south to Liège, Belgium and north into the rest of the Netherlands, where it has a branch to Heerlen. Intercity trains to the northern city of Alkmaar connect Maastricht with Eindhoven, Utrecht and Amsterdam, amongst others. Express and commuter trains cover the regional area and an international intercity train connects the city to Liège and Brussels in Belgium.