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Mosae Forum and Markt Maastricht, Netherlands

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Maastricht market place with old town hall and new Mosae Forum by Jo Coenen, architects.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Netherlands

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A: Netherlands: The Marktplein, Maastricht

von Steve Vogel, 90 Meter entfernt

View along the Marktplein, the old central Market Square. In the center lies the Stadhuis (Townhall) ...

Netherlands: The Marktplein, Maastricht

B: Netherlands - St. Matthias Church, Maastricht

von Steve Vogel, 120 Meter entfernt

St. Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church situated on historic Boschstraat Street. The church is...

Netherlands - St. Matthias Church, Maastricht

C: x-ing grotestraat - kleinestraat, maastricht

von Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 210 Meter entfernt

x-ing grotestraat - kleinestraat, maastricht

x-ing grotestraat - kleinestraat, maastricht

D: Netherlands: Dominican Bookstore, Maastricht

von Steve Vogel, 220 Meter entfernt

Dating back to the 13th century, the structure was a Dominican church until Maastricht was invaded by...

Netherlands: Dominican Bookstore, Maastricht

E: Roman Bridge Maastricht

von Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 290 Meter entfernt

Roman Bridge Maastricht

Roman Bridge Maastricht

F: Netherlands: View Along the Maastrichter Brugstraat, Maastricht

von Steve Vogel, 300 Meter entfernt

Upon crossing the Sint Servaas bridge, you arrive on the Maastrichter Brugstraat, one of the main ent...

Netherlands: View Along the Maastrichter Brugstraat, Maastricht

G: x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

von Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 310 Meter entfernt

x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

H: 3D drawing Vrijthof, Maastricht

von Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 380 Meter entfernt

3D drawing Vrijthof, Maastricht

3D drawing Vrijthof, Maastricht

I: 3D Drawing Vrijthof, Maastricht

von Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 420 Meter entfernt

3D Drawing Vrijthof, Maastricht

3D Drawing Vrijthof, Maastricht

J: in front of st Servaas

von René van Gageldonk, 430 Meter entfernt

The square at night in front of the st Servaas basilica in Maastricht

in front of st Servaas

Das Panorama wurde in Netherlands, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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