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Netherlands: View Along the Maastrichter Brugstraat, Maastricht

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Upon crossing the Sint Servaas bridge, you arrive on the Maastrichter Brugstraat, one of the main entrances into the old town's center and lined with many shops.

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A: x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

por Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 80 metros de distancia

x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

B: x-ing grotestraat - kleinestraat, maastricht

por Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 100 metros de distancia

x-ing grotestraat - kleinestraat, maastricht

x-ing grotestraat - kleinestraat, maastricht

C: Roman Bridge Maastricht

por Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 140 metros de distancia

Roman Bridge Maastricht

Roman Bridge Maastricht

D: Netherlands: View Along the Stokstraat, Maastricht

por Steve Vogel, 150 metros de distancia

The Stokstraat quarter, or Stokstraatkwartier, is one of the most attractive and expensive shopping a...

Netherlands: View Along the Stokstraat, Maastricht

E: Netherlands: Maastricht Riverfront

por Steve Vogel, 180 metros de distancia

Maastricht may not be a canal city, but its history and identity has always been wrapped around the M...

Netherlands: Maastricht Riverfront

F: Netherlands: The Maas River at Dusk, Maastricht

por Steve Vogel, 180 metros de distancia

Maastricht may not be a canal city, but its history and identity has always been wrapped around the M...

Netherlands: The Maas River at Dusk, Maastricht

G: Netherlands: Evening on the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, Maastricht

por Steve Vogel, 200 metros de distancia

The Onze Lieve Vrouweplein ("The Square of Our Dear Lady") is a square in the centre of Maastricht in...

Netherlands: Evening on the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, Maastricht

H: Netherlands: View of the Stokstraat and Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Maastricht

por Steve Vogel, 200 metros de distancia

A view from the back of the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk along the Stokstraat.  The Stokstraat area used to ...

Netherlands: View of the Stokstraat and Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Maastricht

I: onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

por Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 210 metros de distancia

onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

J: Netherlands: Inside the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Maastricht

por Steve Vogel, 220 metros de distancia

The Roman Catholic Basilica of Our Lady is a Romanesque basilica in Maastricht, dedicated to Our Lady...

Netherlands: Inside the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Maastricht

Este panorama fue tomado en Netherlands, Europe

Esta es una vista general de 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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