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Netherlands: Intersection at Graanmarkt & Stokstraat, Maastricht

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View of the intersection of Graanmarkt and Stokstraat across from the Maas river.  The Stokstraat is an exclusive pedestrian shopping street lined with restored houses from the 17th and 18th century.  Here you can also see the back of the Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek, the oldest monument in Maastricht.  Dating back to 1100, archeological excavations have revealed that the church was built on or near the remains of a Roman temple.

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A: Netherlands: Inside the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Maastricht

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

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

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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

C: onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

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onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

D: Netherlands: View Along the Stokstraat, Maastricht

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

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F: Netherlands - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwewal, Maastricht

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The Onze Lieve Vrouwewal along the river Maas is part of the first fortifications of Maastricht. This...

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G: Netherlands: The Maas River at Dusk, Maastricht

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H: Netherlands: Maastricht Riverfront

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I: Netherlands: Inside the Bisschopsmolen, Maastricht

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J: Netherlands: Water Mill Bisschopsmolen, Maastricht

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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.

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