Netherlands: Maastricht Riverfront
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Netherlands: Maastricht Riverfront

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Maastricht may not be a canal city, but its history and identity has always been wrapped around the Maas river that flows through the middle of the city and its tributaries. Centuries ago when Maastricht was founded there was only one way to get across the Maas. Today there are 5 major bridges in Maastricht itself. To the left is the St. Servatiusburg, the oldest bridge in the Netherlands and a beautiful, understated structure in the center of Maastricht. Built in the 13th century, St. Servatius bridge was repaired and updated several times over its history. Today it only serves pedestrians and bicyclists. To the right is De Hoge Brug ("High Bridge"), built in 2003, and the newest bridge spanning the Maas between the edge of the stadpark and the Centre Ceramique. It's one of the longest one-piece bridges in Europe and is also only open to pedestrians.

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A: Netherlands: The Maas River at Dusk, Maastricht

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Netherlands: The Maas River at Dusk, Maastricht

B: Netherlands: View Along the Stokstraat, Maastricht

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C: 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

D: 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 ...

Netherlands: Intersection at Graanmarkt & Stokstraat, Maastricht

E: Netherlands: Inside the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Maastricht

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Netherlands: Inside the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Maastricht

F: onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

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onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

onze lieve vrouwe chapel Maastricht

G: 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 ent...

Netherlands: View Along the Maastrichter Brugstraat, Maastricht

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

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

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I: x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

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x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

x-ing maastrichter smedenstraat wolfstraat

J: Maastricht Wijck Rechtstraat

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