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Favorite thing: The ?things to do? and the ?off the beaten path? tips here provide you with a large offer on tips, but you might like to have an idea of what the most ?imporatnt?sights are, or what you can ?do? in how much reesonable time, and what things are ?worth? for staying longer than one day or a few hours. Very difficult since it is so subjective what you like yourself. But, in some tips a sort of lsit can be provided about sight that really have to be visited, say, with not having seen them you will miss a good deal. Then according to your time plan, I ll add some idea?s for prolonging yours stay, sights that are absolutely of much interest. In a last category I offer some attention on the popular off the baten path?s (allthough off the beaten, many tourists have allreday found the way, since it concers tips from the rgion of Maastricht)

A.Maastricht in one day

Maastricht, a town that has a historical centre, which can be walked by feet, having all the monuments inside reasonable distance, can in the most fast way been ?done? by a general guided tour. Go to the VVV (tourist for this). If you want to see the town yourself the following monuments can be seen by walking, with drink breaks.

1. Sint Servaas (take a guided tour by VVV in the church and/or a visit to the treasure room)
2. St Jans church
3. Onze Lieve Vrouwen church (also treasure room/cryte and garden)
4. Vrijthof (with the Generaalshuis, Spaans gouvernement and theater)
5. Townhall and Marketsquare (visit also inside the townhall)
6. Sint Servaasbridge
Well, these are the 6 landmarks of the city. After visiting these you might be interested in a tour many people take to the typical caves
7. Grotten St Pietersberg (grotten noord or grotten Zonneberg)
8.Fort Sint Pieter
Eventually: 9. Bonnefantenmuseum (the towns most important museum)

B. Maastricht in two days

Same program as A but the next day you can add the following things to do on your list.

1.streets Stockstraat kwartier (visit Derlon cellar)
2. OLV plein
3. Helpoort
4. Pater vink toren
5. streets Jekerkwartier (house at the Jeker, and the city park and walls(s).
Take your time relaxed to stroll trough the Jekerkwartier and the walls and the parj, see the river Jeker and watch the stone tablets that are numerous in this area. The Jeker kwartier is one of the most picturesque parts of the city, yet not known as such by tourists.
6. the rest of the time you can pay a vist at the other fortifiations with its tunnels.
(this is: Lini Du Moulin, which opens at 3 pm. ? cabergerweg ? or Kazematten: entrance Tongerseplein 2 am.)

C. Maastricht in 3 days.

Same as under A and B, adding the next things to do.

1. See new architecture at the Ceramique, a neighboorhood build with much ambition
2.Nexto ceramique you find Wyck, a cozy and renovated part of the city centre.
3. see the beautifull Bishopsmill.
Now, in the rest of the day, take at the rairoad staation busses that cam bring you in the follwing villages in the region: Valkenberg, gulpen and Vaals. Each of these places can be intetresting for half a day. They are located in the so called ?hevelland? (land of Hills). (valkenburg has a casino and thermic baths so you can also spend a whole day there).

D. Maastricht in 4 days.

If you havent had enough of the initiary as under C, then, if possible, hire a bike and do the off the beaten bike tour I ve put at the off the beaten path tips. It?s a great way of seeeing the surrounding hills of the voerstreek and the mergelroute. Or take a daytrip ? for example on a boat ? to Liège, a town of which the travel agency of Maastricht works well with, you can get up and off the baot, shop in Liège and visit a ?café chantant,? and see the scenhery of the Maas. Liège has been bankrupted for a long time, and dued to that not being able to do restaurattion on the monuments. This millenium good works however have been done, for example at the Bishop?s palace. The city is nice for it has many good ?boutques? for fashion and at the townhall, which is the top sight, fewe nice old browns pubs are located, serving all sorts of Belgian special beers.

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  • Written Apr 20, 2008
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