"Still Wandering - Maastricht Canals" Top 5 Page for this destination Streets & neighbourhoods Tip by johngayton

Streets & neighbourhoods, Maastricht: 29 reviews and 57 photos

  Transport Canal Off Looiersgracht
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  • Transport Canal Off Looiersgracht - Maastricht
      Transport Canal Off Looiersgracht
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  • Decorative (Now) Waterwheel At Stadspark - Maastricht
      Decorative (Now) Waterwheel At Stadspark
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  • Watergate On The City Walls - Maastricht
      Watergate On The City Walls
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  • Working Watermill at Bisschopsmollen Bakery - Maastricht
      Working Watermill at Bisschopsmollen Bakery
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  • Modern Sluices At Stadspark - Maastricht
      Modern Sluices At Stadspark
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Whilst Maastricht's most obvious waterway is its river it does have a network of canals and other waterways around and under the city. Some of these would have been used for transportation, others as drainage and flood control and there are also several watermills whose uses included the grinding of flour and as the power source for textile manufacture.

Directions: In all sorts of unexpected places!

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  • Written Aug 31, 2010
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