Take the ferry to Maastricht to get your fix of culture. It’s a city brimming with museums, churches, historical buildings, hidden alleys and spacious squares. Even the local arts cinema is in a building that's nearly 400 years old. Maastricht was founded by the Romans, and their Latin influence endures - not only in its Romanesque churches, but in its energetic street life.
There are plenty of museums to choose from but don’t miss the Bonnefantenmuseum. Designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, it is a striking, avant-garde gallery hosting touring exhibitions by modern artists, plus a permanent collection of Old Masters, including Rubens, Brueghel and van Dyck.
Its riverside location makes it an ideal destination for a stroll along the waterfront and then onto the city’s canals. Let your guide take you to The Sint-Servaasbrug (St. Servatius Bridge) - a beautiful 13th century stone bridge and one of the most characteristic structures in Maastricht.
The Basilica of St. Servatius (Basiliek van St. Servaas), located on the famous Vrijthof Square, is a Romanesque basilica with crypts and treasures. Pilgrims have travelled to Maastricht to visit the tomb of Saint Servatius for centuries.