Take the ferry to Maastricht for a fix of culture. The city is brimming with museums, historical churches & buildings, hidden alleys, spacious squares and 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 architecture but also in its energetic street life.
There are plenty of museums to choose from but definitely don’t miss the Bonnefantenmuseum. Designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, it's a striking, avant-garde building hosting touring exhibitions by modern artists, plus a permanent collection of Old Masters, including Rubens, Brueghel and van Dyck. Its riverside location makes it ideal for a stroll along the waterfront and then onto the city’s canals network.
Let the 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, located on the famous Vrijthof Square, is a Romanesque basilica with crypts. Pilgrims travel to Maastricht to visit the tomb of Saint Servatius and have been doing so for centuries.